Rinchem Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
15 Reviews
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15 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor
    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor

    I have been working at Rinchem full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Always busy, very organized, good salary. So many laws to follow. Sure kept us on our toes!

    Cons

    It wasn't the company's fault, but the crash in 08 took it's toll on the semiconductor industry. I was one of the many that were let go. It's been tough every since then.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Welcome to the suck

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clean Room Technician in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Clean Room Technician in Hillsboro, OR

    I have been working at Rinchem full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay was decent, but only because of all the overtime. Benefits and training were lousy, however. The only perk to speak of was free lunch once a month. But, as they say, there's no such thing as a free lunch.

    Cons

    Benefits were terrible. 700 or so a month for their family health insurance.
    Pay raises are scarce.
    401k is poorly managed.
    They run very lean, a skeleton crew basically. So if you want time off, you have to get someone to cover for you. If you can't find someone, big trouble.
    Management tends to make the same mistakes over and over again. E.g. rehiring and re-promoting people they've fired.
    No opportunities for advancement. They don't promote from within, unless of course you've gotten yourself fired and rehired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your worker better. Stop being a bunch of cry babies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Crap-tacular

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clean Room Technician in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Clean Room Technician in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at Rinchem full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The only reason to come here is if you have nowhere else to be. Sometimes we'd get a free lunch.

    Cons

    If you want to work here, you have to keep your mouth shut, do what your told, and not think for yourself. Even when someone is screwing up and making poor decisions, you're not allowed to complain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pack it in. Your on a sinking ship. Myself and others have tried to help, tried to change things and make it better for the employees so that the company could do better. But you didn't listen. You didn't want to listen. You just want to keep your heads in the sand. My advice is to find yourself new jobs or you'll find yourselves going down with the ship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Indescribable. But I'll give it a try anyway.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Tech in Hillsboro, OR

    I have been working at Rinchem full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You can make a decent amount of money here, you just have to be willing to work a lot of overtime.

    Cons

    -Overtime. Crazy, stupid, ridiculous amounts of overtime. Between 5 and 25 hours of OT a week. You never know what time you'll get to go home, and you never know if you will be called back to work in the middle of the night or on your days off.
    -Always understaffed, which leads to the above mentioned overtime. Possibly the cause of ...
    -Unrealistic expectations from supervisors, management, and corporate.
    -Lousy, yet surprisingly expensive health plan.
    -Having to listen to a lot of BS about "being safe", but never doing anything real about it. All flash, no substance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people, or at least hire better people and get rid of the shidiots. Get you business under control so that the good people will want to stay. All of the good employees have either left for better jobs or are in the process of leaving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    I've had a very positive 12-year career with Rinchem.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at Rinchem full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great family company culture in a solid, dynamic business niche.

    Cons

    The company had been growing at a rapid rate, making the pace challenging and frenetic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just keep investing in your best people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    A place where it is up to you to make it worth while

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at Rinchem full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small company where you get to play a lot of different roles and do a lot of different things if you take the initiative. They are really good about finding the right fit for you and will let you try different roles in the company if the one you have is not working out.

    Cons

    The company culture can be quite destructive. There is very little trust between departments and upper management pushes all the blame for the company's issues down to the managers. Despite having a training program based around strict processes, the training at the company is non-existent and you are thrown in to sink or swim. Being a small, family-owned business there is a lot of nepotism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find the people in the company that are actually accomplishing change and listen to them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Micro managed and you might get 40hrs if your lucky

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Driver in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Driver in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Rinchem full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits from day one you have a lot of time off to be with the family but at the same time if you are off of course you are not making money

    Cons

    Management don't care about his employees micro managed feel like I was in high school getting called or texted every five minutes wanting to know are you finished a 12hr route in 6hrs no overtime at all you may or may not get your 40hrs no room for advancement supervisors are not allowed to manage because they are afraid of losing their jobs.Just a waste of time can't make no money at all this is a job for retirees company is great just poor management was miserable my entire time with the company in the last three years company had at least twenty different drivers if you take off a days vacation or what ever the situation may be you get punished you get to shuttle trailers the following day in the elements for about 12hrs Oh yea and might I ad certain people gets to shuttle trailers after that p.t.o day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micro managing and worring about your bonus and let your people make money so they can take care of their families and let your supervisors manage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Interesting place to work...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Professional in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Professional in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at Rinchem full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    No opportunity for professional growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a clearer career path

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rinchem full-time

    Pros

    There is always overtime available

    Cons

    Employees are asked to work a lot of overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less frugal with quarterly bonuses.
    Attempt to show appreciation for employees outside of the traditional practices already established.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Unachievable Expectations

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at Rinchem full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some good people in some of the departments

    Cons

    This place is frantic, at least in the department I worked in. Always way too much to do, and never enough resources. Employees are expected to take on multiple projects, duties outside of their expertise, and meet deadlines that are ever-changing based almost solely on how long the manager "feels" something should take. Incredibly difficult to be successful. Much of the departmental leadership is pitted against each other. Staff are constantly playing catch-up in a game that cannot be won. Unless you are completely desperate for work, keep looking. Pay and benefits are definitely below industry and city averages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove managers who are childish, unreasonable, and run departments like they are their own little empire. Respect the massive amount of effort that long-term employees put into keeping this place running.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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