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Rinchem Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
16 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.  

    Being good at your job is absolutely meaningless here.

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

    I have been working at Rinchem

    Pros

    You get to learn the blame game better than you ever thought possible.
    Covering your behind is taken to a new level here. Rinchem has really raised it to an art form.
    You will be trained how to lie and mislead upper management, customers, vendors, as well as government agencies.

    Cons

    The supervisors. A circus clown is just a carnie who's too stupid to flip a ride switch on and off. Now, take that circus clown, roll him on the barn floor, and kick him in the head a couple of hundred times, and what have you got? A Rinchem supervisor.
    -Lots of contradicting orders, sometimes within the same sentence.
    -Very often you will be ordered to do things that are against the law, against company policy, or just plain unsafe. Pointing any of this out or complaining in any way does no good.
    -Your job will be threatened on a routine basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch the movie Office Space, and then take some time for self reflection. And with every decision you make, ask yourself this question, "Is this good for the company?"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't waste your time.

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

    I have been working at Rinchem full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are bathrooms and potable water.

    Cons

    After working in this outfit for almost seven, at three different service centers, and traveling to many others performing audits I can speak with authority on this subject. The company claims to promote from within, but that is simply NOT TRUE. Despite trying to take on appearances of promoting safety and lean logistics best known practices, most of the local managers are most concerned with meeting cost goals that have pushed most of the best personnel out the door resulting in a state of understaffed warehouse/drivers being lead by underqualified managers. The corporate hierarchy is rife with nepotism and as political as Versailles. Rather than recognizing internal talent and providing the training and support they claim to promote from within, they hire recent graduates with no practical experience (usually an owner/director's relative or friend) into key management positions. The site managers are given ultimate authority to rule their fiefdom as they want, regardless of what company policy says. Employees are forced to perform above and beyond their job functions while managers take all the credit for successes and quickly point a finger to deflect any criticisms from upper management. Anyone with the least amount of aptitude will be quickly run ragged and milked dry by uncaring managers that are just trying to pad their metrics to hit a bonus. The resulting mismanagement has created a revolving door of new warehouse employees at the larger sites who are forced to work large amounts of overtime and skeleton crews at the smaller sites that are forced to leave if they approach 40 hrs (I had been asked to leave 20 minutes after starting a shift rather than being given the opportunity to have worked a little extra the night before and save the gas and hour of driving). The benefits package is extremely expensive even though it SUCKS! Over $700 a month for the family plan with high copays 30% coinsurance (in network) and very limited in network providers in most states. When you also take into account the extreme level of hazard that most of the materials being stored and handled, this jobs risks far out way the rewards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Welcome to the suck

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a 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
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a 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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 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
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Micro managed and you might get 40hrs if your lucky

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a 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
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Interesting place to work...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  11. 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

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