TalkingRain Beverage Reviews

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  1. Internship keeps getting better!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Engineer Assistant in Preston, WA
    Current Intern - Engineer Assistant in Preston, WA

    I have been working at TalkingRain Beverage as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I am very happy with the company, the people that work here, and with the products we make. Within a month of starting this internship (my second with Talking Rain), I had given a presentation to our general counsel, taken executives from other companies out to lunch, and was running a dozen different tests. The job doesn't feel hourly even though it is. My boss is the reason that my internship has been so successful. The leadership, directors and supervisors, is why I would recommend doing an internship at Talking Rain to others.

    Cons

    Preston Washington is a horrible commute from Seattle, WA, but if you already live on the Eastside, it is great to be able to drive reverse commute and avoid I-5 and 405.

    Advice to Management

    Consider closing the office at 4 so the employees that have to battle rush hour into Seattle get a head start.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Poor business ethics

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TalkingRain Beverage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It is in a nice area

    Cons

    The leadership of the company only has one thing in mind. Themselves


  3. Helpful (1)

    Who is running the show?

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

    I worked at TalkingRain Beverage (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free beverage
    Some really good people

    Cons

    Lack of Leadership
    Hidden agendas
    Key positions managed by under qualified individuals
    Pay
    Benefits

    Advice to Management

    Hire people qualified for the position. No other successfully managed company would hire people with no college education and proper experience to manage key groups. Need more diverse product line.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Company growing fast

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TalkingRain Beverage

    Pros

    Good work and life balance and work environment

    Cons

    Pay is well below market.


  6. Helpful (4)

    No future here anymore. Look elsewhere for a job!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Peon in Preston, WA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Peon in Preston, WA

    I have been working at TalkingRain Beverage full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lack of oversight or clear objectives means that most employees can get away with minimal work without repercussions.

    Cons

    The HR department is very powerful, incompetent and at times openly hostile to employees. They get a bonus for keeping salaries down so the running joke is that everyone is at about 70% of market rates. With the improving job market, many employees are looking to leave, which is good as the owners are in the process of selling the company anyway. Don't look here for long term employment, the offices will likely be closed end of 2014.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of your glass towers and actually listen to employees instead of being autocratic.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good summer job to learn about importance of teamwork

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Preston, WA
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Preston, WA

    I worked at TalkingRain Beverage part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Plenty of Sparkling Ice or water to drink during long days. If you like carbonated beverages you'll love that
    - Management will motivate you to work hard.
    - Nobody there takes their job lightly so you don't find many "slackers".
    - As long as you work hard your supervisors will trust you which makes the environment much easier.

    Cons

    - Long days in summer heat can drain your energy.
    - Not much positive reinforcement. Only an issue if you need constant praise.
    - Hectic driving schedules can be stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees 10 minute breaks every few hours since that is technically state law. It would tremendously improve moral during those long weekends.


  8. Great place to work with a great group of people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Preston, WA
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Preston, WA

    I worked at TalkingRain Beverage full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours, can work as much as you like

    Cons

    Job can be very tedious


  9. GOOD PART TIME

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Representative in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Brand Representative in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at TalkingRain Beverage part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    its a good part time job. you work decent hours and get to see some cool stuff

    Cons

    the marketing department is real unorganized and not real smart

    Advice to Management

    change your marketing strategy



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