Mission: To build the most trusted pet brands
At Radio Systems Corporation, we aim to be a part of something bigger. That's why a commitment to our community is part of our values. Our teammates are the best!
It's #TopDogTuesday! This month's Top Dog winner is Mariana Camacho, a Finance Assistant in our Australia office. Congratulations Mariana!
Want to Become One of the Top Dogs?
Radio Systems Corporation is a growing international organization with a variety of openings at any given time. If you're interested in working for us, check out our current job openings. We'll let you know if we think you could be a good match for any open positions we have. Thank you for considering Radio Systems Corporation, where we strive to hire the best people with the right talents!
Safe Pets, Happy Employees
At our headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee, you won’t find offices, closed rooms, or suits. We believe that you can work hard without having to wear a tie. Our CEO Willie Wallace has been known to start Nerf gun fights in the office and cook lunch for the whole company along with the rest of the Senior Staff, and he's always available for a chat. Thirsty office dogs enjoy Drinkwell® fountains on every floor after coming in from a walk at the dog park across the street. You’ll also see Busy Buddy® toys in the on-site gym and conference rooms to give our dogs something to do while we come up with product prototypes or new marketing strategies.
Radio Systems has offices in various cities across the US and across the world. Throughout our campuses, we maintain the same corporate culture based on our company values, known as THE WILL. Our associates are always involved in giving back to the community, whether it’s building a dog park, running in the Knoxville Marathon, volunteering with tnAchieves to help local students go to college, or hosting a gala/auction for the Morris Animal Foundation.
We have an online learning platform called RSC College where courses are available and we also host courses in person. Our teammates can learn about topics including animal behavior, company infrastructure, workplace topics, and new product training.
We’re pet owners just like you, so we care about the products we make. Our own pets are the best product testers—they love when we bring them home the latest toys, treats, and fountains. And some of our dogs are lucky enough to come to the office every day, serving as the perfect reminder of why we do what we do. Check out some of the office dogs!
Our Values — What Makes Us Jump for Joy
Based on the acronym T.H.E. W.I.L.L., our core values shine through in every product, every employee, and every day. We are champions of inspired creativity no matter how many ideas we have to try to find that one brilliant gem. We believe in honesty and that means putting long-term safety and happiness far ahead of short-term profit. Our environment always reflects complete openness, equality, and teamwork.
Here, everybody is extra supportive since we always seek win-win-win solutions to every problem or opportunity. We believe in continuous improvement, making sure to always listen, and building a culture here that lasts through generations. Want to see our core values in action?
Try a lot of stuff and keep what works. Mistakes are recognized as a part of the learning and growing process. The only failure is failure to try.
Honesty – Our integrity is more important than short-term profit. We are open and honest with our fellow associates, our customers, our vendors and our stockholders.
Environment – We create an environment of openness, equality and teamwork.
Win-win-win solutions – We believe in finding win-win-win solutions to every problem or opportunity.
Improvement – Continuing improvement in our company, our products and ourselves is fundamental to our culture.
Listen – We listen to customers, associates and vendors to find ways to improve our products and processes.
Last – We’re built to last. Radio Systems will be built, through its culture and its practices, to last for many generations.
Radio Systems Corporation is dedicated to making communities better places to live for animals and people alike. Regardless of which brand you choose, you will find it is part of our DNA to make sure we are giving back.
The Most Pet Friendly Community initiative: PetSafe has played a lead role in this effort to make sure that Knoxville/Knox County pets are highly respected citizens. Other participants include The City of Knoxville, Knox County, Young-Williams Animal Center, and the University of Tennessee. In August of 2011Dog Fancy Magazine recognized Knoxville as the most dog-friendly city in the Southeast. There's still a lot of work left to be done! The initiative has led to the creation of several Knoxville/Knox County dog parks as well as an increase in the number of pet-friendly businesses in the community.
PetSafe Dog Parks: PetSafe has committed the funds to create 7 dog parks in Knox and surrounding counties in East Tennessee. The parks, prime examples of a working public/private partnership, help further the expansion of green space throughout the region while offering pet parents alternate locations for outdoor pet recreation.
Through the annual Bark for Your Park competition, PetSafe is helping communities across America build their own PetSafe Dog Parks. Through the contest, communities are awarded up to $100,000 toward the construction of a PetSafe Dog Park. Participants secure land and local government support before entering the contest.
Philanthropy Committee: Each year, the PetSafe Philanthropy Committee makes charitable donations to qualifying organizations. Most recently, the committee donated $6,100 to Knox County's K-9 Unit to purchase 6 bullet- and stab-proof vests and 3 cooling vests to help protect the 22 dogs in the unit. We also donated $8,000 to the Union County Humane Society to help cover medical costs for 136 dogs rescued in one of Tennessee's largest hoarding cases.
The SportDOG team and our families enjoy many of the same hunting opportunities and outdoor activities that you do. That's why we recognize the importance of wise conservation and habitat-enhancement initiatives. We support conservation efforts by contributing time and funding to projects that ensure hunters will have wild places to hunt wild game for generations to come.
Our Conservation Fund program highlights our support for these grassroots organizations,w hich work with state, federal, and private wildlife and land management agencies to conserve wild game populations and critical habitats that wildlife depend on.
Have you been wondering what the culture inside a pet friendly, team-oriented environment looks like? We would like to share our programs that we believe contribute to our great culture.
Pet Perks: The best perk of all, we bring our furry friends to work with us every day! We have an onsite dog park at our headquarters, as well as 6 others across the city, all of which are open to the public. Associates receive a $600 pet-product allowance, and 50% off items for friends and family. When associates travel, we cover the expense to board their dog at our onsite facility.
Recognition: Our Anniversary Program includes $5,000 and a full week of paid time off to take a dream trip for those who reach 10-years of employment. At 20 years, teammates receive $7,500 and a week of paid time off. "Top Dog" is a monthly values-based recognition program where teammates are nominated by peers and winners are voted on by a committee. At the end of the year, our CEO hosts a celebration dinner for all 12 Top Dog winners. Our internal recognition system, Kudos, allows teammates to recognize each other and awards bonus points, which can be used to purchase merchandise and other great perks!
Wellness: Our wellness program has a variety of onsite offerings such as weekly exercise classes, live education courses, massage therapy, personal training, nutrition coaching, community supported agriculture delivery, and paid entry for races. Our headquarters hosts a 1,700 square foot onsite gym and a half-mile walking path. Our remote teammates receive a gym reimbursement at the end of each quarter. Reimbursement of tobacco cessation aides for associates and family members is offered, as well as an additional $600-$800 contribution to Health Savings Accounts for participation in biometrics and a Health Risk Assessment. Our monthly newsletter includes a “Built to Last Champion,” featuring an teammate’s wellness journey.
Teammate Engagement: Our Teammate Engagement team plans events to foster an environment of collaboration and fun. Including: Pups and Pints – Teammates enjoy social time outdoors with each other and dogs while a local brewer serves from a beer truck; Board Meetings – While our Senior Staff attends their annual board meeting, we have one of our own … a corn hole tournament; Chili Cook Off – Complete with celebrity judges, and trophies; Thanksgiving Turkey – Our founder shares the story of the first Thanksgiving for the company, followed by a Thanksgiving meal of our own, as well as the gifting of frozen turkeys to teammates by our Senior Staff (who are dressed up as turkeys themselves).
Learning and Development: Our Learning and Development Program encompasses developing our teammates and managers to help our organization achieve success. We have an online platform called RSC College that hosts hundreds of development courses and also offer free monthy on-site courses. Our Tuition Reimbursement Program provides associates a $5,250 reimbursement. It also provides dependents, attending a Community College, a scholarship covering the cost of tuition and fees. In 2016, we launched our Unleashed Leadership Development Program and sent 100 managers and high potential teammates through an intense 3-day training.
Senior Leadership Involvement: We encourage approachability at all levels of the organization. Senior Staff members sit among associates in our open-office environment, host “listen-ins” with departments to discuss opportunities for improvement, and participate in a “reverse mentor” program. Once a year, Senior Staff dons their aprons and hosts a cookout for all associates at our headquarters. “Monday Notes” gives insight and transparency into Senior Staff’s weekly business focus. Our CEO hosts a monthly “birthday lunch” for associates and films quarterly videos to update the company on our successes and foster alignment within the brands.
Community Engagement/Philanthropy: Teammates pride themselves on giving back to communities. A few big initiatives include: The Invisible Fence® Brand Project Breathe™ Program - donating pet oxygen masks to local fire departments across the U.S. and Canada. The SportDOG Brand® Conservation Fund ensures hunters and their dogs will have places to pursue wild game for generations to come. The PetSafe® Bark For Your Park™ campaign has provided 1 million dollars to build dog parks in 19 communities across the U.S. In addition, the PetSafe® Shelter Enrichment Program provides monetary and product donations to some of the most successful shelters across the country. Radio Systems Corporation Philanthropy Committee also donates over $600,000 and 60,000 products to organizations that aid in pet welfare and youth education.
Onsite Clinic: Our onsite medical clinic is open 20 hours a week. It's available for teammates and also dependents age 2+ covered on our medical plan. We have a wellness-based model that provides coaching and preventive care, as well as taking care of people when they are sick. The clinic offers a Prescription Concierge, which makes it easy to get a Prescription filled. Clinic Satisfaction averages 95% and is booked with appointments 63% of the time. When there are no appointments, our clinician has an open door policy allowing for walk-ins.
Office Environment: Our open-office environment is a key component of our culture, fostering collaboration and creativity. You’ll often see teammates, and their dogs, working together on projects, or throwing around ideas … and tennis balls. Associates are also encouraged to take advantage of a flexible work schedule, including a work-from home option. Customer Care Center representatives are given 30 minute wellness breaks, twice a week, which allows time away from their desks to participate in their favorite wellness activity. Last, we don’t have a dress code! We believe our teammates don’t have to wear a suit and tie to be successful.
I have been working at Radio Systems Corporation full-time (Less than a year)
The attention provided to my on boarding and continuous follow up has been incredible. It is all about the employee, from unbelievable benefits, competitive pay and the team mentality that is more than a break room poster narrative! The company provides accessibility to all levels of management and truly values me as an employee. The pride and competence of the folks within the organization is displayed by performance and positive attitude. The ability to perform with excellent tools, systems products and support contribute to my personal success, promote our product and create a environment of success
That it took me so long to find this job!
Advice to Management
Continue the great model and strategy that Have created a winning environment!
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Radio Systems Corporation (Knoxville, TN) in June 2011.
First got pre-screened by HR to understand my background and skills for the position. Then met with the hiring manager in an informal interview. We talked about the role and what the responsibilities were. Met with a couple of people on the team and talked about the company. The process was very underwhelming. I'm not sure they all understand that interviewing is a 2-way street and that I was trying to figure out it was the right place for me.