Mission: Solve Great Challenges
Raven was founded in Sioux Falls, SD, in 1956 as a designer and manufacturer of high-altitude research balloons for the American space program to help solve the great challenges related to space exploration. From that single product line, we grew into a successful and highly diversified technology company.
Today, our purpose to Solve Great Challenges is bold and authentic; it keeps us grounded in markets that have meaning, provide profitable growth, and align with our values. We are focused on these Great Challenges:
Raven is powered by the people who boldly mix drive, courage, integrity, and innovation into the focused ability to solve great challenges. For over 60 years, collaboration, creative thinking, and problem solving have been woven into all that we do. While Raven is organized into distinct business units, our team members work together as One Raven.
What makes Raven a great place to work? Our people, and the values we share. From the top down, Raven's leadership sets the tone for our culture — living our values each day. We believe in collaboration, accountability, and always striving to improve. Our team members work hard together, and they have fun together. As a service-oriented organization, we serve and support one another, and we serve the communities in which we operate. Above all, our team members care about one another — and we care about them.
Raven has always been a lean organization that wins by being nimble, making courageous decisions, doing the right things, and pitching in on whatever needs to be done. Our team members embrace and strive to uphold our values each day. These long-held principles have guided the company for decades, from the strategic development of our business to the daily actions of our team members.
It's our strategy to aggressively compete on four Dimensions of Competition: Quality, Service, Innovation, and Peak Performance. Deeply connected to our culture and values, Raven's four Dimensions of Competition are the foundation on which we separate our company from the competition. These are not initiatives that come and go; they are enduring values — and a testament to our commitment to continual improvement.
Our Dimensions are woven into every aspect of our businesses, and the results are easily seen in our day-to-day life at Raven.
At Raven, we aspire to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. This purpose drives the work and passion of our team members, and it unites our businesses. For over 60 years, we’ve collaborated together, learned together, grown together, and served together. Discover a career with Raven, and help us solve the world’s next great challenge.
At Raven, we are proactively investing in education because we believe the need is great, and we believe we have excellent opportunities for students who are interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) employment fields in particular. However, this commitment goes beyond job opportunities. We support education in our communities and schools through charitable giving, as well as by participating in STEM events, providing meaningful internships, and hosting job shadow opportunities.
REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE
Raven is committed to providing a quality internship program that gives you a chance to apply your skills, develop your talent, and contribute to meaningful projects. Across our company, Raven interns do real work that impacts our business — in fields like engineering, IT, operations, marketing, sales, business development, finance, and human resources.
ENGINEERING CAREER DAY
Engineering Career Day is an interactive educational program that is centered around the fields of Engineering for high school students at all levels. Students participate in a one-day session designed to gain exposure to business leaders, hear from Raven team members, and explore real-life applications of the various disciplines of Engineering.
We also welcome students with varying interests in technical experience and/or an undecided career path.
MANUFACTURING CAREER DAY
Manufacturing Career Day is an interactive educational program that is centered around the fields of Manufacturing for high school students at all levels. Students participate in a one-day session designed to gain exposure to business leaders, hear from Raven team members, and explore real-life applications of the various disciplines of Manufacturing.
Manufacturing Career Day is tailored for students who are good with their hands and enjoy solving problems. Candidates may have an interest in manufacturing operations or one of the following job types:
I worked at Raven Industries full-time
Great team members, sense of family after working there for so many years
Small company, narrower path to advancement
Advice to Management
Keep challenging your team members, keep up the good work.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Raven Industries.
Simple process. Applied through email to a hiring manager, had an interview with them, later met with a member of the development team at a career fair for a simple and friendly technical interview, then got a job offer shortly after. All happened within the span of a month.