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Updated June 7, 2017
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  1. "Great Culture, Crazy Work Pace at times"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tukwila, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tukwila, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RPI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people at RPI are simply the best. It's a fun environment.

    Cons

    Demand for the products is like an avalanche at certain times of the year -- it can get very stressful and people work a lot of hours.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to cultivate and develop your employees at all levels. Provide more opportunities for advancement to upper management for employees of color and females - highest level management team is not diverse at all.


  2. "A Great Student Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RPI part-time

    Pros

    Great Pay and Great Atmosphere

    Cons

    Communication could be streamlined better

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Successful In Spite of Itself"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RPI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good health insurance
    - Matching 401K
    - Supportive management

    Cons

    - No processes in place for any part of your job
    - Necessary changes are constantly identified but never implemented
    - No growth opportunities
    - Unprofessional work environment (lots of things that would be harassment claims elsewhere)
    - Long-time employees get away with Everything

    Advice to Management

    If you want to enact actual, lasting change, you need to identify the people who consistently block those changes and either retrain them (and back it up with a PIP if they refuse to comply) or remove them from the company.


  4. "Great people, interesting fast changing industry"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tukwila, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tukwila, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RPI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great caring employees who want to do good work. Management team seems to be very solid.

    Cons

    The peak periods are steep -- gets really busy really fast.

    Advice to Management

    Continue on current path -- things are going well and only getting better.


  5. "Lead Manager"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in The Woodlands, TX

    Pros

    They are a great company and they provide great support. I have learned lot in my short time with this company.

    Cons

    Cons the jobs a weekend job so I never get weekends off. That's really the only Con.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Could be so much more..."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Tukwila, WA
    Former Employee - Manager in Tukwila, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RPI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    RPI is a significant player in a prosperous industry. There is certainly opportunity there for talented and hard working individuals. Their benefits for fulltime employees are generous.

    Cons

    The organization is running too fast for itself and its strategy is based on half-baked ideas. When these ideas don't work out, the company reorganizes and people are let go or leave by themselves due to job insecurity. The turnover is through the roof.

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic and vet your ideas better. The turnover has got to stop if you want to grow your business.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Working to make changes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RPI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people at all levels. Fun, care about their work.

    Cons

    Struggled with cohesive executive team and that has permeated the organization. However, recent changes made to the team and the structure bode well.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to monitor the progress of the changes. Finish what you start!

  8. Helpful (3)

    "If you like you sanity, don't work here."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RPI full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Being in a company that manufactures something is cool.

    Cons

    Upper management will stab you in the back the moment they get a chance. Layoffs happen every year (which they insist "won't happen this year" but always does) and no one is safe. You will give up your holiday time with you family just to be laid off right after the busy season.

    Advice to Management

    They are so beyond any chance of help that there is no advice that they would ever listen to.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Revolving Door Politics"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Tukwila, WA
    Former Employee - Operations in Tukwila, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work ethic from the people on the floor.

    Cons

    No integrity from Upper Management! Agree with everything they say, or you're on your way out. They will lie to your face about growth; blind side you when you've accomplished your task.
    Do some research and see how many positions are filled by persons with more than a couple years with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the back office fighting and develop a team that will sustain over the long haul.
    Don't post your "Values" if you don't intend to live by them.
    It's called HYPOCRISY.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Hell"

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    Former Employee - Expeditor in Tukwila, WA
    Former Employee - Expeditor in Tukwila, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RPI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay rate for not having a degree isn't the best, but better then minimum wage

    Cons

    secretive management, backstabbers, no communication, low workmanship standards, too many hours, not enough breaks/no encouragment to take breaks, no room for personal growth, no encouragment for education

    Advice to Management

    When managment says they are going to do something, it is easier to believe them when they follow through. From being told that managment wants to hear new ideas to being asked opinions on current work flow and only recieving bitter retaliation because it wasn't what managment wanted to hear is unprofessional.


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