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Raven Industries Reviews

Updated January 31, 2019
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Raven Industries President and CEO Daniel A. Rykhus
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  1. Featured Review

    "Software Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raven Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Raven has three major divisions that are quite different from each other, I work in the Applied Technology Division, so I will speak to that division, but many of these points apply across the company.

    Great Culture
    There is healthy balance and understanding of the values of getting a product out the door as fast as possible, and quality engineering.

    Continued education, growth, and development are promoted. There are many incentives, such as extra classes or leadership programs that are available. A large portion of our talent is cultivated and promoted from within the company.

    Health and fitness are promoted from the top. Raven has excellent workout facilities along with fitness classes throughout the day for employees. It's even possible to run into the CEO working out on occasion over the lunch hour.

    Other Pros
    The facilities and "feng shui" of the HQ building are very nice.

    It is not too difficult to move around, either to other divisions, or different aspects of what you are working on. For example one could move between hardware design, embedded firmware, RTOS, application level code, and web development.

    Great location, next to the river, bike path, downtown area, and falls park.

    Cons

    I have no cons that are worth mentioning. The company is always changing, there have been poor managers in the past, but right now, in ATD, things seem to be going well.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for putting in your best effort to make this a great company for the long haul.

    Raven Industries Response

    Jan 3, 2019

    Thank you for taking the time to review Raven. From our company culture to job variety, you hit on many great things that we are proud to offer at Raven. We are grateful for your contributions!


  2. "Worst job ever"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Raven Industries part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The work environment is live. That is if your not trying to concentrate. Very loud non business atmosphere.

    Cons

    Non. Pay sucks. The team leader os all about herself. They didn't even pay me until I contacted them about it weeks later.

    Advice to Management

    Please do better.

    Raven Industries Response

    Feb 21, 2019 – Communications Manager

    Thank you for the constructive feedback.

  3. "Great Company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Raven Industries full-time

    Pros

    Management, Salary, Benefits, New HQ Building

    Cons

    Quick to release staff when downturns in the market show up.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and hold onto your great people!

    Raven Industries Response

    Mar 28, 2018 – Communications Manager

    Thank you — we appreciate your review and are happy that your experience with Raven was so positive. We aim to create an enriching environment for all team members.


  4. "Worth serious consideration"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Productin Supervisor in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Productin Supervisor in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raven Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Never have I worked for a company that is truly interested in growing its team members. Personally I have worked for 26 different companies in my life, and have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. Raven ranks up there with the best of those. 5 years ago I started as a team member, worked in a couple of divisions, and multiple areas within each. Utilizing free resources like Raven U I studied leadership, worked hard and became a production lead, then a couple of years later a production supervisor.
    Okay, so why am I telling you my story? I am trying to convey that those whom are willing to put in the effort will not only be rewarded, but supported the whole way.
    The culture is ever moving towards positive and collaborative atmosphere. Dropping walls/barriers between areas or even divisions to promote a companywide unity to solving those great challenges.

    Cons

    With being a customer driven industry can mean being unexpectedly busier or less so then anticipated.

    Advice to Management

    Every business has its challenges, and can make wrong decisions. I firmly believe that is not the mistake warrants attention, but how it is resolved. I really feel their has been positive strides the last couple of years towards a stronger and more resilient Raven.

    Raven Industries Response

    Jan 16, 2018 – Communications Manager

    Thank you for your thoughtful review. Raven has made great progress over the past 5+ years investing in team member learning and development, as well as striving to be more transparent in... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Process Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Raven Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging environment. Flexible. Fast moving. I love the ever changing work that we have day to day. 15 years has flown by for me!!!

    Cons

    Nervous at times about the impression of us not being a MFG company anymore!

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent on ensuring all levels practice Raven Values. Not only at low level employees, but at mid/higher management levels. This is both in and outside of work.

    Raven Industries Response

    Jan 17, 2018 – Communications Manager

    Congratulations on 15 years with Raven! You've truly seen our transition from a manufacturing company to a technology company, so thank you for sharing your insight. As we lead this company for the... More


  6. "Great Diversity"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Sales in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Raven Industries full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are different divisions and the diversity of work for each is great.

    Cons

    It is a corporate company and the stockholders come first.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the little people, we see what happens every day, we can help!


  7. "Avoid them"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    There are no positives that I saw (which is harsh but true)

    Cons

    They don't care about employees, feel like they own the employees with no responsibility to communicate in both directions.

  8. "Power struggle all the way up"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ok benefits, some people were nice, good looking office, some people truly cared for others within the company, but hard to find those people

    Cons

    The company is one giant power struggle all of the way up the chain. Look out, the people above you aren't looking out for your best interests. They also could care less with ideas from lower employees

    Advice to Management

    Listen to more than just the "inner circle" of employees at the top


  9. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great team, Great environment

    Cons

    Nothing complaints working with them


  10. "Great company, great benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Raven Industries full-time

    Pros

    Great team members, sense of family after working there for so many years

    Cons

    Small company, narrower path to advancement

    Advice to Management

    Keep challenging your team members, keep up the good work.