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Raven Industries Reviews

Updated May 7, 2017
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Raven Industries President and CEO Daniel A. Rykhus
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  1. "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


  2. "Great company, great benefits"

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    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.

  3. "Intern experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I had a great intern experience. Good challenging work. Great work environment. Was treated like family. Very welcoming. Friendly helpful

    Cons

    I could have done even more work. I really don't have more to say in the cons it was a great experience

    Advice to Management

    Keep the technology development going, else the future will not be good


  4. "Raven Intern"

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

    Pros

    The culture is amazing, its one big family.

    Cons

    Some people were worried about their job safety, but seems to be ok now.

    Advice to Management

    Help to improve your employee's sense of job safety. This will help you to have enough security to innovate your industries.


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great leadership.

    Cons

    Heavy workload but we are moving forward.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good Ole Boy system - Disfunctional organization"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - Manager in Sioux Falls, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Raven Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the smartest most talented engineers I have been around.

    Cons

    Worst leadership I have ever been associated with, protectionism within the leadership team.
    Performance does not matter at Raven, when push comes to shove the "core inner circle" will be there until the end.
    Employees do not trust the executive leadership team.
    Company does not uphold their own values statement.
    Treats their customer base poorly.
    Knowingly ships bad product to customers to meet budget numbers.
    Company says they want change but then don't follow through, scared of change.
    Not compassionate, say they are employee friendly but actions don't show it.
    HR exists more as a legal department to protect the company from employees, not there as a resource for the employees.
    Not Veteran friendly.

    Advice to Management

    Replace yourselves... nothing to advise, they won't listen anyways.


  7. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Advanced Operator in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - Advanced Operator in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a great manufacturing company. Treats the employees very well and decent pay.

    Cons

    There are times the communication is lacking, the benefits could also be better. Some of the upper management micro manages.

    Advice to Management

    Train better, and let the workers work. Most of them don't need to be micro managed and that will help the moral of the workers.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Interesting work, but management engages in turf protection"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sioux Falls, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Raven Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The idea of feeding the world with precision farming is great. You get to work with making farmers' jobs easier and return higher yields. The technology is largely devoted to embedded computing and has interesting applications for crop management, yield calculations and fertilizing prescriptions. It is grudgingly moving to a microservices architecture.

    Cons

    With rare exception, this company does not play like a team. Upper management and strategists have agendas and apply passive-aggressive techniques regularly. It is common to hide behind ISO-9001 certification business protocols to deny accountability.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the culture is broken. Begin an accountability chain so each team member knows where he/she stands and be proactive when things go wrong, not hide behind the business procedures.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Programmer Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Programmer/Business Intelligence in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer/Business Intelligence in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Raven Industries (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great location next to the bike trails and river walk downtown for the corporate campus. Also beautifully renovated building and access to restaurants and shops. Good people and work environment.

    Cons

    It was great when I worked there but have been a number of layoffs since I left. Still a great company to work for as long as they can stay afloat.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Mixed Bag"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, pride in the products that are produced and how they help our world.

    Cons

    Management made poor decisions starting 4 years ago that share part of the blame they are going through a slowdown. More worried about the shareholder than employees at times.


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