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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. Helpful (3)

    "Top notch progressive company that cares about its employees"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Manager in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raven Industries full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    On site fitness center, interesting work.

    Cons

    None. I enjoy working here and enjoy my co-workers.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A Company Solving Great Challenges"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Raven Industries full-time

    Pros

    I work for a company that solves great challenges in areas of feeding the world, saving lives, and protecting the environment. That's a purpose I can get behind! We also have a Young Professionals Network to network, volunteer, and expand our skills.

    Cons

    The fast pace can become overwhelming. Currently have a reputation for manufacturing outdated products instead of technology innovations that we're currently producing.

    Advice to Management

    Hire additional people to even the work load. We have a great story to tell and need to get it out more to attract great talent.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people of the company are the best. They make you want to work harder.

    Cons

    not many cons at all, maybe just to update some facilities

    Advice to Management

    none


  4. Helpful (3)

    "One of Sioux Fall's best"

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

    Pros

    Top notch organization. The benefits that are offered are very competitive within the Sioux Falls market and in most cases less expensive than a majority of SF employers. Competitive in terms of salary. Generous in terms of policies and procedures. Exciting in terms of the products we produce. Relaxed and extremely open, friendly environment. I love it!!

    Cons

    I believe the Leaders at Raven have the best intentions but have a difficult time executing. Raven is not the "technology" company they claim to be but I believe they are trying to move in that direction. Raven may be notorious for "lay-offs" but in reality, it's temporary employees whose assignment has ended. The biggest draw back might be the cyclical nature of the business. But in reality isn't this true of many manufacturing companies, that to single Raven out would not be fair.

    Advice to Management

    Dan and his team of leaders need to be one step ahead. Where are the creative minds that will take Raven to the next level. Stop waiting....take a leap of faith.....become the industry leader that you claim us to be.


  5. 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.


  6. 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.


  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. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "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.


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