Raven Industries

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Raven Industries Jobs & Careers


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30+ days ago

Research Engineer/Scientist

Raven Industries Monterey, CA

Build your career at a technology company solving some of the worlds greatest challenges in feeding the world, protecting natural resources, saving… Raven Industries


30+ days ago

Network Engineer

Raven Industries Arlington, VA

The candidate shall have demonstrated the following experience designing, implementing, and maintaining complex networks: Required/Preferred… Raven Industries


30+ days ago

Sr. Systems Administrator/Software Engineer

Raven Industries Monterey, CA

Build your career at a technology company solving some of the worlds greatest challenges in feeding the world, protecting natural resources, saving… Raven Industries


30+ days ago

Maintenance Mechanic

Raven Industries Sioux Falls, SD

The Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for a variety of maintenance functions to ensure the building, equipment, and grounds are properly… Raven Industries


30+ days ago

Wireless/Cell Network Engineer

Raven Industries Arlington, VA

The candidate shall have demonstrated the following experience designing, implementing, and maintaining Wireless / Cell Networks. Support the… Raven Industries


30+ days ago

Intern- Software Engineering- Rapid City Office

Raven Industries Sioux Falls, SD

Work closely with assigned mentor to a successful completion of internship. Complete summer… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Intern - Manufacturing Engineering

Raven Industries Sioux Falls, SD

Complete specified projects and tasks within internship or co-op period. Essential Functions Complete projects as assigned within internship… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Process Technician (Nights)

Raven Industries Sioux Falls, SD

Assist with process improvement and training. Coordinate operation of the line with team. Operate various machines in production. Essential… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Mechanical Engineer - Arlington, VA

Raven Industries Sioux Falls, SD

Performs a full range of engineering tasks including designing mechanical and electromechanical products and systems. Job duties include the… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Field Service Representative - Chatsworth, CA or Arlington, VA

Raven Industries Sioux Falls, SD

include: • Ensuring proper system hardware integration upon commencement of field evaluation. • Performing system assessment/troubleshooting… Glassdoor


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Raven Industries President and CEO Daniel A. Rykhus
Daniel A. Rykhus
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    Micromanagement Causes Great Challenges

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux Falls, SD (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux Falls, SD (US)

    I have been working at Raven Industries full-time

    Pros

    Raven makes great products with a great purpose and we are headquartered in a great community. These products are made in diversified industries which in theory should help maintain stability for employees across the organization.

    Cons

    Executive management is VERY short sighted and completely reactive. Leaders should be looking out farther than the next quarterly report. This desire to "hit the number" has most employees at EVERY level looking over their shoulder instead of focusing on producing. During tough times, I would expect a company with a good balance sheet showing no debt and plenty of cash to focus on their products, customers, and employees instead of how many people to fire to help the earnings report in the next quarter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging the short term chaos, manage the long term opportunities. Invest in growth opportunities now that will pay dividends when the market returns, its that old saying "buy low and sell high". You have an excellent rainy day fund, now is the time to invest in the companies future, not erode your teams confidence.
    If you need to reduce costs, be open and up front with your employees. Offer early retirement, attractive severance packages to those willing to accept them. After this, then you cut only were necessary for a 2-3 year outlook, not 3-6 months. What you have done with multiple layoffs in 2014 at all levels throughout the company has destroyed morale and productivity. I fear it is a matter of time until the culture of this great company is destroyed by infighting as everyone tries to save their job at the expense of the greater company good.

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