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

I have been working at Raven Industries

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

If you are about to retire, this is the company for you.There is not a lot opportunity due to the fact of it being a company that is already matured. Company values experience, over skills.

Cons

Company doesn't follow it's open door policy. Command hierarchy, makes it difficult to advance in career. Very "Political" company, since they tend not to live up to their promises.

Advice to Management

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    Deteriorated, broken company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Raven has better benefits in the Sioux Falls area, where they are headquartered, as compared to other companies in town.

    Cons

    Leadership is severely lacking - from CEO to lower management. They say one thing and do another. Massive failures are buried under false propaganda of "success".

    Friends of management can be promoted from technician to director whereas smart, effective directors and executives can be demoted to irrelevance. Watch your back everyday.

    Layoffs happen every few months because management constantly makes costly mistakes. Newly acquired businesses are shut down. They appear to hide all of that to avoid negative publicity and publish big pages in local newspaper when they do somewhat okay in sales. Lot of fakeness surrounds this broken company.

    Quality does not appear important in this company. Most products are already behind competition. They can't play catchup because intelligent people are leaving fast.

    They produce so much plastic! For years they have been throwing plastic in the landfill. Now they have recycling system that helps, but just think - all this plastic they make is generally thrown away or put in/on the land. Your 10th generation will find it when they dig their yard to plant vegetables.

    Choose this company only if you have no other place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Management is incorrigible. The board must come to its senses and relieve entire top management and majority of directors over the next 2 years. Bring an experienced CEO who is in touch with reality and has guts to accept mistakes.

    Simplify your products. Get away from the plastic business. Sell off the balloon division and begin investing some of your core technology in renewable energy, data science and tools that expand farming rather than just helping the existing farms. Think outside the box. You guys have so little innovative thinking, management!

    Be truthful. Have the guts to admit your numerous mistakes. Apologize to the people you so ruthlessly layed off due to your failures.

  2. Not transparent

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Sioux Falls, SD (US)
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Sioux Falls, SD (US)

    I worked at Raven Industries

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Starting pay is good. Work isn't terribly hard most times. There is a "hurry up and wait" attitude most of the time.

    Cons

    Leadership and upper management is not very clear with the goals or individuals or even the company.

    Advice to Management

    Talk with your employees. Don't just hold quarterly meetings to show sales numbers and stock info.

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