Good place to work within a challenging environment
Director Manufacturing (Former Employee) – Sioux Falls, SD – 20 August 2017
The division that I worked in was managed by a person who mico-managed every person and process. 100% turn over in all leadership positions happened within the first 6 months I was there. It happened again at 80% the next 6 months. This manager was eventually fired. I would have gladly stayed on at Raven however I had accepted another position before the management change came to bear.
Buyer (Former Employee) – Sioux Falls, SD – 28 July 2017
Typical day at work was to contact suppliers and get the best prices possible for material. I learned about how circuit boards are made. Managers were all very respectful and helpful. Friendly workplace. Hardest part of the job was getting suppliers to come down on costs. Most enjoyable part of the job was co-workers.
Raven Industries is a ledgendary balloon making company.
Controls Engineer (Former Employee) – Sulphur Springs, TX – 30 June 2017
Our project was to automate the process of making these balloons. I provided a concept, then worked with a designer and machinist to realize the mechanics to build the machine. Most of my work was on the motion control system and programming. In just 4 months we had made our first balloon with the machine. I worked 3 days a week at first, then 5 days a week after 1 month. The team was very capable and drew pride in every successful step in the design. After we demonstrated the machine and build a complete balloon, the parent company shut every thing down a moved it to Europe. Still, we were paid well and satisfied with the results.
Tech 2 Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Sioux Falls, SD – 5 June 2017
I liked my schedule work day at Raven I also liked the opportunity to advance and select a job I liked within the company. The company was good and very reputable Great environment. I have nothing to say bad about them.
Friendly. Good befits. Good pay. Advancement. Good shifts.
Machine Operator/Assembler (Former Employee) – Sioux Falls, SD – 4 December 2016
Paid great i loved the schedule 12 hours shifts. I worked on machine, every 2 to 3 hours I'll change whatever product to a new one. (Plastic). While I wait for 3 hours, I normally go down step to help other co work on their work.
Electrical production (Former Employee) – Sioux Falls, SD – 6 September 2015
the instructions give when doing the job and not good. and they made people switch every 2 hrs. so one would not get carpel tunnel. Pulling wires for jobs was very hard for the person to do but it had to be done. the plant was clean and had "air" but the 10 hr. days very had and management would not tell employees until the day before.
Raven is unstable and up and down. They lay off to many good people
Training Specialist/Trainer II, March (Former Employee) – Sioux Falls, SD – 14 March 2015
Not a stable employer. They are investing in the wrong parts of the company and are no longer worried about their employees. They are quick to lay off even though they invest millions in facilities that are not necessary for the success of the company.
Working at Raven Industries is great, learning how to do new jobs is imperative in Electronics Assembly.
Assembly Worker (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – 9 March 2015
I have experience cross-training on various jobs, especially soldering, and learning how to operate Zierick machine, which apply stake pins into circuits boards great challenge, and learning how to do change-over on machine, when running different boards.
Raven acknowledges everybody birthdays and provide free lunch with supervisors for 1hr. lunch.
Manufacturing employee (Current Employee) – Earth City, MO – 9 January 2015
Raven in Sioux Falls is a solid company, our outlying plant did not survive based on market conditions. I've enjoyed my time at Raven and everyone has been good to work with. If you're in the Sioux Falls area check them out.