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A Great Company
3D Graphic Artist (Current Employee) –  Rapid City, SDMay 16, 2017
RFA is an engineering firm with high quality standards. They do not place you in a position and forget you. They actively work to reach the highest level of job satisfaction with their employees. Health, mental, vision, 401K, PTO: these are just some of the benefits.
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Good place to work for
designer drafter (Current Employee) –  Eden Prairie, MNFebruary 16, 2017
I am on a contract through RFA and so far they have treated me pretty good. pay is good, hours are good. overall experience is great i would definitely recommend.
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Fun place to work
Design Engineer (Former Employee) –  Eden Prairie, MNFebruary 7, 2017
Great for entry level designers and engineers. Very flexible working environment. I could not believe the increase in pay I received when I left RFA though
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Great place to work
Design Technician (Current Employee) –  Rapid City, SDJanuary 25, 2017
This is a really good place to work. The culture is great and the management team is the fantastic. They listen to your concerns and actually take action if there is something bothering you. They do well at protecting you and keeping you working for them.
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Great place to work
Graphic Technician lead (Current Employee) –  Rapid City, SDJanuary 25, 2017
This is a really good place to work. The culture is great and the management team is the fantastic. They listen to your concerns and actually take action if there is something bothering you. They do well at protecting you and keeping you working for them.
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Good place to gain experience.
Engineer I (Former Employee) –  Eden Prairie, MNAugust 30, 2016
RFA is a great company to work for. Extremely flexible hours and very nice work environment. They are a contract engineering firm for larger companies though so advancement is unlikely, and job security is not that strong.
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Senior Designer/Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Eden Prairie, MNAugust 8, 2016
On the job and with no training. Expected to know right away which became frustrating at times. Little communication with customers or with people with knowledgeable experience which lead the group...
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Great place to work
Drafting Technician (Former Employee) –  Eden Prairie, MNJuly 23, 2016
I've never had a better job. If you're into mechanical engineering or mechanics at all, I suggest working for RFA Engineering.
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good
Detailer/Draftsman ­ Subcontracted to CATERPILLER (Former Employee) –  Eden Prairie, MNJune 16, 2016
RFA is a good company. They have genuine concern for their employees and want to see them succeed. I would return were another opportunity arise.
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Very Professional Company with good work/life balance
Engineering Supervisor/Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Dubuque, IAApril 11, 2016
Very Professional Company with good work/life balance
Would highly recommend this company. Great Management and good company structure. Rapid growth over the past few years
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Great place to learn
IT (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 12, 2015
learned a lot here but horrible work/life balance. people at the company are nice. would recommend to anyone right out of college looking for experience. if your experienced and you don't mind works 24/7 365 may be for you as well.
Pros
good learning environment
Cons
terrible work life balance
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Great place for gaining experience
Design Engineer II (Current Employee) –  Eden Prairie, MNNovember 24, 2014
RFA is a great first step in starting a career in engineering. They hire a lot of employees straight out of college with little to no experience, and help them develop a strong background in 3D design, drafting, and basic analysis.

They are a contracting firm, so compensation is less than what it would be working directly for the company that contracts them, but this also provides a buffer zone providing job security if a client downsizes.
Pros
4 day in-house work week, develops experience
Cons
Limited resources when dealing with confidential client information
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Great workplace
Drafting Tech 1 (Former Employee) –  Eden Prairie, MNNovember 10, 2014
The most enjoyable part as well as the hardest part of the job was how challenging it was, that is what made it fun and made me want to go into work every morning.
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Cubicle culture, not good for your spine or eyes
Design Engineer (Former Employee) –  Eden Prairie, MNOctober 17, 2014
Interesting work, however, no opportunity to move physically (at all). If you like looking at a computer screen for 9.5 hours a day, this is a great place for you. Fridays are optional, which is great. And you can earn vacation by working overtime, also awesome.
Pros
Never felt like your deadlines were impossible, Fridays optional, can earn vacation by working overtime, 38 hour work week
Cons
Horrible for your spine and eyes, as you'll rarely do anything other than look at a computer display
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A good small company
Product Engineer (Former Employee) –  Eden Prairie, MNMay 18, 2014
A great small company environment. I liked the people I worked for and would have stayed except that I found that the medical industry paid better.
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Rewarding & Inspiring to Work
Structural Evaluation Engineer (Current Employee) –  Dubuque, IAMarch 4, 2014
I have enjoyed a progressively engineering career with RFA Engineering working at John Deere Dubuque works.
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Contract engineering firm with high quality work ethic
Engineer II (Current Employee) –  Eden Prairie, MNJanuary 19, 2014
Salaried position with an average of 40 hr work weeks. I learned a lot of 3D Pro-E skills and 2D drawing skills. The management team is very relatable and excellent to work with. The hardest part of the job is not having any decision making power due to the nature of contracted engineering. The most enjoyable part of the job is the ability to discuss your project directly with the engineering manager to make the best concepts for the customer.
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RFA is a first class contract house and there success reflects this.
PROJECT MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Eden Prairie, MNApril 24, 2013
I worked for RFA for 20 years. I was always treated well and had many great opportunities while I was there.
Pros
great variety of work
Cons
typically do not get to follow designs through to production
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Productive fun workplace
Mechanical drafter and engineer (Former Employee) –  Eden Prairie,MNMarch 8, 2012
By far one of the best Mechanical Engineering company's in MN. Great management, co-workers, and puts family before work. Great benefits and health care plus a great wage.
Pros
parties, family life, wage, benefits
Cons
when things get slow you may be laid off
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Great work environment with many project possibilities
Mechanical Engineer I (Former Employee) –  Eden Prarie,MNJanuary 9, 2012
Great managers to work with and always available if clarification or help needed. Co-workers are mostly 30 years old or younger, good deal of them single close to being out of college. Opportunity to learn new CAD modules and meshing.
Pros
co-workers, managers, work experience
Cons
projects can fluctuate with market needs
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