Years of poor planning and management seem to be catching up.
Shipping and Receiving Lead/Plumber Apprentice (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – January 14, 2019
I worked for RK for a little over a year and still have no idea how the company has managed to stay afloat. The company has continuously made poor business decisions and have on multiple occasions has had vendors stop delivering materials for lack of payment. There is some good workers but a lot of the veteran employees have an F it attitude and that seems to be ok with management and where those employees lack you are expected to pick up. This is a "boys club" company when it comes to promotions or selecting leadership. Meaning it's not necessarily what you know but who you know that helps you climb the ladder.
Shared Services (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – December 5, 2018
I was warned by several head hunters not to go here, but I really enjoyed the interview with my direct reports. Unfortunately, those direct reports had left the company less than a year of me starting and chaos ensued. Too many hands were in the honey pot making decisions and over half my department quit within 6 months of the higher up turnover. The culture is toxic, gossipy and "good ole boys" style. Vice President's are clueless about how to run a Business Unit and it can be seen with the margin slides, inability to win job bids, and constant turnover/mass layoffs. RK's co-owners seem to not have the business acumen to make sound decisions. Don't make the mistake of having RK as a short stint on your resume that you have to explain to other employers.
Tinner (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – November 6, 2018
Just pray if you get put in correctly. They have many problems with their management and HR and Payroll one of the only upsides is the coworkers. Other than that it is almost good. They dont supply all your tools
For 16 dollars an hour you can look forward to swinging a hammer all day and when you take 2 mins to gather yourself you get a write up.
Sheet Metal Worker (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – October 29, 2018
Good trade to learn not enough money. They also spit in your face and send other tradesmen that are low on work to work with you. You have to train them how to do your job well you're making 16 an hour they are making 20 plus.
Paid lunch for night shift
Low pay for the labor and the cost of living in the area.
Operations Engineer Intern (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – October 16, 2018
It was a fun summer in Denver. I spent almost everyday out on a job site solving problems with HVAC, electric and plumbing. My supervisor was amazing but I heard of other interns not having a great supervisor. Overall, I don't regret the experience, I learned a lot about the industry and Denver is a great city.
IT TEAM MEMBER (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – October 13, 2018
You see a successful company like this bring in what I think is decent talent but then you apply these individuals to a process that is damaged or incomplete and chaos ensues. Business processes need to be fixed and perfected. Also, the manager-owners of the company, in my opinion, should not be involved at all with the function of things like HR or IT or Payroll, they should be focused on getting projects and winning business and being prolific community members that can help our world in big ways. Micromanagement sucks and if you are a hard worker that will meet the challenge and work to the end of the day (and beyond) to get the job done you might find yourself being manipulated.
401k was nice
There were quite a few cons for me working as a technology team member in the main office.
Solderer/Assembler (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – September 13, 2018
We where very helpful and we took care of each other's back on safety wise and had meetings every morning to check every area that everyone was assign to for production and order material or supplies that we needed to complete what we where working on or to see who needed any help to cut up on there area and the foreman & the superintendent where so humble and never put down no one and where so professional.
Every month free luch for everyone, they'll supply you with your basic power tools and with school
They are an overall good company. But the people they hire aren’t the sharpest tool in the shed.
Pipefitter Apprentice (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – July 3, 2018
This company had me working for 2 years straight. They’ve kept me busy. The Company is owned by two brothers and they are amazing people. They were very generous to start me off at $16.00 an hour as an apprentice.
Get paid $16.00 off the bat guaranteed.
Short breaks, cut-throat business, most bosses will say they care about safety, but when you aren’t fast in production because of safety rules they have in place, they boot you.
Journeyman III (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – July 1, 2018
They had it out for me right out of the shoot. Had all documentation of physical and mental health yet they ran me off for attendance. Good money but out of town contractors. Different company to work for
Welder/Fitter (Current Employee) – Henderson, CO – March 14, 2018
Work place and work orders are unorganized and counter productive. All management lacks the skills and respect to run this company successfully. Quality is not a priority for this company and the products are pushed when they are not up to welding codes.