At Rocket Industrial, Inc., 89 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 62 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 4.08. It was published on Jun 24, 2016. 1477 Visitors

What Employees Say

I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
95%
 
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
95%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
92%
 
I believe management would lay people off only as a last resort.
90%
 
Management is competent at running the business.
89%
 

What They Do

We asked Rocket Industrial, Inc. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We help major manufacturers package with less through innovations in packaging design and automation.          

About this Company

Website: www.rocketindustrial.com Industry: Other
US Headquarters: Wausau, Wisconsin US Sites: 11
Major Locations: Appleton, Wisconsin; Belvidere, Illinois; Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota US Employees: 73
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1957

Coworkers or life long friends?

Perks and Programs

We asked Rocket Industrial, Inc. to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Employee Generated Lead Bonus Program: Any employee who refers a potential customer over who ends up doing business with Rocket Industrial that employee will receive 2% of the total sales for the first 6 months of business. For example: referred customer bills $100,000 in the first 6 months which yields a $1,000 cash bonus for the employee.
  • Scholarship Awards: We believe strongly in continuing education and offer 15 scholarships on an annual basis to the sons and daughters of all employees. Each student submits an application detailing their accomplishments and future plans. Then a panel selects 15 candidates for a $2,000 scholarship to assist in the costs of schooling. Candidates can be selected multiple times in their educational career.
  • Educational Reimbursement Program: At Rocket Industrial, we realize our employees are the key to our success and will help enable us to be “Best in Industry”. Because of this, we feel it is imperative that our employees are encouraged to pursue professional development opportunities, for both the employee’s development and for Rocket’s continued success. This program is provided to all full-time employees who have completed at least one year of service with Rocket. We will reimburse, at 100%, professional certification programs and renewal credit courses/licensing fees pertaining to an individual’s professional certification. Also, we will pay 50%, up to a maximum of $5,250/year for the cost of classes, books and materials when attending a degreed program through an approved university.
  • Paid time for charitable work hours: Paid time for any hours worked for charitable organizations up to 8 hours in a 12 month period. Organizations include Feed My Starving Children, United Way, Salvation Army, Dog Tags & Capes, Goodwill.
  • Fitness Reimbursement: We believe in a sound mind and body. Rocket Industrial pays $20 towards any gym membership if it is used at least 10 times in a month.
  • Employee Generated Employee Referral Bonus: If an employee of Rocket Industrial recommends a candidate who is hired by the company, the employee will receive a $700 cash bonus after 6-months of successful employment of the new employee. (We will use the exact same hiring process we always use, but if we do wind up hiring someone a current employee refers, that employee will receive a $700 bonus check.)
  • "Rocketeer of the Month" Bonus: If an employee of Rocket Industrial goes above and beyond their normal work expectation, they may get nominated for the Rocketeer of the Month program. Each month, an employee will be chosen to represent the company, based on the nomination, and will receive lunch with their department head and Human Resources. He or she will also receive a Rocket Industrial shirt or gift certificate, name on a plaque and desk award. There will also be a picture and story in the Rocket Review newsletter.
  • Paid Professional Development: We want to put people in the best seats on the bus. If they have a passion for a particular area that is somehow related (or could be related) to Rocket Industrial, we go above and beyond to facilitate employee education and professional development. As part of our ongoing "Review/Feedback" process, employees are asked what types of professional development goals they have or might be interested in.
  • The Raymond Albert Award: The Raymond Albert Award, named after our founder, Raymond Albert Goldbach, recognizes the achievements of the TEAM involved in the best Packaging Innovation Project of the year. The three team finalists are judged by a variety of factors (waste reduction, productivity improvement, etc.). Everyone that touched the winning project is rewarded with recognition award in front of the entire company, invited to a special dinner, and provided a cash bonus.
  • Rocket Social Hours & Lunches: At least once a month Rocket Industrial brings employees together for things like lunches and "social hour" activities (often lasting more than an hour!) to encourage camaraderie, friendship, and teamwork. Lunches include things like grill outs with everyone, having a local Gourmet Food Truck stop by, or a Chili Cook-off. A social hour may be a night at the ballpark, or the local brew pub patio.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

50% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 6% of an employee's salary75% Company-paid health coverage for employees
75% Company-paid health coverage for dependents

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k)
  • Pre-tax savings account
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WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

19 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule (5% use it)

    FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

    90 days Job-protected maternity leave20 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
    60 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take90 days Job-protected paternity leave
    15 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take90 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents
    20 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
    *Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave.

    FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

    • Lactation room(s)

      HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

      • Medical care
      • Vision care
      • Mental health care
      • Dental care
      • Prescription drug subsidy
      • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

      ONSITE HEALTH BENEFITS

      • Flu shots
      • Subsidized offsite gym memberships

      Community Involvement & Philanthropy

      8 hours Paid time off to volunteer $21,156 Philanthropic donations in last year
      $4,365 Total company-matched employee donations in last year

      Diversity

      • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
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      Demographics

       
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      How to Get Hired

      We asked Rocket Industrial, Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

      What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

      Not only will the employee possess the necessary credentials required for the position but also, and more importantly, they have an outgoing, fun personality with a genuine interest in Rocket Industrial and our mission to help companies Package WIth Less.  We like positive people that look to grow personally & professionally by working with our team.  They ask the right questions, they interact and converse openly and comfortably.  They project a lot of great energy & have an inner drive to make a difference in the world.

      What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

      Come in prepared to answer lots of questions about your life, and to know why Rocket Industrial exists in the world and why that is important.  A wide variety of life experience is always a good attention-getter, and a history of being on winning teams.  Being funny is good attention-getter too...as well as being positive & candid.  Expressing a love and curiosity behind how humans interact with packaging, and a love and curiosity behind how humans interact with technology... all good!  Most of all, an eager desire to make the world a better place, one small action at a time, and one small day at a time. 

      Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

      We're focused on hiring smart, energetic, positive people from all walks of life, to be a part of our winning team.  If you fit that profile, we want to talk about what you're passionate about doing and what your professional goals are... and hopefully we can find a place for you! 

      What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

      Check out our website, sign up for our emails, read our blog, follow us on social media, and feel free to ask to talk to anyone in our company!  Even emailing our president at rgallagher@rocketindustrial.com is an option!

      hiring Outlook

      7 Job openings forecast for coming year 21 Average applicants per opening
      364 Applications received 17 Positions filled in past year
      9 New positions created 8 Jobs filled by current employees
      Yes Recruits on college campuses 9% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
      100% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
      * All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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