Rain Bird Interview Questions

Updated May 23, 2015
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    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Rain Bird (Tucson, AZ) in May 2015.

    Interview

    First a recruiter called, we had a couple one hour conversations.
    Then we did Skype video discussions with Rain Bird senior director.
    Then another Skype video conference with a business manager.

    Then an onsite interview where there were Open discussions with a broad team, one hour each person.

    Interview Questions

    • Why leaving current role
      Questions about my current role
       
      1 Answer
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    Contractor Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Rain Bird (Fresno, CA).

    Interview

    Interviewed face to face three time, with the last interview with the National Manager. This manager has little knowledge of the industry but has an excellent business knowledge. had an opportunity to get to know the direct manager of the position in two interviews, this lead to a better understanding of what would be needed to suceed

    Interview Questions

    • take me through your work history.   2 Answers
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    Communications Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Rain Bird (Tucson, AZ) in February 2015.

    Interview

    My interview process was smooth and easy. It consisted of an initial interview with the hiring manager, another phone interview with another employee and a day of onsite interviews with senior leaders. Each interview felt more like a conversation than a standard interview which made it much more relaxed and comfortable. What I found most beneficial was the ability to talk with leaders from so many areas of the company. Each had views in relation to the role I was interviewing for and provided unique insight into the company.

    Interview Questions

    • We've talked about successes in your career, but can you name a failure and what you learned from it?   2 Answers
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    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Rain Bird in April 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online and had phone interview with director a few weeks later. Director asked me to walk him through my resume, year by year. Had second phone interview with another director one month later which was more conversational and situation based.

    Interview Questions

    • If you could be any animal, what would you be? (really)   1 Answer
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Rain Bird in December 2013.

    Interview

    Quick response after I emailed my resume to HR. Phone interview felt like more a technical knowledge quizzing than going over my successes in sales and business development. I had the field expertise from chemical/petrochem/refining work but I think he really wanted someone from the Ag engrg end. Being an avid golfer who has played overseas and resides in an arid climate was not an advantage.

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    • Can you work in a regimented and very procedural work environment.   2 Answers
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Rain Bird (Tucson, AZ) in June 2013.

    Interview

    No situation, Action, results questions asked on the solution selling method or how one resolved a complex sale. Seemed that the hiring decision was based on if they liked you and not what your abilities were. No salary requirements given, except that there is a cap on what you can make.

    Interview Questions

    • none, that is what was so surprising   1 Answer
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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Rain Bird (Tucson, AZ) in May 2012.

    Interview

    Just Bizzare - Stood Up at the Interview

    I submitted a resume to Rain Bird back in 2007. Apparently it was still on file. This May (2012) I recieved a call from an internal recruiter at Rain Bird. He found my old resume and passed it on to the director of the business unit. She wanted to interview me. He was calling to see if I had interest, sent me the job description etc. etc. All normal stuff.

    Over the course of a couple of phone calls we set up a time for a phone interview. The time comes and passes. I have now contacted the company via email and phone...yes, the people do work there. No answer. The lack of professionalism is amazing. It sure fits with everything people have written. Wow.

    Interview Questions

    • When I asked the HR manager the name of the market manager I would be interviewing with.   3 Answers
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    Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Rain Bird (Tucson, AZ) in February 2012.

    Interview

    I was prepped to discuss working people out of the org and sure enough we spent a fair amount of time on that topic. Bizarre to be honest. Most other orgs are much more focused on how one grows the business.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your experience dealing with underperforming employees   Answer Question
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    Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Rain Bird (Tucson, AZ) in December 2011.

    Interview

    The interview process was a little unusual. Because the company is private nearly all of the information you might typically ask about various divisions, number of employees, etc. were either not answered or could not be answered by even senior management. Perhaps one of the most unusual things I learned was that at least 30% of their staff was "on notice" AT ALLL TIMES. They feel that this type of management is most effective. Furthermore, because of the secrecy, they embrace channel conflict and appear to do nothing to enpower synergies.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you feel if you were 100% of plan and put on notice?   4 Answers
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    Training and Development Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Rain Bird (Tucson, AZ) in April 2011.

    Interview

    Standard contact by email if I was interested, followed by two very thorough phone interviews. Questions were in-depth and focused. This was followed by them flying me to Tucson for a series of interviews which went fantastic, until the last one.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you feel about the company policy of reducing employees by the lowest performing 10% annually?   1 Answer

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