Rain Bird Reviews

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Pros
  • The base pay is good with an acceptable incentive plan (in 14 reviews)

  • Rain Bird makes a quality product and has the potential to be a truly great company (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior Management Staff is completely disconnected from reality (in 31 reviews)

  • Left behind are inexperienced rookies following orders given by the inept Sr staff and upper management (in 14 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Everyone is a Temporary Employee except for the Presedent.

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Engineer in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Rain Bird full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Innovative products when new products are being funded.
    Ok benefits.
    It's a pay check.

    Cons

    Quality issues are stifling new product development which is leaving Rain Bird behind in the industry.
    New technologies are not being incorporated into new products.
    Management dose not value their employees.
    Even employees that perform well will be eliminated because of the forced ranking system.
    The employees are scared to speak up at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not lose sight of the new technologies that are being used in ALL other industries. Without the incorporation of these new technologies Rain Bird will continue to slip behind its competitors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Length of service too small to comment.

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Specialist  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Specialist in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Rain Bird full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    International company, possible upward mobility

    Cons

    Company was constrictive in budget related to sales and marketing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be concise about job parameters and expectations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    product sales manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rain Bird for more than a year

    Pros

    solid company, performance driven, some great people

    Cons

    too much reporting, reports, matrix management, political,

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rain Bird full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Focused on growth, willing to try new approaches, performance based, opportunities are frequent if you are willing to move

    Cons

    Political, male dominated, lacking in technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more females, invest in technology to improve operational performance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, if you have the right personality

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Rain Bird full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Rain Bird pays well. They also have good benefits. They emphasize continuous improvement, although provide little training. Advancement is possible.

    Cons

    Rain Bird likes to hire career driven people who thrive in competition. This creates an atmosphere of extreme competition. Everyone tries to manage those around them. No one actually does much work. Every day at work felt like being a contestant on “Survivor.” If you thrive in a cut-throat, competitive environment and you are good at what you do, you will like Rain Bird.
    A lot of jobs are being sent to Mexico (Engineering, Human Resources, Accounting …)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of “transitioning out” people in the bottom 20% performance level, give them realistic training goals and provide them with resources. to achieve their goals.

    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Overwhelming

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Rain Bird

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Lack of information necessary to make good decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more information, empower employees

    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    OK, but the people are great!

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    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Rain Bird

    Pros

    - Pays well, especially in the Tucson market
    - If you get the right manager, your career with Rain Bird can be great.

    Cons

    - Bad decision making by senior management
    - Overworked with unfair benefits (especially vacation time)
    - Poor processes in place to provide wise decision making
    - Strategy does not exist - everything is shoot from the hip

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some senior staff members create a culture of fear with no opportunities for improvement or change. Working in these groups creates a bad atmophere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Rainbird

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Rain Bird

    Pros

    Fair salary and competitive salary
    Training
    Professional environment
    Good benefits

    Cons

    No career growth
    Constant replacement of managers
    Low moral

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to have better communication.

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rain Bird is a great stepping stone

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Azusa, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Azusa, CA

    I have been working at Rain Bird

    Pros

    The people are great, the pay is ok,. They help you with school and have really good benefits.

    Cons

    Management is management, and the lower level employees are often left out of decision making. It's bad for morale. They need to involve everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management really needs to look at more than the bottom line. You have good people, working very hard. Their expectations are high and unrealistic given the reductions in staff. Something has to give.

    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Okay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Rain Bird

    Pros

    Decent pay, robust processes, commitment to quality, commitment to growth, stable business in tough economy, appears to be economically sound with conservative decisions regarding spending.

    Cons

    More secretive than the CIA. Information is tough to come by, revolving door for many positions, aggressive ranking system that fosters distrust.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The should realize the way they operate, it will make them warped in their thinking and make them @#$ kissers the rest of their lives.

    No opinion of CEO

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