Rain Bird Interview Questions in Tucson, AZ

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tucson, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tucson, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Rain Bird in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    it was through a contractor, but the process was fast and easy.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tucson, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tucson, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Rain Bird.

    Interview Details

    Not a very involved process. I got the feeling they were more interested in my resume than in me.

    Interview Questions
    • One of my future peers asked me if I was really ready to step into such a negative culture.   View Answers (2)
    Negotiation Details
    Generous offer, not much negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tucson, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tucson, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Rain Bird in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    On site interview

    Interview Questions
    • Very simple to the point questions related to the job positions. No technical questions. Talked about my experiences in assembly product flow, SolidWorks etc.   View Answers (2)
    Negotiation Details
    Not negotiated
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tucson, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tucson, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Rain Bird in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interview process relaxed. Flew me in, interviewed with 4 people & the director. A pathetic solidworks test followed conducted by a temp guy who was trying to make it too hard for everyone. They made it seem like they are building Rocket Engines.

    Interview Questions
    • Basic HR questions, nothing too complicated.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tucson, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tucson, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Rain Bird in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Manager Level Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tucson, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tucson, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Rain Bird in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    Multiple interviews with lots of people including VP. Very straight up - with very little humor involved - Use humor sparingly with VP. They do have a list of questions to guide them - some use, some don't.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Like any other - as expected
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Regional Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tucson, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tucson, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Rain Bird in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    The process was lengthy (almost 2 months) and during that period of time I had to conduct several Skype, phone and in person interviews. The company flew me in to their Tucson facilities for 2 day meetings. Their HR department was very helpful and coordinated all the travel arrangements and at the end contacted me to make sure I had a good flight back and to reimburse any missing meal or car rental expenses.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult questions, except the average, like "explain your strengths and weaknesses", " how did you resolve a dispute or managed a disgruntled co-worker", etc. They did want to know what experience I had in the industry and what was my knowledge on their products and the competitors.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was not able to negotiate much since they have already established packages for each position. I was taken back by the initial offer of a company car, but when I was hired they took that off the table explaining that they had just recently changed the company's policy. This was not a good starting point and made the situation a bit aggravating since they did not make any attempt to offer anything else instead.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Training and Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tucson, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tucson, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Rain Bird in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    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?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tucson, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tucson, AZ
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Rain Bird in May 2008.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted and interviewed by a corporate recruiter.

    I had a first round interview with the Senior Product Manager over the phone, and was invited to Tucson to meet with the Marketing Manager, SBU director, and a fellow product manager.

    Job offer came pretty quick with two weeks to decide.

    The place gave me a strange feeling from the beginning. Way too serious for a company that makes plastic tubing and valves. The metal detector and bag inspection at the front desk raised a red flag. I used to work for a high tech communications company and we had less security at the front desk.

    Interview Questions
    • What would be your goals for the first 90 days?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was between jobs, the offer was fair so I didn't negotiate.

    I should have pushed for more vacation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tucson, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tucson, AZ
    Application Details

    The process took 3 days - interviewed at Rain Bird in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    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.   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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