Hunter Industries

Hunter Industries – Why Work For Us?

What We Do
We create innovative, high-quality solutions for the Irrigation, Outdoor Lighting, and Custom Manufacturing industries.

What It’s Like Here
Friendly and Casual, Flexible, Fun & Proud
20-acre campus | 8-acre park | 9 buildings | 1 employee garden | 4 electric car charging stations

We Reward Talent
Competitive Wages | Annual Profit Share | Tuition Reimbursement up to $5000 annually | 401K with matching contributions + no vesting period | Generous PTO Plan starting at 3 weeks per year | 10 paid holidays | Employee Development with 51.7 (average) hours of training for each employee in 2013 | Winter Recess, our annual end-of-year break to rest and rejuvenate

We Believe in Wellness
10k square foot Wellness Center | "Lifeshift" Wellness Program offering up to 50% savings on healthcare premiums for participation | 4 Personal Trainers | 1 Massage Therapist |

We Love New Ideas
37,000 SKUs | 100s of products | 250 patents | 40 trademarks |

We Respect Our Planet
576 solar panels | 2 LEED-Certified Buildings | 1 on-site well to offset our water use | 5,000 gallon gray water system | 1.7 acres returned to native habitat |

People Really Love It Here
4% turnover rate | 12 year average tenure | 53% of our positions are filled by employee referrals

Hunter: pride in our culture, our products, our community.

Hunter: pride in our culture, our products, our community.

Hunter is an industry leader with a reputation for quality and a commitment to its employees, customers, community and sustainability. The bottom line, Hunter is a great place to work and a company people want to stay with. How do we know? Our employees tell us so. In company surveys and in online forums, employees consistently call out Hunter’s corporate culture of caring, commitment, collaboration and camaraderie.

At Hunter, you’ll join an industry leader with a solid and well-deserved reputation for quality and innovation. We’ll welcome you to our collaborative, casual workplace where you’ll experience our commitment to our employees, our customers, our community and sustainability.

What defines a Hunter employee?

We are proud, spirited, enthusiastic and supportive of one another.

We are fun and friendly. We encourage one another.

We are authentically ourselves. We are dedicated to customer satisfaction and to delivering results.

We respect who you are as an individual and offer an environment where you can be yourself.

What makes Hunter a great place to work?

At family-owned Hunter, we respect and value our employees and welcome you to a friendly and informal work environment. We enjoy a pleasant and comfortable work environment with a “family” atmosphere and feel as though we’re working alongside our friends.

Hunter offers the balanced opportunity to pursue your professional and personal goals, without sacrificing either. We are encouraged to balance our professional and personal interests

Hunter employees are proud-- of our culture, our company, our co-workers, our products, our dedication to customer satisfaction and our commitment to sustainability. You can feel proud to join our team.

It’s not all work at Hunter. The fun factor is important to us and we enjoy celebrating our successes. Big events like Employee Appreciation Day, Profit Share Day, the annual employee party and smaller departmental activities build team spirit and make Hunter a fun place to work. We enjoy having a good time together.

Wellness is an integral part of the Hunter experience. You’ll have access to our well-equipped on-site LEED certified wellness facility, “Lifeshift,” our incentivized wellness program, health and wellness coaching and a beautiful park-like campus that includes a soccer field, a volleyball court and walking trails. We celebrate healthy lifestyle choices.

Hunter employees are smart and innovative. We encourage you to take the initiative and make your ideas a reality. That is one of the reasons the company holds more than 250 patents.

We don’t have a revolving door. Our employees enjoy a lengthy tenure, an average of 13 years with a 4% attrition rate.


Hunter Industries Reviews

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    Current Employee - Senior Embedded Firmware Engineer in San Marcos, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Embedded Firmware Engineer in San Marcos, CA

    I have been working at Hunter Industries full-time (more than 8 years)


    - Flexible work hours
    - Good and clean working environment
    - Decent benefits


    As the company grows, there are inevitable bureaucracies that go with it.

    Positive Outlook
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Hunter Industries Interviews

Updated Nov 5, 2014
Updated Nov 5, 2014

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    Associate Product Reliability Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Marcos, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Marcos, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Hunter Industries in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through an employee referral. Online application was typical--resume, cover letter, etc. but also had a "personality" component to it. Received a phone interview about a week later and then went for an on site interview a week after that.

    Interview Questions
    • From the phone interview: Pretty straightforward--simple screening. Are you just applying for this job because it's a job or could you see yourself doing this kind of work? Also asked about salary.

      From the on site interview: Quite difficult. Very long and full of technical "scenario" questions. Brought in 3 products and asked how I would fix them or what tests I would run on them to prove they are reliable.
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Additional Info

Headquarters San Marcos, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1981
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Competitors Rain Bird, Toro Company

Hunter Industries is a global leader and manufacturer of irrigation, landscape lighting, and custom manufacturing products. Our product innovations have earned us the reputation and ability to do business in 125+ countries across the world. Although we’re global, we’re family owned, which makes us unique. Our casual, fun and friendly work environment is something we’ve... More

Mission: Our mission is to deliver innovative products and services of the highest quality to the industries we serve. We will achieve this mission without compromising our core... More

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