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6 people found this helpful  

Do NOT even consider working here !

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Current Employee - Purchasing  in  Tucson, AZ
Current Employee - Purchasing in Tucson, AZ

I have been working at Rain Bird

Pros

Tucson, az area employer, tucson is a nice place to live and raise a family.

Salary above average

Working for Rain Bird turns this nice city into a CAUSTIC situation.

Cons

NO respect for the individual
Obusive personnel practices
Hiring practices and promises very unehtical
Overall working environment creates a leve of distrust at all levels.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Change before it is too late

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Rain Bird

  1.  

    Wish i would have seen this site before joining...

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    Former Employee - Associate Product Manager  in  Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Associate Product Manager in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Rain Bird

    Pros

    It is a great product and your fellow employees are usually of a very good caliber. It makes you feel good to work wiht quality people that "get it"

    Cons

    At this point you've probably read all the posts on here that are negative. I'll share that I was actually an employees much longer ago that indicated on here, but was compelled to post after stumbling on the site. Even after nearly 10 years of being going I find may of the negative comments resonating with my whatI experienced. Lack of trust.. It is truly McGregor's "theory X" management style at work, from an academic standpoint it is very interesting to see - at least I had never see it in this pure of form before!

    As marketing, you have a GREAT product to work with. However, don't expect to get creative with it, and don't expect to take their great market recognition and presence and run with it.

    They are entrenched in what they have always done, and unfortunately that continues today. While the insults i've seen thrown at the very top management may be inapprpriate, they not completely un-credible. RB is a comapny that has been very successful, but it is now time to go from a family-run styles of business and get a professional mangement team in place.

    The comapany, product and people have an incredible amount of potential. it's time to unleash that potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Guys, for 10 years or more it has been time for Tony to step aside, and do it without shame. Take pride in what has been accomplished - the company has been incredibly successful, but it can be so much more so with the right team in place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Unbelievably HORRIBLE Place - but you really should believe the insights on glassdoor.com before you opt to work here!

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

    I worked at Rain Bird

    Pros

    Tucson is a great place to live, but unfortunately not many alternative, reasonably well-paying jobs (Once you get here and fall in love with the community, it's tough to stay due to lack of professional opportunities...)

    Competent, albeit generally scared co-workers who see that everyone is in the same dire straits at the prison-like Rain Bird facility, and thus always looking for a job "on the outside"

    Air conditioned building (important in 100+ degree heat!) and free, but uncovered parking.

    Cons

    Incredibly twisted, demented and unhealthy culture - Senior Management is not only disinterested in having a decent quality of life for themselves and their own families, but they feel compelled to make their employees equally (or more) miserable - such a sad, sad environment...

    Although the >40% annual turnover is tough to believe, it aligns well with corporate philosophy of squeezing as much as possible out of new employees and then simply kicking them to the curb once they're broken down and defeated, and often after they have left behind fairly decent situations in other parts of the country.

    Rampant paranoia is evident from the very top and throughout SBU leadership - I've never seen a place that not only hates its channel partners (i.e., distributors) but has obvious disgust for its employees, the very people who are simply trying to help the company succeed, or at least survive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regrettably there is nothing that can be said that would break through - the paranoid, power freaks in control are just not able to listen to reason. Only the inevitable implosion of the company and subsequent sale of assets by a bankruptcy court will enable the brand to last much more than 10 more years...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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