Rain Bird
2.1 of 5 235 reviews
www.rainbird.com Azusa, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Good place for some resume polish - not sure it is a long term thing

Sales Manager (Current Employee)

ProsSmart People with different back grounds make environment interesting, competitive pay and benefits, chance to dress up resume. Some stability in that it is a private company not pressured by Wall Street's expectations. A lot of turnover provides a chance for advancement but don't count on having a concrete shot at that empty position above you - they'll keep it empty if you aren't 105% qualified - there is no "grow" into a position.

You do get exposure to formal processes that you may not have had to opportunity (good or bad) to see in a smaller company. Everyone knows Rain Bird name - so future employment may lead to better opportunities.

Conseverything is a secret, getting the process right is more important than the results of the process, sometimes the work pace seems a bit hectic and unnecessary...alot of "hurry up and get a minor detail completed at the expense of creating true value...."

Forget about being promoted into an empty position above you if you aren't able to take over that position's supervisor's job - there is no "..let's promote him and help him grow into the position.." Some positions are vacant for years - putting alot of pressure on those above and below the space in the org. chart...

..........oh yeah..they won't release an Org. Chart.......................

Advice to Senior Managementconcentrate more on value creation and less on process...I would rather have a successful product with a sloppy process than a successful process with average results. You have stretch goals for individual results but you won't promote someone and let them "stretch" professionaly...........the "hire your replacement" philosophy sounds sexy on paper but I think you loss a lot of good people because they aren't being given the chance to stretch into a new position.

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Not only in the US

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Tijuana, Baja California (Mexico)

    I have been working at Rain Bird

    Pros: In it only to pay the bills. Cons: High turn over even in Mexico, company puts to much effort in dead end projects. No respect for employees, Promotions are not fairly awarded therefore… Advice to Senior Management: To get fresh ideas, revamp your minds or get out. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    4 people found this helpful  

    If "knife in the back" career advancment is your forte' - You will enjoy working for Rain Bird.

    Area Manager (Former Employee)

    I worked at Rain Bird

    Pros: They are a good starting point within the industry. … Cons: The work ethos has died. It has become a place simply to do your 40 hours. Don't stick your neck out because it… Advice to Senior Management: Tony La Fetra's business direction is very obvious depending on what the latest book he read on management has been. So… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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