Rain Bird

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2 people found this helpful  

Good place to work. Nice benefits, nice people.

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

I worked at Rain Bird

Pros

My experience is different then many posted here. I thought the company had many nice perks and a number of training options. As long as you worked hard you seemed to get ahead.

Cons

The company is fairly large. Some people may not be able to handle the levels of management and the number of approvals that were required to complete projects.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to communicate to your managers. They are the keys to getting the work done each year.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    odd culture

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager

    I have been working at Rain Bird

    Pros

    you become involved in the irrigation industry. the product is rewarding and improves the lifestyle of people by improving the use of water. People are typically friendly and willing to help

    Cons

    forced ranking system is a morale reducer. the fear of being ranked low in compared to your peers is always present. The culture that is preached is almost cult like in nature and this creates a stagnation in innovation and slow product development improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think out of the box more often and take more risks

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Steer clear of Rain Bird if you are searching for career growth opportunities!

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    Former Employee - Engineering Group Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Group Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Rain Bird

    Pros

    Co-workers in general are great people ---- lots of teamwork among the engineers.

    Cons

    All the reasons posted in other reviews are relevant here! "Accountability Without Authority" should be the company slogan. Employee empowerment is non-existent. The bonus structure is intentionally rigged to guarantee that an employee cannot meet their goals that would trigger actually receiving a bonus. Most of the manufacturing is done in Mexico, and engineers are expected to spend lots of time down at the plants there making sure that production is actually taking place. There is no such thing as a "Production Engineer" at Rain Bird ---- it is expected that a design engineer will manage the production team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Feedback is futile ---- Senior Management is not interested in feedback. They are only interested in making sure they are not targeted for execution by Tony LaFetra.

    Doesn't Recommend
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