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5 people found this helpful  

Stodgy, stuck in the 80's culture

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Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager  in  Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Dallas, TX

I have been working at Rain Bird full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Very smart, talented people work below the directors. You establish some very good professional friendships. Salary is good but bonuses or raises non-existent.

Cons

People are not valued. They develop state of the art products but with antiquated equipment & IT support. Manager must do everything; for such a large company there is extremely limited HR, recruiting, administrative help. Company is not nimble enough to compete in the new business climate.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Change the culture.
Value your people; don't just think you value you them because you say you do, prove it in your actions!
You expect managers to be admin; give them the support & resources they need to manage and grow the business.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Hard to be happy here.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Rain Bird full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    All of your co-workers are completely competent and skilled.
    Solid brand (except for the work environment), high quality products.
    Financially very secure and able to invest.

    Cons

    Being paranoid of what could go wrong and a devil's advocate for reasons not to progress are considered badges of honor.
    Everyone in the company is looking for a better opportunity, but Rain Bird pays well and similar jobs in Tucson, AZ are hard to find.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It doesn't matter. The advice will be ignored, anyway. Even managers at the highest level shut down their desires to change this company for the better, or they will be shown the door.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, if you have the right personality

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

    I worked at Rain Bird full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Rain Bird pays well. They also have good benefits. They emphasize continuous improvement, although provide little training. Advancement is possible.

    Cons

    Rain Bird likes to hire career driven people who thrive in competition. This creates an atmosphere of extreme competition. Everyone tries to manage those around them. No one actually does much work. Every day at work felt like being a contestant on “Survivor.” If you thrive in a cut-throat, competitive environment and you are good at what you do, you will like Rain Bird.
    A lot of jobs are being sent to Mexico (Engineering, Human Resources, Accounting …)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of “transitioning out” people in the bottom 20% performance level, give them realistic training goals and provide them with resources. to achieve their goals.

    Approves of CEO
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