Rain Bird

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2 people found this helpful  

Would work for them again

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Former Employee - Sprinkler Guys in Azusa, CA
Former Employee - Sprinkler Guys in Azusa, CA

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

Pros

Good salary, got to live in Birmingham and had my boss's support

Cons

Offices are very aged...There is not a lot of room for advancement unless you are an engineer

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    I'm leaving when a good opportunity presents itself

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Azusa, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Azusa, CA

    I have been working at Rain Bird full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay
    Decent benefits
    Good people
    Technology upgrades for all (I just received a new top of the line Dell)

    Cons

    No career advancement opportunities unless you are willing to be a "Yes Man"
    Management fears LaFetra so they won't make waves
    The company is stuck in a 1980's mentality and management styles
    Very myopic leadership from the "Directors"
    People leave or get fired and their positions are not filled. The remaining skeleton crew is forced to take the new responsibilities but do not receive compensation. This leads to a domino effect of resignations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. They won't take any advice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 9 people found this helpful  

    Succession Planning

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Rain Bird full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They only hire the best just so they can fire the best.

    Cons

    There are many Cons but one of the biggest at Rain Bird is the succession planning. All managers and directors are required to have identified successors to take their place just in case. So what happens is they will hire or promote someone just to be their backup on paper only later to realize that they are not as good as they thought so they are then pushed out through corrective action. I can hear it now, "Sorry, you are not meeting the expectations required for Rain Bird management." I have seen this more times than I can remember. It's really sad for those individuals that relocate their families just to be pushed out one year later while the hiring manager is seen as getting things done by cycling out the poor performers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pretending everything with the company is ok and that the only problems are due to poor performing individuals. Maybe if you knew how to interview you wouldn't keep hiring poor performers. It's all a big charade to keep and protect upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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