Rain Bird

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4 people found this helpful  

Flat corporate structure, engineering-driven, competitive

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Tucson, AZ
Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Tucson, AZ

I have been working at Rain Bird full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Good benefits and compensation.

Flexible work hours and personal time.

Opportunity to design commercial products from concept to customer.

Many very good engineers on the team.

Have read several complaints about succession planning causing problems. I've never experienced ANY pressure to release a team member because they didn't pan out as a manager. Corporate guidelines SPECIFICALLY provide recognition and advancement separate from "management" so I'd strongly resist any pressure if it came. Technical, non-mangement positions up to principal scientist are available (and really exist in the building).

Strong emphasis on quality. Willingness to sacrifice budget for schedule.

Opportunity to visit customers, understand needs and wants, design products to fit.

Cons

Employees are "ranked" against other group members which increases competition.

Communication between business areas can be difficult. Concerted effort is needed to break "silos".

Production distributed across several facilities in multiple countries can increase effort during release of new products.

Vacation benefit based on *Rain Bird service*, rather than previous job benefits. If you presently get 5 weeks of vacation, RB does not match when you join.

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Positive Outlook
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Challenging but fun!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 5 years)

    Pros

    High caliber employees (best I've ever worked with)
    Good compensation (salary and bonus)
    Good benefits (health, dental, 401K, ect)
    I like working for Rain Bird because I'm always challenged to find a better way to do my job. I'm never bored and have the support of my management. If you have a good idea the management team will listen and you have the opportunity to effect real change within your sphere of influence. The structure of the organization allows potential for promotions in other business units if there is no immediate position available in your business unit.

    Cons

    The environment is not for everyone. If you are not an intrinsically motivated individual you could find the results based environment challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to employees. Many good ideas come up from the people in the "trenches".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Lots of opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Manager in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    lots of challenges and opportunities to grow

    Cons

    heavy workload; unhappy former employees cast a shadow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    address glass door

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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