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Unbelievably HORRIBLE Place - but you really should believe the insights on glassdoor.com before you opt to work here!

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

I worked at Rain Bird

Pros

Tucson is a great place to live, but unfortunately not many alternative, reasonably well-paying jobs (Once you get here and fall in love with the community, it's tough to stay due to lack of professional opportunities...)

Competent, albeit generally scared co-workers who see that everyone is in the same dire straits at the prison-like Rain Bird facility, and thus always looking for a job "on the outside"

Air conditioned building (important in 100+ degree heat!) and free, but uncovered parking.

Cons

Incredibly twisted, demented and unhealthy culture - Senior Management is not only disinterested in having a decent quality of life for themselves and their own families, but they feel compelled to make their employees equally (or more) miserable - such a sad, sad environment...

Although the >40% annual turnover is tough to believe, it aligns well with corporate philosophy of squeezing as much as possible out of new employees and then simply kicking them to the curb once they're broken down and defeated, and often after they have left behind fairly decent situations in other parts of the country.

Rampant paranoia is evident from the very top and throughout SBU leadership - I've never seen a place that not only hates its channel partners (i.e., distributors) but has obvious disgust for its employees, the very people who are simply trying to help the company succeed, or at least survive.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Regrettably there is nothing that can be said that would break through - the paranoid, power freaks in control are just not able to listen to reason. Only the inevitable implosion of the company and subsequent sale of assets by a bankruptcy court will enable the brand to last much more than 10 more years...

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    This may be the worst place to work anywhere.

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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

    Pros

    They pay well, Tucson is a very nice place to live especially if you have a family. Nothing else is good about this company.

    Cons

    This company works harder at figuring reasons to not get things done. There are more meetings about having meeting than any place I have ever been. There is a written policy to act quickly - "The 24 hour rule!" What a joke! Try to do something here on your own and see how fast you get fired. The culture is horrible, the equipment is 20 years old, the computer monitors are 17" CRTs! Senior management is too old and out of touch with the rest of the business world. Anyone who has been at the company for more than a few years is a complete Yes Man Drone. Stay away if you can at all costs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company and let real leadership do the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Overwhelming

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Rain Bird

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Lack of information necessary to make good decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more information, empower employees

    Disapproves of CEO
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