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Rain Bird Interview Questions

Updated Jul 18, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Rain Bird (Tucson, AZ).

    Interview

    Not a very involved process. I got the feeling they were more interested in my resume than in me.

    Interview Questions

    • One of my future peers asked me if I was really ready to step into such a negative culture.   3 Answers

    Negotiation

    Generous offer, not much negotiation.


  2.  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Rain Bird in December 2013.

    Interview

    Quick response after I emailed my resume to HR. Phone interview felt like more a technical knowledge quizzing than going over my successes in sales and business development. I had the field expertise from chemical/petrochem/refining work but I think he really wanted someone from the Ag engrg end. Being an avid golfer who has played overseas and resides in an arid climate was not an advantage.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you work in a regimented and very procedural work environment.   2 Answers
  3.  

    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Rain Bird.

    Interview

    Two phone interviews, fly to Azusa, CA, interviewed with hiring manager, two other management people and president of company, through interview process, professional

    Interview Questions

    • You have no irrigation experience, do you expect that to be a short fall or how do you over come.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate on salary and incentive was very competitive.


  4.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tucson, AZ
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Rain Bird (Tucson, AZ) in June 2013.

    Interview

    No situation, Action, results questions asked on the solution selling method or how one resolved a complex sale. Seemed that the hiring decision was based on if they liked you and not what your abilities were. No salary requirements given, except that there is a cap on what you can make.

    Interview Questions

    • none, that is what was so surprising   1 Answer

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    District Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chula Vista, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Rain Bird (Chula Vista, CA) in May 2013.

    Interview

    Two phone interviews with direct manager and her manager. There were two rounds of phone interviews with same people with additional person performing a follow up call. This was followed by two visits to the plant for face to face interviews with two or three additional people further up the chain.

    Interview Questions

    • It was a basic sales interview. What have you done in the past to increase distributor sales? Describe a time you had to fire a distributor? It's really many questions as to "Describe a time...."   1 Answer

  6. Helpful (1)  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Rain Bird.

    Interview

    Two weeks after I applied on line received an email from internal recruiter, received a call from hiring manager within 2 days, traveled for interview within a week had offer the next week.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the most creative action you've ever taken to accomplish your job, why and what were the results.?   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    Was able to negotiate salary but not vacation.


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    Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at Rain Bird (Tucson, AZ) in October 2012.

    Interview

    On site interview

    Interview Questions

    • Very simple to the point questions related to the job positions. No technical questions. Talked about my experiences in assembly product flow, SolidWorks etc.   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    Not negotiated

  8.  

    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tucson, AZ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Rain Bird (Tucson, AZ) in May 2012.

    Interview

    Just Bizzare - Stood Up at the Interview

    I submitted a resume to Rain Bird back in 2007. Apparently it was still on file. This May (2012) I recieved a call from an internal recruiter at Rain Bird. He found my old resume and passed it on to the director of the business unit. She wanted to interview me. He was calling to see if I had interest, sent me the job description etc. etc. All normal stuff.

    Over the course of a couple of phone calls we set up a time for a phone interview. The time comes and passes. I have now contacted the company via email and phone...yes, the people do work there. No answer. The lack of professionalism is amazing. It sure fits with everything people have written. Wow.

    Interview Questions

    • When I asked the HR manager the name of the market manager I would be interviewing with.   3 Answers

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    Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tucson, AZ
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Rain Bird (Tucson, AZ) in February 2012.

    Interview

    I was prepped to discuss working people out of the org and sure enough we spent a fair amount of time on that topic. Bizarre to be honest. Most other orgs are much more focused on how one grows the business.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your experience dealing with underperforming employees   Answer Question

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    Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tucson, AZ
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Rain Bird (Tucson, AZ) in December 2011.

    Interview

    The interview process was a little unusual. Because the company is private nearly all of the information you might typically ask about various divisions, number of employees, etc. were either not answered or could not be answered by even senior management. Perhaps one of the most unusual things I learned was that at least 30% of their staff was "on notice" AT ALLL TIMES. They feel that this type of management is most effective. Furthermore, because of the secrecy, they embrace channel conflict and appear to do nothing to enpower synergies.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you feel if you were 100% of plan and put on notice?   4 Answers

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StarStarStarStarStar   Former Product Manager in Tucson, AZ

Pros: “Lots of broad experience based on minimal staffing. Opportunity to grow for top performers, only. Not having to worry about job security, because you are always being evaluated for...”“Lots of broad experience based on minimal staffing. Opportunity to grow for top performers, only. Not having to worry about job security, because you are always being evaluated for elimination.” – Full Review

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