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Hunter Industries Overview

San Marcos, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1981
Company - Private
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
We are a global leader in the irrigation, outdoor lighting, dispensing technology, and custom manufacturing industries. Driving our continued success is the combined energy and talents of the nearly 3,000 people on our team. Together, we create a diverse array of products that ... Read more

Mission: To deliver valued products and services, grow the company conscientiously, and remain true to the culture that makes our employees proud to work at Hunter.

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Hunter Industries – Why Work With Us?


Hunter Industries is a global leader and manufacturer of irrigation, landscape lighting, dispensing technology, and custom manufacturing products. Our product innovations have earned us the reputation and ability to do business in 125 countries across the world.

Although we're global, we're family owned, which makes us unique. Our casual, fun and friendly work environment is something we've preserved over the years, even as we've grown to more than two thousand employees.

At family-owned Hunter Industries, we respect and value our employees and we will welcome you to a friendly and casual work environment. We enjoy our comfortable workplace with a family atmosphere where it feels as though we're working alongside friends. 

Hunter offers the balanced opportunity to pursue professional and personal goals without sacrificing either. Employees are encouraged to balance their professional and person interests. 

Our employees are proud of our culture, our company, our products. We live our mission, vision, and values. You can feel proud to be part of our team.

It's not all work at Hunter. The fun factor is important to us and we enjoy celebration our success. Big events like Employee Appreciation Day, the Summer Picnic, our Holiday Parties, and small departmental activities build team spirit and make Hunter a fun place to work. We enjoy having a good time together.

Hunter employees are smart and innovative. We encourage employees to take the initiative and make their ideas a reality. This is one of the reasons we hold more than 250 patents.

We don't have a revolving door and our employees enjoy a lengthy tenure - an average of 12 years! Our employees receive competitive compensation, extremely attractive benefits, and a generous share of the profits.

 

Hunter Industries was founded by irrigation industry pioneer and entrepreneur Edwin "Ed" Hunter with the help of his sons Paul and Richard, and daughter Ann. In 1983, the small Hunter team introduced the PGP gear-driven rotor to the world of irrigation. The proprietary product started what is now referred to as "The Rotor Revolution" in the landscape irrigation industry. Its success as an efficient, reliable product quickly put Hunter on the map as a well-respected irrigation equipment manufacturer. In 1985, with demand growing for the PGP, Hunter opened international distribution channels in Australia and Europe.

By 1994 the Hunter catalog grew to include short and long-distance rotors, sprays, valves, and controllers. With the company stable and the future bright, Ed retired in 1994. The next leader of Hunter Industries would be Ed's son Richard, an accomplished engineer and entrepreneur. Throughout the 1990's and into the new millennium, Hunter has grown to become a market leader in residential, commercial, and golf course irrigation system components.

Now under the leadership of Greg Hunter, Richard's son, the product line now includes products ranging from rotors that throw between 10 and 160 feet, the water-saving MP Rotator, climate-based irrigation controllers, valves built to withstand 220 PSI, fully modular I-Core controllers, highly popular X-Core residential controllers, the subsurface irrigating Eco-Mat, Professional Landscape Dripline with built-in check-valves, and several robust central control options.

Beyond irrigation, Hunter has also recently increased our investment in Hunter Golf, our line of golf course irrigation products, acquired the innovation driven FX Luminaire brand of outdoor lighting, and formed Hunter Custom Molding, which offers our extremely efficient manufacturing services to industries beyond irrigation. While we couldn't be more proud of the products we've introduced over the years, we're most proud of what the Hunter name has come to signify. Throughout all of our interests, Hunter has grown to mean more. More support, more technical resources, more product training, market-stabilizing prices, and generous warranties. Because we understand our customers don't just need a manufacturer. They needed a partner.

Today, with four brands under our corporate banner, sales on every inhabited continent, and over 100 unique product lines, the Hunter promise of partnership still stands as strong as ever. And it's exactly how we'll continue to do business moving forward.

At Hunter, you will join an industry leader with a solid and well-deserved reputation for quality and innovation. We will welcome you to our collaborative and casual workplace where you'll experience our commitment to our employees, our customers, and our community.

Hunter Industries is a global leader and manufacturer of irrigation, landscape lighting, dispensing technology, and custom manufacturing products. Our product innovations have earned us the reputation and ability to do business in 125 countries across the world.

Although we're global, we're family owned, which makes us unique. Our casual, fun and friendly work environment is something we've preserved over the years, even as we've grown to more than two thousand employees.

Pride in our culture, our products, our community.

Hunter Industries Reviews

  • "Loved working for them regret had to quite since had to move out of state"

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    Former Employee - Financial Systems Analyst in San Marcos, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Systems Analyst in San Marcos, CA

    I worked at Hunter Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great ppl to work for

    Cons

    None cons as such, loved everything

    Advice to Management

    Need to engage more with everyone

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Hunter Industries Interviews

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    International Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Hunter Industries (San Diego, CA) in November 2019.

    Interview

    I interviewed by phone with an internal recruiter. I then came in and had an hour interview with the hiring manager. I advanced to the next round where I met with two people individually and a panel of three. For both in-person interviews, a member of their HR team was there to answer questions.

    Interview Questions

    • I liked that the interviews were more a conversation about their business and my experience rather than "trick" questions. I did get a thought provoking question about how previous direct reports differed from each other and what frustrated me about each.   1 Answer
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Hunter Industries Awards & Accolades

  • Candidate Experience Award, The Talent Board, 2017

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