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Rain Bird Overview

Azusa, CA
201 to 500 employees
1933
Company - Private
Industrial Manufacturing
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Rain Bird is the global leader in the irrigation industry, manufacturing systems for agriculture, golf courses, sports fields and residential and commercial landscapes. Found in over 130 countries, the company offers over 4,000 products, including computer-operated control ... Read more

Mission: Rain Bird's mission is to be the global irrigation industry leader by:

- Profitably providing defect-free, high value products and services that promote the intelligent use of water for worldwide irrigation applications.Read more

Company Updates

  • Proud of our Rain Bird Corp team for supporting the Southern AZ and Houston Food Bank by donating food and $ to help feed over over 15,000 people. Great to help so many families who need support. Thank you Rain Bird Corp for making Community Service a key value. @FoodBankTucson @HoustonFoodBank

    —30+ days ago
  • Thank you to the City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department who recently completed the Rain Bird Maxicom Water Conservation Project at four city parks. Read the story on how this was accomplished. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQu6a

    —6 days ago
    El Paso Completes Water Conservation Project at Four City Parks | El Paso Herald-Post

    Rain Bird Maxicom is a computerized central control system that was installed at John Lyons, Barron and Pico Norte Parks along with the Westside Sports Complex that provides automated, weather based-irrigation control and monitoring to detect breaks and other issues while preventing water waste.

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Rain Bird – Why Work For Us?


About Rain Bird

Overview and Company History

Rain Bird Corporation is a privately held company founded in 1933 during the agricultural boom in California. We are the leading global manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services. Since the beginning, Rain Bird has produced and offered the industry’s broadest range of irrigation products for farms, golf courses, sports arenas, commercial developments and homes in more than 130 countries around the world.

Over the past eight decades, Rain Bird has been awarded more than 450 patents worldwide, including the first in 1935 for the original horizontal action impact drive sprinkler (U.S. Patent #1,997,901), which revolutionized the food production industry and ushered in a new era in irrigation, worldwide. The original impact sprinkler was designated a historic landmark in 1990 by the American Society of Agricultural Engineers. Today, Rain Bird offers over 4,000 water-saving irrigation products and services and has offices around the world..

Rain Bird is committed to The Intelligent Use of Water™. Our commitment extends beyond products to education, training and services for the industry and the community. In 2015, Rain Bird developed the 25 Ways to Save 25% website to provide a resource to consumers on water irrigation options, http://25ways.rainbird.com.

It is our legacy to design and manufacture only those products of the highest value and quality. We are appreciative to have received numerous recognition awards from many of our valued partners.

In 2016, we received the 2016 Readers Choice Award from Facility Executive magazine in the category of “Water Management." In 2015 and 2016, the National Business Research Institute (NBRI) recognized Rain Bird Corporation with the Circle of Excellence award based upon our outstanding Employee Engagement.

Rain Bird employees work to achieve long-term, responsible partnerships with our customers, vendors, and the cities in which we live. We are proud to work at Rain Bird and believe in the honest and ethical treatment of everyone in our diverse communities.

Working at Rain Bird

Every day, people who are working at Rain Bird are innovating products that make beautiful landscapes, golf courses, sports arenas and help grow agricultural crops while saving water. Come be a part of the team that has developed over 450 patents worldwide and continues to receive numerous awards as we revolutionize the industry. Explore Rain Bird jobs and join the irrigation industry leader and become an expert in engineering, sales, marketing, and manufacturing that is inspired and passionate about the Intelligent Use of Water.

In 2015 & 2016 the National Business Research Institute (NBRI) recognized Rain Bird Corporation with its prestigious Circle of Excellence award based upon our outstanding achievement in Employee Engagement.Our employees have taken action in response to survey feedback each year, continually improving the company and making working at Rain Bird a positive place to work.

We are the global irrigation industry leader with over 80 years of experience in using the latest technology to develop innovative outdoor watering solutions. In 2015 we created the 25 Ways to Save 25% webpages to help educate consumers on more efficient irrigating options.

Innovation… Over 80 years of experience developing the latest technology for outdoor watering solutions that focus on the Intelligent Use of Water. We recently launched the DIY below ground drip irrigation tubing for homeowners and won the EIA Gold Award for our IC Integrated Control System for Golf courses.

Culture and Diversity… We provide cross-functional global growth opportunities for all employees where 30% of our positions are filled by current employees. With offices around the world it is important to us that we have a supportive, engaging culture where our people feel valued.

Community Involvement… Rain Bird employees are supportive of our local communities by participating in projects like: Habitat for Humanity, community gardens, food drives, feeding the homeless and providing support to elder care facilities.

Community Involvement

At Rain Bird, we take pride in our involvement with our global and local communities. Community involvement is an important part of our corporate values and beliefs. Our company and our employees have a long-term commitment to volunteering in a wide variety of charitable activities that benefit diverse groups of people.

Our goal is to provide all employees with the opportunity to serve their community. In this section, we will look at some of those opportunities:

Commitment to Conservation Education

Rain Bird is committed to the Intelligent Use of Water™ and is dedicated to educating the public about water conservation and its critical role in our environment.

In 2015 we developed the 25 Ways to Save 25% website to provide the public with an easy to use resource for irrigation and product tips.

Rain Bird communicates its company-wide commitment to our environment through a variety of educational programs and initiatives, including the Cal Poly Pomona University BioTrek Project, the Rain Bird Rain Forest Curriculum, The Landscape Architecture Foundation Rain Bird Intelligent Use of Water™ Scholarship, the Environmental Leaders In Golf Awards, and numerous product donations to organizations like Habitat for Humanity and the Youth Garden Grant and various event sponsorships.

Volunteer and Charitable Programs

  

Rain Bird and its employees also contribute time and efforts to other charitable programs, including The Make-a-Wish Foundation, United Way, Military Makeover, Susan B. Komen Race for a Cure, Community Food Bank , Ronald McDonald House, The Southern Arizona Humane Society, Save the Beach Clean-up days and the Adopt-a-Family program to name a few.

Water Conservation-Minded Products

All of Rain Bird's products, whether used for farms, golf courses, contractors, commercial or consumer use, are designed with two priorities in mind: Water conservation and the environment. As the global industry leader of irrigation applications and services, Rain Bird's broad range of irrigation products remain on the forefront of water-saving technology. We are proud to have won a number of awards and been given industry recognition for our innovative water conservation technologies including the 2014 European Irrigation Association (EIA) Golf Gold Award for the Rain Bird IC Integrated Control System. You can visit our 25 Ways to Save web page and learn about how our products can help you on your next job.

Rain Bird develops advanced irrigation systems that are engineered to distribute the exact amount of water necessary for the job at hand. Our goal is to make every drop count while saving water and creating a more beautiful world.

The Rain Bird team works on projects all over the world.  You have the opportunity to learn about how water impacts areas differently, as well as to meet amazing people.  By working at Rain Bird you could be a part of developing projects like these or click to view other jobs in your communities.

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    Great Compensation
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    Private company, so information sharing is minimal. This is not necessarily a con, just a different setting than most people are used to.

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Rain Bird Interviews

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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Rain Bird (San Diego, CA) in June 2016.

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    Went over highlights of all the projects I had worked on for the last 10 years or so. Interviewer's asked more detailed questions about work experience that pertained to their current project(s).

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Rain Bird Awards & Accolades

  • Circle of Excellence Award, National Business Research Institute (NBRI), 2015, 2016
  • Readers’ Choice Award, Facility Executive Magazine, 2016
  • Circle of Excellence Award, National Business Research Institute (NBRI), 2015
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