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"Good place for some resume polish - not sure it is a long term thing"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Manager
Current Employee - Sales Manager
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Smart People with different back grounds make environment interesting, competitive pay and benefits, chance to dress up resume. Some stability in that it is a private company not pressured by Wall Street's expectations. A lot of turnover provides a chance for advancement but don't count on having a concrete shot at that empty position above you - they'll keep it empty if you aren't 105% qualified - there is no "grow" into a position.

You do get exposure to formal processes that you may not have had to opportunity (good or bad) to see in a smaller company. Everyone knows Rain Bird name - so future employment may lead to better opportunities.

Cons

everything is a secret, getting the process right is more important than the results of the process, sometimes the work pace seems a bit hectic and unnecessary...alot of "hurry up and get a minor detail completed at the expense of creating true value...."

Forget about being promoted into an empty position above you if you aren't able to take over that position's supervisor's job - there is no "..let's promote him and help him grow into the position.." Some positions are vacant for years - putting alot of pressure on those above and below the space in the org. chart...

..........oh yeah..they won't release an Org. Chart.......................

Advice to Management

concentrate more on value creation and less on process...I would rather have a successful product with a sloppy process than a successful process with average results. You have stretch goals for individual results but you won't promote someone and let them "stretch" professionaly...........the "hire your replacement" philosophy sounds sexy on paper but I think you loss a lot of good people because they aren't being given the chance to stretch into a new position.

Other Employee Reviews for Rain Bird

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not only in the US"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tijuana, Baja California (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tijuana, Baja California (Mexico)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    In it only to pay the bills.

    Cons

    High turn over even in Mexico, company puts to much effort in dead end projects.
    No respect for employees, Promotions are not fairly awarded therefore employee morale is very low.
    No leadership in part of management, at least not in my area. The most incompetent and out of touch with reality person that i have ever known. It only pays if you have connections.

    Advice to Management

    To get fresh ideas, revamp your minds or get out.


  2. "Could do better"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager
    Current Employee - Area Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Steady regular pay check. Job satisfaction depends a lot on who you report too. If your direct supervisor is a good manager Rain Bird can be a rewarding place to work. If looking to work for Rain Bird it is better to be stationed somewhere other than Tucson.

    Cons

    Very inflexible. Rain Bird has very little loyalty to staff. Everybody is considered replaceable at any time. The job satisfaction is dependant on your direct supervisor. If you are reporting to a less than ideal manager there is very little you can do to take issues on step up the ladder.
    Staff turnover makes many simple questions difficult to find answers to.

    Advice to Management

    Internal moral is at an all time low. Many staff are marking time waiting for the next job to come along.

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