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Rain Bird Arizona Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Great coworkers, quality products, and a well-known brand (in 22 reviews)

  • San Diego office - great people to work with - good environment (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Negativity from some staff members, lack of communication from senior management down the line and some uninspiring work spaces are cons (in 32 reviews)

  • Upper management really, really sucks and puts you in a figurative sleeper hold (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (13)

    "Disappointment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rain Bird full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The caliber of talent and skill of the employees here is matched by none. Rain Bird truly hires the best. Locations of facilities are beautiful.

    Cons

    Believe it all. The culture is a train wreck. The senior leaders seek no dis-confirming perspective and are therefore, stuck in a naive incestuous echo chamber. They truly believe they know the industry better than any other, that they know business process and quality production better than any other, and refuse to pay any real or honest respect to outside counsel. There is no reward for trying to improve in any respect. Put in the long hours due to the lack of resources and you'll only be reprimanded when the impossible is not achieved. The story is an overwhelming blame game here. The leaders emulate it. They teach it. They live it. Certainly had hoped that after all these years they could have improved, sadly I am disappointed. Stay clear of this train wreck. The only ones who stay here grew up in the company or are stuck and cannot figure out how to leave. They just don't know any better, but working down the street at a taco stand would be an improvement in every respect but the pay.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. There is really no point. All the advice internally has been ignored. Why waste the internet space on advice to improve. You'll never listen anyways. This place is the most hopeless work environment I have ever encountered in 30+ years


  2. Helpful (6)

    "It's an unhappy place that can pay well."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Group Marketing Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Group Marketing Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rain Bird full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, quality products, and a well-known brand. However, it's a sad thing to watch highly qualified people with strong records of accomplishment come in and be unsuccessful for reasons they are never sure of.

    Cons

    The high turnover rate is by design and championed by the top leadership because it is a requirement. Expect to have little ability to influence key decisions.

    Advice to Management

    None.

  3. Helpful (12)

    "What a waste. Plan to sell your sole for money."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rain Bird full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Money is the only reason to work here.

    Cons

    There is an article on Glassdoor called "7 Companies You Should Never Work For". Look it up before you accept a job here, because all 7 are present at Rain Bird.

    A few more things to contemplate before accepting a position at the Bird.

    Realize that you will never achieve more than 40% of your bonus. Many manager use "moving target" bonuses as a year cost savings measure.

    Ask yourself if you are willing to trade money to regress in your career by 5-10 years. No matter how much you believe it will not happen to you, it will at the Bird. Ask the hiring manager where he/she came from and how many direct reports they had there. Then ask yourself why would someone that had 3-4 times as many direct reports take the job they currently have much less Hint: they were fooled into believing they could make a change.

    When someone tells you that you will have to wear multiple hats, assume that these hats include ordering lunch, search supply cabinets for the last unused highlighter, finding out that is it your responsibility to keep the copiers in toner and the toilets clean.

    Advice to Management

    Hope for a hostile takeover. There is no other way to change this company.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Project manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vail, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vail, AZ

    I worked at Rain Bird full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good for the time that I was there

    Cons

    not a full time gig


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company but not for everyone!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rain Bird full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very talented co-workers, great pay, challenging roles and good career growth opportunities make this a good company to work for. People who are suited for this company, tend to stay for many many years. Those that cannot cope are usually gone within a year or two. If you like challenges and willing to work hard, this is the place to be.

    Cons

    Negativity from some staff members, lack of communication from senior management down the line and some uninspiring work spaces are cons

    Advice to Management

    Remove the negative people, motivate the performers by talking to them more openly and sell your decisions and this company will go to greater heights


  6. "Support Enginer/Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GSP ENGINEER/RBTS TECHNICIAN in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - GSP ENGINEER/RBTS TECHNICIAN in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rain Bird full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    One can become diversified with skills, some freedom to explore professional interests.

    Cons

    Tough culture, much required from an individual to remain, even more to excel.

    Advice to Management

    Hire from within.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rain Bird (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company offers competitive pay which attracts talented people to work for it. The irrigation market itself is fun.

    Cons

    The turn over rate is quite high. The company set very high annual goals for product managers and sales managers. So the pressure is always high. It takes time to fill a position. However the company does not focus on keeping good employees. The company follows the market closely. When the market goes down, the company will not be hesitated to lay good people off immediately. When the market improves in 3 months, it is willing to pay extra and big relocation cost to hire new ones. A few good directors tried to change the company culture during the past 10 years. However they failed and left the company.

    Advice to Management

    This is a private family owned company. You are not able to change the company culture.

  8. Helpful (10)

    "Worst company to work for in any industry. President and direct reports lack vision and integrate. Terrible culture."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rain Bird full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation is fair if you can last. Good people lower in the ranks of the company doing their best to add value.

    Cons

    Poor management approach for making decisions. Quick to push the blame for poor decisions to the lower ranks. Senior executives do not value their employees. High turn over.

    Advice to Management

    Replace president.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Rain Bird Review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Administrator in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Program Administrator in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rain Bird full-time

    Pros

    Good supervisor. Decent parking. Healthcare insurance. Nice office chair. Decent desk space.

    Cons

    No investment in personnel to reach excellence - use large temporary work force, not enough staff so employees stretched too thin to achieve excellence in quality, service and product development. No concern for the high turnover. No investment in technology to link all operating systems Obsession with nickels and dimes. Excessive time spent by management writing financial reports and narratives, instead of driving business through innovation and staff development.

    Advice to Management

    Value the staff - provide better 401K matching, provide better raises for work well done, value administrative positions, provide solid raises any time an employee absorbs another position's work.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Product Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Rain Bird full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay but throw out your MBA. I loved the people but not the management.

    Cons

    The Directors are the least qualified of all the employees. The owner is old school and weird.

    Advice to Management

    The upper management doesn't need any advice as they know it all.


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