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Rain Bird Arizona Reviews

Updated February 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Great coworkers, quality products, and a well-known brand (in 20 reviews)

  • Pay is good for the area, great people to work with (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 21 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Rain Bird Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Product Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  3. Helpful (7)

    "Everybody tries hard"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rain Bird (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good quality products. Stable, well established company and industry. There are a few major competitors, and a few new comers which will not last.

    Cons

    Interesting organizational chemistry. I actually like working here from a team perspective. Good employees, professionally astute but beaten down. Initiative discouraged, though officially promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Many here for their entire professional lives. No broad experience, but very dedicated. Half a downside, I guess. Biggest issue is that no decisions are truly left to anyone below senior management.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Good company that is embracing change"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a team oriented company that pays well and has good benefits. They are working hard to listen to employees to improve employees experience so they can succeed. There are lots of opportunities to advance your career, but you have to take the initiative to pursue.

    Cons

    Things do not change rapidly, but are changing

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees who have new views of how to make things better


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    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 elimination.

    Cons

    Stifled word environment. Excessive justification for bottom up projects, minimal justification for management pet projects. Leads to lack of direction. Retroactive promotions if any at all.

    Advice to Management

    The complete HR organization is broken. Replace it.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Good Bridge job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Old Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Old Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They use the golden handcuff approach to attempt to retain highly skilled people. The product serves a purpose for the public for keeping grass green and general irrigation purposes... thats about it for the Pros

    Cons

    The biggest group of incompetent Sr. managers ever assembled in one company. They utilize archaic methods of intimidation management to negatively energize the workforce and make employees fear for their jobs. There vision goes no farther than monthly profit reviews centered around keeping the owner happy and avoiding getting on the wrong side of his typically wrong perceptions of how well or poorly the company is operating

    Advice to Management

    Owner should sell the company and allow others to clear out the incompetent sr. management staff to hopefully recover any value left of the company.


  8. Helpful (9)

    "Bad Management, not team focused"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ok pay.
    Others on the team are good team players.

    Cons

    Management does not recognize hard work. Not forward thinking. No one is thinking about keeping employees or making employees happy.

    Advice to Management

    Better focus on employees, engagement and happiness.


  9. Helpful (10)

    "Bad deal"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and great product.

    Cons

    Terrible upper Management and no regards to the employees

    Advice to Management

    Owner should retire and right before that remove some of upper management


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Dirty Bird!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Product Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Global Product Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great peers and talent in the trenches.

    Cons

    Toxic corporate culture. The corpse rots from the head.

    Advice to Management

    Keep shopping the sale...the only thing that will bring the needed change.


  11. Helpful (10)

    "Great place but company don't take care of people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn, people with great experience

    Cons

    Upper management don't take care of people they are allowing people to leave with years of experience, and give control of departments to people with absolutely no experience on the field, taking stupid decisions for product and company

    Advice to Management

    Take care of people, the mayority how have leave will probabbly continue working there if the correct decisions were made



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