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Rain Bird Reviews

Updated April 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Great coworkers, quality products, and a well-known brand (in 21 reviews)

  • You work with talented people until they are gone (in 16 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 (1)

    "If you dont mind hands on and hard work this is a good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Extrusion Operator in Steele, AL
    Current Employee - Extrusion Operator in Steele, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent. Good insurance and management is pretty good.

    Cons

    Employee turn over is terrible. They hire temps and its hard to keep people trained with new temp employee's every other week.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the temps or agency employee's more. No one is going to work 12 hr shifts for less than $10 per hr.

    Rain Bird Response

    Jun 16, 2017 – Sr Manager Communications

    Thank you for your input.


  2. "f"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rain Bird full-time

    Pros

    Very nice environment to work in

    Cons

    Things do not get done easily

  3. 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


  4. "work hours"

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    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Manager in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Manager in El Paso, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay but not enough

    Cons

    Doing work for other people


  5. "Support Enginer/Technician"

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    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.


  6. 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Went well for me"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good training programs and highly skilled people.

    Cons

    Organization too lean. Employees need to do beyond their function.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "learned a lot good enviroment."

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    Current Employee - Skilled Machine Operator in Azusa, CA
    Current Employee - Skilled Machine Operator in Azusa, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    they are lenient with calling off or requesting days off

    Cons

    only work 37 hrs, doesn't offer over time. they don't hire thru comapny.

    Advice to Management

    they should start hiring thru company, and off over time.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Just not worth it unless you need the job"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Above average pay
    Good people to work with
    Product is of a good quality
    Name is well known in industry
    Sorry, not much else

    Cons

    So many accurate reviews already written and they are true. Amazon must have copied the Rainbird method. They just aren't upfront with what it will be like working there. Ask basic questions such as: "What is turnover?" They will say "high but most people can't take working for such a high performance company" The Alpha in you will say, "But I can". It's not a high performance organization in terms of product development like an Amazon or Google. It's a old line irrigation company and you won't understand the rules until it is too late. Just take heed of what has been written thus far

    Advice to Management

    It wouldn't matter what is written. They won't listen and upper management has figured out the owner's pain points


  10. Helpful (5)

    "update"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    good pay good benefits in general

    Cons

    always worried about position stabiliyt


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