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Rain Bird Reviews

Updated September 3, 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. "Sales Rep."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rain Bird full-time

    Pros

    Very good salary and compensation

    Cons

    Difficult to grow in the company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Rain Bird Response

    Jun 16, 2017 – Sr Manager Communications

    Thank you for your input, we appreciate your feedback on career growth.


  2. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rain Bird full-time

    Pros

    Excellent company best in the industry

    Cons

    Big territory to cover in the region

    Rain Bird Response

    Jun 5, 2017 – Sr Manager Communications

    Thank you for your support. Happy you are enjoying working at Rain Bird.

  3. "Rewarding place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rain Bird full-time

    Pros

    Talented and dedicated people. Strong results driven culture. Great salary and benefits. Quality products that help people use water efficiently.

    Cons

    Runs lean - can be plus or minus - everyone has a lot on their plate- prioritization is key. Need to be a self-starter to succeed here.

    Rain Bird Response

    Jun 5, 2017 – Sr Manager Communications

    Thank you for your support.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible. Never been in a more toxic environment"

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    • Senior Management
    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 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Many of the poor souls working there are stuck due to relocation to Tucson

    Cons

    Antiquated management style. Management have been around for years and know they could not get hired in a real company. So they manager through intimidation. Sexual harassment by CEO is ignored.

    Advice to Management

    Get real leaders, and remove the flunkies in place


  5. "Love this job"

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

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

    Pros

    I love this job! The work is fairly easy, the people are great, no slackers and it's 7-3:30 M-F!

    Cons

    The only con is you will NEVER be made permanent. ☹ You are in an 11 month contract. You then can't work for them for 13 months. You then have the opportunity to come back and work for them for another 11 months.

    Advice to Management

    You are in a constant training mode. As soon as you have a competent, loyal employee, the are sent in their way. You could do yourself a favor by investing in your employees.

    Rain Bird Response

    Jun 16, 2017 – Sr Manager Communications

    Thank you for being part of the Rain Bird team. Please feel free to apply for a permanent position www.rainbirdjobs.com


  6. Helpful (6)

    "They sincerely DO NOT care about their employees. Don't sabotage your career!"

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

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

    Pros

    They used to pay more than other companies... That's no longer true.

    Cons

    They pretend to care. They throw up a printed out 8.5" X 11" sheet at the top of the stairs saying "take the stairs" and think they made a change. They hired a really good HR person which quit less than a year into the job because the person was tired of banging the head against a wall as all positive change was rejected.

    Rain Bird finally started commenting on Glass door (usually the same copy and pasted response) but do nothing to actually follow their lip service with action. It really sucks working here and nothing has changed, not even a little.

    All the negative content on Glass door is true. The handful of positive content wreaks of a forced Rain Bird wing.

    They drive by fear and do not practice what they preach outwardly. If you join, you will sabotage your career as you become miserable and development really bad cultural habits. Great leaders do the opposite of what Rain Bird does.

    Advice to Management

    Follow up the lip service with real action, real change, and real reform. Fire the horrible senior leaders who clearly only focus on retail sales while neglecting their number one asset. Fire those who pretend to put their people first. Retire already - You come to meetings reading stock related documentation, ignore what people say, sleep during the meetings, and instill fear into the sheep at the top. Retire and replace the entire senior team or your company will never be great.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Update From and ex Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are still many good people there. They won't be for long though!

    Cons

    Don't be the person to be mislead by the recent positive posts. These are obvious plants from 'Bird! Use your own common sense and throw out the top 10 and the bottom 10. Everything in the middle is what you should focus on. This company is toxic not only as a work environment, but it can effect your personal life as well.

    Advice to Management

    Drain the swamp!

  8. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "Senior Tooling Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salaries are higher than average.

    Cons

    Management problems that need to be fixed.

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire managers that have experience.

    Rain Bird Response

    Jun 5, 2017 – Sr Manager Communications

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that after 10 years of working for Rain Bird you did not leave with a positive experience. Best of luck


  10. "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


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