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Rain For Rent Reviews

Updated August 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Rock steady work environment & good benefits (in 9 reviews)

  • Good pay great room for advancement and no micromanaging (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • They expect you to work 24/7, no recognition for your work of effort (in 2 reviews)

  • Unethical leadership at the branch level (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Installer"

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    Former Employee - Installer in Greeley, CO
    Former Employee - Installer in Greeley, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay great room for advancement and no micromanaging. The benifits are about the same as the military

    Cons

    Little to know experienced people in the field trying to do stuff for the first time. Sometimes we would go away for a couple of weeks at a time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a better eye on field personnel when they are actually in the field. Surprise and show up when they are working to keep everyone in check


  2. "High level issues"

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager
    Former Employee - Branch Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good for growth if you are young and want experience to get a better job elsewhere

    Cons

    Old management is completely dysfunctional. Many old hats who have been there for over 20+ years are incompetent and will not allow for any growth in the company. They look down on anyone who is young, organized, professional, and ambitious.

    Its really unfortunate but the company is losing many good people because of this - lots of turnover, no leadership, horrendous fleet assets, sales mngt team that does nothing but stare at numbers, give everything away, and get bonuses for doing it

    I would not recommend this company for anyone looking for a career

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of your old guard who produce nothing and begin grooming your talent inside the organization

    Or sell and be done with it - too bad you cant sell cause who wants a pile of rust with a huge overhead burden...

  3. "Kiss up to management and you will do fine."

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent pay. Co-Workers were great.

    Cons

    Sales management on the corporate level is a joke. You can be a complete screw up and still have a job as long as you kiss up to management. Too many meetings and wasted time on unnecessary reports. A lot of internal fighting/finger pointing between sales and operations. The CRM upgrade was the nail in the coffin.

    Advice to Management

    You will continue to lose a lot of good people due to new corporate policies. Focus more on the family aspect of the company and stop with the corporate micromanagement. Very sad seeing what the company has turned in to the past few years.


  4. "Industrial sales representative"

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    Current Employee - Industrial Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Industrial Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rain For Rent full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    as a sales representative with Rain for Rent, you make your own schedule. They have competitive pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    Every employee is on call 24/7. The workload for industrial sales representatives is quite extensive. Expect to work at home most days when coming home if you want to be successful.

    Advice to Management

    The corporate office needs to listen to the advice from the individual branches as they are the part of the company making money. The corporate office tends to forget that they are employed to support the branches.


  5. "Micromanagment"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Manager
    Former Employee - Administrative Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    quarterly and annual goal bonuses

    Cons

    corporate and local management gives no room independent work or thought. very structured work place. High turnover.

    Advice to Management

    There's structure and goal setting, but allow staff to figure out how best to complete the task.


  6. "Outside Sales"

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    Rain for Rent has a great training program that teaches you all you need to know about pumps. There is always someone around to answer questions and help if needed. The company has lots of great resources to share and wants you to be successful

    Cons

    Micromanaged all of the time. It is part of your Job to log every single second of your day.

    Advice to Management

    Give your sales reps the room they need to grow


  7. "Installer"

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    Former Employee - Installer/Dispatch in Fort Lupton, CO
    Former Employee - Installer/Dispatch in Fort Lupton, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay. Over-time when business was in its peak. Great benefit package. Decent bonus.

    Cons

    Little advancement opportunities within branch.

    Advice to Management

    Value employees and make an attempt to acknowledge their hard work and know them by their names.

  8. "Ag sales"

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    Current Employee - Central California Sales Representative in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Central California Sales Representative in Fresno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employees are good people. Their hands are tied because the upper management

    Cons

    The management is killing a great company. It used to be No 1 in the industry and now it's dead last. It is sad to watch

    Advice to Management

    It's probably to late. The competition has lapped them. The AG side is not good. The people in charge need to go


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great company, industry leader but there is always room for improvement."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rain For Rent full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very interesting work place, no two days are the same. Company does a myriad of different applications from water transfers, sewer bypasses, power plant work, liquid storage, dust control it just goes on and on. I also like that even though the company is so big it still has a small business feel at the branch level. The Lake family is also very kind and are great to have as bosses. Company has great benefits, pay is good and you are recognized when you do well.

    Cons

    Company needs to continue to invest in rental fleet because sometimes demand is higher than supply. It is a real bummer when you cannot help a do a job specially when they want us to do it due to not having the proper equipment on hand. Grow the rental fleet more, specially pumps.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in the rental fleet, specially in pumps, pipes and hoses. That is the bread and butter and our quality is what differentiates us from the rest. Hire quality personnel and you will not need to micromanage. Trust in your sales and management and provide development and training opportunities.


  10. "Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Billings, MT
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Billings, MT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits Package
    Income potential above average

    Cons

    Extremely limited opportunities for upward advancement.
    Lack of knowledge at direct report level. Tend to hire managers from outside the company and industry.
    Leads to lack of understanding of market and building business plan and budgets.

    Advice to Management

    Look internally for continuity of approach and expertise.
    Ask for input from all effected parties when building budgets and business plans.


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