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Rain For Rent Reviews

Updated January 20, 2017
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Mark Lasswell
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Pros
  • Rock steady work environment & good benefits (in 8 reviews)

  • good pay for easy work when your out of town (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Management has no respect for there employees (in 2 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 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.


  2. "Sales Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Management"

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

    Pros

    Good Business model, and good equipment

    Cons

    Lack of Trust from Ownership

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Bad leadership at all levels of management!!!"

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

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

    Pros

    Good team environment among field hands! Awesome benefits especially the health insurance and 3 weeks paid off every year.

    Cons

    No leadership from management! No one in management has in-field experience. They have no idea of what is happening on a daily basis or what it will take to get it done. Constantly overworked with little regard on what it does to employees personal life high turnover due to managment constant failures no help comes from the office in any way constantly expected to due your job without proper tools, safety equipment or enough people

    Advice to Management

    Put the right people in leadership roles managers only care about themselves not what's best for the company


  6. "Short title"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have a nice building

    Cons

    They have a small yard


  7. "Interesting industry, sub-par company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rain For Rent full-time

    Pros

    Great niche market, good breadth and depth of product and service offering

    Cons

    Specifically regarding the Joliet, IL branch location >> Fragmented and broken structure and plan for order processing. Employees that are not very well aligned and engaged with the company goals or best practices on teamwork. Very bad morale

    Advice to Management

    Fix the cons.


  8. "Ag sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Central California Sales Representative in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Central California Sales Representative in Bakersfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and team members

    Cons

    They need a better game plan for the AG industry. Usually 30% more than the competition when it comes to pricing. They need to build the rain for rent name up again.

    Advice to Management

    Need to relate better to the AG industry.


  9. "Sales Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good opportunity for owning your own income potential. Customers are amazing to work with. Branch has a strong team.

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility for high performing sales members. Lack of clear direction at a high level. Lot's of sales turnover. Something just isn't right, can't exactly put a finger on it. A few business dealing's where regional leadership had an opportunity to do things "right", and were self-dealing and not in my best interest. I've seen the same thing with other reps. Not sure there is a future for me, want to stay, but not getting the warm fuzzies...

    Advice to Management

    Respect your top talent, take care of us and we will take care of business for you. Take a hard look at some of the national management team, not sure they're in the best positions for the company. Hire right and there will be less turnover in general, something is broken w/n recruiting and hiring.


  10. "Rain For Rent (renter of tanks,pumps, hoses, services.)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Family owned company. Support from main office from engineering department etc to solve problems at your local branch. Use teamwork to set up jobs and help with all work. good health care benefits. profit sharing.

    Cons

    Business model is customer driven and customers don't know or care if you have worked 10 hours and you are asked to work another 8 hours to solve their problem. This is usually done by someone "on call" but is expected of everyone if the company is busy (willing or not). You will get exercise (usually more than you need unless you are very young!)

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to verify if one segment of your branch is being over worked due to another group doing too little. example: is your sales team overselling the laborers as being capable of impossible tasks.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "fierd after ten years!!!!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Installer in Idaho Falls, ID
    Former Employee - Installer in Idaho Falls, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Rain For Rent full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good ben long hours so over time some of the people there were great to work with. paid vacation not good

    Cons

    well for being there for ten years and fiering me for 1 dui is out rages up i have a family and they didnt seem to want to help i busted my back for them and for what nothing..

    Advice to Management

    have a heart dont pinch penneys and let a loyal hard working employ go for some thing so stupit. im human but dont fire me because i mad a bad chouse



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