Office Manager (Former Employee) – Lindsay, OK – January 7, 2018
I learned so much from Rainbow International! This opportunity helped me grow like no other. It also gave me a direction for my life. My manager was the best I could have asked for! I was so lucky to have this position when I got it. I'm so grateful for it!
Extremely positive learning environment
Very long workdays left me exhausted at the end of the day.
I found the restoration buisness in my early 20's. After just a few months I found out I loved it! Helping people is a great feeling. Every day there is something differnet. Ive worked on huge homes to historical buildings to hospitals and even the State Capital Building here in Columbia. I really do love. If you are willing to work very hard on hot summer days and long hours when the whole city freezes over this is the job for you.
Getting to know how you changed a homeowners day when the project was done.
SITE MANAGER TECH (Former Employee) – Davenport, IA – January 6, 2018
Use multiple machines and tools to build, repair and produce the desired product (for example homes, decks, or to restore fire, smoke, and water damage) On call as needed Oversee jobs and others to make sure jobs get done on a timely fashion
Working with the homeowners after the had a fire or water damage at their home.
Mangement not telling you everything about the job before you go to the job for the first time.
The particular franchise I worked for was supportive and provided a car. The franchise is under new ownership and the owner is looking forward to hir
Business Development Manager (Former Employee) – California – December 22, 2017
Rainbow is an independently owned franchise. Each Rainbow compensates BDAs differently and expectations are different from franchise to franchise. The bigger budget for marketing, the more success you have. Some franchisees are able to send BDAs to training, summits, and offer incentives
Sometimes there is not enough of a budget given for marketing
I have a lot of respect for the owners, they mean well and really know the restoration business but it is fast pace business and they are just missing a base foundation of training and development for their employees to advance and grow the business.
Restoration Technician (Former Employee) – Centennial, CO – November 19, 2017
Pays well but the management has an air of superiority they don't deserve. They constantly berate and belittle their employees for lack of knowledge, despite not being willing to set aside time for training. You are considered late if you are 15 minutes early. While the work day starts at 8 they expect you there at 730AM cleaning equipment off the clock until 8AM. It is run by the brouilette family here in Colorado and they only allow higher paying positions to go to the family while the techs work their tails off with promises of advancement and zero results. I am glad to be rid of the place and the people, most of the employees felt the same and we ALL left they only have temp labor now, so if you want a job I'm sure they're hiring if you're ok putting up with basic abuse.
Field Manager (Current Employee) – Litchfield, MI – November 14, 2017
Typical day would be to go to different job sites and maintain water and or fire damage. I have learned how to read the moisture in wood and learned how to wash contents that were previously in a fire.
Technician (Former Employee) – Byron, MI – August 10, 2017
The owners of the Byron Center location were very unorganized. They don't care for their employees Pay is terrible for the hours and work they require. Want you to be dedicated employee but they don't care about you.
Not for everyone. But if you like being micromanaged and never advance then this is the Job for you!
Technician (Former Employee) – Columbia, SC – July 26, 2017
You will be treated like an incompetent child. From 8 to whenever they let you leave. They talk a big game but will not deliver. The most enjoyable part of the job is the guys you work with. The hardest part is dealing with management. Stay away unless you cant find anything else.
the only way to get promoted is to get injured or move to a different company.
Office Coordinator (Former Employee) – Newport News, VA – July 18, 2017
Management needs to learn more about the business and realize what it takes to get business around here. While trying to make the business the best it could be after the owner left, that I was originally hired by, the new owner doesn't understand what it takes to make it work here.
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) – Irvine, CA – July 1, 2017
a typical day of work consisting of loading and unloading trucks with equipment. I learned new tools, techniques. Workplace is very mellow but fast paced. Hardest part of the job was hoping for a good assistant. The most enjoyable where the holiday gifts and employee of the month awards
Fire Technician (Former Employee) – Stafford, VA – June 25, 2017
There were a lot of back door politics at Rainbow, it is a fast paced work environment. management played favorites and if you did not suck up to them the job leads to nowhere except a lot of hard work and someone else gets recognized for it. They go as far as making a false sense of security making you feel like family at first and then preying on your needs for extra labor out of them.
Lead Technician (Former Employee) – Marion, IL – June 21, 2017
I would not recommend anyone near Marion Illinois. To work for this company. .Franchise owner does not know how to treat employees with respect. .Treats his employees as scum,I suggest the CEO and or district manager show up and do an onsite visit to see how a day with them can be.With no warning call .I worked for them got promised alot never seen anything and got treated like a dog .oh also really low pay standards and hardly any hours cause owner lost alot of customers due to attitude