Directly reflects the state of the economy
Equipment salesman (Former Employee) – Burnsville, MN – August 21, 2014
I have worked for RDO Equipment Co in two different locations. If you are in sales, you can expect job security to be a direct reflection of the economy. In case you have been living under a rock for the past 7 years, the economy has just sucked eggs. RDO's Ag stores seemed to have survived pretty well, but Deere has just announced a green-iron production forecast that would suggest pessimism moving forward. The construction equipment division has not done as well.
In my experience, RDO managers (local and ivory tower) will profess their undying support of front-line employees, but it's only when the economy is robust and machines are selling that they actually put their money where their mouths are.
free parking for employees
puppet management, little job security, poor sales support