This company could be a lot better. They have been acquiring other dealer networks and growing rapidly, but they mismanage things on several different levels. The communication between the corporate offices and the individual stores is not very good. Some of the higher ups are good people that really try to do things the proper way, but some of them are downright deceitful and result to bullying tactics to try and prove a point.
A lot of talented and motivated people who were capable of great things were often forced or coerced into situations or positions that didn't fit them simply because the people in corporate who really didn't even know the person wanted it to be a certain way....even if that wasn't the best thing for the employee, customers, or the store in general.
Employees or even the customers are not what comes first at James River Equipment. What comes first is profit, market share, and growing faster than the other "box store" equipment companies. The employees and the customers are marginalized and lost in the shuffle of JRE tying to acquire someone else to become even more massive.
Unless a particular person likes you or can manipulate you there is not really any opportunity for advancement. You will be stuck forever where you are without any chance for improvement. You will have a much better experience if you go somewhere else for a career and just stay away from this place.
Good compensation, always plenty of activity to keep you busy
Nepotism, business place politics, moral and ethical dilemmas