Great Core Values, if they're followed
Manager (Former Employee) – Salinas, CA – April 5, 2019
When looking from the outside, RDO says all the right to get someone on board with their company. They pay competitively, there's always work, great benefits, etc. You feel like its the right place to go. Once you get through the honeymoon phase, you start to see that the core values they promote (and literally post in every store) are merely to save face because the values don't mean anything to the management. When I first started at RDO that wasn't the case. As you go through your career there, more and more workload will get added to your plate because of a lack in ability with other employees. If you struggle with your "new" workload, expect to be questioned on why things are not getting done, even though you put in 10-12hrs daily. There's no recognition for those few people in middle management who try to make things better. Decisions that are made by management don't involve any input from the people that are directly impacted. The day-to-day understanding stops at the local branch. It often feels like decisions are made out of desperation rather than through critical thinking. The longest structure I had was about a year. With things going right (at least we all thought they were), management decided to switch up the whole structure only to have everything seem like it was falling apart and dysfunctional. This resulted in a restructure or reshuffle of personnel every month it seemed. I don't know if it ever got sorted out after I left.
Lack of communication, lack of good management, overworked, underappreciated