- RUDD EQUIPMENT COMPANY, INC.15.Dec 2015
Suggestions for improvement
- Too many to mention. Fix website, make doing business easier, get your parts/service pricing in line with the local markets, get more inventory with the correct attachments, and PAY YOUR SALES PEOPLE a salary.
What I like about the company
I liked that it was a smaller company selling a great product line of equipment. I enjoyed not sitting at a desk all day and the interaction with the end users.
What I dislike about the company
Too much clutter and wrong people in place making doing a sales job even harder than it had to be. There were impossible computer processes, an inefficient website, uncooperative departments that should be in place to help sales, and an undermanned service department. Plus the Service Manager never wanted to pick up the phone and call a customer or work through higher parts pricing. Instead he put that on the sales people to do and the sales people don't get paid to collect service invoices.
Another large factor is each territory salesman gets paid the same regardless of market opportunities. It's the only place I've ever worked that doesn't measure market and pay sales people based on market segments. Huge disparity in incomes from one salesman to another within the same company.