For our first ever Employee Spotlight, we sat down with RaShonda Williams, Dealer Support Rep for Mahindra Agriculture North America.
How long have you been with Mahindra?
I’ve been with Mahindra for 5 and a half years now, and it has been quite a journey. This is my 5th position within the company now, so I feel like I’ve been around. I started in After Sales, then Sales, and now I’m on the Accounting Team.
What is your current role?
I am a Dealer Support Representative. It is technically on the Accounting Team. Basically, I work with dealers to keep track of their funds and charges.
How did you come to work for Mahindra?
I was unemployed before coming to Mahindra, after having been recently laid off. I prayed for a position and company I could grow with. And this role and business was exactly what I was looking for. I’ve been blessed to be in so many positions and see how everything flows. It adds a lot of value to me as a person, and helps me understand how everything works together.
What do you love most about working for Mahindra?
The people and connections I’ve made while working here. I have learned so much, and gained a lot of insight on people and cultures I would otherwise not have the ability to access. I call them my work family.
How would you describe the company culture?
We are really all about having a common goal. We take care of the end user and the dealer. The business values its team members’ opinions and what they do. The small roles we play compliment all of our beliefs and values.
Could you share a personal story highlighting your time with Mahindra?
Every year we have a Christmas Drive, and I was honored one year to hand deliver the gifts and see what that was like. That year, we adopted a school and the whole company pitched in for presents so every child was able to leave with a beautiful Christmas gift. There were games and treats and the whole experience was so fun; it was a perfect example of the pride we hold in our hearts to do good in the world. We are so blessed that we’re able to give back in such a manner. I cried several times (I’m a softy).
How has working for Mahindra been different than working for other companies?
In a word: loyalty. People stay and come back and move within different departments. Everyone really loves working here and is loyal to the brand.
We’re so glad to have you on the team, RaShonda!