- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
The company is bringing in new people who are transforming the company. There is a potential for growth. The company has a great benefit program for both health insurance and retirement plans. The values are inspiring. The next generation of family owners is taking over the company.
The company is struggling to survive. It has declared that .Its future is in Mexico so your jobs in Philadelphia are temporary. The company has been through major management changes, These changes have been brutal on the employees. Those who made a long term commitment have been or are being fired. If you come in, expect to work hard and plan on leaving soon.
Advice to Management
Cardone;'s management needs to get clearer image on how it is going to survive. It needs to reevaluate what is working and what is not. A clear plan of what the future will be needs to be given to everyone. Just slogans will not cut it. Give details. For example, Is the company going to move all production to Mexico. If so, what will the company look like in the future. Employees need to be able to know how to plan for their lives as well Cardone is a traditional company. Each department is in their silo. Communication is weak between departments. Everything is done with an eye to protecting your turf. The company needs more than temporary cross functional teams, it needs to build a customer oriented framework where workflow and processes are set up not just within departments but with an eye to how the product flows from core to finished good to customer. The conflict between departments is often mentioned only within departments but it is clearly hurting the company. An example of this is the lack of trust of workers in departments other than finance. The focus must be on how to get the product cheaper, faster, and more error free to the customer. The focus needs to be on how to set up management and workers who are judged and paid based upon how well their team is getting the product to the customer . Some of the old criteria for judging performance should be thrown out. . Cardone is in the midst of massive changes which are altering its business model. It must adjust to survive. Just changing, just firing workers and hiring temporary workers will not do the trick. Some of the old values and workers must be preserved but the way the work is done must change. I do not know if Cardone will be able to pull this off.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
Emailed the HR manager to inquire about the position listed on their jobs website. I was contacted by phone and we set up an in-person interview with two engineers and an HR rep.
- Normal questioning about what I learned from past experiences and what experience I had about the automotive world. Answer Question
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