Cardell Cabinetry Reviews

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  1. Cardell shuts doors

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Former Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Cardell Cabinetry full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    When Cardell was doing well as a company, it was easy to get a sense of pride and accomplishment for the work that was created there.

    Cons

    When new management took over in late 2010, Cardell would never be the same company. Cardell closed its doors in September 2013. Lack of direction.


  2. Cardell's owners stopped funding resulting in the company defaulting to the bank.

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Chief Financial Officer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Chief Financial Officer in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Cardell Cabinetry full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cardell has dedicated hard working people

    Cons

    Cardell is out of business

    Advice to Management

    Management is no longer with the company


  3. The worst culture I've ever seen

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cardell Cabinetry full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They paid management well in relation to other companies.

    Cons

    Very harsh environment. It was not uncommon to see people get cussed out or yelled at, daily. Managers and supervisors were treated this way, so they gave it to the plant floor workers as well. Some of management didn't act that way, but they weren't really acceptable to the top guys. The guys that didn't fall in line with this way of treating people didn't get much respect. They made a lot of changes in a short amount of time and seemed to focus on the wrong things.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect and you will get more out of people. Threatening people only works when you keep standing right there with them. Once you walk away, they go right back to slacking off and make fun of you. Don't expect people to work around the clock.
    Bill Tidwell is no longer the CEO, even though the website says he is.


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  5. Great People

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Campo, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Campo, TX

    I worked at Cardell Cabinetry

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Friendly, helpful people
    Good pay increases

    Cons

    Downturn in housing industry slowed business to a crawl

    Advice to Management

    Manage resources better during peak production periods



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