Hawthorne Machinery

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Hawthorne Machinery Reviews

Updated Mar 5, 2014

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2.8 5 reviews

25% Approve of the CEO

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Tee K. Ness

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25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proswork schedule, flexible when you have children or family priorities

    ConsSalary, difficult to advance in the company, political, benefits

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Working hard to improve its results.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsHawthorne underwent some difficult times during 2008 and 2009 as a result of the economic downturn but has made a significant effort to improve employee morale.

    Compensation and benefits are fair.

    Hawthorne is the number one market share dealer in California and Hawaii.
    Mechanics are very talented.

    ConsCommunication between departments is slow but improving.

    Economic downturns can be more significant than other industries but the worst seems to be over.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThank you for the leadership during 2008 and 2009 and keep working on communication. More time in the field always helpful.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Hawthorne Machinery

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsGood employees
    Used to be like a family
    Used to be fun

    ConsUnstable management
    Poor management of people
    Poor financial decisions
    Dictatorial leadership
    Wrong people making decisions
    Too many people laid off
    Poor execution
    Management in "ivory towers"
    Management doesn't care about employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit letting one over ambitious, egotistical VP make all decisions that affects entire company
    CEO needs to interact with employees other than executive leadership
    CEO needs to make employees feel appreciated, not just as mere "worker bees"
    Listen to employees, they have good ideas (and aren't as dumb as you think) and are speaking to the customers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Much too concerned for the bottomline

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsAn okay place to start a career so long if you don't stay too long.

    ConsThe salaries have always been on the low side for the San Diego Metro area. Benefits have been very meger or non-existent. 401K company matching only recently were brought back after about six or seven years. Very small rate of matching.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare more about your people with better benefits.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not too pleasant job.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe benefits are really great.

    ConsTh hours are a little too demanding.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open to employee feedback.

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