Hawthorne Machinery

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    Warranty Administrator

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hawthorne Machinery

    Pros

    work schedule, flexible when you have children or family priorities

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Working hard to improve its results.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Hawthorne Machinery

    Pros

    Hawthorne 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.

    Cons

    Communication between departments is slow but improving.

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for the leadership during 2008 and 2009 and keep working on communication. More time in the field always helpful.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Hawthorne Machinery

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Hawthorne Machinery

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Unstable 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 ManagementAdvice

    Quit 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Much too concerned for the bottomline

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Hawthorne Machinery

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Care more about your people with better benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not too pleasant job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hawthorne Machinery

    Pros

    The benefits are really great.

    Cons

    Th hours are a little too demanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to employee feedback.

    Disapproves of CEO

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