Kearfott

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Kearfott Reviews

Updated November 14, 2014
Updated November 14, 2014
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    Company having a hard time transitioning to the third generation of family ownership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Black Mountain, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Black Mountain, NC

    I worked at Kearfott full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful location near Asheville, NC.

    Cons

    Huge, constant turnover in professional ranks, recent 25% layoff skimmed all the senior contributors. Management direction changes quarterly. Low pay scale in Asheville, NC area.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Company and family that owns it live in the dark ages

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kearfott full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people there are nice. Once you get on, it's hard to get fired because they got you for a steal.

    Cons

    Family owned and that family has no idea how to run a business. They believe in squeezing the life out of people and technology. They do not reinvest in the company, new equipment or training. Their technology is dying and they show no signs of adding new. Company has gone from almost 3,000 employees when they bought the company in the 1980s down to less than 600 and shrinking. Family needs to visit other progressive companies to see what kinds of management styles work and proven techniques. They are so convinced that running a company the way they were ran in the 1960s that this "new" stuff can't possibly work. Obviously, their old style isn't. Low pay, and no incentive to stay there. They will hire less talented individuals to save a nickel, or just not replace key positions, or promote from within (someone that has no clue how to do the job their superior did)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend the money to hire great talent, invest in new technology, and watch your money grow. Stay out of running the business.. You don't know how. (or at least take some management classes to see what you do wrong)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Completely out of touch management

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Black Mountain, NC
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Black Mountain, NC

    I worked at Kearfott full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very friendly coworkers. Great location.

    Cons

    Nepotism, favoritism, gender bias rampant. New Jersey management is clueless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit micromanaging.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Textbook example of hoiw bad management ruins a good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kearfott full-time

    Pros

    Good people. Dynamic market with opportunities for innovation and growth.

    Cons

    Family owned business dominated by insular thinking. Management idoes not care about their employees - attitude is "don't like it go someplace else". Petty squabbling and infighting amongst senior managers gets in the way of getting work done. Senior managers are slow to make decusions but quick to blame when trhings don't go right. No planning, no strategy - just make the numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turn the management of the business over to individuals are who are actually interested in making the company run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Horrible

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kearfott full-time

    Pros

    Great for those working with old technology..minimal advancement or promotion

    Cons

    Minimal skills utilized...laid back and political games

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think long term.. spend some money to research and improve product design

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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