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Cardone Industries Overview
Philadelphia, PA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Old car parts are the new cool, thanks to CARDONE Industries. The company is one of the largest remanufacturers of auto parts for the aftermarket. CARDONE offers seven lines under the A1 Cardone brand: brakes (master cylinders), drivetrain parts (constant-velocity axles ... Read more

Cardone Industries – Why Work For Us?

We could carry on and on about our 90-plus product lines, a catalog of more than 40,000 CARDONE parts, and the 7 categories we service. But that wouldn’t begin to get at the heart of what makes our company run. The engine that propels us forward is fueled by one driving force: the pursuit of excellence in all that we do. “We are on a mission to be the best remanufacturer in the world. It’s who we are. And when it comes to excellence, three basic values help steer every decision we make: quality, performance, and integrity.” We’ve been remanufacturing auto parts for a long time now—since 1970 to be exact. One of the principles we have built upon along the way is this: To be successful, innovation cannot be an afterthought. That’s why CARDONE continues to look forward and stay ahead as we consistently make late model technology available to the aftermarket. We build parts that last longer, which keeps cars running, protects people’s wallets, and helps families stay safe.

CARDONE started in 1970 with six full-time employees. We’ve now grown to more than 6,000. Each one of us is uniquely gifted. Each one of us is expertly qualified. Each one of us is a vital member of the CARDONE team.

Together, we are a force in the remanufacturing marketplace. We are artists, technical mavens, planners, gearheads and masters of all things automotive. We’re relentless thinkers, mad geniuses, hard workers, patient perfectionists, and impassioned idealists.

Leadership Model:

Servant Leadership is a way of life that influences, models, supports and encourages people to serve others first. It is a way to personally develop and pursue excellence in every area of life. We firmly believe that the only way people can be good leaders is if they are willing to set aside a selfish pursuit of power, ego, and pride for the good of those they serve.

CARDONE Industries uses this model because people are at the heart of our company. We believe our Factory Family Members (FFMs) are our greatest resource


  • We Value Our People
  • We Value Our Work
  • We Value Our Witness
  • We Value Our Word


  • Honor God In All We Do
  • Help People Develop
  • Pursue Excellence
  • Grow Profitably

CARDONE is committed to the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of our employees. You won’t find a sign at CARDONE that reads: “Park your personal problems at the door.” That’s because we firmly believe compartmentalizing our lives in such way is impossible, not to mention unhealthy.

CARDONE’s commitment to the holistic health of our employees goes beyond a simple wellness program. It includes investment in:

  • Full-time, on-site health coaches who provide employees with group exercise classes and individual guidance on reducing risk factors.
  • Body composition analyzers who offer feedback to employees on their progress towards a healthy lifestyle.
  • On-staff chaplains who can provide emotional and therapeutic support to employees 24/7.

Our employees can also take advantage of generous healthcare benefits, a robust 401(k) retirement plan, and competitive time off benefits that include paid parental leave.

Oh… we also know how to have fun together, too!

Saving the environment one core at a time...

Remanufacturing is one of the simplest ways to achieve environmental sustainability. It saves over 80% of the energy and raw material required to manufacture a new part and keeps used parts, otherwise known as "cores," out of landfills. Remanufacturing can often improve the original design by using re-engineering techniques to determine why a part failed prematurely.

That ability to diagnose flaws, renew original cores and improve their performance is what differentiates remanufacturing from recycling, where used products are broken down to their raw form.

CARDONE has been operating in an environmentally conscious manner since we first opened our doors in 1970. In fact, protection and conservation of the common environment is a fundamental component of our corporate policy. Over 44 years later, our business has grown but our ecological footprint has remained small. This didn’t happen by accident. We view our impact on the environment through the lens of social responsibility, not just profitability. As stewards of the earth, we have developed our remanufacturing processes following the principles of sustainability – Reuse, Recycle, Refurbish.

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    Working at Cardone has given me the opportunity to develop myself; leaders throughout the business have taken the time to help me grow and learn the business. Growing within Cardone was really important to me during the time in my life when I joined the company. If you have the drive and ambition, there are a ton of ways in which you can grow into a leader. Leadership encourages you to grow, but it's up to you to make it happen. The company will invest in you show potential.

    My salary is in the top percentile for my profession but not only this, I again get the continued education, amazing health care benefits and a balanced lifestyle which is rarely the case within this industry.


    Majority of the manufacturing jobs are moving down south (Texas and Mexico) so the morale is down however, leadership is doing their best by communicating changes and investing in their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to invest in your employees in Philadelphia. The Christmas party was a great morale booster for many employees here. It reminded everyone of how things were a few years ago.

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    After phone and in person interviews (which all went well), a second in-person interview was scheduled. I was provided with a 200 page book to keep, about the company, written by their CEO. The book focuses on respecting, caring, and honorable treatment of their employees. I finished reading the Cardone book the morning of my second in/person interview (which I was excited for). Two hours before the interview HR contacted me with "unfortunately bad news" that the description of the position/role had been completely changed (in a matter of a few days) and that I no longer qualified for. Then, approximately 3 weeks later I received a random email from HR advising they are still considering me for the position and would "DEFINITELY" contact me within a few days. When I did not hear anything a few days later, I reached out, twice, via email, for a status update. HR did not have the curtesy of responding until almost two months later, thanking me for participating, however, unfortunately I would not be considered for the position. I did not realize my job search was a game to these people. Thank you for turning me down a second time. I did not seek you out after the first rejection. You contacted me. Why?
    I am very happy at my new job for the past month. I found Cardone's hiring process very unprofessional. I assume not all the employees have read their Cardone book.

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Cardone Industries Awards & Accolades

  • Fit-Friendly Worksite Gold Achievement, American Heart Association, 2016
  • Legacy Award, SmartCEO Family Business Awards, 2016
  • Healthiest Employer, Philadelphia Business Journal, 2015
  • EY Entrepreneur of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award, EY Entrepreneur of the Year®, 2014
  • Healthiest Employers, Philadelphia Business Journal, 2014
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