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Cardenas Marketing Network Reviews

Updated February 2, 2017
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  1. "TAM"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cardenas Marketing Network full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice office space

    Cons

    Lack of communication, Delayed expense payments, mass confusion

    Advice to Management

    Need better leadership, avoid nepotism


  2. "Project Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Cardenas Marketing Network full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Culture and Employees. Fun events

    Cons

    Not opportunities, low salary and too much work sometimes


  3. "Not a company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cardenas Marketing Network full-time

    Pros

    There are few co-workers who are have good hearts and hard working people. Sad to see them taken advantage of

    Cons

    Where to begin...

    -Salaries are not within market
    -Don't expect a review/raise
    -Be nice to the family/gf working there or else you will be fired
    -CFO is verbally abusive and sometimes throws things
    -HR is a joke, all they do is just process payroll. They don't help with anything and don't keep anything confidential
    -Vacation is a joke
    -No work/life balance
    -Prepare to work holidays... and not to be let out early even though leadership sneaks out early themselves
    -When CEO is in town the whole office is tense. Don't let him be in a bad mood bc everyone will feel it

    Not a company I would recommend to work for. Too much shady business/deals made. Big time nepotism happening.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who know the business and trust them to run it. Don't let your family drama come into it and ruin what could be successful.


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  5. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Customer Service Representative in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier/Customer Service Representative in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at Cardenas Marketing Network (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with a wonderful supportive team, that always has your back.

    Cons

    Dealing with some rude/ complicate customers and trying to resolve their complaints.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cardenas Marketing Network full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working at CMN gave me experiences in tasks and responsibilities I had never taken on before. This was both a positive and a negative as these responsibilities were learning abilities for me, but at the same time were way outside of my job scope and description and the expectation to simply get everything done was abundant and expected. Having the ability to attend major Latin events was a major plus for the team.

    Cons

    - Extremely long hours. Daily per diems were provided during travel time, but no incentive was ever offered for 10+ hours without breaks or lunch hours.
     - Expectations were sometimes unrealistic and people are set up to fail. Communication is almost non-existent in both a general sense, constructive criticism or feedback.
     - The office is run on a general consensus of fear. Depending on the day, mood of the CEO and upper management, employees felt the brunt. Lots of open yelling, cussing, throwing of papers and general unprofessional behavior.
     - People are stretched extremely thin. Everyone seemed to be doing the job of two people.
     - The CEO's family run several departments of the company and micromanaging back to him made the day-to-day for others extremely tough.
    - Incohesive team and company dynamic.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Creative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    We've done a good job rebranding the creative dept and its capabilities, we've hired top talent and are pitching big name clients. The team is small, but it feels like everyone is in it together, and the new people seem like they genuinely want to be here.

    Cons

    Work/life balance needs to be better.

    Advice to Management

    More work/life balance would keep employees happier and working harder.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Media"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cardenas Marketing Network part-time

    Pros

    -Highly suggested company for an entry level PR coordinator
    -Access to entertainment and events
    -Job looks great on resume

    Cons

    -EMBARASSING PAY
    -Work culture is not that great
    -Not much room for growth
    -Favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the ego and learn how to communicate with your staff. Communication is key! Stop stepping on each others toes and act like a team.


  9. "Account Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Account Payables Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Payables Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    I have been working at Cardenas Marketing Network full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The co-workers are the best

    Cons

    the management are no good


  10. "What not to want in a career"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager, Events in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager, Events in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cardenas Marketing Network full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to plan high level events

    Working with high level clients and products

    The office in Chicago is swanky

    The benefits are standard

    Cons

    Management including HR and CEO

    No training

    No work/HR policies. Only "what not to wear" and
    "clean up after yourself" policies in writing

    Lack of transparency with PM's about current/upcoming projects

    Lack of planning for the client. Everything is done last minute or on a whim

    Favoritism to everyone whom is related or friends with CEO which is entire management team on both touring and marketing side

    The Chicago office goes without heat during the winter and employees are forced to work in office at those times (the building is loft style made of brick aka gets very cold in the winter)

    If mistakes are made upper management points the finger at the lower title employees like PM's or AM's

    Job description you're hired for is not what you actually will be doing in office

    Work life balance is frowned upon

    No real "team" every woman/man for himself

    A lot of yelling during busy/crucial times

    When the CEO is mad the whole office knows about it and the work environment is tense

    HR's door is always closed

    Advice to Management

    Find new upper management and HR team.


  11. "So Shady"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Cardenas Marketing Network (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company has potential as a marketing agency and is the leading producer of Latin music events in the US.

    Cons

    Policies, procedures, job descriptions and benefits are not put in writing or explained.
    No training or leadership available. You are tossed to the wolves, and I mean that literally, because they will eat you alive should you violate one of the nonexistent policies which are only made available via hearsay. Questionable accounting practices. Unhealthy and hostile work environment. I could write a novel detailing how awful this place is, but I think you get the picture.

    Advice to Management

    Get qualified managers. What you have now is a bunch of inept bullies who are running the business into the ground.



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