"Family" - It's the word we see most in our quarterly team member surveys. In these surveys we ask every team member if they feel their voice matters, if they trust and respect their leader, and if they feel their team members are supporting them. We also solicit ideas for improvement - in our business and in our culture. The ideas are plentiful and the verdict is consistent . . . people here feel they are part of a family. We're not perfect. But we are obsessed with listening to each other and improving over time. That's the kind of culture you'll be part of at CARite.
We built our culture together. How? By asking everyone at CARite what our values should be and by using that direct feedback as the foundation for who we are. Our values are more than sound bytes - Our values guide who we reward and what we tolerate.
We evolve our culture together. How? By soliciting feedback from our team members on an ongoing basis. We may not act on every single suggestion, but we will respond to every single one We share the rationale for what we don't do and the timeline for what we plan to do - We know that the best ideas come from our team members and if we want ideas to keep flowing we have to show that we listen . Evolving our culture, and our Company, is a team effort.
We fail and succeed as one family. We are not a 'gotcha' workplace. When things go wrong, as they invariably do, we stick together. We know that innovation can't happen in an environment where honest mistakes aren't tolerated . We encourage new ideas and we try to learn quickly from our missteps as we continue to grow our business.
Our values are simple, and we actually follow them! DRIVE stands for Determination, Respect, Integrity, Vision and Empathy. Read all about our culture here , consider joining us!
015 & 2016 Right Workplace Certified. 2015 & 2016 101 Best & Brightest Companies Award for Metro Detroit! 2016 Metro Detroit Top Workplace! Proud of our culture and recognition!
Watch our brief employee video to see what it's like to work here. You'll see a few themes: Pride in CARite and high hopes for our future! Check out our open positions and apply today .
Our purpose is to provide better cars, a better experience and peace of mind to all CARite customers, regardless of their credit history. With a wide selection of vehicles, haggle-free pricing and multiple financing options available at each location, customers can shop with true peace of mind. If you are a dealer interested in opening your own CARite location, please learn more here!
Determination: You offer solutions instead of complaints. You inspire others with your desire to succeed and your persistent work ethic. You passionately pursue our goals.
Respect: You practice ownership, self-awareness and gratitude. You deal with conflicts directly and timely. You listen to and sincerely support those around you.
Integrity: You demonstrate honesty without compromise. You communicate clearly, truthfully, pro-actively and transparently. You admit mistakes.
Vision: You understand our primary goal to build a valuable business. You live our values and call out inconsistent behaviors. You are fiercely protective of our brand.
Empathy: You show genuine interest in the well-being and success of team members and customers. You understand that every interaction matters. You listen first.
We hire for these values, and we reward behavior consistent with them. We love talent, but we love our values more. No one is talented enough to be able to work in a manner contradictory to our values at CARite. If you're ready for a workplace with a clear value system and great people, review our openings and get started on the next chapter of your career!
DRIVE applies outside of work as well. At CARite, we strive to give back to our community, not only by offering quality pre-owned vehicles at an affordable price, but also by supporting efforts that improve the quality of life in the communities surrounding our corporate headquarters and dealerships. Through team member volunteering and partnerships with non-profit organizations, we support causes that will have the greatest impact on these communities and the people who live there. Read More
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