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    Katun: Great people, atmosphere, and career development opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN

    I have been working at Katun


    + Great people to work with.
    + Adapatable and flexible to individual employee needs.
    + Most management get the big picture and are looking to make things better in their jobs, the business, employee's lives.
    + Pay and benefits are competitive.
    + H.R. team is great at H.Q. and does a lot for the employees.


    + Some of the management (middle management to be specific) is CLUELESS to their own responsibilities but maintain jobs for no apparent reason. Why are they still here? Being here 20 years is not an answer if a replacement hire can walk in and due a better job at a lower wage in short order. Cut ties and move on so we can make this company go in a positive direction!
    + Little growth as a company
    + Little growth for an employee (outside of a few cases here or there) in career advancement. Great for stepping up and doing more due to the size of the company, but does not necessarily
    reflect a promotion or pay increase in your future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More consistent approach and better communication from department to department. Business units / departments are too independent from one another for a company of this size.

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    Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Katun.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed with two managers, HR, and an interview with an executive which never happened. First was the two managers, the executive never showed up for part two so HR filled in for the second part and the executive never showed up.

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Website www.katun.com
Headquarters Minneapolis, MN
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2002
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors Hewlett-Packard, Nukote, Ricoh

Katun wants you to exercise your options -- to not buy OEM parts. The company designs and makes alternative parts and supplies for copiers, printers, and fax machines. Other sales come from toner cartridges, drums, and rollers. Also included among Katun's more than 6,000 products are ink jet cartridges, thermal ribbons, ball bearings, and tools -- many for products made by companies such as Canon, IBM, and Ricoh. Katun (Mayan for "a period of 20 years") sells its wares to more than 18,000 office equipment dealers and distributors in about 150 countries. It also markets... More

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