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- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I have been working at Kingston Technology full-time (More than 10 years)RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEORecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
-Great people to work with, most of the people who have been there a long time were referred by each other some it's a pretty friendly atmosphere for the most part
-Not much micromanaging (may depend on department, seen some of it but this isn't the majority)
-Well compensated with quarter bonuses if you do your job well
-Nepotism, this is the bad side of the environment from all the connected relationships in the company. Some of these relationships would be a glaring conflict of interests in 99% of other companies in the United States.
-Low salary (I nearly did not work here because I did not know about the quarterly bonus that effectively compensate more than average if you are doing a good job so this might not really be a con)
Advice to Management
Management needs some action to resolve the feeling of nepotism. The owners do a annual forum and they are well aware of people complaining about nepotism. But actions have more weight than words. There definitely is a feeling of an "inner club" here. One example is the random golf trips to like Hawaii with all expenses paid for select employees who are pretty much the same people every year. Usually when this happens, motivation is way down for the people still at work. If there are any company events there should be more company wide activities and also activities outside of golf so it doesn't feel like exclusivity. The ratio of these golf events out number the company wide activities by a few multiples. And the company wide events such as going to Vegas annually, golf is required. Counting the company events, there's a Christmas Party, a department Christmas Party, Vegas trip where golf is required, quarterly golf on weekends for all employees, and then an unknown amount of golf trips for select employees.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Kingston Technology (Fountain Valley, CA).
My interview was pretty straight forward. I don't think there was anything out of the ordinary that was asked of me. I read up on the company a bit and came prepared woith my own list of questions to ask.
- "Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years?" 1 Answer
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