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Kingston Technology President and CEO John Tu
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    Great place to work if you are able to turn a blind eye to the nepotistic culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at Kingston Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

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    Pros

    -Great benefits
    -Great owners
    -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

    Cons

    -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.


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    Inside Sales Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fountain Valley, CA
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    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Kingston Technology (Fountain Valley, CA).

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    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.

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    • "Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years?"   1 Answer

Kingston Technology Awards & Accolades

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America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2009
America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2008

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Website www.kingston.com
Headquarters Fountain Valley, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1987
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

Kingston Technology cuts a regal figure in the realm of memory. The company is a top maker of memory modules -- printed circuit boards loaded with DRAM or other memory chips that increase the capacity and speed of printers and computers. They have a specialized product line called HyperX for the gaming enthusiast. Kingston also makes flash memory cards used in portable electronic devices, such as digital still cameras, MP3 players, and wireless phones. Kingston takes on some manufacturing chores for customers through its sister company Payton Technology, which runs a... More

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