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Helpful (2)

Good Company

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Des Moines, IA
Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Des Moines, IA

I have been working at Kemin Industries full-time (more than 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Family Atmosphere, Growth, Company Trips, Bonuses.

Cons

Difficult to promote within same business unit.

Advice to Management

Keep your Team happy. Be transparent and timely.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Big Promises, Sales / product oriented company with no scope of growth to others. good only for senior management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Kemin Industries full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    *Great Products
    * Good Salary Package

    Cons

    * They say there is no hierarchy in kemin but internally its strictly being followed.
    * A sales / product oriented company with less scope to others to excel
    * Rigid Structure and they change policies as per company's advantage
    * No work life balance

    Advice to Management

    * Follow what you preach to others
    * Its good to achieve sales, try to improve other departments too
    * Employees need family time too, not only senior management

  2. Helpful (1)

    Driven by Marketing not Research

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate

    I have been working at Kemin Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Transparency
    Average to good fringe benefit package
    Lots of opportunity to learn and cross-train across functional areas (if you're self-motivated)
    Non-management employees as a whole are extremely talented hard-working folks
    High ambition growth directives
    Family-feel
    Does a lot of good in the community

    Cons

    Wages are below market
    Focus is on marketing/sales, and manufacturing; research and development is a tertiary underfunded function
    Conservative and slow to change for a family owned technology company
    High incidence of inexperienced, poorly trained, or otherwise inadequate management at both mid- and executive level
    Culture has shifted away from rewarding performance and experience without doctoral education
    Work-life balance is poor

    Advice to Management

    Pay reasonable market value for your talent and follow through with directives. Best laid plans and goals are irrelevant in the face of an inability to retain talent and repeated poor execution.

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