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Former Employee - Travel in French Lick, IN
Former Employee - Travel in French Lick, IN

I worked at Kimball International full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

If your charming and mindless with minimal skills you will fit right in. Smile and nod with every thing they say.

Cons

The company is a popularity contest with managers who could not tie their shoes and employees who are let go if they say anything. Perfect place if you want to live a lie and have a brown nose.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take the golden parachute. I am not sure this company can be saved from what is inevitable at this point.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Rock Bottom Morale

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Kimball International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Dont really have any Pros.

    Cons

    Morale at this facility is at rock bottom. They haven't given raises in years, not even small cost of living raises. They give out evaluations without giving raises. Which doesnt make a whole lot of since. Employees are constantly being asked to take on more and more work without compensation to match. When it comes to Holidays they make thier empoyees who are on second shift work New Years Eve, and not let them spend time with thier families or significant other.Before Kimball Inc. took over this company, we had free coffee, now replaced by a machine that doesn't work half the time and have Ants in them some times. Ants are every where. They Dont have very good machinary to build their product. No Room for avancement. That too has been eliminated by management and HR's attitude towards employees are poor. Layoffs happen every year. They will fire you for any Reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To many chiefs and not enough Indians

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    The frequent changes in strategies and tactics will give you whiplash!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jasper, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jasper, IN

    I have been working at Kimball International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You will be recruited with a competitive salary
    It's located in a small town that can be great for young families
    The parent company has a good financial position

    Cons

    The business units act independently and some are forced to compete head-to-head against each other.
    In spite of commitments you receive at hiring as a manager, you will not likely receive the financial or personnel resources needed to even accomplish the work at a rudimentary level - so forget trying to do great work. For example, one business unit is working with 8-9 year old computers (this is not hyperbole) that cannot use current basic software like Microsoft Office.
    Strategy and budget changes are frequent at some business units - strategy can change quarterly and budgets can change weekly.
    For one business unit, corporate leadership freaks over one day changes in sales even though this is not a consumer nor a consumable business. It creates ongoing fear among leaders that quickly impacts employees.
    Raises are non-existent. In some divisions, bonuses have not been paid for 4+ years.
    While the small town of Jasper is like Mayberry, it is also difficult to be accepted as an out sider. This also applies within the company, If you are a geographic outsider, don't expect to even be asked to lunch.
    There's lots of talk about balancing personal and work life. It's all talk. There are not enough human resources to achieve the required tasks in less that 50+ hours a week at any professional level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get an outside evaluation of the company culture, the provision of resources to achieve the work, and the approach to strategy development and execution.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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