KGP Reviews

Updated February 17, 2015
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  1. Growing company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KGP full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team work & opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Can be a bit us vs. them mentality, but no more so than a lot of larger companies.

    Advice to Management

    Survey workers for job satisfaction

  2. Working there has been a love/hate relationship.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suwanee, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suwanee, GA

    I have been working at KGP

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Co - workers are the best. The actual work itself is great. Fast - paced environment where there is always something to do.

    Cons

    No room for growth. No incentives. As far as the pay, you will be lucky to get a raise that surmounts to a pack of gum at 1985 prices. I agree with one reviewer, "they want Miami Heat players at developmental league pay".

    Advice to Management

    Give decent hourly wages and incentives. I guarantee you would get quality personnel with low turnover.

  3. Same old story

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KGP

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

    Pros

    People you work with are great

    Cons

    Low pay for all that you do based on other companies

    Advice to Management

    Rely more on the advice of others

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  5. HOT MESS

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at KGP

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pto and sick time. Decent Benefits.

    Cons

    Horrible management they micromanage and talk down to employee's.

  6. Excellent work environment for absolutely no compensation.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor

    I have been working at KGP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good people - - ability to make your own decisions.

    Cons

    Miami Heat talent expected for Developmental League pay.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a ladder pay raise structure immediately. Give employees something to look forward to.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Excellent, but extremely cliquish.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management in Faribault, MN
    Former Employee - Management in Faribault, MN

    I worked at KGP full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    I was in management during a period of expansion, and I was given a great deal of authority and latitude to accomplish what I needed to, and always felt like I was in the catbird seat. If you were in management, this is a fantastic company to work for. If you know what you're worth and demand what you're worth, the pay and benefits, along with flex scheduling and telecommuting options were just fine, if not high for the area.

    Cons

    The culture of politics, BS and backstabbing that came along with the acquisition of other businesses was a lot to tolerate. I saw many good people who had been there a very long time essentially forced out of their jobs by a campaign of secret meetings, gossip and general chicanery.

    Advice to Management

    It's been 4 years since my era there, and I would hope that they've fixed the culture problem that they had. If not, I would submit that this is the most demoralizing thing about the place.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Not a company to work for if you want to be valued as an employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Salaried Individual Contributor in New Century, KS
    Current Employee - Salaried Individual Contributor in New Century, KS

    I have been working at KGP full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Benefits are average and parking is unlimited

    Cons

    Employee morale very low due to fear of being either demoted or fired to reduce costs.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize the long time employees you have at your currently. The fear of being fired is palpabe as they see their longtime colleagues being shown the door. Remember your largest employee base is not in Minnesota, it's in Gardner, Kansas. They have the power to make or break your company and the way they're treated currently, they have no emotional investment in growing the company.

  9. Helpful (1)

    NO NO NO NO NO

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KGP

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is only a paycheck

    Cons

    You better join the club and be willing to suck up

    Advice to Management

    The owners need to wake up and see what is happening but I doubt they care as long as they put money in their pockets.

  10. Excellent company to work for, great advancement opportunities

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

    I have been working at KGP

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

    Pros

    Company is a very comfortable and engaging place to work.
    During my years of employment here, there have been continual opportunities for advancement and learning.
    The company is family-owned which results in a close-knit and friendly atmosphere. The atmosphere is the complete opposite of working for a huge public company that does not know its own employees or care about their development and ideas.

    Cons

    After several years of working at KGP, I really do not have anything negative to say about the company. Sure there are challenges and busy periods, but I am very content with my position.

    Advice to Management

    I feel management does a good job of motivating and engaging employees, even through the recent periods of robust growth.

  11. Mediocre company at best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Century, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Century, KS

    I worked at KGP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are knowledge, friendly and helpful.
    Location is convenient and travel is the opposite direction of the heavy traffic.

    Cons

    No pay raises, benefits are ok, moral is very bad, tenure is not valued, employees are replaced with contractors or positions are not back filled, the company fires at will and there are no opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    A business course on how to in cent and motivate your employees.

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