KI Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
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  1. KI

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KI

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great co-workers, great wellness program. They offer excellent benefits

    Cons

    Better succession planning program needed to help w/ career advancement

  2. Helpful (2)

    Very much a "good ol' boy" culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity if you get "in" with the right people. There were some very good managers there, but I believe one by one they left when their conscience wouldn't let them stay in the environment. Flexible work/life balance with regards to setting work schedules and health and fitness opportunities.

    Cons

    The sexual harassment issues the company is known for do set the tone of the workplace culture, unfortunately. I was specifically told at one point when consulted to hire a new team member that if she was female she couldn't be "too attractive" because of past problems with attractive female employees and management. Sad that candidates were being judged on appearance rather than ability.

    I was also asked to break the law one more than one occasion in the course of my employment. I refused to do so. I was not fired for it, but it did make my working relationship with the management strained as they were unhappy I would not violate federal law for them.

    Advice to Management

    It is important to follow federal law, especially as a federal contract holder.

  3. Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Design Intern in Green Bay, WI
    Former Intern - Design Intern in Green Bay, WI

    I worked at KI as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very helpful and caring people that worked there. They where always there to help no mater who it was from the president of design down to other interns.

    Cons

    Would have liked to stay longer but had to return to school

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work I learned tons

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  5. Great opportunities!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KI full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    KI provides a lot of great opportunities for employees. There are yearly trainings offered to employees for free that are very valuable in career development. I think there is a lot of room for people to advance in their positions if it's something they truly desire. I love that KI is so focused on continuous improvement and stands behind it. I feel there is flexibility in my schedule in that I am able to work around personal obligations.

    Cons

    Its unfortunate that summers are the busiest time of year

  6. Good Place to Start a Career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Green Bay, WI

    I have been working at KI (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Insides Sales provided me with the tools I needed to get a field sales postition
    Managers were very supportive of my desire to move to the field and met with me on multiple occasions to discuss what I could do to improve my marketability to potential District Leaders.
    Ultimately I was promoted to the field after 2 years in Inside Sales which is what I was promised when I took the job.
    Large bonus payouts available if you exceed your goal.
    Friendly envoirnment for different age groups.
    If you are at or above goal it is a relaxed working envoirnment where the managers tend to let you handle your own business.

    Cons

    If you are not looking to move out of state there is limited advancement opportunities.
    Numbers driven to the point that some tasks become very tedious.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Company needs new direction from top management on down

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Green Bay, WI

    I worked at KI

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

    Pros

    decent pay. Good coworkers. Quality products.

    Cons

    Terrible Management, managers are number crunchers and do not know how to coach or motivate. Inside joke is "the KI way" because you cannot question how things are done. If you do you are labeled as having a bad attitude. Micromanagement. Sales have been decreasing for 4 years straight because all the good sales people leave and they replace them with people with no experience.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees. Promote from within to keep top talent.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Company needs new direction.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist

    I worked at KI

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

    Pros

    Position and knowledge in education markets
    Integrated Sales Team

    Cons

    Lack of product outside education
    Stubborn Upper Management
    Reluctant to work with dealers
    Channel Market Conflicts (OEI)

    Advice to Management

    Time to change market strategies

  9. Great atmosphere

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at KI

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Experience
    Oportunity for future career growth

    Cons

    Hard work but worth the time

  10. Fun work environment, dull work

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Intern - Order Entry in Green Bay, WI
    Current Intern - Order Entry in Green Bay, WI

    I have been working at KI as an intern (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Easy going, fun environment. Great company moral all around

    Cons

    Very repetitive work, gets old fast.

  11. Average

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KI

    Pros

    Good people, and culture, average salary

    Cons

    work was boring after some time

    Advice to Management

    provide more motivataion for us to work hard

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