KI Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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  1. Inside Sales

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green Bay, WI

    I have been working at KI

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Nothing really! Great Place to start off!


  2. Good Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KI full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good managers, work/life balance, employee owned company.

    Cons

    Little room for advancement.


  3. Outside Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist

    I worked at KI (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Employee owned, customer service focused. able to virtual office. Great inside sales support. Some very good decent people and innovative products

    Cons

    Changing sales manager, intense pressure on reps.

    Advice to Management

    Micro management is exhausting- trust your team. Need more women in management as they are certainly proven in the field. Can not be all things to all markets.


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  5. Sales

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Marketing in Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Sales Marketing in Green Bay, WI

    I worked at KI full-time

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

    Pros

    Great products great people training

    Cons

    metric driven do not value individual contributions

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate more on employee development and less on metrics


  6. KI

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (2)

    Very much a "good ol' boy" culture

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Great opportunities!

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    • Senior Management
    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


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good Place to Start a Career

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Company needs new direction from top management on down

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Company needs new direction.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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



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