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KI Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
22 Reviews
3.4
22 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great atmosphere

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at KI

    Pros

    Experience
    Oportunity for future career growth

    Cons

    Hard work but worth the time

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Company needs new direction.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist

    I worked at KI

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Time to change market strategies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Fun work environment, dull work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Order Entry in Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Order Entry in Green Bay, WI

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

    Pros

    Easy going, fun environment. Great company moral all around

    Cons

    Very repetitive work, gets old fast.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Beat them down.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Green Bay, WI

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

    Pros

    Long lunches, company gym, free coffee?

    Cons

    Training is inadequate. lots of inequality in the sales territory. Definition of an old boys club.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

    provide more motivataion for us to work hard

  7.  

    You Won't Get Rich at KI

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Installation Supervisor in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Installation Supervisor in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    I had a great manager who provided the right mixtures of support and freedom to allow me to get my job done. My coworkers and I generally worked independently, but provided support for each other when needed. Our team cared about each other and our clients. Paid was on the low side by industry standards, but the benefits were probably a bit better than average.

    Cons

    Quality control was lacking within some product lines. There were few raises, and little room for advancement within the company. Overall the product offering was not up to the quality standard of KI's major competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improvement in pay and great career advancement opportunities would be a good start.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Awful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Systems in Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Information Systems in Green Bay, WI

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

    Pros

    The paychecks were always deposited on time.

    Cons

    Incredibly stupid IS management that does not actually know the environment they work in. Software developers that can barely use a modern PC. No professional support from any IS managers. The IS helpdesk can not solve a problem unless the solution has been demonstrated a dozen times. IS security is an absolute joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gut the entire IS department with exception to the Network team. Build up from there and do not let end users dictate IS policy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company

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

    I worked at KI full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent products and focus on customer satisfaction

    Cons

    Benefits and compensation were good but getting an annual raise can be disappointing. Great people work there and some excellent senior management.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I don't get any work here.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Labor in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - General Labor in Allentown, PA

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

    Pros

    The people are very friendly for the most part and willing to help those in need.

    Cons

    They have not been giving me many days to work for these past couple months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're going to hire someone then give them an actual job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to work for!

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

    I have been working at KI full-time

    Pros

    -Great sales culture if you work in field sales
    -Excellent standards for manufacturing
    -Competitive products in a highly competitive industry
    -Excellent leadership from the CEO to your direct manager
    -Your direct manager will have your back and coach you individually
    -Teamwork and sharing best practices is encouraged
    -Great 2 week training program in Green Bay

    Cons

    -There is a need for increased communication between field sales and corporate customer service and credit department. Once a customer places an order with me it's difficult to get it approved by corporate and shipped to my customer.
    -Market share in particular markets and regions is a concern, however I believe corporate is addressing these concerns properly and with the right resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Increase communication and training with necessary employees so placing an order doesn't take so long
    -Keep doing what you're doing, you're doing a great job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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