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Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
26 Reviews
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26 Reviews
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  1.  

    Internship

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work I learned tons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great opportunities!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Place to Start a Career

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    • Senior Management
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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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Company needs new direction from top management on down

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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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    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

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Fun work environment, dull work

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    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Easy going, fun environment. Great company moral all around

    Cons

    Very repetitive work, gets old fast.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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

  10.  

    Beat them down.

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    • 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 a 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
  11.  

    You Won't Get Rich at KI

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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

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