KI Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
18 Reviews
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18 Reviews
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KI CEO Dick Resch
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  1.  

    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

  2.  

    You Won't Get Rich at KI

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    • 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 for 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
  3.  

    Awful

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Systems  in  Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Information Systems in Green Bay, WI

    I worked at KI full-time for more than a 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
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  5.  

    Good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KI full-time for 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
  6.  

    I don't get any work here.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Labor  in  Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - General Labor in Allentown, PA

    I have been working at KI full-time for more than a 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to work for!

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    • 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
  8.  

    Prepare to be lied to continuously

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Tech (Plastics)  in  Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Production Tech (Plastics) in Green Bay, WI

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

    Pros

    Pays the bills, for the most part.
    Some people are nice, those who crossed the picket line to get where they are not so much.

    Cons

    Poor pay.
    Ultra conservative (economic) politics get forced down your throat.
    Terrible raises...You will be poorer each year that you work there due to raises that are below the rate of inflation. Additionally, manufacturing positions need to complete PFAK (pay for applied(?) knowledge) in order to get decent reviews. One cannot simply be good at their job or knowledgeable or helpful, one must be subjectively graded with no backing to the grades.
    Good luck moving up unless you are related to someone in the office or has had liaisons with Dick Resch.
    Management is largely unqualified to be in the positions that they are in (see above).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you hire someone to be a leader, ensure that a path actually exists for them to lead rather than promoting people based solely on number of years of service.
    Don't treat the people who make your products like they are second-class citizens.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good pay, great benefits, no opportunity to advance.

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Specialist  in  Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in Green Bay, WI

    I have been working at KI full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very aggressive bonus structure for inside sales. Benefits are among the best around. Great coworkers. Company is very kind to its employees.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity to advance. Micro management abound. Sales and manufacturing are the only departments tat care bout satisfying the customer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good experience overall, I enjoyed it alot

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at KI part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay overall during stay

    Cons

    Little room for growth in business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Intern

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Intern in Green Bay, WI

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

    Pros

    Great oportunities to learn about industry
    Very nice community
    Decent benifits
    Has a lot of potential as a company

    Cons

    Can be repeticious or low on work demands depending on the time of the year
    Some lack of culture
    could do better with marketing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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