KIK Custom Products Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
33 Reviews

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  1.  

    It's good to send pictures faster.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KIK Custom Products

    Pros

    Talking to some good friends from Facebook.

    Cons

    Sometimes it's far from one place to another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

  2.  

    Good co-workers, upper management has its issues

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KIK Custom Products

    Pros

    Standard 8-5 job with minimal time needed outside of that.

    Cons

    Down-sizing while expecting those who are still here to pick up the load. Overall the upper management does not put its employees first when trying to be successful. Very reactive in nature.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand what the worker bees are doing to get a feel for what is going on instead of basing your opinions on past employers and what you think makes sense.

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    Under educated staff

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    Former Employee - ManagerQ
    Former Employee - ManagerQ

    I worked at KIK Custom Products full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Paycheck was always on time.

    Cons

    Required to do job of 3 people for one salary. Too much non paid overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HIre people with college degrees applicable to work they are doing.

    Negative Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Coworkers, Terrible Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KIK Custom Products full-time

    Pros

    The company culture is great. They hire very similar people.

    Cons

    Management changes so frequently it's hard to know what is going on day to day. Management doesn't have the "open door policy" they claim. The division of departments are so screwy management doesn't know what their employees are doing as a job and continue to pile more work on top of them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know the jobs you are asking your employees to do before criticizing the job they are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay Away, Do Not Waste Your Talents!

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    Former Employee - Senior Cost Accountant  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Cost Accountant in Houston, TX

    I worked at KIK Custom Products full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Most of the employees are extremely friendly. Very quick paced environment.

    Cons

    1) No work life balance, as a manager, i worked over 70 hours per week with no compensation other than my salary. 2) All upper management is new due to very high turnover. One manager has been there 4 years, all others are under 1 year. 3) no training, as employees leave, more work in piled on. 4) I accepted another offer and moved on, but did not receive my final compensation in full.... all i received were excuses. 5) Management changes decisions so frequently it's hard to know what is going on day to day 6) Round table management meetings take place daily, but nothing is ever accomplished.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into taking a management training seminar, the training you receive will be invaluable!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used up quickly at Auburndale FL facility

    Former Employee - Production Machine Operator  in  Auburndale, FL
    Former Employee - Production Machine Operator in Auburndale, FL

    I worked at KIK Custom Products full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay, benefits. Close to my residence.

    Cons

    Very high turnover. Work alongside resentful temps. Poor access to water on the shop floor.
    Machine operators do not set up their own machines, but instead depend on an elite maintenance crew to come by after every order to set the machine up for the next order. A physically punishing job if you are an older employee or struggle with a bad back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prospective machine operators should be set up on equipment more formally and not have to learn by asking questions of temporary employees or arrogant maintenance personnel.

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    WOW

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    Current Employee - Production Unit Manager  in  Danville, IL
    Current Employee - Production Unit Manager in Danville, IL

    I have been working at KIK Custom Products full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Sorry there is no good reasons to work at KIK

    Cons

    All supervisors / management don't treat employees fair. If you are not in their click they will find a way to fire you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like people not slaves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    **** Them

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KIK Custom Products

    Pros

    None none at all zilch

    Cons

    Terrible management, line leaders/supervisors are just employees who got lucky and advanced with no prior training, plant manager gets fired every month

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your **** Straight

    Doesn't Recommend
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  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Absolutely terrible

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KIK Custom Products

    Pros

    You get to pay your bills and feed your children

    Cons

    Terrible management, Like being in prison, insane hours, intolerable working conditions with know consideration from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize these working conditions are harsh give your employees a break and hire more people so you don't burn the ones you have out.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Its fun?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KIK Custom Products full-time

    Pros

    I love the autonomy of the job and the people I work with.

    Cons

    Its a manufacturing plant that runs 5 or 6 or 7 days a week. They will run 3 to 7 lines at a time. Scheduling department is a nightmare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to maintain your best employees, compensation is how to do it.

    Neutral Outlook

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