KONE
3.3 of 5 59 reviews
www.kone.com Helsinki, Finland 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 22, 2014

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KONE President and CEO Matti Alahuhta

Matti Alahuhta

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Better reviews and raises.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Moline, IL

I worked at KONE full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat benefits and great hours.

ConsKind of cheap when it comes to raises and compensation.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was okay

Sales (Former Employee)
Raleigh, NC

I worked at KONE full-time for less than a year

ProsEveryone was easy to get along with. Easy going work environment

ConsTold i was going to be doing accounting but instead was doing tedious paperwork.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Reivew of KONE operation in US

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at KONE full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood company to work for with many opportuntities, very strong innovation and product development. Many branch offices throughout country.

ConsTop heavy management, process overload, micro management is becoming day to day mode of operation. Too many internal request for information, lacking customer focus at local levels.

Advice to Senior ManagementPut more players in front line management (do away with Mid level Management) to grow business and get to know customers better.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Innovative company with great products but poor business plan.

Elevator Constructor (Former Employee)
Raleigh, NC

I worked at KONE full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat pay, benefits and lots of work if you happen to be one of the few people left of their vanishing work force.

ConsKone has many great products but rather than dominate an area they choose to pick up the crumbs left over from the other large elevator companies. Kone management is more interested in the process of managing elevator construction, maintenance and repair than actually getting the work done.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe processes,procedures and devices used by field employees to inform management of : where they are,where they are going, what they did are more efficient at wasting potential productive hours rather than getting the most out of the field employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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elevator parts supply for the world

Shipping Clerk (Former Employee)
Moline, IL

I worked at KONE full-time for more than 5 years

Prosteam orientated steady work load

Constraining not always provided for some areas

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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sales executive

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at KONE

Prosthey have a great product and are technologically advanced

ConsOne of the worst places to work. Great product no leadership or career advancement. pays less than any other company

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good experience but lacks leadership.

Project Manager (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I worked at KONE full-time

ProsCompensation was adequate and the employees were nice.

ConsLeadership was not existent. People feared for losing their jobs.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet to know your employees and their goals. Trust and empower their team members.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great people and atmosphere, BUT they have go 0 clue on career paths and goals.

Senior Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at KONE full-time for more than 3 years

ProsEach office is different, but for the most part it is a very relaxed environment compared to other elevator companies.
There are some great people within the organization.

ConsThey don't ever set a career path out, you have to figure it out yourself. They like to hire externally and consider it poaching if a manager with an opening calls an employee without them formally applying. They have a poor district office set up, and a lack of management if you aren't in a branch office.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave career talks with your employees. HR should have a list of people and positions/locations they are interested in and should reach out to employees when offices have openings.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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very disapointing

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Detroit, MI

I have been working at KONE

Proselevator business is very interesting and callenging

Conslong hours, to many family members working together.

Advice to Senior Managementpractice what you preach

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

I have been working at KONE

ProsGood pay and benefits, good culture and innovation.

ConsSpread to thin, large territorys, little time to focus on one task. Company struggles in new construction with higher pricing in the market.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the middle managment and let the local branches have more freedom from corporate and run the local business.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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