Kimball International

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Kimball International Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
23 Reviews
2.8
23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Not a bad company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Post Falls, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Post Falls, ID

    I have been working at Kimball International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This company has been great working with me to allow me to be the mom I needed to be and setting my hours where I needed them. I have been given opportunities to grow and advance with in the company. When announcing their closure this year that have given many of us a year to two years to figure out what we are doing and find employment. It's sad, but I'm grateful for the time to adjust.

    Cons

    For what I do I am paid horribly low, but was willing to endure such to balance me family life. If you are looking for advancement and pay that matches this may not be a fit for you. If you are willing to make a trade off for the sake of family life then it'll be a good fit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have always said this company needs to do better in training those that are looking to advance, especially your leads.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Blacks Need Not Apply

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kimball International full-time

    Pros

    I don't see any good here!

    Cons

    I found out when applying to the flight department, no blacks are allowed!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to take a look at who you are!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Culture is Dysfunctional

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kimball International

    Pros

    Strong heritage, strong community and good dealer relationships

    Cons

    They allows bad behaving and dysfunctional leaders to stay in place for too long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the bubble and deal with bad behavior

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  5.  

    Great career choice!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sander in Danville, KY
    Former Employee - Sander in Danville, KY

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

    Pros

    Great work days, hours, benefits, and retirement. The people were great to work with.

    Cons

    You would find sometimes that some employees would slack off in your department so you would have to pick up the slack.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure all employees are not slacking and supervisors are keeping up with their departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Professional people, dedicated to improving processes, serving customers, and developing their people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jasper, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jasper, IN

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

    Pros

    Offered lots of growth and development professionally though internal and corporate trainings. Given opportunities to grow into new roles. Good group of people overall.

    Cons

    While there may be development and professional growth, the advancement into new roles didn't always reap the proportional salary adjustments. To be successful, it really depends on who your manager is and if they have your back. Otherwise, good luck with raises or advancement. Work/life balance wasn't always there, again, depends on your direct manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to understand internal processes and have better communication between departments. Seek to really listen to employees when concerns are brought to your attention.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    several different ones

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 Kimball International full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    mostly the personal are very easy to get along with and they have an HR department that is very understanding of any issues that you might have emotionally or physically

    Cons

    $$$ they do not give yearly raises and some of the older employees are left with lesser pay than the new hires coming in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't forget the persons that are loyal.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience

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

    I have been working at Kimball International

    Pros

    Great learning environment, the other employees are amazing and help is always available to those who ask for it!

    Cons

    Sitting in a chair all day is the only con I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Covering their Assets

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Can't Say in Jasper, IN
    Current Employee - Can't Say in Jasper, IN

    I have been working at Kimball International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Not to much possitive to say about the company. They really seem more about the inside group then about the company or the people.

    Cons

    Young people with little experience are often hired over people of real experience. It creates an atmosphere where incompetent management can gain suporters. Young inexperienced people tend to go along with the program and are moldable. Experienced people won't put up with it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the departments are hiring inexperienced people, it's a red flag. Consider the risk in these departments to be very high!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Oppressive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Job is in Florida which has no State income taxes. That does not come close to compensating for low salaries at this company

    Cons

    Very weak salaries and benefits package. Promise of bonuses do not come true due to cost structure caused when Kimball purchased Reptron. Long hours required of salaried staff. Equipment is old and outdated and provides difficulty when trying to meet quality requirements of the customer. This company wants to compete with the big boys (e.g. Flex, celestica, plexus, jabil, foxconn), but they never will. They can't provide the service level of the larger EMS providers so they have to work their employees like dogs to meet a lower price level. Customer base is the scraps the big players in the industry do not want.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell out to larger company

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

    Popularity Contest

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Travel in French Lick, IN
    Former Employee - Travel in French Lick, IN

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

    Pros

    If your charming and mindless with minimal skills you will fit right in. Smile and nod with every thing they say.

    Cons

    The company is a popularity contest with managers who could not tie their shoes and employees who are let go if they say anything. Perfect place if you want to live a lie and have a brown nose.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the golden parachute. I am not sure this company can be saved from what is inevitable at this point.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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