Kinze Manufacturing Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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  1. really care

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CNC Operator in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - CNC Operator in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at Kinze Manufacturing full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very good employee managment communication, and great pay!

    Cons

    Very much tied to the up and down agriculture market.

    Advice to Management

    Make a more diverse product line.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Senior Buyer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Coralville, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Coralville, IA

    I have been working at Kinze Manufacturing full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is great when it comes to innovation and change. Engineering and purchasing are probably the 2 strongest parts of the company.

    Cons

    Senior leadership has changed a lot over the last 2 years. Programs have been cut and layoffs have begun. Company is going downhill fast.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of worrying about how the company looks to the general public and spending lots of money on appearances, try worrying about the people who actually care about the work they do everyday.


  3. Not really a family oriented company they frequently alienate good, intelligent, productive,employees

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Worker in Williamsburg, IA
    Current Employee - Worker in Williamsburg, IA

    I have been working at Kinze Manufacturing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits good pay and the people who work on the floor are for the most part friendly and nothing less than a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Management threats the workers like children not adults. Continually preaching the company core values and not backing them up on their end ď

    Advice to Management

    Stop with knee slap reactions to issues with your employees. You have a lot of good people who will go that extra mile to insure your success. Look at the big picture and rebuild the pride, trust and faith your employees are quickly loosing.
     Don't be a dysfunctional company!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Incredible company from an incredible family

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Kinze Manufacturing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Kinzenbaws are some of the most generous people I've ever met. They continue to re-invest on the business, in the technology and in the lives of employees year after year. The best part about the family owned company is that it started with humble beginnings rooted in a Midwestern work ethic. The air is still the same today; if you work hard, then you can play hard. Even starting with a limited agriculture background is not stopping me from falling in love with the industry and finding myself proud to be a part of a team that makes products that help feed the world.

    Cons

    Leadership can be intimidating when first getting to know them. It is important to break the ice with good work and trustworthiness. A simple equation to earn respect from a manager, a director and the owners.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that employees are bound to make a mistake once in a while. However, the right employee will never make that same mistake again.


  6. Great Internship Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Kinze Manufacturing as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a good culture and the people are enjoyable to work with most of the time. They have a great co-op/internship program and get exposed to a lot of areas within your respective department. Kinze is growing quickly adding new buildings, products, and jobs. Great place to start a career.

    Cons

    Company is pretty flat and not too much room to move up. It seems they hire their senior leadership from outside the company verses promotion.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Falls short of potential. Be very wary if relocating.

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

    I worked at Kinze Manufacturing full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very good benefits. Excellent physical work environment. Challenging projects and opportunity to be somewhat creative.

    Cons

    Very limited growth potential. Family OWNED, not family ORIENTED. Located in very rural area. Very high non-manufacturing employee turnover rate. Extremely high risk relocating. Employees routinely terminated with little or no warning.

    Advice to Management

    If Kinze is to survive, it desperately needs experienced and professional executives. If not, it will either go out of business or end up an AGCO or CNH subsidiary within ten years.


  8. Helpful (3)

    It was a very good experience and a good company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kinze Manufacturing

    Pros

    The salary is very competitive with other similar positions. The facilities in the engineering department are all top-notch and really help enhance you as a engineer.

    Cons

    The atmosphere at Kinze Manufacturing is very strict. The owners have their way of thinking and really that is how it has to be.

    Advice to Management

    Overall it is a good company that offers a great product and great benefits to their employees. However would change how they treat some of their employees.



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