Knauf Insulation

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Knauf Insulation Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
11 Reviews
2.4
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Interesting Large Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales & Marketing in Shelbyville, IN
    Former Employee - Sales & Marketing in Shelbyville, IN

    I worked at Knauf Insulation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large and well funded company with a great deal of potential to become more than they currently are today. Nice office although a fair distance from the nearest large metro area (Indianapolis)

    Cons

    Lack of communication and empowerment by the corner office. Lack of access as well. Local talent is sub par compared to other organizations of similar size. Appear to tolerate poor work performance as a norm in many lower level positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your employees to do the jobs they were recruited to perform.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Lack of development

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

    I have been working at Knauf Insulation full-time

    Pros

    salary, decent benefits, flexible schedule

    Cons

    no development, no training, no information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees would like to know how the company is performing. Develop career pathing or develpment program.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company quickly becoming not so great

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

    I have been working at Knauf Insulation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefit package! People stay at Knauf because they enjoy working with their co-workers. The campus is well cared for and offers an on-site cafe and health clinic.

    Cons

    Management is detached from employees - no one really cares or values the employees at the executive level. In the last year the flexibility has been taken away and people are being micro-managed. The values have become words on a piece of paper.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Connect with the employees and gain an understanding of what motivates and drives success. Lead by example and instill trust throughout the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Long history of great people and products.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Knauf Insulation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strong following in the mid-west and east coast.

    Cons

    Many changes over the years have dismantled the traditional culture. Everybody in CYA mode.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sales people are the life blood of a company and need to be treated like they're important.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production in Lanett, AL
    Former Employee - Production in Lanett, AL

    I worked at Knauf Insulation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits! The schedule of shifts is great because it does not rotate like most places in area. Management staff really cares for their employees! Best place I ever worked in my life!!

    Cons

    The schedule provides for 7 days off every 10 weeks but you also have to work 7 straight days on the alternate schedule. Days off go by really fast!! Fiberglass can sometimes irritate skin if you take hot showers after work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    To many silo's. No one cares about customers or how there job affects employees performance.

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

    I worked at Knauf Insulation full-time

    Pros

    A lot of good people work there but are hampered by upper management directives. They have best product on market.

    Cons

    They seem to enjoy making a simple process very complicated and cumbersome. A lack of respect for employees. This company is not about working together to achieve results. Extremly poor communication throughout the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up. People are leaving !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Insulation company insulates itself from employees.

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

    I worked at Knauf Insulation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice company grounds.
    Corporate office is wireless.

    Cons

    No strategic direction. Very little communication. Micromanagement practiced to a great extent over what it had been 3 years ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are your greatest asset and you should value them, not use them and hang them out to dry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    My first years were very productive, my last year very frustrating with new management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelbyville, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelbyville, IN

    I worked at Knauf Insulation

    Pros

    Lots of projects to keep busy with

    Cons

    Lack of respect and communication from management to employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Access employee morale and make it a priority

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good start, but it went downhill quickly from there.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Manager in Mont-Saint-Guibert (Belgium)
    Former Employee - Applications Manager in Mont-Saint-Guibert (Belgium)

    I worked at Knauf Insulation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some very nice colleagues within the department. The office facilities are well done

    Cons

    Employees are treated without respect and micro-managed to an extreme. There seems to be no clear direction whatsoever, at least it is not communicated internally. Strong lack of team spirit across departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees to be doing a good job without micro-managing.
    Start acting professionally towards employees, invest in people management and do formulate and communicate a clear vision / direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Dynamic company, challenger on the market.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mont-Saint-Guibert (Belgium)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mont-Saint-Guibert (Belgium)

    I worked at Knauf Insulation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic, multicultural, young, committed, entrepreneurial.

    Cons

    Work mentality, top down, travel intensity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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