Knoll

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Knoll Reviews

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
26 Reviews
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26 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Exposure

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Knoll as an intern

    Pros

    Being exposed to the greatest furniture/textile brands in the industry

    Cons

    Quiet office, can be intimidating at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Love hate relationship...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Resources in East Greenville, PA
    Current Employee - Technical Resources in East Greenville, PA

    I have been working at Knoll full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lot's of passionate people and a great product.

    Cons

    It is a very lean organization with limited resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sites are very dated and need updating, showrooms are static - invest in the people and the culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could Be So Much More

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Greenville, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Greenville, PA

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

    Pros

    Great product design and some great people. Usually pay more than comparable companies in the area, but money isn't everything. No support to do your job properly...in every department.

    Cons

    Upper management is only concerned about themselves. Work life balance? Forget about it...they don't practice what they preach. How about changing the office furniture (you know, the stuff you make all day long) more than once every 10 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to save your way into profitability and put money back into the company and your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of support, CEO doesn't give crap about employees

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    Former Employee - Professional in East Greenville, PA
    Former Employee - Professional in East Greenville, PA

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

    Pros

    Design tradition, some good dedicated people

    Cons

    CEO is a psycho. It's a daily question to see what his mood is and how the financial winds are blowing. No long term thinking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CFO cared about employees and he retired. Someone needs to keep employee morale on the radar.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Ever Changing!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Knoll

    Pros

    The Manufacturing of Quality Products

    Cons

    Lack of employee recognition & rewards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    fairly satisfied employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I have been working at Knoll full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful products with great brand recognition

    Cons

    compensation plan can causing fighting among regions
    management does not understand what happens out in the field

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    excellent product, passionate people.

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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 Knoll full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    strong brand and product; passionate, driven people; lean (access to leadership) and entrepreneurial (you can make your own success and find/create new opportunity), but you have to take initiative

    Cons

    lean (you have to be creative to find resources) and entrepreneurial (little help in way-finding if you don't have a great manager as an advocate and a mentor); senior leadership can seem out-of-touch with realities in the factory and field

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide better training to managers and new associates; improve internal communication (including seeking input/feedback from employees)

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

    No Leadership

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Knoll full-time

    Pros

    The aggressive commission structure is quite attractive.

    Cons

    Dealer Principals think they manage Knoll employees and management won't get involved and stand up for their people. Sales people are constantly fighting over commission credit to the detriment of the customer, and management shrugs this off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be an employee advocate. Reward and recognize sales growth, not just sales dollars. Why are people winning awards for sales at Knoll when their sales declined YOY?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    company is going in negative direction for last ten years

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    Current Employee - Laborer in East Greenville, PA
    Current Employee - Laborer in East Greenville, PA

    I have been working at Knoll full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people that still work there are good people.

    Cons

    Andrew Cogan, Lynn Utter, and the rest of the upper management team who are only interested in how much money they can pull out of this company before it's time comes to an end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please leave and let a group in there that will care about the company and the people that will help it be the good company it once was.

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

    Driving Loyal Employees Out

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate
    Former Employee - Corporate

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

    Pros

    Great products, some dedicated/nice employees to work with, design history. Decent compensation structure for sales and corporate employees...but that seems to be changing to the negative with raises few and far between...top executives benefit the most.

    Cons

    Corporate offices are dated...sales offices quite nice though. VERY political...hard workers are not always recognized or given the opportunity to reach their full potential due to the flat organization structure and work load that bogs down great employees in every department as well as sales. The bottom line is key even if it is detrimental to employee moral, product quality, etc. Knoll does NOT care about employee well being and don't seem to care if you leave after 6 months or 25 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on your employees...they will give you their all for something as little and simple as recognition. Reward those that provide results...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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