Knowles Corporation

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Knowles Corporation Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
17 Reviews

3.5
17 Reviews
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  1.  

    High performance Microphone leading company

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

    Pros

    Good company with good people

    Cons

    Being spun off from its parent company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay competitive

  2.  

    Great pay with lots of hours

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Itasca, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Itasca, IL

    Pros

    The company pays quite well for most postions compared to industry standard. Very cross functional environment, so Finance, Marketing, Sales, and Management interact on a regular basis.

    Cons

    Definitely not a 9-5 environment. Upper management has many requests but not enough headcount nor the IT system to support those requests. Guaranteed to work nights and weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase lower level support to reduce hours needed to complete requests, or cut back on the amount of reporting and project requests.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not worth the stress

    Current Employee - Acoustics Engineer  in  Itasca, IL
    Current Employee - Acoustics Engineer in Itasca, IL

    Pros

    The senior level engineers are highly knowledgeable and are open to training/educating others. Compensation is above average. Lots of opportunities to travel both in Asia and Europe.

    Cons

    Management will commit to projects without assessing resource needs, which leads to a very stressful and overloaded work environment. Corporate culture is highly insular. HR is non-functioning and does not care about employee issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fast pace work environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Clean work environment and nice building. Good compensation.

    Cons

    Lack of vision, too much offshore manufacturing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent

  6.  

    Good company, good people, some flaws

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

    Pros

    Most people at Knowles are intelligent and very hard working. Upper management is, for the most part, a great group of individuals. Pay seems to be above average. Fast paced and interesting place to work. Can gain excellent experience working here. HR actually seems to care about the employees.

    Cons

    Extra pay is offset by the expectation that you are available 24/7 and will put in 60+ hours a week. Vacation and holiday policies are out of touch with industry standards. Not a lot of room for growth. Many promotions appear to be based on how in favor one is with upper management rather than their real contribution to the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be better at providing career paths and promote people based on overall worth/contributions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work if you're in the right business unit

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Itasca, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Itasca, IL

    Pros

    Excellent investment on mobile device side of the business
    Strong R&D and Operations team
    Long-standing client relationships that help company grow year-on-year

    Cons

    Focus is on mobile device side of the business at the expense of the legacy component side of business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a balanced approach by investing in all aspects of the business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

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

    Pros

    Good company culture, innovative, cutting edge, good management. Very rewarding.

    Cons

    Not many, except that there is sometimes a lot of work to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Engineer

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

    Pros

    A medium sized company where you can get help from anyone in the company

    Cons

    No much. I love this place.

    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Fabulous company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contract  in  Itasca, IL
    Former Employee - Contract in Itasca, IL

    Pros

    Engaged associates at all levels, wonderful workplace with a clear vision for the future.

    Cons

    A hot door handle in the summer sun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep moving forward, you are awesome!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not bad many changes in a short time

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering  in  Itasca, IL
    Current Employee - Engineering in Itasca, IL

    Pros

    Good people, commute was easy

    Cons

    too much uncertanty at the time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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