World Kitchen

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World Kitchen Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
27 Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Brands, poor leadership

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Rosemont, IL

    Pros

    Great branding, small company, compensation is average versus the industry, medical benefits are average, management is attempting to change the company culture, nice office environment.

    Cons

    Poor leadership of senior management, unnecessary face paced environment, senior management does not value its employees, inconsistant promotion process, compete in challenging industries, layoffs have been consistent, promotional opportunities are not easy to come by, senior managers do not understant the impact of their decisions, inexperienced / poor upper managment in several divisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I recommend senior managment to listen and respect all empoyees at all levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Brands & Great People...Poor Culture & Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Former Employee - Human Resources

    Pros

    The people are great and are very passionate about the brands and what they do. WK offers exciting brands that everyone can relate to.

    Cons

    There is no room for growth. I had a manager who stood in my way of expanding my experience due to their own agenda and needs. The company continuously is doing layoffs and there is no loyalty to tenure or to the employees who made World Kitchen what it once used to be. The culture is declining and I found it to be a negative place to work and morale was extremely low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees and invest back!!! Don't just continue to facilitate layoffs thinking the next person you hire is going to do the trick and make a difference. You are losing the knowledge of what made WK successful and creating a culture that is hostile and deflating. WK has become a revolving door and it is hard to retain employees at all levels which is causing the business to decline.

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

    Confusing goals and poor communication

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    Pros

    - Ok Work Life balance for retail
    - Great product for the most part
    - Lots of control over merchandising

    Cons

    - Policies hard todiscern
    - Hard to find info on intranet
    - Lots of personnel change, over stretched corporate staff
    - Senior management does not appear to have a real world view of store operation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier to get what you want by investing in your technology. Signature capture, the order in which receipts print, prompting customers to enter email info at the debit pad... just make it easier for your retail teams to get the info we want.

    Simplify promotions- get your vendors to pre tag (UPC) items. Limit task inside the retail locations so that the team can concentrate on customers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    No growth in 15yrs

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance/Accounting  in  Corning, NY
    Former Employee - Finance/Accounting in Corning, NY

    Pros

    Local management could be fun to work with in plants.

    Cons

    Too much turnover in senior and middle management. A manufacturing & sourcing company with no experience in these areas at the corporate level. They let experienced employees go for short term gains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Visit the plants. Hire from within and promote a corp culture that has had a background in manufacturing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Stepping Stone

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Machine Operator  in  Monee, IL
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Monee, IL

    Pros

    Only had one shift 6:30am-3pm M-F They had full benefit package and 50% match for 401K

    Cons

    Not a bad company to work for but not much room for growh. This is not a career

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Okay place to work. Enjoy the products as well as the other employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Graceville, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Graceville, FL

    Pros

    Great place to work if you enjoy working directly with customers. Customer service is stressed alot.
    The people are easy to work with, it is enjoyable working for this company.

    Cons

    Pay is low for the work required. Stressful at times.
    Lack of communication between departments, and corporate with the sales teams.
    Never recognized for going above and beyond.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on communication, and recognition for jobs well done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Retail Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    Pros

    Loyal company.
    Product is dependable and easy to sell.
    Friendly Customers
    Room for growth
    Upper Management listens

    Cons

    Work to home balance can be way off..
    Easy to work too much
    company changes their layout of districts and roles too often

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with one format and just improve on it. Work to promote more from within for upper management positions.

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

    Extremely satisified for first 5 years

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    Former Employee - Vice President Human Resources - North America  in  Rosemont, IL
    Former Employee - Vice President Human Resources - North America in Rosemont, IL

    Pros

    Had a strong employee oriented management team when I joined company

    Cons

    Management team changed and new CEO changed culture of entire company.

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    This was a very good company to work for. Current management has no Idea what is going on.

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    This was a very good company to work for. Current management has no Idea what is going on. None that I can think of...

    Cons

    This has become a top heavy company. More VP's and Directors that workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    It pays the bills.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Packing Line Inspector  in  Corning, NY
    Current Employee - Packing Line Inspector in Corning, NY

    Pros

    Pay is comparable with local market rates.

    Cons

    Unprofessionalism on all levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train managers to manage people rather than product.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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