I have been working at K-Designers full-time (More than 10 years)
Just like any job if you're willing to work hard and put in the time you get rewarded by the opportunity to move up the corporate ladder. K-Designers is one of the biggest remodeling companies in the nation. Run by Mr. Larry Judson, who is in the Hall of Fame in our industry which very few can say that. He's been on some of the biggest Boards in our industry. Pros are that once you show that you're capable, this company allows you to progress quicker than most and have the ability to wear many hats therefore giving you lots of opportunities to be very well-rounded. A lot of the jobs are merit based, so you get paid based on what you're worth versus being told what you're worth. Opportunities for commissions and bonuses. Opportunities for Advancement. That's why I have been with this company for a very long time. I definitely recommend if you're considering employment with our company, that you take the time to come in and speak to one of our representatives. I'm sure you will be impressed like I was long ago. This is a family run business, and they treat you with great respect. If you willing to work hard and follow the corporate program, this is a great company to work for.
N/A Honestly I can't think of anything bad about our company here at the corporate office except for maybe people in the call center should stop littering in the parking lot. Perhaps Starbucks coffee in the break room. Small pet peeves for a company whose earned my loyalty over the years.
Advice to Management
Keep listening to your employees. Keep listening to their suggestions in the suggestion box. And keep doing what you're doing because it seems to be working after 38 years in business. There will always be detractors, but with over 140,000 happy customers and homes remodeled in 38 years, you must be doing something right.
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at K-Designers (Portland, OR) in December 2016.
I felt the first interview was realistic. The manager was professional and straight forward. He told me all of the salesmen he'd hired the previous December were all gone for one reason or another. That was the first red flag. The second was that I'd be expected to cover all of my own expenses. The third was I'd be expected to travel throughout Oregon and WA. He explained they work an area at a time. Not a biggee, but I'd be expected to work a 6 day week and possibly long daily hours to make the good money his best salesmen were making. I'd hoped to cover a territory near to my home. I was told I'd be putting 40k miles a year on my car. The anticipated costs are $10k a year, but this he said is covered because their salesmen were all making $60k+ a year to start. When I got home I looked up the company on Glassdoor and I became concerned with the negative comments. I always take them into consideration when reading them. More people are ready to tell the world of bad experiences as a form of revenge. In any case, I felt too much concern to waste my time going any further. I have disregarded negative past employee comments and paid dearly for doing so.
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