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Knoll Overview

East Greenville, PA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (KNL)
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Knoll is a constellation of design-driven brands and people, working together with our clients to create inspired modern interiors. Our internationally recognized portfolio of brands includes furniture, textiles, leathers, accessories, and architectural and acoustical elements.

Mission: Since our founding in 1938, design integrity has been our guiding principle as we offer insight into the way business is changing and into what’s possible—now and for the future.

Knoll – Why Work For Us?

Knoll is: Knoll Office, KnollStudio, KnollTextiles, KnollExtra, Spinneybeck | FilzFelt, Edelman Leather, HOLLY HUNT, and DatesWeiser. These brands reflect our commitment to modern design—and meet the diverse requirements of high performance workplaces and luxury interiors.

A recipient of the National Design Award for Corporate and Institutional Achievement from the Smithsonian`s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Knoll is aligned with the U.S. Green Building Council and the Canadian Green Building Council and can help organizations achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) workplace certification. Knoll is the founding sponsor of the World Monuments Fund Modernism at Risk program.

Founded in 1938, Knoll is recognized internationally for workplace and residential design that inspires, evolves and endures. Our portfolio of furniture, textile, leather and accessories brands, including Knoll, KnollStudio, KnollTextiles, KnollExtra, Spinneybeck, FilzFelt, Edelman Leather, HOLLY HUNT, and DatesWeiser, reflects our commitment to modern design that meets the diverse requirements of high performance offices and luxury interiors. Knoll is also a recipient of the National Design Award for Corporate and Institutional Achievement from the Smithsonian`s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.

Knoll represents: 
+ A belief in modern design 
+ Over 75 years of workplace experience 
+ A comprehensive product portfolio 
+ A commitment to customer service and manufacturing quality
+ A focus on environmental sustainability 
+ A global perspective

Our design excellence is complemented by a management philosophy that fosters a strong collaborative culture, client-driven processes and a lean, agile operating structure. We sell our products primarily through a direct sales force and a broad network of independent dealers. Our employees are performance-driven and motivated by a variable incentive compensation system.

FlexibilityWe know that Knoll associates drive our success—as well as success for our customers—and we strive to create a work environment that offers challenging, stimulating and financially rewarding opportunities for them.

Knoll is a place where diverse ideas are met with enthusiasm, and where you can grow to your full potential. We’re looking for individuals who enjoy the entrepreneurial thrill of working as a team to achieve success for our customers.

We offer our employees a comprehensive beneifts and compensation package which includes:

  • Health, Dental and Vision insurance for you and your dependents
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Generous paid time off in the form of vacation days, sick days and holidays
  • Retirement 401(k) plan with company match
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Annual Performance Reviews and Career Development
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Discount on Knoll Products
  • Employee Entertainment Discount Program

Note: Some benefits and programs may be site specific

Knoll Reviews

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Knoll CEO and Director Andrew B. Cogan
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    "No better place to work in the furniture industry. Only left the company because I left the industry."

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
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    I absolutely loved working at Knoll. Their products are unparalleled and it doesn't hurt that you get an amazing discount on furniture for yourself. The people are wonderful to work with and there is a great company culture. Compensation is great and so are the benefits. The pros could go on forever, but I would say the greatest part of working at Knoll was the commitment to quality. In their people and in their work.


    This isn't even a con, but it's about the only negative I could come up with. Knoll is a manufacturing company, and with manufacturing there are sometimes mistakes, defects, issues or errors. It takes some patience to work through it but I don't think you will find that to be different at any of the other manufacturers.

    They don't have laminates that match their veneers or veneers that match their laminates.

    Advice to Management


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    Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Knoll (Grand Rapids, MI) in January 2015.


    Panel of 6 staff members were involved which provided an excellent opportunity to understand the team dynamic and expectations for the desired position. The recruiting company was the main communicator for offer and negotiation.

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Knoll Awards & Accolades

  • America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • 50 Best Manufacturing Companies, IndustryWeek, 2009

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