KONE - Innovative company with great products but poor business plan. | Glassdoor
  1. "Innovative company with great products but poor business plan."

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    Former Employee - Elevator Constructor in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at KONE full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits and lots of work if you happen to be one of the few people left of their vanishing work force.

    Cons

    Kone has many great products but rather than dominate an area they choose to pick up the crumbs left over from the other large elevator companies. Kone management is more interested in the process of managing elevator construction, maintenance and repair than actually getting the work done.

    Advice to Management

    The processes,procedures and devices used by field employees to inform management of : where they are,where they are going, what they did are more efficient at wasting potential productive hours rather than getting the most out of the field employees.

    KONE2013-02-15
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    "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KONE full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The best part about KONE is the people. They have a great culture and people are genuinly excited to come to work everyday.

    Cons

    The Elevator business can be very technicial. If you have no background in mechanics it can take some time to learn the ins and outs of the trade.

    KONE2019-03-12
  2. "A good company in need of better leaders"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KONE full-time

    Pros

    The benefits, such as, insurance and 401K are good. 2 choices for insurance.

    Cons

    Management tends to micromanage everything and complain if you come to them with information THEY request for approval.

    Advice to Management

    Give teams freedom to adopt solutions for better service to customers. Remove the barriers to communicate with certain teams, such as engineering and logistics. Make it so we are one company and are all working toward the same goal of awesome service.

    KONE2019-05-21

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