Knoll - Great products, but can be very political. | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Knoll
There are newer employer reviews for Knoll

See Most Recent

Helpful (1)

"Great products, but can be very political."

StarStarStarStarStar
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Fantastic products and brand history.

Cons

Company politics, lack of advancement.

Advice to Management

Recognize and reward employees that perform well.

Other Employee Reviews for Knoll

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Lack of tools and support to be accurate and successful"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Greenville, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Greenville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Knoll full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People who work on factory floor have hearts of gold
    They are refocusing on being design driven
    When bonuses are good they are very good
    Plant staff are very capable
    All employee bonus below manager, but....with it was more differentiated for salaried to offer real incentive
    Some very smart people in leadership left over from Westinghouse days

    Cons

    Lack of investment in systems and training - Big issue
    Reliance on manual processes - big issue
    Internal audit runs the show due to manual processes
    Salary freezes and cuts to staff when cycles are down without regard to workload and impact on quality of work product
    Bonuses and promotions to high flyers in the face of pay freezes for everyone else
    Don't really know who they are in relation to employee value proposition
    They aren't honest with candidates about serious challenges facing them in new positions
    They do ERP annually but merit increases for salaried on a two year cycle
    CEO doesn't care at all about employees
    Lack of career path or opportunity to move up since they all have 20 years plus of service

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people other than salary - reasonable health care premiums, bonuses lower down into the organization
    Listen to your employees more and use a robust employee survey process to drive change
    Don't mislead candidates about the challenges...don't sugarcoat it.
    When you tell someone you can hire the people you need once you assess a function, don't renege
    Don't be tone deaf to the optics of paying large bonuses to leadership when salaried below manager and hourly are on an extended pay freeze


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great product, ok company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Knoll full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Product is solid, quality and company has a good name.

    Cons

    Management can be inexperienced and / or overwhelmed. Due to the commission based compensation for the sale representatives, there is no sense of team.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.

There are newer employer reviews for Knoll
There are newer employer reviews for Knoll

See Most Recent

Work at Knoll? Share Your Experiences

Knoll
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or