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"Someone put this company out of its misery!"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middlefield, OH
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middlefield, OH
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at KraftMaid Cabinetry full-time

Pros

Some of the stupidity was laughable. Some of it could have been laughable had it not been so unbelievable.

Cons

1. You have people in positions of power that know NOTHING about engineering, systems, quality, etc... The fact that these morons think that they knew something was even more entertaining.
2. There wasn't any innovation in this company...just a bad verson of the "The Little Train that could." Projects were being recycled over and over, each time the result was a painful death. Maybe a note to self: Changing paint color isn't considered innovative in the real world. As Mr. Webster states: Definition of INNOVATION. something (as a device) created for the first time through the use of the imagination.
3. Your intelligence is the average of your peers. So when you have to have an employee development class on how to read a tape measurer...well, what can I say? I would laugh except it just wasn't as funny to experience. Seriously.
4. "Run, Forest, Run!" Get the hell out if you haven't already. If there was an option to not give this company any stars, I would. Working there was the worst experience of my life. Working for a bipolar insecured boss that looked like a tree stump, priceless. I now have stories to tell.

Advice to Management

Get off your high horse and actually read a book about how to properly manage your people. Degrading and intimidating them actually makes you look more like the village idiot (and that's disturbing since you're surrounded by idiots already). Get rid of the Kraftmaid "Lifers" who are still left at the top. You need new blood that knows something about the 21st century technology. Lastly, you need to take a look at some of these upper management lying about their qualifications.

Other Employee Reviews for KraftMaid Cabinetry

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Employees are made aware how expendable they are on this sinking ship."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Middlefield, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Middlefield, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay rate is excellent.

    Cons

    There is no autonomy granted to employees. Masco/Kraftmaid pulls the wool over employee's eyes concerning company wide decisions that have an impact on their livelihoods. For instance, days prior to a layoff all coordinators on the production floor reassured their departments that an upcoming layoff was just a rumor. Two days later a memo was posted stating that if an employee's hire date was prior to the date listed that they would have to be let go. After said employees were laid off there was not enough individuals left for all departments to function properly. Management is all about passing the buck here.....accountability is moved from one managers shoulders to the next down until an issue is forgotten rather than resolved. The housing market/scam of 2007 can only be blamed for so long before management re-evaluates decisions they have made.

    Advice to Management

    Company wide meetings with the president of the company that are relayed via pre-recorded media is a blatant disregard for employee's opinions and/or feelings. In reference to the question below about Tom Chieffe...he is no longer with the company. He resigned as he was able to foresee the company declining.


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    "Very compartmentalized even in your own team, I believe everyone was scared to say what was on their minds"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Sales in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very high tech office space

    Cons

    Hold a meeting for every little thing
    Lack of structure as far as processes on what to do
    Everyone was out for themselves -a feeling of scared

    Advice to Management

    hold more team building events
    Remove the fear from the organization

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