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J. J. Keller Reviews

Updated Jun 20, 2019

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3.7
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90%
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Rustin Keller
7 Ratings
Pros
  • "Stable, family-owned company that continues to grow year after year(in 7 reviews)

  • "JJ Keller is truly a great place to work(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "My department was just one of the many departments that was offered a package that we could leave the company(in 4 reviews)

  • "A pet monkey could do this job as it is scripted and dare you deviate from that script you get reminded of how you're not doing things right(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J. J. Keller full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There is a great culture at this place, they are very focused on employee growth and ability to move and advance within the company.

    Cons

    Telephone sales can be monotonous, they say that there is no cold calling, but a lot of the job is essentially cold calling.

    J. J. Keller2019-06-20

    J. J. Keller Response

    June 21, 2019Talent Sourcing Specialist

    Thank you! We are so glad you have found a great culture fit here at J. J. Keller. To add variety to your workdays, please be sure to check out the Innovation SharePoint site at work, where you can volunteer to be part of innovation projects that interest you.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Auditor in Neenah, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J. J. Keller full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    JJ Keller is truly a great place to work. They will train you for success. I had a six month onboarding period and during which, I learned about the company, mastered my position and excelled at performance and I know I couldn’t have done all that without the training and support I received from the company. There are tons of perks like quarterly bonuses, 401k, health and dental benefits, clinic, cafeteria and gym! The...

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    Cons

    One con. Some of their work is outsourced to India and that scares and irritates me. Let’s hire people here in the states. I feel like it’s wrong to dismiss American employees for the sake of saving a few bucks by outsourcing over seas.

    Advice to Management

    Every manager I’ve met is amazing. Keep it up

    J. J. Keller2019-04-19

    J. J. Keller Response

    April 23, 2019Talent Sourcing Specialist

    Thank you for your review. We are so happy you are a part of J. J. Keller! Please know that our preference, like yours, is to hire associates within the U.S. Sometimes we aren’t able to fill positions here or are filling positions for quickly changing or temporary needs for our customers ...

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  3. "Nice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J. J. Keller full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits Time match Nice co workers

    Cons

    Bad management Bad bathroom Environmental bad

    J. J. Keller2019-04-07

    J. J. Keller Response

    April 23, 2019Talent Sourcing Specialist

    Thank you – we appreciate your review, and we’re glad you’ve found great co-workers and benefits here at J. J. Keller. If you have concerns, please seek out a leader or someone in our HR Services area to talk with confidentially. We would certainly want to look into those concerns. ...

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Extreme lack of diversity and poor management"

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    Former Employee - Managed Services in Appleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J. J. Keller full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Co workers provide comrade

    Cons

    Lots of new managers who are inconsistent with their management style which causes confusion and somewhat unstable atmosphere. There’s also NO diversity whatsoever. Pretty much everyone in leadership is white and majority are men. Take a peak at the photos uploaded to the company profile on this site and you will easily notice the lack of diversity. This confuses me when comparing them to companies that employ technology...

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    Advice to Management

    Chill out and get out on the floor more

    J. J. Keller2019-04-17

    J. J. Keller Response

    April 23, 2019Talent Sourcing Specialist

    Thank you for sharing your honest feedback. J. J. Keller is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we’re proud to say that among leaders in our Managed Services area, more than 80% are women. Other aspects of diversity within our leadership reflect the communities where we are located ...

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "J.J.Keller Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Neenah, WI
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J. J. Keller full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Place to work. Business mix is different.

    Cons

    Culture can be difficult for new associates.

    J. J. Keller2019-01-18

    J. J. Keller Response

    January 18, 2019Talent Sourcing Specialist

    Thank you for being a part of J. J. Keller! We’re glad you feel it’s a Great Place to Work. If you have ideas for welcoming new associates, we always appreciate new ideas. We encourage you to talk with your leader or anyone in HR Services.

  6. "Mostly a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J. J. Keller full-time

    Pros

    Family owned and run company is highly stable. Decent salary and benefits. Strong focus on employee health programs and environmental stewardship. 2 in-house health clinics. 2 in-house cafeterias, 1 is newly rebuilt and very good. Plenty of advancement opportunities for sales and technology tracks. Recent huge upgrade to work/collaboration spaces for large % of associate population. Frequent employee events such...

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    Cons

    Conservative culture from top down. Micro-management is prevalent in many departments. What upper management and executive preaches is not always practiced. Too many corporate initiatives are overly focused on and then fade away with little consequence.

    Advice to Management

    For management, there seems to be more emphasis on office politics and relationship building than productivity and results. That sends silent messages down to the staff and keeps the company from performing far better than it is.

    J. J. Keller2018-12-31

    J. J. Keller Response

    January 2, 2019Talent Sourcing Specialist

    Thank you for recommending J. J. Keller and for sharing your favorite things about the company. As we set out to pursue our strategic priorities for 2019, we will certainly be looking for the productivity, results and individual contributions you mention.

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Spinning compass culture - never know what to expect"

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    Current Employee - Tso in Neenah, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J. J. Keller full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Always work to be done. I lucked out and have a great boss.

    Cons

    The morale of TSO took a dive to the bottom of a pool without water over the last year. In 12 months, the feeling of the department is night and day different. Not sure that things are going well as people who left haven't been replaced. I kind of live in fear from day to day that I won't have a job or a place at JJK anymore so I work extra long hours to ensure that I over perform whenever possible. So burnt out. I don't...

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    Advice to Management

    For the managers who already take care of their folks like their own family, keep doing it. You have no idea how much it means to them. And it means a lot!

    J. J. Keller2019-01-11

    J. J. Keller Response

    January 15, 2019Talent Sourcing Specialist

    Thank you for your thoughtful comments. We’re so happy that you have a great leader. Please do reach out to your leader or to a contact in HR if you have concerns about morale or staffing in your location. Some positions are not replaced if our customer needs are changing. But we ...

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  8. "Account Representative"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Neenah, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J. J. Keller full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    An industry leader in DOT,OSHA,EPA Regulatory & Compliance authority

    Cons

    No negatives with current management

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in technology to streamline the sales processes

    J. J. Keller2018-12-19

    J. J. Keller Response

    December 20, 2018Talent Sourcing Specialist

    Thank you for your review and for your part in helping us be an industry leader!

  9. "Shopper"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at J. J. Keller part-time

      Pros

      Nice people and very personable managers

      Cons

      Not flexible with scheduling at all

      J. J. Keller2018-11-19

      J. J. Keller Response

      November 20, 2018Talent Sourcing Specialist

      Shopper, thank you for your kind comments about our associates. We do try to be as flexible as possible with hours, days and locations, so please talk with your leader about what might be possible to meet your needs.

    • "Sales"

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      Former Employee - Sales Manager 

      I worked at J. J. Keller full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Nice environment to be in

      Cons

      Compensations and Benefits are low compared to other companies

      J. J. Keller2018-11-14

      J. J. Keller Response

      November 30, 2018Talent Sourcing Specialist

      Thank you for your comments. We’re glad you liked the environment here. Having heard similar comments about compensation in the past, we’re happy to say we recently increased our starting pay for sales associates. We continually compare our benefits to ensure we’re competitive, and ...

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