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  1. "Great experience"

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    Former Intern - Software Developer in Hatfield, PA
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Hatfield, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at K'NEX Industries as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I had a great experience working for K'NEX. Because of the small team I worked in, I was able to undertake some pretty big projects on my own, and felt like I got a lot of experience under my belt by the time that I finished my internship there. The people there were extremely friendly, and both my supervisor and boss were really good.

    Cons

    Because I worked on a very small team (it was really just me and my supervisor as the main programmers), there was little room for software development feedback from other developers, because there weren't really any. The area is also kind of boring, but if you have a car (which you must if you're going to work there), there are some nice places to find food not too far from the building.

    Advice to Management

    For the most part, just maintain consistency and keep up the current style of management.


  2. "Holiday Hotline Operator"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at K'NEX Industries as an intern

    Pros

    Comfortable desk job. Holidays and weekends off. Friendly company culture.

    Cons

    Occasional angry customer phone call.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to complain about!

  3. "Graphics Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hatfield, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hatfield, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at K'NEX Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly and welcoming atmosphere and very excepting of all types of people. Mildly stressed working environment. Most departments run smoothly, with little or no bureaucracy to navigate. The HR department works to be as accommodating as possible in handling employees' job related issues.

    Cons

    Salary compensation is not competitive with other similar positions in their location. Not much room for vertical promotions, with most new employees being hired from outside rather than internally.


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    "Toy Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hatfield, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hatfield, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at K'NEX Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get to be a kid again playing with toys!

    Cons

    You actually need breaks from all the creative playing


  5. "Web Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at K'NEX Industries as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Had the freedom of when I could come in and leave, that is if I didn't have any scheduled meetings or other responsibilities, and that I met the 40 hour work week.

    Cons

    K'Nex had a very corporate feel. As an artist I felt restricted by the guidelines set by non-artists in the marketing team.

    Advice to Management

    Take another look at how each of the departments and their work pipelines fit in with each other. Also the style guides are incredibly outdated and look very early 2000s.


  6. "Excellent environment - hard work and lots of fun"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hatfield, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hatfield, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a wonderful experience. Everyone knew their roles and treated you with respect. Responsibility was plentiful but very worthwhile

    Cons

    It was a demanding job and small department asked a lot on many workers. Overall not many other problems to deal with.


  7. "Great Company, Great Culture, Treats Employees with Respect"

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends

    Pros

    Cool company culture; promotes creativity; celebrates whatever they can celebrate!; focused mission statement and committed associates; great position in the marketplace

    Cons

    Once you fit in to the company, and get accepted by the associates, it is a great place to work

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!