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KIK Custom Products Reviews

Updated April 13, 2017
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Pros
  • They had great benefits once you became a permanent employee after being a temporary for six months (in 7 reviews)

  • Fair amount of autonomy in research; engineering group has a few good people (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Whistle-blower program and work life balance are two joke policies (in 6 reviews)

  • Third one left and personally told me it was because he was tired of fighting upper management while trying to secure fair pay to his best team members (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Good company, will miss it."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Planner in Elkhart, IN
    Current Employee - Material Planner in Elkhart, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KIK Custom Products full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, fun work environment. I enjoyed working for each manage I had and learned a lot from them along the way.

    Cons

    Bonuses are a possibility but it's strictly on annual performances by the company as a whole. Inflated goals make these bonuses almost impossible to obtain. I've received one and worked here for many years.

    Advice to Management

    Not much - Wish I wasn't losing my job, I've enjoyed working for you.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid if possible"

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    Current Employee - Production in Hampton, GA
    Current Employee - Production in Hampton, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at KIK Custom Products full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I left the company fast

    Cons

    The blind leading the blind.racist culture!!!!!! Seriously diversity training needed here

    Advice to Management

    Watch what you say around employees. The president of the company calls it's employees hillbillies. People of color are stereotyped


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Anonymous"

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elkhart, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elkhart, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at KIK Custom Products full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good.

    Cons

    HR is horrendous and unprofessional. The company does not care about people. They lie to move their way around legalities. The environment is toxic and there is no accountability.


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  5. "Salary"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Buford, GA
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Buford, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at KIK Custom Products (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great employees and great supervisors.

    Cons

    The pay is no good and you never know when you're going to have time off.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people better


  6. "Maintenance"

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    Former Employee - Mechanic in Elkhart, IN
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Elkhart, IN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at KIK Custom Products full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not many, paid above average for the area

    Cons

    Poor leadership brought in from failed plant. Threaten employees from the start with discipline for any mistakes, even in orientation. Some really old machines that don't run well. Poor training of line operators. Operators don't know their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Give people a chance and train them properly. You don't have to threaten people to get them to work.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Going down hill fast because over managing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elkhart, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elkhart, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at KIK Custom Products (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Medical insurance is great. Decent amount of vacation for non union employees.

    Cons

    Unequal pay between union and non union positions. They treat the non union horribly. Management is always lieing and misleading. Management changes at least ounce a year. A lot of forced hours. Don't like there employees to have a mind of there own which can be very dangerous in this field.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your hourly non union since you put all the pressure on them and none on union employees. Offer better incentive to work all the forced overtime. Correct pay inequality before you lose all the experience. Get rid of the Memphis duo before the shut this plant down as well.


  8. "Benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analytical Laboratory Technician in Olive Branch, MS
    Former Employee - Analytical Laboratory Technician in Olive Branch, MS

    I worked at KIK Custom Products (More than a year)

    Pros

    They had great benefits once you became a permanent employee after being a temporary for six months.

    Cons

    There was not adequate heating and air conditioning in the warehouse spaces, the main office and labs had a better hvac system.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Unprofessional Canadian company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Controller in Conyers, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Controller in Conyers, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at KIK Custom Products full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Has the potential to be a great company to work for The company has vase opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Company is being strangle by middle management; the organization is very top high good ole boy group, that then to sick together regardless of skill set and the lack there of.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Hman Resources Manager"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Montebello, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Montebello, CA

    I worked at KIK Custom Products (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, comfortable working style

    Cons

    Poor management communication. Poor management decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Good safety program


  11. "Equipment mechanic"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equipment Mechanic in Cortland, NY
    Current Employee - Equipment Mechanic in Cortland, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at KIK Custom Products full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hard work equipment based background. Also 10 years in the independent testing field

    Cons

    I'm engaged in my work once train and take pride in what I do

    Advice to Management

    Talk to J.Layburn


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