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KONE Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Excellent work/life balance, good benefits, look after all of us really well (in 6 reviews)

  • The working environment is nice and work mates are excellent (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is difficult since most of times you spend at work (in 6 reviews)

  • long hours, to many family members working together (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KONE (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    incentive structure changes constantly, needs improvement


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Very solid company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at KONE full-time

    Pros

    A good company to work for and learn from. It can be a career but also serves as a nice stepping stone as they have very good proceses and products.

    Cons

    Europe clearly runs the show and you will be a cog in the wheel without much say... Lots of reports and very little latitude. Ok if you like that kind of thing


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Yawn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company really does have the most innovative products..and they have some accomplished people working for them. That said, the industry is quite incestuous, and the day to day talk is very boring.

    Cons

    ...the company really does have the least innovative processes, traditions, and sales methodologies. They are extremely risk averse, and don't want to be #1, they just want to be good enough.

    Advice to Management

    I do think there is good advice to be given, but it's probably the same as everyone else's. I suppose I'd say to actually incentivize the sales force, at all times, not just once in a while when you forget not to screw them. They leave :)


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "KONE a people flow company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allen, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allen, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great flexible schedule, low stress, friendly people. I enjoy my co workers so much that my free time is even spent hanging out with them.

    Cons

    They do not pay well but the work environment is very good. Management is not the best as the are not held accountable for the short comings of their employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "HR Planning Officer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Human Resources PLANNING OFFICER in Plainsboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Human Resources PLANNING OFFICER in Plainsboro, NJ

    Pros

    Friendly working environment, supportive supervisor, dynamic team and peers.

    Cons

    For me, I think there is no con


  7. Helpful (1)

    "KONE...eh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is above average of the industry

    Cons

    Terrible industry with little room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and smell the roses


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Machanic"

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

    Pros

    Great pay, unbeatable benefits, overtime,

    Cons

    Attitude of some people you have to work with or around.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Kone Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moline, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moline, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at KONE full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are no best reasons to work at Kone

    Cons

    No work/life balance, increases are VERY low, Upper Management doesn't appreciate your efforts, lousy place to work

    Advice to Management

    Show some appreciation some times and do some things for your Managers and Employees in Moline


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Annonymous"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KONE full-time

    Pros

    Great flexibility, no micro-managing, great benefits as well as company car, gas card, cell phone and laptop. Meet your budget and there are virtually no questions asked.

    Cons

    in-office training is limited- after a month or so you are sent to corporate for a more elaborate training. The technicians can sometimes create a negative/complaining atmosphere that can be discouraging.

    Advice to Management

    Create a more professional environment in regards to technicians, office language and ethics. Take more of a leadership role.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Production Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good / Hard working union employees
    Not boring / always striving to achieve goals & objectives.
    Lean environment always looking for continuous improvements
    Getting RESULTS

    Cons

    None
    Only that I hope to be hired and not continue to be a Contract Supervisor

    Advice to Management

    Always keep the flow of Communication open and that SAFETY is the #1 priority



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