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Kaman Industrial Distribution Reviews

Updated December 9, 2017
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  1. "Sales manager"

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

    I have been working at Kaman Industrial Distribution full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Awesome employees with great work ethics that build confidante in all the other employees that work for them.

    Cons

    High cost of insuranceis very high and need to be lowered to competitive market levels. Is that enough information for you at that place.

    Advice to Management

    Lower health costs because cost very high for health insurance and it discourages high end employee recrument that could benefit other people from leaving the company.


  2. "Steep Learning Curve"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Kaman Industrial Distribution full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Good hours. Reasonable pay. Great benefits.

    Cons

    No training in a highly technical sales environment. Understaffed at some branch locations. Antiquated ERP software system.

  3. "Great People, Terrible local management"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaman Industrial Distribution full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people there was the most knowledgeable people in the business. Teamwork was there when it was needed. They were inviting into their little group. Benefits were good.

    Cons

    Local management needs improvement. Manager was over several stores and was not capable of keeping up with everything. I was hired as a CSR and in 8 weeks I was basically confined to the warehouse due to poor mismanagement. told several times that I was a CSR but never did more than 9 orders total. Manager seemed to not know what he was doing, never finishing things. Due to the people I would have stayed with the company but I could not work for this manager. Pay was a little low for the industry that they are in.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to listen to the staff when there are issues. The employees feel that no one has their backs with they have issues with the local management. You are losing good talent due to an unaware and uninterested manager. Please look at your pay scale especially with people that have been there a long time.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaman Industrial Distribution full-time

    Pros

    Friendly account managers and office staff always willing to help each other

    Cons

    Poor upper management, no support, constantly belittled and berated, play favorites and if you aren't one you will pay the price. Absolutely no support or assistance from upper management at all.

    Advice to Management

    Support your staff.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "poor work environment"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Oxnard, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Oxnard, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kaman Industrial Distribution full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    stable job with 40 hour pay

    Cons

    very poor management , no support , no accountability .

    Advice to Management

    hire better people in management position.


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    "Working for a large company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Inside Sales Representative/Team Lead Customer Service in Bloomfield, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Inside Sales Representative/Team Lead Customer Service in Bloomfield, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kaman Industrial Distribution (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Steady job, large company, good benefits.

    Cons

    Raises are small, budgets are tight and your voice gets lost in the crowd.

    Advice to Management

    Listen better to all .


  7. "Human Resources"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaman Industrial Distribution full-time

    Pros

    The people are very friendly and hard working

    Cons

    The salary is low for the work you do

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people and recognize contributions

  8. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaman Industrial Distribution full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Good Product Lines
    -Panel Shop
    -great manager

    Cons

    -too many lines being added and lost


  9. "Csr"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager/Customer Service Representative in Emmett, ID
    Former Employee - Operations Manager/Customer Service Representative in Emmett, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kaman Industrial Distribution full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Was a decent place to work

    Cons

    After restructuring it seemed like management no longer listened to customers and forgot customers were what was what the company was there for

    Advice to Management

    Quit worrying so much about the bottom line and go back to being service oriented


  10. "delivery/warehouse"

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    Former Employee - Delivery/Shipping & Receiving/Warehouse Clerk in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Delivery/Shipping & Receiving/Warehouse Clerk in Ontario, CA

    I worked at Kaman Industrial Distribution (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great people that work there

    Cons

    not enough time in the day


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