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Kaman Industrial Distribution Reviews

Updated April 5, 2017
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  1. "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 .


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  3. "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


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  5. "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


  6. "Over seeing the office"

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    Former Employee - Assting the Office in Kamas, UT
    Former Employee - Assting the Office in Kamas, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kaman Industrial Distribution part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Worked part-time, and enjoyed the work over seeing the office

    Cons

    Very Messy place to work

    Advice to Management

    Needs to reach out to the staff more.


  7. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomfield, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomfield, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company is technology driven but lacks in process training

    Cons

    Company is too top heavy

    Advice to Management

    When cutting operating expenses, look at the higher salaried positions first


  8. "Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, OH

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

    Pros

    Very laid back work environment, work load varies day to day

    Cons

    No room for advancement, no yearly raises


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Technical Sales Engineer in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Sales Engineer in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large company. Benefits are decent, but like all, high cost deductible for health insurance.
    Wages are competitive, overall a decent company to work for.

    Cons

    They go through cycles of letting people go. Job stability questionable for new employees for office and sales support.

    Advice to Management

    Branch Managers need to be more in touch with their sales force, both inside and outside. Margins need to remain reasonable, but also need to be realistic as there is a lot of low cost competition for the same MRO products, so reflecting bonus based upon artificially high margin targets (especially with low margin corporate contracts bringing down the overall margin levels) should be reevaluated.


  10. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Henrico, VA
    Former Employee - Sales in Henrico, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaman Industrial Distribution (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good minded company with good benefits

    Cons

    Corporate makes a lot of changes then they seem to reserve many of them back. Layoffs even when the location is making sales goals and incentive goals

    Advice to Management

    Stay consistant


  11. "Corporate Business Manager"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Business Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Corporate Business Manager in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kaman Industrial Distribution (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team setting with competent sales staff.

    Cons

    Weak Senior leadership from president.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your sellers and make it clear as to how they can enhance their paychecks. Simplify the bonus program.


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