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Updated May 30, 2017
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  1. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Katun full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting industry and great coworkers

    Cons

    Industry that is changing rapidly.


  2. "not a place for and educated person"

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    Former Employee - Casual Worker in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Casual Worker in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Katun (Less than a year)

    Pros

    anyone can do the work

    Cons

    SOP need to be reevaluated. emloyess ill back stab you.

    Advice to Management

    learn how to accept feedback

  3. "Inside Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Katun full-time

    Pros

    Most people were very nice and friendly. Large company that most customers know about.

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't care about you. They will take your large accounts and not give you anything. The training is awful, they cram you with useless information before you have a chance to see it first hand.


  4. "Don't stay here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Katun full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are okay (401k contributions), PTO and sick time accumulation pretty good, paid holidays for full time employees.

    Cons

    Hard work with little to no appreciation from management. Pay is lower than most averages (regional/national/industry), so you don't feel you're being paid enough for what you do--yet they constantly want more from you. Managers will work you hard with little regard to how hard they are pressing you. Facility was understaffed, and morale was low because everyone was constantly rushing. Fast pace especially brutal in hot weather.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should respect their employees, and have a practical understanding of their job to earn respect in kind.


  5. "Katun Corporation - Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Katun (More than a year)

    Pros

    My manager Jeff is excellent. The company culture and environment is terrific as well.

    Cons

    Sales will always be sales - up and down no matter what company it is.


  6. "Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Katun full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting company with a unique market position. Lots of international locations and customers. Varied workplace and good products

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the company is in a shrinking market and the company has downsized accordingly. It must have been great to have been there when the company founder was still there.

    Advice to Management

    Look for partners who want to grow the business. There are still good opportunities there. Use the innovations developed in Europe to stage a comeback in the US.


  7. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Business Unit Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Business Unit Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not many pros to discuss.

    Cons

    Long hours, many after hour conf calls, repetitious wrk

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Uncertainty of Companies future"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Katun (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Casual attire work environment, some what flex hours, fairly 'young' company - regarding average age of employees, benefit package is good.

    Cons

    To few employees to get the jobs done properly - after 2 large lay-offs, company is in 'maintenance' mode - due to lack of employees to properly support the company. Stability of company is uncertain after two large lay-offs - and countless number of CEO's, talk of being sold, and or re-financed - Management says they're all about 'communication', but that's not the case - can't get straight forward answers to where the company is headed. Company isn't willing to stay current with hardware and software, no room for advancing, no proper training for employees when having to learn and or support new software.

    Advice to Management

    Backup your direct reports, learn to say 'no', actually 'communicate' with company employees honestly, what's good for the 'many' in a department should be good for the 'few' in the department.


  9. "Solid company to work for,, but there were limited growth opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Miami, FL

    Pros

    Solid company. Leader in the market.

    Cons

    Not very good benefits and limited growth.


  10. "Strong customer loyalty squandered by poor management"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Marketing in Bloomington, MN

    Pros

    Great people, professional and motivated. Solid supplier base with many technological advantages over competitors. Good analytics for in market products and channels. Very loyal customer base many for over 20 years.

    Cons

    Thin management aptitude. No sense of moving forward, just status quo maintenance actions. Pay is below average, but decent benefits. Focused on quarterly results almost exclusively. Many customers went elsewhere.


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