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Kenco Group Reviews

Updated November 28, 2017
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Pros
  • full time good pay good workplace (in 5 reviews)

  • everything from the guiding principles to the chance to explore new project/business opportunities to the ability to appropriately manage your time (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Production numbers go down and long hours go up (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management and the corporate office string you along with lies and little to no communication (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Forklift operator"

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    Current Employee - Forklift Driver in Byhalia, MS
    Current Employee - Forklift Driver in Byhalia, MS

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Does Not offer enough over time


  2. "Good place to start a career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Leader in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Project Leader in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kenco Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Family first
    Easy to advance up the ranks

    Cons

    Accounts are contract based, never know for sure when it might end

  3. "kenco"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kenco Group full-time

    Pros

    fun, good pay, good co workers and managment

    Cons

    can be hard to meet deadlines for production


  4. "what have u done for me lately"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    benifits are pretty good but the pay is low

    Cons

    points for even one minute late.....always want more more more from employees....reminds me of the janet jackson song.

    Advice to Management

    dont play favrites


  5. "Don't believe the Guiding Principles poster"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team to work with, that gets the job done.
    Corporate has some great people that could reached.

    Cons

    Young upper managers that 'have all the answers'.
    Quick to give disciplinary actions, but can't show how to fix.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to listen to the people that do the work....they are the experts!
    Practice the 'Open Door' policy...then listen.
    Take time to learn the jobs you oversee.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Warning"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Summerville, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Summerville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kenco Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Considering how poorly the executive team manages so many sites, I cannot think of one pro related to Kenco. It was a job, so that is a pro.

    Cons

    Long hours, zero feedback, below average pay, broken promises, poor executive leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people and follow the guiding principles you are so proud to tout. Grow a set and push back on unrealistic customer demands. The people are great and hard workers, yet they don't seem to mean anything to you. Lastly, look in the mirror to see where the problems are coming from.


  7. "Growth Platform with solid company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kenco Group full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility in roles, utilized and plugged in where your skills fit best

    Cons

    Benefits are middle of the road, nothing to differentiate from other competitors

    Advice to Management

    Keep defining the vision of who Kenco will be in the next decade

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Daily Chaos, reactive management, daily prioritie changes"

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    Former Employee - CI Leader in Summerville, SC
    Former Employee - CI Leader in Summerville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kenco Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Associates are great people to work with and know their craft.

    Cons

    Associates are under appreciated/respected, projects are driven by what is priority for the day (no strategic planning/priorities).

    Advice to Management

    The Summerville, SC location contract has lost lots of money since initial award of contract. All site employees gets bonuses/raises but only minimal amounts. New associates are hired with higher pay rates then trained senior associates. Lots of turnover since starting contract; 1st year turnover (7 Supervisors, 1 GM, 2 Directors, 3 HR Managers, multiple Leads, etc...) Think long and hard about working at this location because you withbe challenged with unobtainable goals and the criticized publicly/privately when not achieved. One last point, the location has no team success feel and maintains an "Us and Them" feel between salary and hourly personnel.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sell Sell Sell"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transportation Specialist in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Transportation Specialist in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Kenco is one of the top 3PL companies in the nation. Although it is large, it treats its employees like a small, family-owned business. The people that work here are like family and I enjoy working with each one of them. We try to work together as a team every day and that's what makes it fun.

    Cons

    Management is very individual-driven. There's no focus on team performance, but more so on individual performance. I always feel like I'm being watched every second of every day and I don't always feel like I have the freedom to go out there and do my job without them watching my every move

    Advice to Management

    Do not micromanage. Place more emphasis on the team aspect and less on the individual unless you have no other choice.


  10. "great company with great culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lean Consultant
    Current Employee - Lean Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kenco Group full-time

    Pros

    The company has a great culture and is always wiling to invest in its people.

    Cons

    Being a 3pl the salaries aren't always very competitive with the market.


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