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Kichler Lighting Reviews

Updated May 7, 2018
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Kichler Home Center Division"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Analyst in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Inventory Analyst in East Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kichler Lighting full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, excellent coworkers, family feel. Management is always approachable regardless of what you need and what else they have going on.

    Cons

    There are occasional lapses in communication from upper management to the associates. There are not very many opportunities for advancement.


  2. "none"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Kichler Lighting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    it was Monday thru Friday

    Cons

    the job got boring after a wild

    Advice to Management

    none

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Limited career growth opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice co-workers. Clean office. Plenty of work to do.

    Cons

    Company needs to be serious about promoting employee's work/life balance.
    No mentoring program

    Advice to Management

    Be fair, have an open mind and retain your quality employees by offering mentorship, growth and advancements.


  4. Helpful (8)

    "Save Your Time & Energy For Another Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Marketing in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Above average pay.
    Getting paid every week.
    Some of the people I worked with were lovely.

    Cons

    The nepotism at Kichler is unreal. If you're skilled and more qualified than a family member (both owners and CEO), they will be promoted and/or hired over you in a heartbeat.
    The CEO's own family members are independent sales reps for Kichler and they take advantage of it by yelling at employees and using scare tactics to intimidate people within the organization.
    Marketing is treated like a 3rd-class citizen and receives demands for literature and projects from sales on a daily basis.
    Zero unity between the different departments.
    Little to no repercussions for mishandling of situations.
    HR department doesn't know how to recruit and retain employees.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company to a publicly held corporation. It's far too big to be a family business anymore. Also, I would recommend taking a hard look at the CEO and setting some boundaries with the family members.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Very poor management from Owner & CEO all the way to Warehouse!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Independence, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Independence, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Made some really good friends!

    Cons

    Worked there for over 4 years and put up with a lot of bulling, harassment and game playing (very childish environment).
    There is no integrity, a lot of favoritism (even within upper management), there is absolutely no procedures no accountability & no respect.
    Worked in 2 different departments (Operations & Imports/Export Dept) within my time there.
    The warehouse is not ISO compliant so the execution of product is poor which is a clear result of no outside audits being routinely done. Overall if you don't fit in a click or are not family your pretty much a peon and your word means nothing even if you are telling the truth and others are lying to cover up wrong doing.
    Word to all looking for employment stick with a public owned company stay away from family owned company's they have no one to watch over them to make sure they do the right thing.

    Advice to Management

    They wouldn't take advice or the truth if it smacked them in the face!


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Beware, this company will set your career path back, not forward"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kichler Lighting full-time

    Pros

    No pro's only cons, was lied to at interview.

    Cons

    Dishonest, unfair and unwilling to do the right thing. Never been lied to so much by grown adults.

    Advice to Management

    Know when your being lied to. When the information that comes to you is from a blog... probably not creditable. Red flags are government investigations and audits.


  7. "Product Development"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kichler Lighting full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family owned company. Fast paced but flexible. Friendly employees. Promotes employee growth and future opportunities. Moving in a great direction.

    Cons

    A lot of recent hires from outside the company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue on the path of sharing with your vision with the employees

  8. "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice people and fun family environment

    Cons

    Sometimes you feel like you are in elementary school with the silly rules. Instead of confronting those that break the rules they make it hard on everyone. Very low pay.


  9. "Good choice"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kichler Lighting (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful people, growing and stable company. The Minoff family is great

    Cons

    Taking on too many new projects without building infrastructure to support it

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees


  10. "Engineering"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are a lot of really great people working at Kichler. A chance to travel the world a bit.

    Cons

    I would rather not bash the company but Glassdoor is making me type at least twenty words here. Have a great day!


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