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Updated November 10, 2016
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  1. "Fantastic Company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architecture & Design Market Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Architecture & Design Market Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kimball International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Literally the nicest company to work for. Extremely generous, sustainable, kind, thoughtful... You are definitely part of a family here.

    Cons

    Sometimes things are a little slower in the MidWest (compared to our East coast pace), but we have learned to work together


  2. "Good family culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very family oriented culture, with an extremely flexible schedule if you have a desk job.
    Everybody's super nice and friendly.

    Cons

    Employees are mostly baby boomer generation. If you're not over 35, you won't fit in easily.
    Salary is significantly lower than industry standards. They try to make up for this with a big bonus, but obviously this is a gamble depending on how well the company does, though the company has been pretty stable in recent years.

    Advice to Management

    Work on hiring younger generations so new ideas can be brought in.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Market Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Market Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, wonderful exposure, etc.

    Cons

    None currently at this time.


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  5. "Project Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Jasper, IN
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Jasper, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No positive things to say about this "on it for yourself only" company. Worst place that I have ever worked.

    Cons

    The "leadership team" at Kimball Hospitality is a joke at best. They do not run the company, they let one specific customer dictate who gets what positions. There is absolutely no team there it is every person for themselves. I have seen a member of leadership give direction and when that direction was wrong they denied giving that direction and blamed it on the employee. No morals and HR is only there to cover their own tails. I would not recommend this company to anyone. Leadership team is allowed to yell and curse at employees with HR sticking up for them. Very toxic environment.

    Advice to Management

    Let the entire leadership team go!


  6. "sprayer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    coworkers were good people to work with

    Cons

    never knew what time you was getting off


  7. "Sales manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, good comp, and heading in right direction now.

    Cons

    changing from conservative to progressive culture. Some are resistant to change

    Advice to Management

    Hire youth


  8. "No Leadership"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The new CEO and COO lack any operational or sales experience. Company is being managed by 2 spreadsheet jockeys.

    Cons

    Best thing that could happen is some large company in the industry buys Kimball or a PE firm acquires and changes out management.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lost its heritage and legacy!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Long history of being able to evolve and remain relevant

    Cons

    New CEO and COO
    Very weak management team


  10. "Great company with good values"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Jasper, IN
    Former Employee - Sales in Jasper, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kimball International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Deep rooted history. Very knowledgeable and tenured people at corporate. Good pay. Good benefits. Non micro managed work place. Good product quality.

    Cons

    Confusing dealer distribution. Male dominated management and workforce. Old school approach to processes. Weak architect and designer presence. Corporate culture.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Not a bad company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Post Falls, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Post Falls, ID
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Kimball International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This company has been great working with me to allow me to be the mom I needed to be and setting my hours where I needed them. I have been given opportunities to grow and advance with in the company. When announcing their closure this year that have given many of us a year to two years to figure out what we are doing and find employment. It's sad, but I'm grateful for the time to adjust.

    Cons

    For what I do I am paid horribly low, but was willing to endure such to balance me family life. If you are looking for advancement and pay that matches this may not be a fit for you. If you are willing to make a trade off for the sake of family life then it'll be a good fit.

    Advice to Management

    I have always said this company needs to do better in training those that are looking to advance, especially your leads.



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