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Kimball International Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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  1. "Kimball Office-Post Falls"

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

    I worked at Kimball International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay was o.k. Coworkers were great for the most part. Work was easy and steady.

    Cons

    Business unit closed and was move back to Jasper for consolidation.


  2. "It can be rough at times!"

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    Current Employee - Line Worker in Salem, IN
    Current Employee - Line Worker in Salem, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Day shift work. Not to awful dirty for factory work. Atmosphere and the people for the most part are nice.

    Cons

    Never know what time your getting off. Have yet to get proper training on any one job, kinda throw in and here you go figure it out. Leads are always lying you'll know when I know mindset.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to employees stop waiting 10mins before quitting time to tell us we're quitting. Be sure and tell us when we're not working so we don't come to work only to find out we're not working on a Friday. Communication is key!

  3. "Amazing Company"

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    Former Employee - A&D Market Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - A&D Market Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    New product is constantly being released, new fresh branding, recent marketing push, great quality furniture, nice size company, great corporate culture, nice salary, very generous budget. This company is one you want to work at for life. They are kind, patient, helpful, and want you to be the best you can be. If you want to grow, there are opportunities and ways to make it happen. Once you learn how to maneuver through the corporate web (like every major manufacturer), nothing can hold you back. Naturally, it is what you make of it. Overall everything is in order and people enjoy their jobs. I left for a higher salary and have regretted it everyday since.

    Cons

    They have some trouble competing with the major manufacturers, but I think that will dissipate over time. There are some headaches that one would experience at any manufacturer.

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend that management communicate just a little more with the team, and maybe do more to create an atmosphere of solidarity.


  4. "Collection Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kimball International full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, health focused, friendly people

    Cons

    Once a year, 401 (K) contribution vs. every pay period


  5. "Good family culture"

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    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.


  6. 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.


  7. "Project Manager"

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    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!

  8. "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


  9. "Sales manager"

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    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


  10. "No Leadership"

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    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.


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