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Updated November 10, 2016
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great working environment"

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    Current Employee - Organizational Effectiveness in Jasper, IN
    Current Employee - Organizational Effectiveness in Jasper, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture that fosters honesty, integrity, flexibility, teamwork, autonomy, open communication, family environment, work life balance and continious improvement mentality

    Cons

    The corporate headquaters is located in small town and there is not as much to do for entertainment. Accordingly, HQ lacks age diversity (average employee age is in early 40's).

    Advice to Management

    Kimball needs to improve its recruiting efforts to a more age and ethnicly diverse workforce and do a little bragging as far as PR initiatives go because they are a wonderful company but not too many people know it


  2. "Great experience"

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

    Pros

    Great learning environment, the other employees are amazing and help is always available to those who ask for it!

    Cons

    Sitting in a chair all day is the only con I can think of


  3. "Great career choice!"

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    Former Employee - Sander in Danville, KY
    Former Employee - Sander in Danville, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work days, hours, benefits, and retirement. The people were great to work with.

    Cons

    You would find sometimes that some employees would slack off in your department so you would have to pick up the slack.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure all employees are not slacking and supervisors are keeping up with their departments.


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  5. "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


  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. "Fantastic Company!"

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    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


  8. "Demanding yet caring"

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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

    The corporate culture is that of low rules enabling flexibility to meet customer needs and employee needs. The work is demanding, yet the company cares about its people. Employees can map out their own career path including support to move between functional areas and business units.

    Cons

    For those who want structure and defined career paths, the corporate culture may be challenging.


  9. "Kimball is a company that truly lives out its vision and guiding principles"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Kimball is very focused on acheiving its goals, while not forgeting its people.

    Cons

    Kimball is a mid-size company with a very flat organizational structure and low turnover, which make advancement opportunities slower to come.


  10. "You will enjoy working for Kimball"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jasper, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jasper, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Kimball is a good place to work.

    Cons

    Downsides are best not discussed openly

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Not a bad company."

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    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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