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Knoll Reviews

Updated October 23, 2018
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Pros
  • "A dynamic company that continues to provide great products and support to the entire company" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Great people, great brand, tons of opportunities for interesting work" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long term employees are rewarded for surviving and newer sales people either leave in 2 years or are masochists" (in 3 reviews)

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    "No better place to work in the furniture industry. Only left the company because I left the industry."

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I absolutely loved working at Knoll. Their products are unparalleled and it doesn't hurt that you get an amazing discount on furniture for yourself. The people are wonderful to work with and there is a great company culture. Compensation is great and so are the benefits. The pros could go on forever, but I would say the greatest part of working at Knoll was the commitment to quality. In their people and in their work.

    Cons

    This isn't even a con, but it's about the only negative I could come up with. Knoll is a manufacturing company, and with manufacturing there are sometimes mistakes, defects, issues or errors. It takes some patience to work through it but I don't think you will find that to be different at any of the other manufacturers.

    They don't have laminates that match their veneers or veneers that match their laminates.

    Advice to Management

    MAKE MATCHING LAMINATES AND VENEERS.


  2. "Great Culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Creative and challenging environment. Small enough where individual contributions make a difference.

    recognition and accountability are balanced

    Cons

    Legacy employees are very conservative and influential
    still has some silos to knock down but current culture supports this

    Advice to Management

    Trust the experience that is coming from the outside.

  3. "Great Company to Work For"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Knoll has a rich history in the furniture industry which lends itself to being a well known and beloved manufacturer in the design community. Not only does Knoll offer high quality product, but there are a lot of opportunities for employee development. In under a year I have already participated in multiple trainings to improve not only my product knowledge but also overall presentation skills and career development.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is having to deal with inevitable product delays or errors that come with being a manufacturer.


  4. "Resources and Opportunities to Grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teamwork across many manufacturing sites, resources for improvement, environmental continuous improvement, safety risk management approach, friendly atmosphere, professional development, and good benefits.

    Cons

    Many new product lines each year, wish we had more production space.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in facility upkeep and upgrades, helps with associate motivation and production planning/execution.


  5. "Dynamic improvement oriented company"

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

    I have been working at Knoll full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced and dynamic industry leads to challenging business initiatives. Genuinely enjoy working with my co-workers. Strong leadership team at Knoll. Long tenured and knowledgeable workforce.

    Cons

    Functions work in silos and at times chase departmental metrics instead of working together on cohesive business initiatives.


  6. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Director
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Knoll is a great company to work for many reasons. The people you work with here are all equally as passionate about the brand, the design, the heritage and history of Knoll. Whether you're in sales, manufacturing, marketing, leadership, everyone works together in one direction and many silos you would experience elsewhere do not really exist at Knoll. This makes it really easy to get things done and quickly! Knoll is also great because they lend you the flexibility to get creative without much red tape to execute on your creativity. Knoll is a very results oriented company which aligns all of us on shared goals.

    Cons

    If you are a person who needs structure to direct you on what to do for all of your daily tasks, Knoll is not the company for you. In sales we are working to be more structured but what makes Knoll great is the ability for anyone to be an entrepreneur and build their own business. When you come to Knoll you jump in the deep end, there are an endless number of people who will give you advice and guide you on what to do, but its up to you to ultimately make the embrace the environment to be successful.


  7. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Director in East Greenville, PA
    Current Employee - Director in East Greenville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products and people. Leadership encourages a healthy work life balance.

    Cons

    Can get very busy at times

  8. "Inspiring brand and fun place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, great brand, tons of opportunities for interesting work.

    Cons

    There are many competing priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the associates and stay flexible.


  9. "Sales Ops"

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

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

    Pros

    Results driven with a great culture & people

    Cons

    Benefits are a little expensive compared to previous companies I’ve worked at


  10. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in East Greenville, PA
    Current Employee - Director in East Greenville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I'm challenged every day. Very open to new ideas and trying different ways of accomplishing work. Very team oriented and celebrating wins happens frequently!

    Cons

    If you need super rigid structure, top of the line IT/software/systems, or are not a self starter you probably would not want to work here. Knoll looks for breakthrough thinking and trail setters (not followers).


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