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Knoll Reviews

Updated September 29, 2017
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Knoll CEO and Director Andrew B. Cogan
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Pros
  • Knoll is committed to introducing great products which makes it a fantastic place to work for those who care about product (in 8 reviews)

  • Great people to work with and amazing designs (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "sales director"

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    Current Employee - Director, Regional Sales Management in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Director, Regional Sales Management in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great culture and work environment- fabulous new showroom- company understands importance of design and investment in Philadelphia market. Amazing sales team

    Cons

    very few- being so close to Global HQ makes this one of our strongest market due to proximity to resources.


  2. "Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    For a self motivated individual this is a great company. You are encouraged to approach each sales opportunity with creativity and thoroughness and based on a customers needs vs a prescribed process
    Flat organization with easy access to executives
    Pay is commensurate with your efforts, though it takes 2-3 years to build up your account base
    Design Recognition - It is so rewarding to mention that you work for Knoll and see the admiration and respect.
    There is never a dull moment and there are never two days that are the same which keeps the job interesting and motivation high
    Suggestions are encouraged, acknowledged and acted upon when feasible
    Talented, smart and genuinely nice co-workers (and management)

    Cons

    There is no written book that tells you how to do something so if you need direction you have to navigate for answers
    Internal technology ramp up is taking longer than anticipated

    Advice to Management

    Incredible new resources and new intiatives in the last year. They are making a huge difference.

  3. "Wonderful place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Design History
    Leadership listens
    Amazing product
    You feel supported and empowered as an employee.

    Cons

    It can be competitive on the sales organization side.


  4. "Roll of the dice"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in East Greenville, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in East Greenville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment at East Greenville

    Cons

    Very slow pace - Lacking sense of urgency
    Old school approach

    Advice to Management

    Just because people don't work at NYC (Fashion Capital), it doesn't mean that working environment should be safe.


  5. "Worst. Company. Ever"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rate of pay but even that is questionable anymore

    Cons

    They treat their employees like garbage

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your hard working employees like garbage. Invest a little more money into your lowly, peon worker bees and a little less money in your CEO's many homes that are featured in Architectural Digest


  6. "Knoll is a strong company that has a great backstory. It was a very comfortable work environment. Lots of flexibility"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Manager
    Former Employee - Logistics Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Knoll offered a great compensation package along with ample vacation time. I was never micro managed during my employment.

    Cons

    Knoll really needs to take a hard look at their current technology. I would say they are close to 25 to 30 years behind. This will drive away younger talent. Also, embrace and drive change.

    Advice to Management

    Management in East Greenville PA is a great group of leaders. The team in NYC leaves a lot to be desired in terms of leadership and over all management of the business.


  7. "The good and bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are friendly
    Credit Union services are great

    Cons

    Management does not follow through with performance reviews, if you get one at all.
    Pay increases are not based on performance rather you receive same as everyone else
    IT pays are generally lower than the other professional positions

    Advice to Management

    Get back to caring for employees, making them feel needed instead of just a body

  8. "Knoll"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice, and creative people to work with

    Cons

    Busy work schedule and demanding hours


  9. "Spring 2017"

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

    Pros

    Strong leadership, awesome portfolio, passionate about research driven design, client centric, entrepreneurial.

    Cons

    Could use more technology tools for customer ideation

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in internal organic and external acquisitions to expand product solutions and develop more programs to strengthen our distribution alignment.


  10. "Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom to tailor the position to your individual strengths

    Cons

    "every man for themselves"

    Advice to Management

    Develop a stronger company culture


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