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2.9
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Knowles Corporation CEO Jeff Niew
Jeff Niew
54 Ratings
Pros
  • "Depending on the team you work with, there is decent work-life balance(in 5 reviews)

  • "Smart people, good collaboration, good team work(in 7 reviews)

Cons
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Exciting Time! Great People"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Knowles Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    High energy and extremely welcoming culture and environment . Effective and productive cross functional interaction. I work with amazing talented people who are all high energy and high performers with a sense of mission. A goal oriented company positioned for great future.

    Cons

    none - it has been great

    Knowles Corporation Response

    September 14, 2017Sr. HR Business Partner

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Creating a positive work environment has been a major focus for us here at Knowles and we are glad to hear we are headed in the right direction.

  2. Sales

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

    I worked at Knowles Corporation full-time

    Pros

    I had a good boss and there are some strong, dedicated individuals in the company that really did their best and had the companies best interest at heart.

    Cons

    Management team is horrific; slimy and only concerned about their exit package. No long term plan or remedies, everything is quarter to quarter.

    Advice to Management

    I would start with an entirely new management team.

  3. Watch carefully

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Knowles Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great legacy products supporting an exciting industry.

    Cons

    Lacking direction from management. Work life balance does not exist. Sr. Management concerned only about themselves

  4. Solid Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Knowles Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, job security, health and dental insurance.

    Cons

    Breaks are too short (lunch break is only a half hour), some of the computer equipment is severely outdated (they are working on this from what I remember).

  5. Don't believe any of the positive reviews, only upper management has it good

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

    I worked at Knowles Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work and industry, misery loves company, former coworkers were very nice

    Cons

    Long work hours, mislead about bonus program, bad business practices and integrity.

    Advice to Management

    Stop rewarding yourself for failures and making workforce pay with long hours and understaffed.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Good Place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Knowles Corporation full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Smart people, good collaboration, good team work

    Cons

    Need better workflow management and budget accountability.

  7. Helpful (10)

    Genuinely embarrassed to have this company on my resume

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Itasca, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Knowles Corporation full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Few to no pros. 5 years ago I would have said, work here for the experience and the pay is acceptable, but since leaving, my experience has been overrun by working in such a dysfunctional environment. Rolling layoffs were disastrous to my staff and made any kind of mentoring a joke. Any long-term projects were subject to constant ridiculous changes in priority as the c-suite execs shifted our focus every quarter....

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    Cons

    Entire C-Suite is explicitly focused on their own compensation with zero regard to the success of the company. Rolling layoffs like I have NEVER seen before. Zero job security. "Did you hear who got let go?" "Did you hear who's leaving?" Titles do not remotely keep up with workload, unless you're a "high-level manager" and up, in which case you could be a VP without even having direct reports. PILES of money left...

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    Advice to Management

    I don't have a single thing to say to management.

  8. manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Knowles Corporation full-time

    Pros

    good place to learn something

    Cons

    Not fully follow/understand the strategy from company

  9. Helpful (3)

    Work life balance?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Knowles Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great People. Extremely competitive compensation.

    Cons

    Too much focus on short term profits since becoming public. Employee development lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on people first and profits will follow

  10. Sr. Software developer

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Knowles Corporation full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Good working environment, and work life hominy. People are talented and nice.

    Cons

    Advanced audio processor technology is no longer at top.

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