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  1. "CADD Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment

    Great benefits

    Cons

    Lay offs were happening frequently

    Deadlines

    Advice to Management

    Hire back local people


  2. "field sales"

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

    I worked at Viking Range full-time

    Pros

    great internal co-workers
    strong work ethic of all
    other distributed brands offer support to flagging sales of Viking brand

    Cons

    formerly strong brand has been hard hit by poor quality in the past makes it VERY difficult for any type of quick turnaround
    not many in field sales happy - not achieving $ levels pledged by management and as a result many are looking elsewhere
    management has very little knowledge of retail sales and makes decisions by the seat of their pants
    very lean company, top to bottom. as a result, top management decisions are imposed on all, regardless of competence
    ownership manages to bottom line regardless of impact on marketplace
    poor communication within company

    Advice to Management

    go back to manufacturing only; leave distribution to others


  3. "Great Friends"

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    Former Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Viking Range full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Location, clean working environment, great people to work with, plenty of work, opportunity to make customers happy.

    Cons

    EBITDA bonus is very difficult, lack of concern on making a quality product, down sizing, Viking Distribution has great leadership, but above that - my opinion is that they do not care about people.

    Advice to Management

    Get your money up front!


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  5. "automated tech"

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    Current Employee - Automated Technician in Greenwood, MS
    Current Employee - Automated Technician in Greenwood, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    set time to work set time to get off

    Cons

    what the paper says goes

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "Chef"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwood, MS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwood, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It was a very nice place to work

    Cons

    The head of the company was the only one that made any money. It was very low pay scale compared to other companies like it

    Advice to Management

    Take more interest in your employees and pay them what they are worth


  7. "Disappointing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very very little and I hear it's a whole lot worse. Let many great people go or leave. New management does not understand what it takes to grow a company that has suffered in its past. Feels like the took it out on the employees

    Cons

    Failing product, failing new management, terrible with employees new focus is worse than the horrid past. Sad to see such an iconic American brand fail

    Advice to Management

    Stop what your doing. Make it enjoyable to be there!


  8. "Director of Supply chain and logistics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Director in Greenwood, MS
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Director in Greenwood, MS
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great team, Ability to work on different projects, performance driven.

    Cons

    location of the plant, politics, direction.


  9. "metal finisher:"

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    Former Employee - Material Handler in Greenwood, MS
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Greenwood, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Viking is a good place to work for. It's has great benefits n good employees there. It's a great place to start a new career.

    Cons

    The supervisor always rushing you to get the work out an that's not a good thing to do. That's how you cause defects.

    Advice to Management

    Management there is horrible. They treat there employees horrible. You know what time you coming to work but don't know bywhat time you are getting off. They wait until the last minute an tell you that you have to work late.


  10. "Very good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Viking Range full-time

    Pros

    Creating one of the best products

    Cons

    Short term based goals instead of long term

    Advice to Management

    Invest for future products development


  11. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I liked working for Viking because they value a work-life balance that allows me to take care of my family when needed. I also liked the casual business atmosphere and the ability to work individually.

    Cons

    Viking has had a lot of layoffs since Middleby Corp. acquired the company at the end of 2012. It has brought morale down in my department.



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