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Fun and Exciting
Test Driver (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJuly 21, 2017
It's a very fun and exciting job to do. Get to go to new states. See many beautiful places. At times it doesn't even feel like I'm working. It's as if I was just on a road trip.
Pros
Free Hotel and Food
Cons
Low pay, No benefits, No commissions or pay raise
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Fun atmosphere
Data Entry/ Project Assistant (Former Employee) –  Long Beach, CAJuly 20, 2017
Working with Kett engineering I was assigned the contract with Mercedes Benz R&D. My office team was one of the best. We got along very well and worked together to get the job done. My manager was the best, she knew how to lead. It felt like it wasn't work at times.
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nice company to make some extra money
Driver (Current Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVMay 18, 2017
good company to make some extra cash they offer raffle and prizes every 90 days for drivers who go accident free the types of vehicles driven are really cool
Pros
drive exotic unreleased vehicles
Cons
not enough hours
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very cool place to work
Vehicle Test Driver (Former Employee) –  Carson, CAMarch 6, 2017
drive prototype vehicles and test manufacture's brake components with computer installed in the vehicle to read temperature, humidity, heat sensors, brake sounds, distance, in all types of driving situations. had to drive most vehicles 200 miles per day for 30 day cycles.

mostly all vehicle manufactures used Kett as a training testing facility on all their cars, truck, suv.
Pros
drive cool cars with prototype paint and body styles
Cons
long hours daily 10-13 hours daily
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R&D tech
Engineering Assistant (Former Employee) –  Mesa, AZFebruary 23, 2017
vehicle validation
research and development
data aquisition
product testing
engineering support
production development working closley with resident and visiting engineers
Pros
Excellent place to work
Cons
GM closed operations
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fun place to work but alot of issues
durability driver (Former Employee) –  california city, californiaFebruary 9, 2017
Pay cap $11.00 hr. no raises no seniority, called on and off all the time. Only thing that matters is their pocket book.Issues that arise with employees are swept under the rug. No advancement in the company and if you are a woman you will go no where in this company. Paid the bills nothing else. After 10 years employees don't get a raises.
Pros
paid the bills
Cons
no benefits
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it was temporary
Test Driver (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVFebruary 3, 2017
it paid some of my bills and I enjoyed the driving. I got to see some interesting places. The shifts were on call so they could happen at the last minute or be called off at last minute. It is not a stable job.
Pros
paid bills
Cons
shift could be called off at last minute
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Good place to work
Durability Test Driver (Former Employee) –  Maricopa, AZSeptember 19, 2016
Great employees, good team work, the benefits were okay and the company was willing to work with you as far as scheduling time off. The management had an open door policy and were open for comments.
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This is just a great company to work for
Durability Driver (Current Employee) –  Maricopa, AZSeptember 7, 2016
Kett has been the best company that I have worked for. Human Resource always has time to help you out whenever you need them. I have never had any problems with paycheck or benefits, this is just a good company who has the experience to operate successfully.
Pros
Easy to talk to, very professional, understanding, fair
Cons
I wish many other's could experience what I have since being with Kett
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Test Driver (Former Employee) –  Long Beach, CAApril 10, 2016
OK job for someone looking for part-time, on-call work. Work schedule is need based. Very low pay. Very difficult to plan around work schedule.
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Seasonal work
Test Vehicle Operator (Former Employee) –  Yuma, AZFebruary 4, 2016
A lot of fun due to being able to drive new and prototype cars before they hit the market. No room for advancement and it is seasonal only.
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Productive and hardworking environment Excellent time off with pay.
Durability Test Driver (Former Employee) –  Maricopa, AZDecember 17, 2015
Get vehicle assignment, then drive vehicle over assigned route. Evaluate power train and over all construction of the vehicle.
Learned a lot about the new electronics in newer vehicle.
The management was easy to get along with.
Most Co-workers where helpful and conscientious.
Working 3rd shift and then trying to live normal life on weekends.
Driving the different routes.
Pros
Being left alone to perform my responsibilities. .
Cons
At times more drivers than vehicles. Then lack of work day (no pay)
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Enjoyed driving proto-type vehicles and testing new features
Driver (Former Employee) –  Chandler, AZSeptember 16, 2015
Mostly driving 8 hours on a selected routes in New York, Pittsburgh, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles model year cars or trucks one to two years ahead of current model year testing new features and recording and documenting data.
Pros
Paid hotel accomodations, and food allowance for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Getting to see major cities in the US.
Cons
Being away from your family, computers are old and outdated with many problems and malfunctions, never knowing how long or how short you are working somewhere.
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Fun place to work with good people
Test Driver (Current Employee) –  cal city californiaSeptember 10, 2015
Fun work place supportive management.
A place where you can grow and develop.
the most enjoyable part of the job is working alongside
my colleagues and learning from the engineers.
Cons
pay cap and no room to move up in the com.
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Driver 2 (Former Employee) –  California City, CAMay 6, 2015
You don't have to have a brain to work there
Good people
I learned how to handle and drive cars better then I did before.
the hours are not the best
the supervisors are good
Pros
great people
Cons
the hours are not the best
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Great co-workers
Test Driver (Current Employee) –  Carson, CADecember 27, 2014
Atmosphere is great with the group of drivers and Lead drivers on the AM shift.
Pros
great vehicles to drive, paid to sit & drie in traffic
Cons
Apparently new drivers being offered $10/hr while current drivers only paid $9.50/hr
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Test driver (Current Employee) –  Carson, CAOctober 7, 2014
1) the pay is $9.50 an hour. Even if you've worked there for years. No raises. Bonuses are $25 for 500 hours of safe driving, then another $25 for 500, etc. However, since most of us have been sitting for nearly all summer, those checks are few and far between. There is a drawing for $50 after 45 accident free days, but this also includes the mechanics and engineers who aren't on the roads. Depending on the project, there MAY be overtime, but it's not encouraged.
2) safety issues with the vehicles are not resolved. Kett is too worried about their bottom line and keeping the customers happy to look out for their (contractor) drivers.
3) Morale is extremely low for the above reasons. Even the actual Kett employees are burn outs (borderline reportable comments to the drivers)
4) it is not uncommon for hours to be incorrectly input for paychecks.
5) you will be driving for 7.5 to 8 hours a day in LA traffic. If you cannot stand that, don't apply.
Pros
Mindless
Cons
No raises, no benefits, erratic hours, not a living wage
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Part time good for supplemental incme when there is work
Test Car Diver (Current Employee) –  Van Nuys, CAJuly 8, 2014
Wow! Don't know where to start in the beginning they don't tell you that you will not be working everyday. They lead you to believe that there is room for growth with possibility to becoming a permanent employee. Not!!! all lies and deception as if the lies isn't enough things change from day to day very unorganized.
Pros
When study work good hours and OT
Cons
Not getting paid enough for the long hours you put in.
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great place to work
Test Driver (Former Employee) –  henderson NVJuly 8, 2014
best part of job was driving new auto models and feeling safe driving with your team
Pros
driving luxury models
Cons
breakdowns shortening your day
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Close knit driver corps
Automobile Prototype Test Driver (Former Employee) –  Carson, CAJune 23, 2014
On call job. Needed full time job. This was a great job and I was treated very well by management and my peers.
Pros
Great working conditions
Cons
Not enough hours
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