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Great place to work!
Sales Administrator (Former Employee), Columbus, OHApril 16, 2015
I thoroughly loved working for KM, and only left for a job offer in walking distance of my home.
Highly recommend this place!
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Antique sales model
Sales (Former Employee), Columbus, OHApril 9, 2015
Pros: Some support staff
Cons: Deficiencies with direct management, Regional manager, IT support, admin services, telesales interference., stumbling over other reps in same geography
Originally hired to develop as manager. Regional manager just wanted warm bodies to make his head count. No attention. Rudimentary training. When economy went sour regional manager had a tendency to abandon certain people he didn't care for. Pricing is not competitive.Corporate accounts focus is feckless. Sales training is 80s and 90s model with on site demos, intro pricing and quick fixes. Numerous – more... reps hired in the same market with no effective communication of where to go and not to go. Technology is 15-20 years behind industry. YOU pay for laptops, order entry devices, samples, etc. All this being said, the most ineffective aspect of this organization is the flawed overall management model. Poor communication of basics to the sales force. No ongoing motivational effort on the local level. Clarity is lacking on so many levels. – less
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Warehouse Worker
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee), Savannah, GAMarch 15, 2015
My typical day included staging pallets, blending and measuring order sample. if i had downtime i would help then bottle line and or sweep.
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Outside Sales - COMPLETELY MISREPRESENTED! HORRIBLE PLACE TO WORK!
Outside Sales (Former Employee), Columbus OHMarch 9, 2015
Cons: Dishonest, not professional, please see above statement.
I was an outside sales person. With a goal to increase customers, and close at the end of each sale. Supplemental mileage was offered as well as bonuses for hitting certain new customer opening goals. This is a total sham. I was encouraged to sell to my personal friends and return the product after getting commissions. Very dishonest. The pay profile didn't pay you out unless you achieved certain – more... sales goals, which was not clearly explained. Promised territory never came to fruition. I was the third new rep the customers I called on had seen in three months. Also there is no protected territory. Again, told I would have a limited amount of people selling in my market. When in fact there was more than one manager in that market and had additional people on their team. 6 people from 8 of my training class were gone in 6 months time. This is across the US. I tried to quit in month 4, my manager pleaded with me to give it another try. I quit shortly after. I am a very honest, hard working, tenured sales person. I can not work for some where so off of my moral compass. Beware, if you are being recruited!!! – less
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Excellent place to work.
National Research Manager (Former Employee), Columbus, OHJanuary 12, 2015
I began my employment with this company when there was only 6 employees. As the company grew, so did my responsibilities. I established departments, standards of performance, corporate plan objectives, budgeting, and various training programs.
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Maintenance Repair and Operation Products
District Sales Manager (Current Employee), Charleston, SCOctober 30, 2014
A solid company with a main focus on growth and profitability.
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All about the money.
Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee), Columbus, OHOctober 12, 2014
Pros: diverse amount of products
Cons: horrible management.
All about the money. They do not care about you or your family one little bit.
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Good company to work for
Sales (Former Employee), Columbus, OHAugust 20, 2014
Pros: officed out of home. had a great deal of freedom.
Cons: health care was expensive.
Good company to work for. The job was straight commission which was great. Made a great wage overall.
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Fun place to work.
Administrative Services Associate (Current Employee), Sparks, NVApril 7, 2014
Cons: healthcare, no opportunity for advancement.
At Kimball I was able to learn how to properly answer the phone. I learned about new industry.
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Good privately owned Industrial Supply company.
Sales Representative (Current Employee), Los Angeles, CAApril 2, 2014
Overall this is a great company. The bulk of my experience is in Industrial Sales and VMI. With the years of experience I have, I brought new ideas and learning processes to the region as well as to the manager of my area. One of the main drawbacks is the inability to be competetive with pricing on many arenas.
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Outside sales
Territorial Sales Representative (Former Employee), Colorado Springs, COFebruary 10, 2014
Pros: flexible schedule
Cons: commission draw for pay
Great company to work with, 75% travel in assigned area. Only down side was commission structure for pay.
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Production and fun at work
Senior Quality Controller II (Current Employee), Columbus, OHNovember 10, 2013
Pros: christmas parties, free lunches
Cons: short breaks
I feel i have worked for Kimball for 14 years and have not advance I come in giving them 150% of me. I think it's time to move on and find something that's going to challenge my mind.
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This company will take your resource and effort but offer no return on your investment
Sales Representative (Former Employee), AlabamaOctober 3, 2013
Cons: waste of your time, resource and effort.
One of the worst companies I've ever worked for, their management structure offers you a couple of days fieldwork and training. You have to pay all your expenses, as well as their promotional items. There is no customer base because they turn it over to inside sales when the previous rep leaves and allow you the privilege of starting from zero. I would not recommend anyone take a sales position with this company unless your totally desperate.
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Great place and had the best manager
Packer (Former Employee), Columbus, OHMay 14, 2013
Busy day always,great people, manager was great,the best part of the job was everyone was just down to earth.
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stocker (Former Employee), columbus,ohMarch 2, 2013
management don't know how to run it, hire temp at low pay, work at a fast pace b/c of that, will not get a good rise, work at a unsafe place and benefits suck .
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misrepresented customer base and company.
Outside Sales (Former Employee), Sebring, FLSeptember 26, 2012
Pros: found some good products
Cons: there work ethics were not good.
They recruited me on there was a good customer base and previous salesman passed away. After working there found out very little customer base and I was like the 6th salesman that year in that area.
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fun place to work, productive place to work,
sales order entry clerk (Former Employee), Columbus, OHAugust 10, 2012
Pros: n/a
Cons: healthcare benefits
i would key in orders per fax and phone, help walk in customers, track customers shipments. i learned alot about the uniform industry, management was outstanding, worked with a great team of coworkers, most enjoyable part of my job was being able to use my skills and expand my knowledge in the business field
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Outside sales always an adventure
My title was outside sales Representative (Current Employee), Reno, NVJune 20, 2012
Pros: customers
Cons: no salary
I am on the road everyday servicing old customers and finding new ones. My customers are a lot of fun. We are always offering new products. The hardest part of this position is the economy. So many customers have budget cuts.
Best part of the job is the customers
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Mangers pushy
Sales rep (Former Employee), WPBJune 9, 2012
Pros: nothing
Cons: everything
Dont work for this company they will take from you every time you turn around you pay them to work cant make no money mangers are very pushy you have to use your own car pay for your own gas cell and ware and tear on your car tires breaks etc
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They offer no reimbursement for anything, don't work for Kimball unless you have no other choice.
Sales Representative (Former Employee), Columbus, OHApril 27, 2012
Pros: nothing
Cons: everthing
You memorize a corny script for different products to demonstrate and there products are so overpriced....it's such a joke.

About Kimball Midwest

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Kimball Midwest Salaries

Sales Representative
$50,000 per year
Outside Sales
$55,000 per year
Sales Manager
$90,000 per year
Custodian
$12.00 per hour
Order Filler
$13.00 per hour