Powder Coater (Former Employee) – Post Falls, ID – October 23, 2017
Kimball Office-Post Falls (closed as of April 1, 2016--relocated to Kimball HQ in Jasper, IN) was a full-service metal office furniture manufacturer for commercial accounts, from first mock-up to shipping finished product. I worked in the Powder Coat Department.
There were many different jobs in this department: putting up product hangers on an overhead conveyor, helping load product to be powder coated, programming the product carriers for the auto powder guns through to helping unload finished product. We worked rotating schedules from week to week through the different parts of our department, so cross training was quite necessary. It wasn't difficult work, but it was rather physical at times.
As far as management went, some good, some not so good. I'll leave it at that.
Overall it wasn't really a bad place to work. The best part was the people (most of them) you worked with. We always tried to have a good time, regardless of the drama (worst part) going on at any given time. If you can't have fun, what's the point?
I opted to not recommend not based on the work environment, but on whether one would really want to relocate X number of miles for $11/hr. However, the benefits aren't all that bad, which kind of makes up for the wage. If you're local, go for it.
Production Worker (Former Employee) – Post Falls, ID – January 27, 2017
I worked at Kimball Office for over 21 years in a wide verity of positions. I enjoyed my coworkers and supervisors. never got bored as I worked many differant jobs. They gave me great opportunities to give my imput and the ability to make improvment/changes to procedures.
Team Leader (Current Employee) – Salem, IN – September 12, 2016
You are always busy with something to do. Like the old military adage, if you have time to lean, you have time to clean. Which there, you don't really have time for much of either. Production is always at the forefront, if you are not hitting your target, then you are not doing your job. You work 5+ days week, which is good for the paycheck, but not so good if you have a life, especially a spouse and kids.
Machine Operator/Assembler (Former Employee) – Salem, IN – August 29, 2016
While I was on 1st shift a typical day started at 5am and ended around 4pm. We worked hard, cared for our company and our customers, until I went to 2nd shift. That's when the management on 2nd shift started only caring about the number of units we produced, not the quality of the units. This created a poor work environment for some of my co-workers and myself included.
Not being able to transfer to 1st shift while positions were available
Highly potential company with slight blindness to efficient work practices
Purchasing Manager / Buyer (Former Employee) – Post Falls, ID – July 8, 2016
Kimball Office was a good solid company for which to work. Job security was comfortable enough to allow an employee to accomplish responsibilities with confidence. Benefits were sufficient, but could have improved. The blindness of Kimball was that it has developed a guarded work force, the good old boy network of working colleagues. They needed to improve on a balance of bringing more experienced employees in from other companies to improve the infrastructure rather than heavily promoting from internal personnel.
Machine Operator (Current Employee) – Salem, IN – May 4, 2016
Kimball Salem just moved their entire post falls branch here in the belief that they would cut costs..instead their entire metal fab is going under due to poor management during the move. They destroyed several machines and have absolutely no organization to where they are setting New lines up. As a result everything falls on the workforce..it is too much to ask of someone for the 13.75 they are willing to pay. If this branch makes it I will be honestly very surprised..
great coworkers/staff really good people to work with.
management, pay scale, no room for advancement, short/few breaks and very little respect from upper management..no appreciation at all
I learned so much from the owner. She is a wealth of knowledge and a great employer to work for! Assisting the small town of Bristol, VT and it's local businesses was a delight. From creating business cards, invitations, flyers, blueprint copying, selling office supplies and helping customers with shipments, Kimball Office Services is a vital business in Bristol.
Manufacturing Assembly Worker (Former Employee) – Post Falls, ID – August 29, 2015
I worked swing shift with a terrific bunch of people! The managers I worked for had positive attitudes and were fair. I learned a lot about quality production and how lean manufacturing works. The hardest part of the job was when we had to work a long stretch of overtime. The best part of the job was interacting with diverse co-workers and learning new things.
a lot of employee events
working swing, wasn't able to connect with management at times.