Kirby Corporation Employee Reviews

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Fun work place great people
Dealer (Former Employee) –  Hilliard, OHApril 6, 2017
It was a good job if you was capable on making sales benefits was amazing being able to interact with people and being able to create a sale out of nothing was always an exciting time
Pros
Vacation every 3 months
Cons
Not an hourly pay job
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Productive and fun place to work
Merchant Mariner - OS Deckhand (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMarch 16, 2017
Kirby is an excellent organization with a history of integrity. Their organization is well managed and has clear lines of advancement. Highly recommend.
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very friendly
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Fayetteville, NCMarch 7, 2017
very friendly. family oriented. had a great time when I went to work. never had a bad day really and they will work with you and understand the importance of family.
Pros
friendly
Cons
pay
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Good
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Fresno, CAFebruary 23, 2017
Best place I ever worked. I always refer my friends and family to them. Good benefits. Excellent atmosphere at the work place. Pays good even tho the customer can be rude its all worth it.
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Its good money if you sell
Independent Contractor (Current Employee) –  South Hills, PAFebruary 13, 2017
It is very decent money if your distributor does it right and get you your soliciting permit so you can go door-to-door and the money is good if you sell if you do not sell you don't make no money they sit there and say that if you get 12 demos to route a week you'll get a guaranteed $600 but you're not guaranteed 12 demos because some people don't let you in their house and expecially when you don't have soliciting permits
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A day at work
sales men (Current Employee) –  Brandon, FLFebruary 4, 2017
A typical day at work for me is to go to work to learn something new everyday and to do what am there to do which is be a sales men and go door to door doing demos and try to get in as much houses as possible before the nigh is over but I learn something new about the Kirby everyday when my boss Marcus is on stage telling us bout his life and Kirby and how to get your self in a house easier ways to selling a Kirby how to close your self out I learn everyday at Kirby.
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Worst employer ive ever had the priveliage to work for.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Barnhart, MOJanuary 30, 2017
The management could be to blame. Good management will either make or break a company and employees. They were terrible. They used drugs in their personal life and never had their work life together because of it. They were never on time. I feel like they took advantage of me. Here they are getting rich off my sales and they stopped paying me.
Pros
It was an extremely fun job. Like the actually job itself.
Cons
The management was terrible.
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Overall review of the Kirby Company
Sales Representative/Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Calumet City, ILJanuary 19, 2017
• Developed and maintained a thorough knowledge of Kirby’s products and pricing structure.
• Answered customers' questions about products, prices, availability, and credit terms.
• Negotiated prices or terms of sales or service agreements.
• Prepare and deliver sales proposals/presentations and follow up.
Pros
Gained valuable experience learning how to sell products
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Okay
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJanuary 12, 2017
This company is tough but if you have the mindset you csn climb high quickly. Do your best and you will be rewarded. The management is very helful. And understanding
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interesting company
rts and associates (Former Employee) –  Shelton, CTNovember 6, 2016
it was a very complicated place to work had long hours and was a place that was fun and very positive but other then that it was a very fun place to work i had outside experience also
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Nice working exp.
Sr. Oracle eBusiness Analyst (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMarch 3, 2016
Nice IT coworkers and enjoyed working for my immediate boss. Learned Energy transportation industry. Excellent work environment and the Users are very cooperative. Management is very nice to employees. Applications department were more closer to each other and work ethics were nicer.
Pros
Nice Coworkers and work ethics and experienced users
Cons
may have had more training and seminars
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nice vacumms bad buisness
CSR , canvasser , floor tech , sales associate (Former Employee) –  wichita ksJanuary 12, 2016
kirby has nice vacummc but some things about their service should be different in standards of peoples respect and boundaries . they send any one in any house and take you just about anywhere .
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productive place
Rhino Company (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CANovember 5, 2015
Kirby is a nice company to work for. you get paid every week. the best part is you get to pick your own hours . they have contest to see who can sell the most kirbys in one week .
Pros
driving
Cons
short breaks
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Lots of freedom.
Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Cleveland, OHOctober 26, 2015
Selling Kirby vacuums door to door is a life style, not a job. The average Kirby sales person lasts 6 months. I sold them for 8 years.
Pros
Independant contractor.
Cons
Average weekly hours, 70.
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Old school mentality
Consultant (Former Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKApril 20, 2015
This company was in Houston and I was at OK. The client was old school and was not engaged with the implementation of Oracle. Tough client.
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ok
Finance (Current Employee) –  TexasJanuary 7, 2015
Great compensation very buttoned up environment.
Interesting Industry with a lot of moving parts.
Very little opportunity to move up in G&A areas
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Great work environment
Claims Assistant (Former Employee) –  Houston, TexasFebruary 13, 2014
Kirby has lots of opportunities for advancement. It was a wonderful opportunity to be a part of a great organization.
Pros
Opportunity for advancement
Cons
Lay offs
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Productive and Fun Work Place
Assistant Treasury Analyst (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 14, 2014
Great team in the Treasury Dept, this was a contract position. But I truly gained a vast of knowledge that will allow me to become more marketable in Treasury and Accounting.
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Worked as Oracle Apps Financial Functional Consultant
Oracle EBS Functional (Current Employee) –  Irving,TexasMarch 12, 2013
• Involved in implementation and testing of Oracle Applications FinancialR12 GL, AP,AR and CM modules
• Involved in requirement gathering and analysis and design of the application.
• Worked with the client team to understand the current Business Process.
• Developed test plans and scripts and conducted testing for quality assurance.
• Performed set up GL, AP, AR modules for R12.
• Principal lead for General Ledger Multi-org on an R12 implementation through initial
• Conference room pilot. Performed requirements gathering, gap mapping. Responsible for initial setups using Accounting Setup Manager.
• Assisted/reviewed Payables and Cash Management.
• Determine business requirements for integration, including review of Chart of accounts to ensure adequate coverage for financial and statutory reporting.
• Setup instance for new acquisitions.
• Provide post upgrade support
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n/a (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXFebruary 25, 2013
this company was a very professional environment that was dealing with filing paperwork away for employees. This job was very inspiring and has developed my desire for a position that is very professional.
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4.0
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