credit & collections anaylst (Current Employee) – Kennesaw, GA – September 4, 2013
KONE thinks there employees are disposal, overlooked and expect to take on more work loads. The managers are bullies and will run you out if your not liked. Your judged by spreadsheets and don't see the fine lines. The place is a revolving door with bad attitudes. Wrong people have way to much power.
Also not recognized for how hard you work either. Managers talk behind your back and label you for the worst.
Sales Executive - Existing Service Business (Former Employee) – Various – July 18, 2017
KONE can be a great place to work and establish a career. Your attitude will play a huge role in how you find success in an ever changing economy and ranging market conditions. Very much a work hard, play hard company with exceptional people with solid tenure and experience to help guide you through your career.
Manager (Current Employee) – Illinois – June 27, 2017
Overall a great place to work. Really enjoy the people with whom I work. However, the career advancement opportunities for women stop at grade 3. 95% male leadership at district level, only 1 woman senior leader on North American leadership team. Very difficult to advance in career after a senior manager position for women. Could use some diversity at the top. Too much of an echo chamber. Market driven salaries and compensation. Benefits comparable to other companies same size. Good people wearing blinders. Excellent company for women to sharpen their skills, but will have to move one once you reach a certain level if you wish to continue to advance.
New Equipment Sales (Former Employee) – Naples, FL – June 14, 2017
KONE is a company that struggles to find itself. Many changes in leadership, regular reorganizations and realignments, internal and external upheaval. KONE has some innovative products but struggles to bring them to market here in the US. The Finnish leadership seems capable but can't seem to find the right combination to make it click here in the states.
Internship (Former Employee) – Allen, TX – June 13, 2017
I worked there as an internship for my dad. They needed someone to make 3D models of all the parts in the facility. Some of the parts had schematics, some did not. Even the one that did weren't consistent in using metric or customary, sometimes both on the same drawing. I was mostly left to my work after being shown around the facility.
Buyer (Current Employee) – Moline, IL – May 17, 2017
A very structured environment, do not have room for growth or advancement. Always room to learn, management is not consistent and frequently changing without notice. Hardest part of a job is to be a member of a team that is lacking the qualities of a team. I enjoy the job when I feel accomplishment.
Apprentice Technician (Former Employee) – New York, NY – May 17, 2017
Rather upbeat and interesting place to gain skills and confidence within an elevator company. Management seemed to take a very close and serious hands on approach to working not only with the clients within new construction, but with the staff of new construction department as well. I believe this so because of their willingness to promote from within.
OJT was second to none
Upper mgt. was not always straightforward with techs
Contractor (Former Employee) – Lisle, IL – May 13, 2017
My method of working and their philosophy of how to approach and complete the assigned work was substantially incompatible. Working with manager was quite difficult. Relentless emphasis on quantity of work produced.
Physical work environment pleasant, training provided was very good
Call Center Agent (Current Employee) – Moline, IL – March 26, 2017
As a Kone employee, every day is a positive one. The workplace culture and management are two of my favorite aspects. I always have assistance when needed, which is very enjoyable to me. I never feel out of place and am constantly on my A game while performing difficult tasks with ease. I have learned how to have patience and improved on my calm demeanor.
Learned alot about the elevator business and people was very nice. Convenience of working hours and small office. Not a micro management company, understanding management, establishment located throughout the world.
Lead production welder (Current Employee) – Coal Valley, IL – March 13, 2017
Very close knit group of guys on the shop, upper management seems to shift hands every two years but overall a very enjoyable workplace alot of room for advancement and very willing to build up and train the employees that they have rather than outsourcing. Alot of employees with 20+ years but for me it was a great place to start and quite possibly retire from myself
Seem to be trying to keep the "newer experienced" employees, and offering a early out for some of the guys that have been there 25+++ years
A large Drafting Department of over 50 people working together
Engineering Systems (Former Employee) – McKinney, TX – March 13, 2017
I stated off as a contract programmer assigned to debug the existing programs and find out what was causing the existing programs to crash. The problem was caused by a C++ programmer redefining the symbol PI as 180 instead of leaving it as 3.14159... They later sent me to Italy for three months to help write Elevators programs that would write in installation information in 15 different languages.