Company has bad reputation and no interest in changing that
Operations Manager (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – July 19, 2018
The products are premium. However the company that bought the place does not understand the business, and not willing to look at the reality of what is going on there. It is too bad, as this place could be something special.
No leadership and no direction. Lot os wasted money on batches we cannot use and the turn over.
Packer/Shipper (Former Employee) – Cortland, NY – July 16, 2018
While there are plenty of managers that get to have benefits full time employees are treated as expendable while there are a lack of benefits theirs a lack of time off in both vacation days and paid time off. The hardest part of the job was the hours while the most enjoyable part was leaving.
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) – Olive Branch, MS – June 22, 2018
The typical work day was easy going. There where many things that I learned such as: safety, quality over quantity, and how to keep a fast but steady paste, and a clean work area. The workplace culture was very diverse. There really wasn't any hard parts of the job. The most enjoyable was being around the people.
Coordinating, tracking and tracing, arranging on time shipments, maintaining good working relationship with customers, carriers, and plants. Can be stressful during produce season as capacity is low during this time.
Box maker stacker packer (Former Employee) – Elkhart, IN – June 18, 2018
It was a decent place to work at until being pregnant and working there became a issue.The dress code was a temp shirt and jeans rather your pregnant or not no sweats no joggers no basketball shorts just jeans and it was hot in there.Majority of the time had nothing to do so we swept for hours.Overall if the dress code was different and they had more things for people to do i would have stayed there.
Pre-Weigh Technician (Former Employee) – Olive Branch, MS – June 11, 2018
Company seemed to care very little for employees life outside of work. Schedule was often provided by management at the last minute so the employee had not time to plan accordingly. raises were few and far between and only by twenty four cent increments.
a place to work
an absoloute disconnect between mangement and lower level employees.
supervisor and quality assurance (Former Employee) – Elkhart, IN – June 4, 2018
A lot of the good times of working for APG/KIK was the diversity of jobs and employees. The actual work was challenging and stimulating both physically and mentally. It tested me constantly. Juggling personnel, tasks, trying to meet production goals, and documenting progress to analyse and improve processes and procedures. Interacting with other departments to provide the best quality along with maximum quantity.
use of temps made for constant training and some lack of consistency
Slave (Former Employee) – Elkhart, IN – May 26, 2018
Kik sucks it's a danger to the community and the people that work there. They should not let such a dirty and unsafe plant be around here. Lots of management changes. Old outdated and unsafe equipment.
Fun workplace with and at times hard to work with management
Folk Lift Operator (Former Employee) – Tacoma, WA – May 11, 2018
Kik was usually a fun place to work at until the busy season. It would get so busy that sometimes we’d pull 12 hours a day for the week and work a Saturday, which we were suppose to have off. I went from being on the floor working machines in front to a forklift position in the main warehouse. Management at times was a handful to work with when someone in the plant made a mistake on the product.
Free lunches for safety meetings. A break every 2 hours.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Danville, IL – May 3, 2018
I enjoyed my work at KIK for the most part I started in quality and if I could have stayed in that department I would have but when a rearranging of operations took place several of us had to leave or were relocated in the plant. At the same time this happened my husband was diagnosed with brain damage and my life at home became very stressful. I became supervisor and was well liked by employees and vise versa. The management above me, didn't deal with the employees and staff correctly. I was lied to several times about me going back to quality. I do not think that it is ok to lie to employees about job advancement if it isn't going to happen.
Warehouse Fork Lift Operator and Receiving Clerk (Current Employee) – Gainesville, GA – April 24, 2018
Nothing special. Easy going. Great benefits, but the pay is not that great compared to other warehousing businesses in the area. I enjoy getting paid vacations and having a relaxed environment to work in.
Human Resource Generalist (Laid-off) (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – April 20, 2018
This company was a great company to work for, management was great. I hated to leave but do to circumstances beyond my control I had to leave. I enjoyed working for this company and would be willing to return if ever asked to.