Kimball Midwest Employee Reviews

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Territory Manager (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHMarch 16, 2019
go call on customers for that day and demo new products and stock last order and go through there Kimball midwest inventory to see if they need anything this time in. And call on new potential customers to grow my territory.
Pros
set your own schedule
Cons
not much support after 3 years
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Overall- Great place to work
Internal Employee (Current Employee) –  Columbus, OHMarch 14, 2019
Because Kimball is family owned there are some pros and cons to how the business is managed. The pros are they can make the decisions and don't have to have them approved by a board of people. They strive to make the environment like a family and they treat you like you are a person not just a number. The cons are they are resistant to change sometimes because the way its always been done has worked for this long, so why change it? Also, because it is family owned, there are ALOT of family in positions they may not be suited for.
There does need some work with management as far as evaluating some long tenured managers to see if they really are still doing their best and if their departments are running as smoothly as they could. Also there is a lot more emphasis placed on the sales force rather than the internal employees.
Pros
Company provided lunches periodically, volunteer opportunities, family environment
Cons
Expensive health care, more emphasis on the sales force rather than internal employees
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A "green and growing" comapany
Key Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Cleveland, OHMarch 13, 2019
A great place to work, very friendly people, focus on training and growing "your business". The two-customer philosophy makes for a great work environment, lots of opportunity for advancement.
Pros
Great training program, opportunity for career advancement.
Cons
N/a
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4.0
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Casual enviroment
Order filler (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHJanuary 15, 2019
Fast pace enviroment, Clean, Casual dress, Able to talk to other workers, Never the same thing day to day filling different type of orders daily. Working 8+ hours a day. Monday through Friday.
Pros
Casual, Overtime offered, No weekends
Cons
Not knowing when your leaving
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good place to work
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHJanuary 3, 2019
unlimited income if the economy is good,, when the economy turns south you starve, no compensation for rising fuel costs or travel expenses. product is readily available
Pros
independent freedom
Cons
poor benefits
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Sales position , build your own customer base, cold calls
Sales (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHDecember 18, 2018
This position was an outside sales /territory mgr. You where required to build a customer base starting from zero. There was not supposed to be any other reps in the territory however there where 5 or more.
Travel was over 100 miles per day.
Pros
Work at your own pace and set your week up the way it works best for you.
Cons
Company did not follow through on what was promised
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Invests in their employees
Quality Assurance Manager (Current Employee) –  Columbus, OHDecember 13, 2018
Kimball Midwest has given me many opportunities to grow as an employee and in my career. The organization is strong with a green and growing culture and pride themselves in continuous improvement.
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Good job
Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Grand Prairie, TXNovember 16, 2018
It was a great job with a good company. But like most sales job it is still cut throat. You have to fight for what you get. But if you can do that, you can do well here. Great support system.
Pros
Good company
Cons
cut throat
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Go with the best
Account Representative (Current Employee) –  Northeast tnSeptember 14, 2018
This is a GREAT place to have a career. Management is strong. Easy to talk to. They care about you. I have worked for other companies that treat salespeople very poorly. Not here.

I love this place.
Pros
Hours. Management. Easy to sell.
Cons
Health Insurance has high deductibles. Sucks for a large family. 😔
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very good
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Toledo, OHAugust 10, 2018
Kimball Midwest is a large industrial supplier that is nationwide. They provide you with many products to demonstrate new products to customers and prospects. There is great potential with this company for advancement into managing a sales team. There is a great amount of inside support to help you to exceed your sales goals and quotas.
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Favoritism, Company prices way to high , No vehicle benefits, Health Ins cost a fortune , not much else to say
Sales Rep (Former Employee) –  Brunswick, GAAugust 4, 2018
I’d rather dig ditches than be associated with a Co I opened 90 accts for only to be fired 9 months later.
Pretty much sums it up . Managers having their nephews employed directly under them makes Kimball’s an extremely ugly place to call home.
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Not a very well Management environment, so much favortism
Order Puller (Former Employee) –  Grand Prairie, TXJuly 26, 2018
Can not stress enough how poor management is here and the favoritism is beyond not ok. For Example some people are related to management so they are limited to do certain things while others are being pushed very hard to meet production. Just all around bad experience of working for this Location. People fighting with other employees and not even getting fired because they been there so long should not matter. The only good thing I can say is they have hour lunches, a decent amount of Fans for the summer because it gets very hot and buys lunches for the employees once a month.
Pros
lunch hours, health benefits
Cons
favortism, poor managment
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5.0
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Great Company to work for.
SMIT (Current Employee) –  North Central FloridaJuly 25, 2018
I love the challenging fast paced workplace. I have all the help I need from the company and from my Manager to succeed. I love the fact that the company is family owned and the fact that we sell USA top notch products.
Pros
Not micro managed
Cons
The only cons I have is that the scorecard and the Building blocks are very stressfull.
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DO not work here
Selling Manager (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAJuly 23, 2018
I would not advise working here. The product were decent, but the management promises never came true. Cold call all day and open some accounts, but very seldom got second order or any real commission.
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3.0
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Great group of people
Picker (Current Employee) –  Sparks, NVJuly 20, 2018
Management needs to do better. There is definitely favoritism for certain people and that's not how a company should be. Everyone should do their part in helping, no one should feel like they don't need to help because their number one. Busy days keep us moving but on slow days depending if small tasks are already done, there's nothing to do.
Pros
Lunch ins, eo, flexible with time
Cons
Favoritism
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Good job
Service Writer (Former Employee) –  Enid, OKJuly 18, 2018
Loved getting to drive to various parts of the state to go to different accounts. Attention to detail is crucial. People skills are a must. Definitely a job I enjoyed.
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Unpredictable hours. Work not that difficult.
Order Puller/Receiver (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHJune 26, 2018
The workload is based on sales. If sales are slow work is slow. If sales are busy, then work is busy. The company was founded by a sales , and meant to earn commissions for the sales rep. Since the reps are paid bi-monthly, the 15th and last day of the month are incredibly busy. Suggestions for improvement are largely ignored. Making progress for the DC incredibly slow.
Pros
Free lunches after good months. Overtime. Easily attainable performance at the lower levels.
Cons
Overtime is never optional
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3.0
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Has sales people compete with each other for business in the same area
Territory Manager (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXApril 17, 2018
Company takes no risk in their employees. You pay for everything you need and split the loss if a customer doesn’t pay. You do get paid for well for you sales if you keep the margins up, but it’s a constant battle.
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Lies
Sales Rep (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MOApril 1, 2018
Company is full of lies. I was promised a certain salary and after 3 months the pay went to 100% commission. No sale support from the company. Products are overpriced!!
Cons
everything
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Awful Company
Associate (Former Employee) –  OhioMarch 15, 2018
This is a company that cares about how they can get more work done fast at a cheap cost and does not care what they put their employees through. They have low pay and long hours. No communication or follow through by managers. A lot of managers play favorites. Its a joke. I would never recommend someone work there.
Pros
Its a job
Cons
Pay, management, hours, lies, work politics
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