Could be great, but falls short with ownership
Senior Technical Writer/Instructor (Former Employee) – Williamsburg, IA – August 10, 2015
I really wanted to love this company. They have beautiful facilities and decent pay for their location. However, being located in a relatively remote location, if you aren't a local it is difficult to assimilate in their culture. Living close to the plant is difficult and there is high risk if you don't adapt to their methods quickly, you can be unemployed in an area with little to no employment opportunities. Management leads with an iron fist and there is no room for difference of opinions. Vast amounts of cash have been spent to build a very impressive office, manufacturing, training, and visitor center which is becoming more of monument to the owner than to sustainable business in the future. When the founder and owner is no longer in control of the business, it could be entirely possible the Vice-President (and daughter) will be unable to maintain profitablity and Kinze will either fold, or more likely be purchased by CNH, Agco, or another competitor. Bottom line is this is a high-risk company to relocate for. There is short-term potential, but do your homework first!
Hours, local mentality, management