We create design driven, innovative furnishings sold through our family of brands: Kimball Office, National Office Furniture, and Kimball Hospitality. Our diverse portfolio offers solutions for the workplace, learning, healing, and hospitality environments.
How to Get Hired
We asked Kimball International for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
Kimball’s business model has traditionally been unique and aligned with the following key principles: market driven, customer centered, and laser focused. We strive to find candidates that share the values of our organization, and are passionate, reliable, insightful, genuine, and dedicated. Our team members prosper in an environment that fosters an insatiable desire to learn, stretch, and do things better every day. We believe, in many cases, skills can be refined or taught, but finding a candidate that is the right fit is key.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Candidates that understand Kimball and show passion for a career with us stand out above the rest. Research our rich history and strong culture to truly understand how you might fit in, then talk about it. We are impressed by candidates who are responsive and engaged, including follow-up throughout the interview process, demonstrating their interest in Kimball. Once you have our attention, we will want to know about your skills and education, but experience is our main focus. We believe past performance and accomplishments, business and personal, are the best indicator of your future success with Kimball.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We are always looking for great talent to join our organization. Opportunities range from hands-on woodworking and upholstery positions to supervisors and manufacturing support. We have sales representatives throughout the U.S., engineers to support our vast investment in new products, and an array of technology positions to support our progressively growing business systems. In addition to full time positions, we have an intern program that ensures students a real-world industry experience in their area of competence.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
We encourage candidates to continuously stay engaged by visiting our career site, connecting on LinkedIn or other social media avenues, and by interacting with our existing employees. Networking in professional and community organizations is another way to develop relationships and learn of opportunities. When candidates are ready for the next step, they are encouraged to fill out an application on our career site.