At National Kitchen & Bath Association, 72 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 36 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 4.39. It was published on Jul 30, 2018. 434 Visitors

What Employees Say

I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
People celebrate special events around here.
People care about each other here.
I am offered training or development to further myself professionally.
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.

What They Do

We asked National Kitchen & Bath Association to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

The National Kitchen + Bath Association (NKBA) is a non-profit trade group that promotes professionalism in the kitchen and bath industry. We create marketplaces, networks, affiliations and certifications that raise the level of professionalism in the kitchen and bath industry.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Other
US Headquarters: Hackettstown, New Jersey, 07840 US Sites: 1
US Employees: 41 US Revenues: $13.2 million
Worldwide Revenues: $13.6 million Corporate Structure: Non-Profit
Founded: 1963

NKBA Volunteers with Habitat For Humanity

Perks and Programs

We asked National Kitchen & Bath Association to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Culture Committee: A volunteer group of employees comprise a committee tasked with planning company-wide  social events. Some examples include staff meeting lunches, monthly birthday and service anniversary award celebrations, and special events such as wedding and baby showers. These events are designed to acknowledge employees both as professionals and as individuals. 
  • Take Your Kids to Work: For this event, 18 children visited the NKBA for a fun-filled and educational day. Some activities they participated in included learning about design and safety guidelines, how to properly use "tools of the trade" and a kitchen design competition. At the end of the day, when the children were asked what they had learned, one student excitedly said, "I learned how to read a ruler today!" 
  • Team Building: Annually, the team goes off site for a day of fun and team building. In 2017, we created a 4'x6' collage which hangs in our lobby for all to see. This year, we're planning an outdoor team building event to strengthen our internal community and volunteering our services to Habitat for Humanity to give back to our community. 
  • Leadership Development Program: The NKBA believes that identifying and developing talented individuals is key to the Association. A program has been established, and growth plans have been developed, to engage and support potential future leaders within the organization.  Training, career development and mentorship are key initiatives in this program. 
  • Personal Coaching: Development initiatives are company-wide including our executive team and senior managers. Professional coaches are engaged to guide and accelerate management skills, and leverage assessments and feedback to close skill gaps and modify behaviors.
  • Recognition of Important Events: We care and recognize important activities like birthdays, service anniversaries, birth of children, marriage, promotions, and other important events in our employee's lives.


$58,000 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Specialist $76,000 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Manager
85% Company-paid health coverage for employees 3% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
85% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers 25 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance
$5,200 Average Tuition Reimbursement
NKBA Team Building Event


32 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 32 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Set days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 10 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment
10 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 40 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
30 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)20 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)40 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. Not all employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

14 hours Paid time off to volunteer $15,000 Philanthropic donations in last year
Human Resources Leads environmental impact team Yes Recycling program


  • Human Resources Manager oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Women; Speakers of English as a second language
  • 4 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

NKBA Pumpkin Carving Event



How to Get Hired

We asked National Kitchen & Bath Association 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?

We like candidates to express enthusiasm & excitement about the potential to work at the NKBA and to show that they conducted some research about the NKBA prior to the interview. Thought provoking questions about the job, the Association's goals and about the manager are desirable. Personality is also important as employees often work with others across departments. We like to know what the candidate's short and long term goals are and what other skills they possess.  It’s important to not only get a qualified candidate, but one who will work well with the manager and team. A cognitive/Personality assessment is administered & results are used as additional information in the decision process. Prior work history is validated and feedback from prior managers is considered. We focus on hiring the best candidates to work at the NKBA and be part of a great team!  

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Contact HR by phone or email. Find out if they know an employee who works at the NKBA and get introduced. Check out the company on social media platforms. Arrive on time for the interview. Be prepared with questions about the Association, the workplace and the manager. Ask for additional details about the position. Provide examples of previous job functions related to the position. Interactive dialog is important. Bring a printed resume for each interviewer and take notes. Let us know that this position is a perfect match for your personal and long term goals.  Send a thank you note after the interview.  

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We are excited to continue to grow the NKBA team! In June and July, we filled three key positions in our HR, Finance and Events departments. We are currently sourcing for a Government Relations Specialist and in the near future, we will be adding new positions to our Member Relations and IT departments.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Contact the HR Department or call the toll free number that will be answered by our Member Services Team. They will forward the call or send HR an email with the person's contact information.

hiring Outlook

5 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 15% Openings filled by current employees
3 Recent graduates hired 5% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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