Compare Essence vs Kraken Digital Asset Exchange BETA

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Essence

Employee Ratings

  • Kraken Digital Asset Exchange scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 254 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.5
(based on 72 reviews)
Kraken Digital Asset Exchange employees rated their Overall Rating 1.3 higher than Essence employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.2
Career Opportunities
4.4
Kraken Digital Asset Exchange employees rated their Career Opportunities 1.2 higher than Essence employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Kraken Digital Asset Exchange employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than Essence employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Work-life balance
4.2
Kraken Digital Asset Exchange employees rated their Work-life balance 0.9 higher than Essence employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.6
Senior Management
4.2
Kraken Digital Asset Exchange employees rated their Senior Management 1.6 higher than Essence employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.5
Culture & Values
4.5
Kraken Digital Asset Exchange employees rated their Culture & Values 1.0 higher than Essence employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Essence Ceo Kyoko Matsushita
69%
69%Kyoko Matsushita
CEO Approval
Kraken Digital Asset Exchange Ceo Jesse Powell
90%
90%Jesse Powell
Kraken Digital Asset Exchange employees rated their CEO Approval 21% higher than Essence employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
56%
% Recommend to a friend
90%
Kraken Digital Asset Exchange employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 33% higher than Essence employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
42%
Positive Business Outlook
88%
Kraken Digital Asset Exchange employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 46% higher than Essence employees rated theirs.

Salaries

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What Employees Say

  • "Great culture" was the most mentioned Pro at Essence.
  • "Kraken" was the most mentioned Pro at Kraken Digital Asset Exchange.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Essence.
  • "Crypto" was the most mentioned Con at Kraken Digital Asset Exchange.
Pros
Pros
"Great culture"(in 27 reviews)
"Great people"(in 18 reviews)
Pros
"Kraken"(in 24 reviews)
"Remote work"(in 19 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 18 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 15 reviews)
Cons
"Crypto"(in 11 reviews)
"Remote work"(in 9 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Director

I worked at Essence full-time for more than a year

Pros

People are very open to work across teams Some of the biggest brands and clients. Very good perks Cool atmosphere and clever bunch of colleagues Great training Flexible

Cons

Hard working vibe meaning you're much more likely to work until late in the evening than clock off early for drinks Hard to push through promotions Fearful WPP acquisition could kill 'indie agency'... vibe

Advice to Management

Investment in your staff would save agency morale. A number of colleagues reluctantly left Essence in search of salaries that were deserved. In a team of specialists, we were hit hard as couldn't... rehire. Team dynamic broke down and never really recovered. Feel this could be something applicable across more teams.

Current Employee - Customer Support

I have been working at Kraken Digital Asset Exchange full-time for more than a year

Pros

At first playing around with cryptocurrency was my hobby, then it became my passion, but when I started at Kraken it also became a career and an all encompassing lifestyle. The entire company is... fabricated around the crypto ethos. When I started at Kraken it was extremely obvious that this company was different than anywhere else I had ever worked. First off, I work from home. That might not mean much to everyone out there, but it means the world to me. I’m watching my child grow up first hand. I can take a 10 minute break to read some books with them and it’s just absolutely life changing. Secondly, it’s so casual! Not in an “unprofessional” way, but in a way where no one is talking down to anyone else and it's super easy to send anyone a message and introduce yourself (then immediately ask for help of course =D). Third of all, I’ve noticed that the entire team wants to hear people thinking critically. Management wants you to call something out if there’s a better way to do it. It’s a startup! All of the answers haven’t been found yet because a lot of the questions haven’t even been asked! With a team of almost 800 worldwide agents, someone out there has something to contribute on every subject. Lastly the team. If you’re online there’s someone else online. Any day of the week, any time of day. That’s what a truly worldwide team looks like. It’s strange at first to wake up and feel like you’ve missed a 12 hour work day, but you get used to it. Crypto never sleeps. Neither does the Kraken. The team here is extremely diverse, with so many different backgrounds, experiences, countries of origin, languages etc. It’s truly amazing to work for Kraken. I bleed purple.

Cons

It can be hard to manage your own work-life balance. Usually the brick and mortar building you work in takes care of that when the lights are shut off and the door is locked. You need to be able to... turn it off yourself when working remotely. Not everything is documented because the company is so new. Learning is mostly done via word of mouth or reading, so it can be hard for a visual learner (although that's already being fixed). Things get done a little slowly sometimes. The understanding is that it's because the backend has so many security precautions but in an ideal world something would be recommended, done up and implemented in a few weeks. Instead it can take weeks or months.

Advice to Management

You've got an amazing team behind you. Don't be afraid to delegate much more than you already have. Now that we've bigger, communication is even more important than ever. Any notice for big events... is better than finding out after the fact.

Job Postings

Kraken Digital Asset Exchange has 52 more recently posted open jobs than Essence.