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Kahala Reviews

Updated Aug 5, 2019

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Kevin Blackwell
9 Ratings
  1. "Nice place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kahala full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very nice management good place to work

    Cons

    None I have none at all

    Advice to Management

    None

    Kahala2019-08-05
  2. "Loyalty Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Loyalty Marketing Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kahala full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers Awesome boss Gym Ice cream shop w/ free ice cream Kid friendly; big "take your kid to work day" event in April every year

    Cons

    Building needs new carpet Building needs new interior paint

    Advice to Management

    I really have no advice because I think they are doing awesome. SVP of marketing and VP of interactive are probably the smartest people I've ever met.

    Kahala2019-07-02
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kahala full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some of the other grunts are nice

    Cons

    Managers promote an environment of spreading lies and gossip about people below them (whether in their department or not). People that spread it with them are favored. People they decide they don’t like are fired or driven out. Every person that has left has had the same complaints: “grade school environment, bullying, cliques, gossip, severely underpaid compare to market average, overworked, not appreciated, not listened...

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    Advice to Management

    Fire your HR department and go fire all the managers that have dozens upon dozens of exit interviews describing their bullying and incompetence.

    Kahala2019-04-24
  4. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Kahala

    Pros

    Great mission and growth in sales

    Cons

    Changes command often Uncertain atmosphere

    Kahala2018-11-11
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Enter at your own risk..."

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kahala full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Gym on site Convenient location Decent healthcare

    Cons

    Nepotism Lack of leadership No true career path unless nepotism works in your favor Dying brands Lack of culture compared to competitors

    Advice to Management

    Step down and let someone more readily willing, able, and prepared to step up to the challenges of reversing your dying portfolio of brands in. Nepotism will only work for so long - you’ve lost a lot of great employees in recent years and they would’ve stayed if management wasn’t so oblivious to what is going on day-to-day.

    Kahala2018-08-10
  6. "A truly great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kahala full-time

    Pros

    - Upper management cares - No matter what your "rank" is in the company, all thoughts and ideas are heard and taken seriously - Dress is casual - Everyone cares about the work they do - Coworkers are kind to one another

    Cons

    - It can be a bit cold in the office, but that's about it

    Advice to Management

    Continue to foster your employees because it is truly making a difference!

    Kahala2018-07-22
  7. Helpful (5)

    "For those looking to apply in the marketing department..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kahala full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free ice cream, gym on site, excellent health care and 401k plan (sorta). Great, talented people at the peer level.

    Cons

    Where do I start? This is a company that's operating in the dark ages of a changing digital world. They still cling to paper accounting and print advertising. People are put into influential positions without any real experience or background to make informed decisions on policy or procedure and in fact, many current employees have been there for several years because they lack the capability to work anywhere else. They...

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    Advice to Management

    Gain some sort of emotional intelligence and be smart enough to think about the long term instead of the short immediate gain. Open your eyes and see who's doing the real work. Just because that person CC's you on an email doesn't mean they contributed to a project in a meaningful way. VPs: Don't hire your friends or children of your friends. Look within and LISTEN to ALL your people. Stop patting yourselves on the...

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    Kahala2017-08-31
  8. "Proceed with caution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Kahala full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Most of the employees are great to work with

    Cons

    No progression and importance of people isn't present with management

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people, listen and make them feel valued

    Kahala2017-08-04
  9. Helpful (2)

    "A job, not a career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The job itself was easy Flexible schedule Gym in the building Lots of free food Decent coworkers

    Cons

    Every day was monotonous. Lack of clear direction from the top down - goals were never made clear, therefore performance reviews were not clear. It's hard to know if you're doing a good job when it's not clear what the job is. Often felt like they wanted you to turn lemons into lemonade, but the problem is they didn't even give you lemons to start with. They often hire from the outside instead of promoting from within...

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    Advice to Management

    Set very specific goals for the company and each of its brands, not just "how many brands can we acquire this year" and make those goals clear to their respective teams. Then hold all directors, managers and team members responsible for doing their best to achieve those goals. Also, employees need incentives. Make Kahala a fun place to work, not a prison where time moves backwards.

    Kahala2017-04-19
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Director of Warehouse Operations in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Kahala

    Pros

    Company had a family atmosphere for its employees and was passionate about all aspects of the business and its growth.

    Cons

    Due to growing pains employees were required to cover every area of expansion in addition to defined positions within the company. However, in the long run, this was a great learning experience

    Kahala2017-01-04
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