Kobie Marketing Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jun 19, 2019

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Kobie Marketing CEO Bram Hechtkopf
Bram Hechtkopf
61 Ratings
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  • "Some disconnection between departments and some transitional "growing pains"(in 9 reviews)

  • "We had to do a virtual training because no one at the location I am in knew anything about the campaign that we were going to be taking calls for(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Kobie overall"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best work life balance I've ever had, and work from home options, casual dress with jeans, friendly staff and enjoy who I work with. Kobie has fun events with happy hours, holiday party, activities, training and development if you make it a priority, good culture. There has been a new president in 2019 and she is making positive improvements! I'm not going to list pros and cons of specific jobs because all roles are different. Ask that yourself if you are interviewing, make sure you like the responsibilities listed, and if you are here then have open communication with your manager on things you like or don't or want. Kobie is willing to work with you (but it can be a challenge) if you do a good job, show interest and initiative - push, put in the extra mile, are a positive person.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from cross-departments. Poor recruiting. Do not rely on a bonus.

  2. Helpful (17)

    "Stuck in the Past"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kobie Marketing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you want a job with flexible work/life balance this is your place Efforts are made to make day to day work life nice like free food/etc. The office is nice with good views and downtown location Really great people who bond over the outrageous culture Some teams operate really well

    Cons

    Not a "Client first" mentality which causes it to be hard to produce anything truly remarkable for a client Dismissive of new ideas/thoughts/strategies Traditional, unengaged CEO, who you will hear and see but he won't take on tough matters or get into the thick of it with anyone below "leadership" CEO will only truly listen to certain people but he will sit and amuse you Hard to have a long-term career here without someone to protect you from "Leadership." Truly a chess match on who to align/associate yourself with in any given situation and this tends to matter MUCH more than the work produced If you are young in your career, you will not find coaching easily, the ones that try really hard to coach you have other motives

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  3. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kobie Marketing full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of latitude to work independent Great Culture Nice work-life balance

    Cons

    Overcoming some communication silos, but that's pretty standard everywhere.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "lead"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Lead in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kobie Marketing for more than a year

    Pros

    There is a good work life balance

    Cons

    Compared to other companies bad pay.

  5. Helpful (5)

    "Java Developer"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kobie Marketing full-time

    Pros

    There is good work/life balance

    Cons

    Low pay for positions. Unclear requirements for advancement.

  6. Helpful (6)

    "Practice Lead"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Practice Lead in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open management, amazing weather from the HQ in location in FL, and entrepreneurial culture. Kobie has many different groups within the company so your experience can change as you move through departments and take on new roles. The CEO and management seem to genuinely care about employee happiness and work life balance. Our monthly KPIs have moved from the old days of profit, growth, and revenue to the current focus on life balance, process improvement, and turnover.

    Cons

    The area has a laid back culture which can clash with the aggressive nature of marketing agency growth... Especially when Kobie competes with top companies out of NY, Minneapolis, SFO, Dallas, etc. The industry is undergoing seismic shifts from predictable data processing to full service experience management. Anyone working in this space needs to be able to roll with the changes or they might find themselves frustrated. Some other reviews talk of growing pains, but these are nothing compared to what I've witnessed other companies go through. Those types of reviews aren't helpful and create a false notion of chaos. It's just not the case.

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  7. "Enjoy coming to work every day!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kobie Marketing full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Company is growing steadily and is the leader in the loyalty marketing industry. Awesome culture that is rare to find in other organizations! Not your typical corporate/red tape environment. Positive, fun, friendly employees that are experts at what they do. Work/life balance. In the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, FL. Many opportunities for internal growth and leaders care about their employees. Fun work events throughout the year!

    Cons

    None! Out of the four other organizations I have worked for, Kobie has an ideal work environment and culture

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  8. Helpful (15)

    "I recommend looking elsewhere."

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Kobie Marketing full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Not a sweatshop. Good options for lunch in downtown St. Petersburg. Good people to work with save a few. Flexible hours. Work/Life balance.

    Cons

    Two weeks notice required but cut down to one so you only get paid for one week. Poor management communication. High turnover. Lack of office space. A lot of open source. Time your departure appropriately because calendar year bonus will be denied if you leave before payout date. The 401k match is substandard. Below market salaries.

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