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Barkley Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
26 Reviews

3.0
26 Reviews
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  1.  

    good place

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Intern in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    it does have free beer

    Cons

    Eh, its not for me. Lots of work and apparently less pay once you get hired when compared to other similar jobs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not so great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and was a really fun place to work at when I was there. They used to put a lot of care into their employees and do a lot of fun exciting work and contests, but I think that has also been stopped.

    Cons

    The CEO is cut throat, as is the business with advertising. It is feast, or famine and no job is safe from being cut when it is "famine".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    WAKE UP. The best person you have in leadership is Mike Swenson. As far as anyone else goes I'm not sure about them. Treat people with respect and stop hiring people for the same jobs you just fired a lot of people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Wouldn't Recommend

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexibility. Free beer and ice cream. And a lot of free food left from meetings.

    Cons

    Long hours. Poor pay. No transparency or leadership. Doesn't care about your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more transparent. Don't say one thing and do another. Reward those that put in the hard work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Definitely not standing still

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They really care about their culture and about keeping up, or even being ahead of changes in industry needs. Definitely not stuck in the past.

    Cons

    The other side of that coin is, no job is ever truly safe. You have to keep your ear to the ground to really understand what value is placed on your role, so you can prepare before the rug gets pulled out from under you. The CEO believes in making quick decisions and sticking to them, but when the decision is wrong, people pay the price.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great internship experience.

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun agency atmosphere. Lots of food. Employees spend time working with interns. The building is at a wonderful location in the Crossroads. There are large intern classes and there are people to have lunch with.

    Cons

    As an intern you will work more than 40 hours.

  7.  

    Great culture, not great pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Social Media Analyst  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Social Media Analyst in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    The culture is creative and innovative. Very flexible. Hard working group of people. Feel like part of a communityl

    Cons

    Not a lot of support for career advancement and support. Pay for entry level positions is very low. No overtime.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good perks, good people, no loyalty to people...

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    Former Employee - Technical Directory  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Technical Directory in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    The experience of working for a leading advertising company is good.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is way off, and dev life-cycle lacks structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick by the people who got you to where you are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    down to earth, good resources

    Cons

    less ambitious than world class agencies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Top KC agency

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Employee owned, great place to be able to steer your own career path for those who work hard toward personal goals

    Cons

    Could benefit from additional staffing and training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Boys Club and Lack of Leadership

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    Lots of friendly people to work with. If you're on the account side you're probably safe from layoff cuts.

    Cons

    Barkley is an amazing place to work if you're on the inside of the boys club. If you're not and there's cuts to be had you're probably one of them. It is a constant struggle for female creatives to get the same raises and opportunities as men - which is why most of the have been laid off or went else where for a job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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