Color Kinetics

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Color Kinetics Reviews

Updated March 29, 2014
Updated March 29, 2014
3 Reviews
3.2
3 Reviews

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    Awesome Experiance

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Color Kinetics

    Pros

    Creative environment, talented individuals and good management.

    Cons

    Running out of space, cramped.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid overall, but uncertain future.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Color Kinetics

    Pros

    Really interesting product, and constantly working on exciting projects. Solid benefits, decent pay, room for growth.

    Cons

    Location was great prior to move to Burlington. Being in downtown Boston gave the organization a cutting edge feel, and was a huge benefit to the majority of employees. Once purchased by Philips, CK lost much of its entrepreneurial spirit, and more resembled a typical cubicle farm that the exciting start-up it once was. Discrediting to see so much of senior leadership team jump ship so shortly after acquisition. This naturally hurt employee morale, and has lead to much higher turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick around.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Look at what's hindering your growth.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Rather Not Say  in  Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Rather Not Say in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Color Kinetics

    Pros

    Its a growing company, and if you are positioned in the right department, there are opportunities to advance your career. Its a company that is the leader in its field, and not only believes in, but builds energy efficient, and eco -friendly products. As such it has a secure future, and a secure market share.

    Cons

    It is a newly formed company, as it is the result of the purchase of Color Kinetics by Royal Philips. As such, there is very much a small company mentality, meaning the framework upon which it operates is weak. Existing management have a small company mentality and methodology. There are a number of people working in key roles who have been there for some time, and are now hindering the growth of the company because they are set in their ways and resistant to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The number one comment is to Train your managers. People have been promoted because of their length and quality of service. However, that criteria doesn't necessarily make them good managers. There is a huge lack of professional management. The second comment is to make managers accountable. There is no structure for accountability of anyone. There are little consequences if a task is not completed.

    Doesn't Recommend

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