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good luck.

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Former Employee - I Was In Creative  in  Kansas City, MO
Former Employee - I Was In Creative in Kansas City, MO

I worked at Barkley

Pros

great people. the opportunity to do great work.

Cons

boys club. bad management. no feedback on job performance. no opportunity to grow. very little forgiveness for minor mistakes in staff - but huge forgiveness for HUGE mistakes in senior management. most of the great creative projects are given to a hand-picked group of people.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

be careful what you ask for. if you bring in new york management to try to make it a new york-ish agency, don't act like you're upset when you let half your staff go.

Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Leadership void

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Barkley

    Pros

    A wonderful place to work. Excited and passionate staff. Passion to do great things and make its mark on the advertising/marketing industry.

    Cons

    Leadership is inadequate and inexperienced. The top level is an old boys club who make decisions on the course and then pay lip service to the staff and any new ideas that bubble up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand what you are. Don't act like you are a NYC/Chicago shop. Draw a circle on the map and own that territory. Start with KC. Then put up a wall from Denver to StL, Minnapolis to Mexico.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    positive

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    Current Employee - Studio Artist  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Studio Artist in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Barkley

    Pros

    creative culture, team oriented environment

    Cons

    large organization, little individual recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate losses and gains with the staff effectively and in a timely way.

    Approves of CEO
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