Kiwi Crate

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Hands-on process driven managers

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  • Work/Life Balance
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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Mountain View, CA
Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Mountain View, CA

I worked at Kiwi Crate as a contractor (less than a year)

Pros

Work with kids
Create/design new crafts for kids
Good hard workers

Cons

High turnover
Underpaid workers
Long hours
Too much overhead

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Empower employees and let them take ownership of products

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

18 Other Employee Reviews for Kiwi Crate (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Frenzied Fun

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

    I worked at Kiwi Crate full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -There are many opportunities to be creative and try out new ideas quickly
    -If you like kids (or you're a big kid yourself), there are always kids running around during product testing -- lots of fun!
    -Opportunities to make contributions/learn from many different departments; not hierarchical since it's a small company
    -Leadership sets a good example by pitching in WHEREVER there's a need, no matter how big or small
    -If you think of an idea or project, you can often take the reins on it (this can be good or bad, but if you're the type who loves to constantly learn new skills, then you'll definitely have the opportunity to do so)
    -Weekly (or biweekly) Friday Olympics and company-sponsored lunches where we all eat family style -- provides an opportunity to get to know people you don't often work with

    Cons

    -Moves at a very fast pace; many still check/respond to emails late in the evening and on weekends
    -Constantly shifting priorities, which means it can be difficult to know where and how much to focus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help new employees identify goals and objectives, so he/she has a good sense of the "big picture" and why they were hired

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great start-up

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kiwi Crate full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people
    Small company
    Contributions are visible
    Flexible schedules

    Cons

    Employees not celebrated as much for milestones or achievements.
    Only 15 days vacation including sick days
    Priorities shift numerous times making it hard to complete projects on time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it known that the employees are what drives a company to succeed and treat them well. It's not always about generous compensation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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