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Not all it is cracked up to be

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Warehouse  in  Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Warehouse in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Kiwi Crate as a contractor for less than a year

Pros

The concept is great in that it fosters creativity for children.
Some of the employees are very nice
Very clean facility

Cons

-I worked in the warehouse and left before my first 30 days were up. I wanted to work my way up but was discontent with the way some workers are treated.
-Poor pay for warehouse workers who are on their feet all day - $9/hr. There was no way I could see staying there doing manual labor and being exhausted for a few dollars a day.
-Lunch and snacks are provided for the office staff while there is nothing provided for the warehouse staff at all.
-Items for the kits are all imported from China and I'm not sure some of the things are safe such as the glue, glowsticks, etc.
-Warehouse employees are hired on as contractors so that they don't have to give the option of health insurance & other benefits.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-Instead of purchasing food daily for the office staff you should increase the pay of the hardworking people who assemble the boxes to go out.
-Have a reward system when goals are met for the warehouse staff.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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    Hands-on process driven managers

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

    I worked at Kiwi Crate as a contractor for 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
  2.  

    Great start-up

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 for 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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