FKQ Reviews

Updated February 17, 2015
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  1. Team oriented, family environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Traffic Manager/Production Specialist in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Traffic Manager/Production Specialist in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at FKQ full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management does a great job recognizing their people. They are always planning fun activities and events at the office and letting you know how much they appreciate you. Great place to learn and grow. No shortage of opportunities to stand out and be recognized. All ideas and thoughts are shared and valued when in comes to client initiatives. Your input is always appreciated there.

    Cons

    Lack of organizational structure and no emphasis on operational planning. The company is ran by female salespeople and managers with no regard for process and operations. You have to be like them and in their clique to advance there.

    Advice to Management

    Implement organizational charts, define and train on responsibilities, hold people accountable for their performance. Get rid of the dead weight.


  2. Think before you sign...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at FKQ full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great company culture. Lots of fun activities to celebrate and release from the daily work load. Most employees are friendly and easy to talk to. Great IT department there to help whenever necessary. Uses Mac computers perfect for agency work. Good amount of PTO dependent upon length of employment. Newly renovated kitchen. Lots of nearby restaurants for lunch. Biweekly pay.

    Cons

    Family run business without much room for advancement. Family members are well taken care of but will low ball employees when it comes to salary. Limited insurance plan perfect for employees making a high ranged salary but for those making less salary wise insurance will take a large amount out of your check. Management won't be happy for employees who decide to terminate employment to better themselves and will retaliate with no severance pay. Selfish management who love to talk about themselves and the things they purchase but never really get to know you. Poor team structures, with management who love to have their egos stroked and enforce their "authority".

    Advice to Management

    Invest time into really getting to know your employees and creating a reciprocal relationship. Talk less about how much money you spend and be sensitive to the fact that some of your employees are making shockingly low salaries at a company that makes millions of dollars each year. Make company rules and regulations equal for all employees, not just family. Make sure that upper level management, both male and female, are effective communicators. Truly be happy for employees who decide to advance themselves, after all isn't that what it's really about?


  3. Helpful (3)

    GREAT COMPANY

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior User Experience/UI Designer
    Former Employee - Senior User Experience/UI Designer

    I worked at FKQ full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big clients, family friendly environment, great ppl to work with :)

    Cons

    You will gain weight from all the free food :)

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for the time I had at FKQ, I can not say enough great things about the company!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Amazing company, couldn't imagine working anywhere else.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant PR Manager in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant PR Manager in Clearwater, FL

    I have been working at FKQ full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Been apart of the FKQ team for couple of years now and absolutely love it here. The company culture is high energy with a work hard, play hard attitude. Plenty of opportunities for personal and career growth. The staff is so friendly and enjoyable to work with. The diverse client roster keeps it interesting and stimulating.

    Cons

    Gotta have strong work ethic, it's fast-paced. So if you're a turtle, may not be best fit.

    Advice to Management

    The Exec team is wonderful, super approachable and have genuine interest in their employees. Love the new renovations! Thank you.


  6. Helpful (1)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at FKQ full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have a very casual dress code. The people that work there are mostly friendly, normal people. The work is very easy. Management has strong family values.

    Cons

    The management is extremely unprofessional. Company is a family-run operation, as it has always been. The office is not maintained well and is outdated. The practices are very old-fashioned. Poor benefits. Awkward and distasteful events and decorations, year-round. Industry standard software and resources not available due to monetary constraints.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your people and resources.


  7. Poor management and lack of innovation

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I worked at FKQ full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Happy Hours/Dinners/strong agency feel/fun creative pit

    Cons

    poor management/leadership, lack of strong resources in digital media/marketing, poor working conditions, poor employee benefits

    Advice to Management

    Be more innovative and don't just share what other companies are seeing in digital media/marketing...give a POV or have your own stance on the market. Invest more resources/people and have clearer defined level (s) of management.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Confidence Deflator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in Clearwater, FL

    I have been working at FKQ

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Gain experience
    Great co-workers
    Work upstairs in the media department or the retail department

    Cons

    Be prepared to be micromanaged
    Be prepared to work late hours and not get a thank you
    Tons of meetings with no actual purpose
    When management arrives in meetings, additional useless tasks are provided
    Be prepared to take useless additional steps that take a lot of time
    Working downstairs

    Advice to Management

    You're employees are capable of doing there job.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Meh

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL

    I have been working at FKQ

    Pros

    Great software to work with

    Cons

    Incompetence at all levels of the organization, but localized at executive level

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees to provide value based on their core competencies


  10. Helpful (2)

    Micromanaged, Over-worked, No Such Thing as Collaboration

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FKQ full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, middle management does listen but does not act (they're over-worked as well)

    Cons

    Negative feedback given constantly, ideas ignored, confidence will be reduced until you think like rest of team, work day does not end (seriously)

    Advice to Management

    The company would thrive (and employees would happily work these long hours) if ideas from whole team acknowledged


  11. Helpful (1)

    Strong company with lots of opportunities for growth.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FKQ

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Open communication.
    Tremendous opportunities for advancement.
    Continuous recognition of achievements.
    Creative atmosphere.
    Talented staff.
    Flexible to personal needs.
    Passionate people everywhere.
    Financially responsible.

    Cons

    A few bad eggs. Non-performers spoil things for others by not carrying the weight. Same small group also puts out negative energy.

    Advice to Management

    Great job recognizing the performers. Need to address non-performers and give less second (and third) chances. Everyone is empowered to do their job and for those that don’t take the empowerment seriously, time to cut bait.



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