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  1. Global consumer product brands combined with a strong & healthy culture. Agile approach w/ thoughtful business practices

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Positive culture, brand power house, product focused, good learning environment, truly global business, cross functional teams, strong marketing and sales teams, good pace of new product launches

    Cons

    Dated building, equipment and infrastructure, IT. Location

    Advice to Management

    Be more risk taking!


  2. The Call Center is the worst

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

    I worked at Kaz as a contractor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Aside from the call center and customer service department, the company itself is descent.

    Cons

    Discrimination should not be tolerated at this company
    Underpaid
    Unprofessional
    Treat new employees horrible

    Advice to Management

    Change the managers on the call center. Discrimination should not be tolerated at this company. Favoritism is unfair as well since they should treat all their employees equal.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Not a place for the feint of heart

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

    I have been working at Kaz full-time

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

    Pros

    The people are amazing! Greatest co-workers of my life. Great location, nice building, promote from within, nice emplyee discount

    Cons

    The pay is atrocious, you are expected to work miracle for peanuts

    Advice to Management

    You cannot expect people to stay if you don't pay them


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  5. Helpful (2)

    It was a good experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Project Engineer
    Former Contractor - Project Engineer

    I worked at Kaz as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The coworkers at Kaz are very nice and friendly to each other. They are willing to help each other solve complicated problems. I got really good experience of how the product development cycle works from concept to production release. It's great to have an elevator with the three story building. Free coffee and discounted snacks.

    Cons

    There were times when the negativity and worry from certain individuals was overblown. Management can to a better job of keeping quality employees. The overseas phone calls to Asia at nights. The carpeting needs to be updated. The lab space was small for the amount of products to be tested.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a positive environment to foster creativity and a learning organization.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Fast paced environment working with great brands and people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southborough, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southborough, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Kaz is all about the people. We work with great brands and categories in global environment. Salary is market compatible and received good bonuses. Kaz has hired a lot of people in the past year.

    Cons

    The building needs updating badly. Used to have all hands Town Meetings but haven't seen those in a while. Depending on your job you might have China conf calls at night.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate and start up town meetings again.


  7. Helpful (1)

    It's wonderful experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Southborough, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Southborough, MA

    I worked at Kaz

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people in a team-oriented environment. I learned invaluable skills and was very happy with the managers I worked for, and the culture was people-friendly, fast-paced, and fun.

    From a work standpoint, there were always interesting, challenging projects that kept me interested and engaged. My boss gave me a lot of opportunity to cooperate with different department and to do the important projects.

    Cons

    Sometimes, it wasted extra time to work with the outsourcing companies.

    Advice to Management

    Enhance Customer Relations and improve the products' quality.


  8. OK

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

    I have been working at Kaz full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    management system division career workflow technology domain

    Cons

    facility plurality management variety boring



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