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  1. Disorganized and stressful work environement

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Kim Graham & Associates full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling.
    Great rooster of clients.

    Cons

    Management was very disorganized, lacked empathy, spoke badly of employees & clients, both past and present creating a hostile work environment.


  2. All talk no practice

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kim Graham & Associates full-time

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects.
    Flexible work schedule.
    Opportunity for creativity.

    Cons

    Disorganized.
    Hostile work environment.
    Incredibly unprofessional environment.
    Little to no understanding of pr practice or ethics from management.
    Passive-aggressive behavior passed down from management to team
    Management encourages office politics by bad-mouthing staff and clients to anyone who will listen.

    Advice to Management

    No advice - it's a sinking ship.


  3. Abusive.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Kim Graham & Associates full-time

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

    Pros

    They'll hire people with little to no experience, so if you're desperate for a gig fresh out of school your odds are pretty good.

    Cons

    Literally everything else. Complete and utter lack of: organization, training, company culture. Competition between employees seemingly encouraged.

    Advice to Management

    I don't think there is anything that can be done to fix this company as long as it is under current management, bad decisions are seemingly the only ones ever made.


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  5. Satisfying and stimulating

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Publicist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Publicist in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Kim Graham & Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I am so proud to be part of the quality of publicity work and brand consulting that comes out of that office. Work culture promotes creative thinking, sharing of ideas and group brainstorming, but also highly values independent work ethic. Hand picked team - everybody brings complementing strengths and skill sets to the table. Good chemistry between colleagues. Playful and bright work environment with both Mac and PC options. There is lots of flexibility and opportunity for career growth - employees have the opportunity to shape their jobs.

    Cons

    Open concept office sometimes makes it challenging to focus.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Disorganized and stressful

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Kim Graham & Associates full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    - You'll never be bored - there's so much to do and not enough people to do it
    - Junior employees seem to get a lot of experience in a short amount of time

    Cons

    - Complete lack of organization
    - No employee appreciation
    - No company culture
    - Lots of unpaid overtime
    - Little to no training (resulting in lack of employee trust and lots of micromanaging)
    - Not a positive learning environment
    - Still no office computers after 2+ years of being a company (have to use personal laptops)

    Advice to Management

    - Contract an office manager strictly for organizational and administrative tasks
    - An effort needs to be made to satisfy employee needs - provide them with the tools they need to do their job *efficiently*
    - A "we value you and want to keep you" mentality should be adopted over the "everyone has to pay their dues" mentality



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