Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners Reviews

Updated August 16, 2015
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  1. Product Architect

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    Current Employee - Product Architect in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Architect in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great environment - Cool projects - Space to grow and learn

    Cons

    - Salaries could be better - Equipment takes time to get upgraded


  2. Great stepping stone

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work as a team and gain new experience that you wont get in school.

    Cons

    The probability of getting constant work all depends on the day.


  3. Great opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners full-time

    Pros

    Management is great and work is progressive and inventive.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership training, more events to meet other coworkers needed

    Advice to Management

    Provide and mandate leadership classes


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  5. Wide Range of Opportunities

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    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners full-time

    Pros

    As an agency, kbs+ has many specialties under one roof. As an account person, that allows you to develop a lot of different experiences. You have the chance to work with technology and media teams in addition to the usual production and creative teams.

    Cons

    The range of clients could be better. There is some interesting work being done, but there is not much in the way of packaged goods or lifestyle brands.


  6. Fun, energetic, innovative, dynamic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    By far, the greatest things about kbs+ are its people and culture. I've never worked with such a diverse group of consistently smart, motivated and collaborative people, all merging their skills together within a truly integrated full-service agency model. Everyone really seems to buy into the company mantra: "Do Things That Matter", bringing their best thinking and A-game chops to the table. Slackers and jerks quickly wash out, and the "lifers" and senior leadership are all friendly, approachable, and fully committed to the agency's vision and its people.

    Cons

    Nothing significant to cite. The downsides are the typical fare of agency life: less job security and lower pay than you'd find with a corporate gig, small bonuses (if and when they might be paid), but hey, it's an agency.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring brilliant people and stay focused on pursuing the vision and growing the agency, but stop short of making it huge. Giant companies have a much harder time being nimble and adaptive and preserving their culture.


  7. Account Director

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners full-time

    Pros

    Positive and supportive work environment.

    Cons

    Top heavy and layers of process.


  8. Not for Anyone Who Has Self-Worth

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    Former Employee - Digital Producer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Digital Producer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some very smart people doing very interesting things in technology (Spies and Assassins digital arm). Health Coverage is OK. The office is pretty cool.

    Cons

    Crazy long hours with your job threatened if you aren't willing to put in 80+ hours a week. I've seen all kinds of bullying and harassment first-hand. Very cliquey like high school (there are clearly the "popular" people and then everyone else). Low pay. Management is terrible. No training. No onboarding. Serious lack of help or oversight. Too willing to give in to clients' every whim, which ultimately means poor work.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on actually training people when they start. Don't throw them into a job with no background or onboarding, and then get frustrated with them when they can't keep up. Set boundaries on the number of hours worked/client expectations. Tried and angry people don't produce their best work. Offer retirement matching - it's a pretty standard benefit. RESPECT your employees, don't humiliate, embarrass, bully, or threaten them. Enforce workplace rules and don't gossip or alienate people who feel they have to report an incident to HR.


  9. Brand Strategist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners full-time

    Pros

    Really nice people and great culture

    Cons

    Clients are very finance heavy and the work is not the most creative


  10. Art Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with and positive environment - great growth opportunities

    Cons

    Top heavy but no other real complaints.


  11. Terrible Management

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ok accounts, ok office, ok coworkers, i'm not sure there is much else. Its pretty terrible.

    Cons

    Everything else! Management is terrible. They have no leadership or management skills nor do they care about anything other than stepping on others for their own career advancement within the agency. No support from strategy or creative departments because there is not enough of them to go around. No work/life balance. Agency is stale and has lost sight of what made people want to work for them.



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