Kotis Design Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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  1. Fun company, uptight at times.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kotis Design full-time

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

    Pros

    some of the funnest people to work with but being a new company they haven't gotten the complete round of business strategy that makes or breaks an empire

    Cons

    constantly changing schedule, always having to go back on jobs to ensure it is put together well and complete even after its been boxed up.

    Advice to Management

    could lighten up in other areas while tightening up in a lot of others. more concerned with themselves and their status in company rather than working together.


  2. Great coworkers, cool environment, but pay is lacking

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales in Seattle, WA

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

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

    Pros

    It's a very young and energetic environment, with a lot going on all the time. 'Work hard play hard' would be a good way to describe it so if you like that environment this is a big plus.

    Cons

    Salespeople work on a draw which they advertise as a 'base' during the interview process. The pay is not great. It seemed they would rather hire from the outside for senior positions than promote their current people. There's also quite a bit of turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Train more. Encourage more collaboration between teams.


  3. Great first job for someone out of college!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Collegiate Sales Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Collegiate Sales Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Its a young, vibrant, and energetic work place
    -Seems to always be evolving and growing
    -At the forefront of the industry

    Cons

    -Not much room for growth
    -Low pay
    -Somewhat of a "black-box entity" in the sense that management keeps you in the dark about whats happening until -its time to move in that direction
    -Management doesn't really welcome or implement input from employees
    -Very cliquey


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  5. Passionate people, great work/life balance, really competitive pay for top performers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA

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

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

    Pros

    There's a career path in place clearly showing how people can grow financially and develop areas of expertise. Promotions happen often and people who work hard are rewarded. The team is very collaborative and people really care about helping each other out.

    The corporate culture is amazing and there's fun team and company wide events. I have yet to find another company that does a holiday party like Kotis does.

    The account management position almost forces a work life balance. You never have to answer an email or handle a phone call on the weekends or late at night.

    If you are processing a lot of business, you can make a lot of money with bonuses. Top performers on the Account Management Team have a really competitive pay for the position they're doing.

    Cons

    It's a very fast paced environment and the company prides themselves at constantly evolving and changing at all levels. If you're someone who doesn't do well with change, this probably won't be a great fit.

    Efficiency is huge in the Account Coordinator/Manager position. If you don't have good experience handling a position with a high volume of work OR skill-sets in place to stay super organized and efficient, you will struggle early on.

    Advice to Management

    Stay inspiring - people can tell you genuinely care about the direction of the company and the work everyone is doing. It's refreshing.


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    Passionate people, fun environment, challenging work!

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

    I have been working at Kotis Design full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The direction of the company is clear and exciting. Work environment is very fun and relaxed, but people work hard. If you are passionate about the company, share your opinions, and like challenging yourself you will go far here.

    Cons

    Not as many benefit options as larger companies, but to be expected as company is small to medium sized. I'm confident this will improve as growth continues.

    Advice to Management

    Love that you are so involved!


  7. Helpful (1)

    Campus Sales Rep

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

    I worked at Kotis Design part-time

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

    Pros

    Autonomy, competition, guidance, work away from office

    Cons

    Never seen my supervisor face to face


  8. Helpful (1)

    Growing and innovating, while not forgetting their roots.

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

    I have been working at Kotis Design full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Exciting work. Owners genuinely care about employees. Creative and collaborative environment that rewards the self motivated and outgoing.

    Cons

    Pay is not as competitive as alternatives in the area. No clear career pathway. With a busy company, it can be difficult to ensure all company resources are available in a timely manner.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on ways to improve long-term employee satisfaction. Some may view this company as a stepping stone to better opportunities. Show them this is that opportunity.

    Management can appear distant at times making it difficult to express concerns.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Account Manager

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

    I have been working at Kotis Design

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, young company, fresh ideas, good culture

    Cons

    Hard to balance workload. Extremely fast paced environment. Below average pay.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Account Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Kotis Design full-time (More than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The work environment is great and full of young people. Being paid hourly, the 40 hr/wk work schedule allows for some flexibility.

    Cons

    There is not a clear career path and not much room for upward mobility. The pay is also below average and raises are rarely given out.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Perfect College Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - College Sales Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - College Sales Specialist in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Kotis Design

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    -Flexible hours
    -Relaxed work environment
    -You get out what you put in
    -Able to work on weekends
    -Build communication and sales skills
    -Create nationwide connections with customers

    Cons

    -Sometimes you are stuck with campuses that are low volume with few contacts

    Advice to Management

    Hold monthly meetings with all the College Sales staff in order to provide motivation to get out and sell.



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