Kotis Design

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Kotis Design Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
10 Reviews
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10 Reviews
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    Passionate people, great work/life balance, really competitive pay for top performers

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

    I have been working at Kotis Design full-time for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Passionate people, fun environment, challenging work!

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

    I have been working at Kotis Design full-time for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Love that you are so involved!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Campus Sales Rep

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kotis Design part-time

    Pros

    Autonomy, competition, guidance, work away from office

    Cons

    Never seen my supervisor face to face

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing and innovating, while not forgetting their roots.

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

    I have been working at Kotis Design full-time for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Manager

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

    I have been working at Kotis Design

    Pros

    Fun environment, young company, fresh ideas, good culture

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Designers Beware

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

    I have been working at Kotis Design as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Work from home, set your own hours, no commute! All great things.

    Cons

    Lack of creative freedom – expect to take lots of direction from sorority & fraternity clients, compensation is below average, you'll probably be supervised by a manager and team of reps even if you're being paid as an Independent Contractor, lots of scope creep so work can take far longer than it should to complete and may need to be redone multiple times before it's approved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on treating your customers, employees, and contractors more fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Manager

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

    I have been working at Kotis Design full-time for more than a year

    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.

    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Perfect College Job

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

    I have been working at Kotis Design

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
  10.  

    Fun place to be

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

    I have been working at Kotis Design

    Pros

    - young, energetic company
    - sky is the limit. you build your own opportunity. if you have an idea and can justify it, management will help you run with it
    - sky is the limit on sales as well. as long as you're selling, you can keep earning more

    Cons

    - management is extremely busy working on bigger opportunities, so it's hard to get support sometimes
    - purely based on self motivation. if you aren't inspired, you won't succeed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could probably use more sales managers to help motivate the sales staff

  11.  

    Good people, adequate management, poor handling of employees

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

    I worked at Kotis Design

    Pros

    -Fun place to work
    -Dynamic group
    -Personal selling

    Cons

    -Poor handling of evaluations
    -Lack of compensation packages
    -Management lacks experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Learn how to motivate employees

    Recommends

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