Krames StayWell Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    Oh Boy!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Krames StayWell full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Awesome people, at times fun environment

    Cons

    Sinking ship! Constant change in short period of time (management)

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip on what's going on and stop feeding employees BS. In two months we keep being told we are the "Core Team" which is followed by more layoffs.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good people, hot mess..

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

    I worked at Krames StayWell full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The company prides itself on it medically reviewed content. Educating people regarding their health is rewarding. The people are all hard working and the clients are great.

    Cons

    The company cannot figure out is it wants to be an agency . Without investing in technology and providing the clients with more robust offerings, I can't see how the company will survive. There have been mass layoffs and restructuring year after year.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in technology that provides our clients with sound ROI.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great people and clients. Constant shifts in company priorities.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL

    I worked at Krames StayWell full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Smart dedicated staff that deliver solid healthcare communications for their clients.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership. Company priorities constantly shifting. Lack of investment in new technology.

    Advice to Management

    Decide how you want to position yourself in the marketplace and in vest in more robust offerings.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Sinking Ship - No Life Preservers Given

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

    I have been working at Krames StayWell full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    They give free office coffe?

    Cons

    Everything. Most poorly run, mis-managed company I've ever encountered in my 29-years professional experience. Horrible, micromanaging, old school management. Too many Chiefs fighting for power. No respect for employees, seniority, qualifications or performance. Job security doesn't exist, and everyone in the company is looking for a new job. No training, discrimination, no direction. It is the blind leading the blind on a sinking ship going down, and going down fast. Hardly any products left to sell and support. People getting laid off left and right so the company can pay off their debt.

    Advice to Management

    Let the ship sink. Offer severance packages to those that want them and give others a chance at working for a real employer. File bk. Give up already.


  6. Don't Bother

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Evanston, IL

    I worked at Krames StayWell full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary Beautiful offices conveniently located near public transportation Plenty of creative work to keep you busy and not a lot of overtime required

    Cons

    Company is owned by a private equities firm that has been strategically buying and closing offices to create an online health care system to create specific content delivery (based on the end users private health records!). The Evanston office was the print division (which has been closed and is in the process of being phased out.) Poorly managed and regular waves of layoffs Constant restructuring and never-ending feeling your job is going to be eliminated creates a highly stressful and competitive environment. Moral very low. Company name changes every five years its seems

    Advice to Management

    Get management some training on how to manage -- especially if you're going to be changing things so often. They need support.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Downhill slide

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

    I worked at Krames StayWell full-time (More than 5 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great editorial, client service and product team members.

    Cons

    Forward thinking IT and product development teams are hindered by a lack of resources and an inability to have a voice in company direction.

    Advice to Management

    Make a decision on the strategic direction of the company and focus efforts and resources on making a difference.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Disorganized, lack vision & overall corporate plan, poor communication

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

    I worked at Krames StayWell full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Colleagues were talented, professional & hard-working

    Cons

    No clear vision, departments are siloed with poor communication between them, pricing not competitive due to partnership agreements, not interested in new ideas or products.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees are working hard & doing the best job they can with limited access to training, knowledge of other departments & constant operational changes. Many talented folks have been terminated due to Management's lack of vision & unwillingness to listen


  9. Executive

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

    I worked at Krames StayWell full-time

    Pros

    Great content but trying to be what it is not

    Cons

    No product development investment - focus is on ebitda for sale


  10. Management didn't much care about the employee, particularly sales. High pressure and threatening

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Krames StayWell

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

    Pros

    Good products and support to the customer

    Cons

    Very expensive to the customer

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees well and they will stay.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Rapidly unraveling company in desperate need of strong leadership.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Witheld in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Witheld in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Krames StayWell full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Despite the often unpredictable work environment and the lack of value senior leadership places on the employees of this organization, this place is home to many smart, capable, hard working professionals who are a privilege to work alongside.

    Cons

    Weak leadership. Complete lack of company direction. Poor benefits. General instability.

    Advice to Management

    The company desperately needs direction in order to be salvaged. Identifying an end goal of getting sold does not motivate employees to work hard, nor does the general lack of value placed on the folks who have managed to keep this place afloat despite years of poor executive decision making.



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