Kukui Corporation

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Kukui Corporation Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
11 Reviews
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11 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Great Place To Work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Success Coordinator in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Success Coordinator in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Kukui Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Kukui cares about its employees happiness. This is a company who truly invests on their employees growth and overall happiness. Great work culture, great team, excellent product. This is a high energy workplace that manages to balance fun and high productivity. The execs are accessible and you have a voice in this company. I love it here!

    Cons

    We're a growing company and sometimes, change happens slowly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. This is what makes us great!

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

    They pays bottom basement rates and they tell their employees to give good reviews here to make them look good.

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

    I worked at Kukui Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you're sociable, you can get in good with the managers, and won't get fired, even if you're terrible at your job. If you're one of the people who care about the company, and rather improve things than party, you're likely to get fired. Its all about who you know here and if you're willing to go drinking with the boss.

    Cons

    They pay the very minimum of Silicon Valley rates, they hire right out of college, and foster a party like atmosphere. If you're one of the sales team, you're treated pretty good, but the content team who does all the real work gets treated pretty poorly, as far as salary goes. There is no WFH options really, and having to commute in for traffic for $20 bucks an hour is pretty awful for a position that would be paid double at another company. There is no real benefits or perks that make up for it. I wouldn't recommend anyone to work here if you actually want a real silicon valley wage or environment. You won't learn anything really that is transferable to another company or have any support to continue growing in your career unless you are going into sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Kukui Corporation Response

    Oct 3, 2014CEO

    - This appears to be a fake review. -

    We do not have a "content team", and for compensation, we do not pay hourly. We provide a salary, with benefits and stock options.

    At Kukui, we have a
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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not just a marketing company...a happiness company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Marketing Coordinator in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Client Marketing Coordinator in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Kukui Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Kukui has a huge amount of support and encouragement from the executives and leadership team. Our values really hold true in everything that we do here. It's a great place to jump start your career and really feel at home. The team is always willing to help each other and we all want each other and everyone that we work with to be successful.

    Cons

    We are a growing company so there are some growing pains along the way with implementing new ideas and new programs into our processes. But we are all learning together and we get better every day!
    Pay isn't great to start off but there is lots of room for growth as we are growing very quickly!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Never lose sight of the personal attention employees get as we continue to grow. Focusing on employee happiness is what sets us apart!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Silicon Valley Anomaly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President Business Development in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President Business Development in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Kukui Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Kukui operates from a much different model, than the usual corporate paradigm.That is to say they utilize the strengths and talents of their team and not exploit their weaknesses and then try after great expense and man power hours attempt to get them to improve.The culture is vibrant and fun, with a "true" team mentality, unified and arms locked.

    Cons

    The development of what we bring to market is so new and cutting edge; it will require each person to be more deeply involved than just your typical ,, I just show up to work "job description"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep sticking to the model that has created such a high level of success

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    You know you love your job when you look forward to work every morning.

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

    I have been working at Kukui Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    We work in an environment where each employee not only cares deeply about the success of our clients, but also for the success and happiness of one another.

    Everyone at Kukui really believes in the power of the product. The platform is VERY impressive and blew me away the first time I looked at it. It is easy to work for a company that cares about each other and cares about the product.

    We have fun, we love what we do, and although the start-up feel in the middle of Silicon Valley is always going to be a "work in progress," working here is the best. We get fed, we have great amenities (a treadmill desk to keep our hearts pumping and a massage chair for those long days...who doesn't want that?!) and we know when to separate business and friendship.

    Cons

    We're not at the point where we can spend our money on everything we want. We budget and we budget well on our necessary items. Sometimes, I can't wait until we can get to a point where we can say "we need this" and get it in the office and working properly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to stay positive and keeping us motivated. The management is always very helpful and we appreciate all of the positive feedback and constructive criticism that keeps our employees afloat and happy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Awesome Tech start up

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

    I worked at Kukui Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    At Kukui you are working with some of the brightest minds in technology.

    Cons

    On the downside, they don't employ telecommuters anymore, which is what I was.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to allowing telecommuters!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company- Great Product- Even better people!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Sales in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Sales in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Kukui Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Kukui's SaaS Platform is absolutely the best in each vertical we are in. We offer small businesses an all in one marketing platform that combines all of their marketing into one place which gives them greater visibility into whats working and whats not. We've got the best product, the best leadership and phenomenal people that work here. I truly love coming to work everyday. Very flexible on schedules which is great for people with families.

    Cons

    Although we've been in business for 17 years we are really a start up because our all in one platform has only been around for the past few years so we have to be frugal. With that said we still attend all of the necessary trade shows and spend money we're just not the New York Yankees with an unlimited budget. We're more like the Oakland A's where we've got to be smarter and maximize every dollar. We saw how that worked out for NY and Oak so it's not the end of the world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to promote an open and fun culture that allows people to have a work life balance. As we grow don't let us lose that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Kukui is the next great Silicon Valley software company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kukui Corporation

    Pros

    The SaaS product is revolutionary, the clients are amazed by the service, and the employees love working there - it's INCREDIBLE!!

    Cons

    Although Kukui is an profitable organization that was established in 1996, it functions like a bootstrapped start-up. This type of environment isn't a good fit for most people.

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Kukui is a fast growing start-up with a hip culture, smart coworkers, & a fabulous work space overlooking Santana Row.

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

    I have been working at Kukui Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The L.E.A.D. values of Love, Enthusiasm, Amazingness, & Discipline are a distinct part of the culture. These values are used when dealing with customers and in interpersonal relationships making the company a pleasant & drama-free work place.

    We love what we do, & we work hard at it. Work/Life Balance is encouraged and flexibility is provided allowing us to leave the office for a few hours when personal issues come up.

    Leadership does not micro-manage. Instead, leaders coach new people and provide feedback & support. Since the company is growing quickly, there are many opportunities to grow with the company and move into positions of leadership.

    Cons

    Since I love what I do and I enjoy being at work, it is easy to let the work/life balance lean more toward work. However, it is my decision to stay late & come in early, so I can't complain. Leadership stresses the importance of balance & encourages people to care for family, friends, & to learn & stay fit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider paying for a percentage of employee tuition if an employee wants to pursue a higher degree in their field of expertise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    The Company we all wish we could work for : I'm blessed.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chief Sales Strategist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Chief Sales Strategist in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Kukui Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I have been with Kukui for a few months. It's the best company I have ever worked for. The core values of the company match mine. Kukui has focused it's company on providing superior customer service. The Kukui Platform is leading the industry, add in Kukui Industry awards, hiring family focused employees, it's made Kukui the place to work! And have you been down Santana Row!!!!! Being above the Yardhouse is not too shabby either!

    Cons

    With the quick growth, building desk is not my favorite thing. Can we get pre-built desk?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The minute you look at your clients or new clients as "deals" or you have to "hit the sales number"...Kukui will become just like every other company. I know it's the hard road but keep focused on customer service, keep focused on helping people. Kukui is an amazing product with superior customer service, that's something to be proud of!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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