Nicholson Kovac
3.6 of 5 5 reviews
www.nicholsonkovac.com Kansas City, MO 50 to 149 Employees

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Pete Kovac

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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I had an excellent experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Kansas City, MO

I worked at Nicholson Kovac

ProsThe culture is great, almost everyone is like a big family

ConsExecutive management needs to retire

Advice to Senior Managementits time for a managament change

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A comfortable place to work. But no place to grow a career.

Copywriter (Former Employee)
Kansas City, MO

I worked at Nicholson Kovac

ProsCompared with other KC ad agencies the hours were pretty good. 9-5 was a typical day. I miss that. The staff I worked with were fun and overall, pretty happy and positive. Free beer.

ConsSenior Management ranged from checked out to impaired. Allowed incompetent favorites to run the agency into the ground.

The CD handed me a schtick about "we believe in a flat world. We're all senior level here." What did that mean? While the media department was handing out promotions every 3-4 days, there were NEVER any acknowledged promotions in the creative department. Of course people were promoted. It was just super top secret.

I was also told that they had a "generous bonus plan." What did that mean? One bonus in over 5 years of working there.

There was a time when NK was a force in KC. 1998 was a long time ago.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone left. Agency has closed its door. Guess I'm a day late and a dollar short. Too bad the egos at the top couldn't let some of the cream at the bottom rise up and save the day.

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I left NK for another job, the grass isn't always greener - I miss NK!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Kansas City, MO

I worked at Nicholson Kovac

ProsGreat people who care and want you to succeed. Good strategic planning process and unique proprietary models. Great resources to do a good job. Teamwork is usually very good.

ConsNK is primarily focused on BtoB clients (although great brands), I wish they had had more diverse clients, particularly consumer clients. I left to work on a consumer, retail account (QSR) and it wasn't all as glamorous as I thought it would be - thought I did better work at NK.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore aggressive new business on clients that would allow staff more work/experience on broadcast, digital.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Subpar

Intern (Former Employee)

I worked at Nicholson Kovac

ProsStrong employees that knew how to do their jobs effectively

ConsPoor senior management was a major con

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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NK sadly sinking

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nicholson Kovac

ProsGood work/life balance; fun atmosphere; good people who help each other.

ConsContinuing layoffs lead to low morale, allowing the company to lose some of its best employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet back to the basics.

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