kirshenbaum bond

www.kb.com

kirshenbaum bond Reviews

9 Reviews
3.0
9 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Lori Senecal
0 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Evolving and adapting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engagement Planner in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Engagement Planner in New York, NY

    I worked at kirshenbaum bond full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    If you want it you can make it happen. I was at KBS+P when John and Richard were still there with Aaron Reitkopf at the helm. It was a fun place to work and lots of opportunities for a blend of working between media kitchen and dotglu. I do not know if that is the same now. Darren Herman is a huge asset to the firm and if you know anything about startups, media or data get associated with Darren as soon as you can.

    Cons

    Evolving landscape with Senecal at the helm. I have heard there is often confusion about the direction of the agency being distilled down to the "troops". I have no working experience of her however.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain focus on great creative. Respect your staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to be, but it has many issues to solve on the Interaction Design realm.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Interaction Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Interaction Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at kirshenbaum bond

    Pros

    Great ambience, fantastic peers, good environment, outstanding perks. It is definitely a perfect environment for junior professionals to grow and thrive within a company that's growing.

    Cons

    Flaky interaction design management, lack of power to thrust ideas onwards and to push the envelope. I think lax and flexibility, which is an asset overall, dents on what is a new area within the company, the interaction design team, and its ability to deliver break-ground, interesting ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd revise the management's approach towards the Interaction Design department, as it is growing to be a very important piece of the environment, and I think it deserves more lustre and respect.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management in its own way

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at kirshenbaum bond

    Pros

    The place has the potential to be good. Has a history (getting smaller in the rear view mirror) of decent work. The people are nice.

    Cons

    Management is terrible, from all aspects from creative to account, it's all blind leading the blind. No one is there to do good work. They're there to satisfy the clients every request rather than actually be a useful agency to some decent brands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of your own way. Hire some people that challenge you and make you uncomfortable. Hungry people to do something other than the status quo.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at kirshenbaum bond

    Pros

    A lot of the people are very nice. New management is taking the agency in a difference direction, so the agency may be on the rise!

    Cons

    Management never had their heads in the same place, and the agency's lateral structure is one of failure... No one could make a decision and there was no one at the top to make it for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Someone at the top needs to set a precedent for deadlines and decision-making. They need to set up a vertical power structure, so that not so many partners are on the same power level...

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Like chicken without a head

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Art Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at kirshenbaum bond

    Pros

    If this is your first job in advertising. This is an awesome place to begin your career

    Cons

    Awful creative leadership. Awful Account management. Awful work being produced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A great creative shop!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Print Production Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Print Production Director in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at kirshenbaum bond

    Pros

    Wonderful atmosphere, great creative minds, Fair compensation.

    Cons

    They are no longer in San Francisco.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Running a great creative agency.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY

    I worked at kirshenbaum bond

    Pros

    KB is a place where assholes don't get ahead. I found it to be truly friendly and collaborative - and a place where people had a good balance and really wanted to do great work for the client.

    Cons

    It's an agency and has the downside of any agency - long hours at times, client deadlines, etc. There were some prima donna sr. creatives, but nothing terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the openess. Keep working to keep what makes the agency great and different from other places.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    think twice before working at KBP!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at kirshenbaum bond

    Pros

    the people were great, nice offices

    Cons

    scant resources, horrible inter-dept communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire people who know what they're doing!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    a comfortable, fine place to work...if that's what you're looking for.

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

    I have been working at kirshenbaum bond

    Pros

    there is a good work-life balance. kb is good to its people. it's a nice place to do decent work, and not have a high stress environment.

    Cons

    it's not what it used to be, creatively. people are a bit old-school there. a lot of complacent people there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i think they need to stop being so "nice" and re-evaluate the creative they have at the top and what's coming out of the agency.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

Work at kirshenbaum bond? Share Your Experiences

kirshenbaum bond

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.