Kukui Corporation – San Jose, CA
. We're friends, we're committed to what we do, and we're committed to each other. Sound appealing? We think so. Client Marketing Coordinator Duties… Kukui Corporation
Kukui Corporation – Bulgaria
. We're friends, we're committed to what we do, and we're committed to each other. Sound appealing? We think so. Requirements: • Experience in… Kukui Corporation
I worked at Kukui Corporation full-time (More than a year)
Not a lot of positive things to say. Their whole "All in One Solution" line is a not accurate. The product doesn't work as advertised and it's not an all in one solution. The CRM rarely works properly and when customers actually pay attention and notice emails and/or postcards aren't going out the Kukui management team does nothing about it. They tell you it's being fixed but they always say that and yet nothing gets done. The Don't do SEO although they claim that in their sales presentation. The CEO has no prior experience running a company and it really shows. They claim to have over 100 employees at 6 different locations but that couldn't be further from the truth. They have 20-25 employees in the San Jose office, 1 IT guy in Hawaii and a few "engineers" in Bulgaria. The company actually loses money yet they submitted numbers to INC magazine that said otherwise so that they could claim to be one of the fastest growing companies in the US. Some PROS are the free food and they don't micro manage you.
The entire sales team has turned over since February because of the utter chaos and lack of leadership at Kukui. They like to hire recent grads from San Jose state to be a Marketing Coordinator for a small business. So they have 23 year old students with no real world experience managing a businesses marketing. Not cool. Also, in 2014 they asked current employees to put positive reviews on Glassdoor which we all did because of the pressure from upper management. They really need someone who has experience to come in and buy the company to turn it around.
Advice to Management
My advice (which won't be taken) is to clean house and hire executives that actually have experience. The Owner never shows his face. The CEO has never really ran anything above a 5 person sales team and the President was a mechanic. Yikes! Anyways it's sad because if they had the right people in place with the right vision they might have a viable company. Sad.