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Kinesis Overview

Portland, OR
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
Advertising & Marketing
$1 to $5 million (USD) per year
Kinesis is a marketing and business consultancy firm, which serves as the "marketing department" for service-centric businesses and contract manufacturers between $2 and $30 million in revenue. Kinesis helps small business owners develop a ... Read more

Mission: For 18 years, Kinesis has subscribed to the same big idea – we’re committed to transformation in everything we do.

What do we mean by that?

Kinesis is the only marketing firm dedicated exclusively to helping ... Read more

Kinesis Reviews

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Shawn Busse
7 Ratings
  • "Phenomenal culture + impressive team."

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


    Kinesis got everything that's important about work right. There's enormous investment in the team and culture, and enthusiasm for doing outstanding work for right-fit clients. We have solid processes, and we're always open to evolving them. It's the one place where I found everyone, including leadership, geek out about what actually makes work better and putting it into action. If you're reading about Kinesis and thinking it might be too good to be true, I want you to know that you're probably seeing an accurate representation. It really is an awesome company to be part of.


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Kinesis Photos

Kinesis photo of: Kinesis - Habitat for Humanity Build 2018
Kinesis photo of: Check out last year's client gifts: Superhero trophies to reflect the good they do in their industry, and the world! Nailed it!
Kinesis photo of: We celebrated BIG after finishing a book for a client in 2017
Kinesis photo of: Last winter's Snuggle Express was a hit!
Kinesis photo of: Kinesis - Habitat for Humanity Build 2017
Kinesis photo of: Socializing and enjoying great food at our annual Holiday Party in January
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Kinesis Interviews



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Getting an Interview




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    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Kinesis (Portland, OR) in May 2015.


    I interviewed for the position of Senior Project Manager and was offered the job, which I accepted in May 2015.

    It was a four-step interview process from beginning to end. The first step was an initial call with the Director of Operations to get to know one another and discuss my interest and experience. This phone call was scheduled for an hour, but we ended up talking for an hour and a half, as the conversation moved into discussing process best practices and sharing stories. It was a casual, encouraging conversation.

    The second step was to fill out a questionnaire asking for my experience, references, and salary expectations. There were also some deeper questions like “What were your favorite classes in high school?” I appreciate these because it shows the company wanted to know more about who I am and my path.

    The third step was a Skype interview with the Director of Operations and CEO. They asked a lot of questions on my soft skills and asked me to give examples of successes in my field. Again, this conversation ended up going much longer than intended, as we sidetracked into a discussion on the industry and business. It was a great conversation and very engaging!

    The fourth and final step was an in-person interview for which I was flown out from NYC. This interview was so I could see the office in person, get to know the team, discuss what a future at Kinesis would look like, and how they would structure my career path for this role (which I have NEVER had a company do before).

    Through the job offer process, Kinesis was great with following up with me quickly and giving total transparency into their offering.

    All in all, I felt the entire hiring process was very well rounded. It showed me how much Kinesis cares about investing in hires that not only have the skills to do the job well, but also the attitude and personality that will help grow the business. I also want to highlight that they were very accommodating about the time difference (since I lived on the east coast) and guiding me through this big life decision to move my family across the country.

    Some questions I loved from the interview process:

    “What are the kinds of people you want to surround yourself with?”

    “What is one of your proudest moments?”

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    • Some questions I loved from the interview process:

      “What are the kinds of people you want to surround yourself with?”

      “What is one of your proudest moments?”   Answer Question
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Kinesis Awards & Accolades

  • Oregon's Fastest-Growing Private Companies, Portland Business Journal, 2015
  • Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Oregon, Portland Business Journal, 2013
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Pledges & Certifications

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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