Kelton - Don't get stuck here - trust me. | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (4)

    "Don't get stuck here - trust me."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kelton full-time

    Pros

    -Good place to learn market research/how to interface with clients -Good amount of travel for those on the qualitative team -Some truly great (and smart) people -Decent snacks -Nice open plan office (but not particularly conducive to getting work done)

    Cons

    So many things to say here...but to keep it simple, Kelton is completely mismanaged as a company and as an executive team. Case in point - the mass layoff in August of 2017 completely blindsided the majority of the company. None of us were informed of how badly the company was performing at any point...no indication whatsoever that this could be on the horizon, especially after HR planned an exuberant, all expenses paid...

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    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage your finances. Don't use layoffs as a first resort.

    Kelton2017-12-12

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  1. "Great Environment, Cool Projects, Start-up Mentality"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kelton full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    • The people + culture. From day one, I’ve always felt supported by everyone here. The environment is the opposite of a “dog-eat-dog” agency culture. VPs are willing to get their hands dirty, leadership is approachable/not intimidating, and everyone is genuinely nice to each other. • Recognition. If you work hard and do quality work, you’re going to get recognized for it. Standards are high, but success and growth...

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    Cons

    • Start-up mentality can sometimes cause headaches. There are plenty of times where you’ll have to do things that are outside of your job scope, and often there aren’t structured processes in place. If you’re looking for a structured environment, you probably won’t be happy here. • There are times where you’ll be insanely busy, and times where you have a very manageable workload. There’s a lot of fluctuation here due...

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    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate company changes/priorities, and keep looking out for employees.

    Kelton2018-03-22
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Outdated Culture & Management Style"

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    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kelton full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Global, big brands with exposure to C-Suite clients - The mid-senior employees who work there are exceptional in terms of both intellectual output and personality - an absolute pleasure to work with and socialize with

    Cons

    The company is completed outdated in terms of culture and management. They peg themselves as a "creative" company, but having come from advertising - the working environment is anything but creative. Employees are unnaturally fearful of management and afraid at times to leave the office to grab a coffee with a coworker and run the risk of looking unproductive or uncommitted to the work. Those that succeed are...

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    Advice to Management

    The vision is sounds - but Tom/Gareth need to pay greater attention to how their managers are implementing their vision within their departments and with their employees. It's not at all translating, and there is a palpable feeling of discomfort and dissatisfaction with most of the mid-senior level employees who are doing most of the work,

    Kelton2019-04-26

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