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Updated November 26, 2016
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KBS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They have always taken care of their employees and pay competitively.

    Cons

    There might be more money and/or advancement opportunities at other larger companies.


  2. "If you like to fly by the seat of your pants..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Janitor/Housekeeper in Port Huron, MI
    Former Employee - Janitor/Housekeeper in Port Huron, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KBS (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, reasonable pay for entry level position

    Cons

    Unorganized supervisor/management, additional expectations/projects piled on last minute, very little in store support - you are left to figure things out on your own A LOT!

    Advice to Management

    Offe more training or support to supervisors/managers, so they can in turn offer it to staff. A checklist with text messages and surprise visits to add on tasks is inadequate job support.


  3. "A brand new start-up company providing a positive work environment and strong income potential."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Fort Washington, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Fort Washington, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team mentality from the executive level to sales & administration. An Independent company which is open to creative ideas and solutions and in many cases, executed into the sales strategy.

    Cons

    The growth potential is fairly limited.

    Advice to Management

    Management does a superior job with the support they provide, as well as open communication. A suggestion would be to bring on additional products to expand the growth of the company and income potential.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great opportunity to grow and local."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at KBS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company is well established in the Central VA Market with many client relationships.

    Cons

    Some projects required travel and required time away from family with young children.

    Advice to Management

    All PM's to work in multiple areas of potential projects with different owners of the company.


  6. "Superb work environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KBS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, supportive management style, excellent 401k benefits & matching, flexible hours, training opportunities are regular and varied in subject

    Cons

    Poor communication between departments, less variety in project types, health benefits not as good anymore, compensation is not as competitive

    Advice to Management

    Need more company wide standard workflows to provide consistency from project to project, and from manager to manager.


  7. "Helped in trying times"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cleaner in Salisbury, MD
    Former Employee - Cleaner in Salisbury, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KBS part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy schedule, not hard work at all, just deplorable at times

    Cons

    Minimal pay, and dealing with nasty people that don't clean after themselves( women's bathroom the worst thing to clean) you must have patience and tolerance a lot of it.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more to keep quality employees no one with any other skills are going to stay there long.


  8. "housekeeping"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - House Keeping in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - House Keeping in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KBS part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    fKBS offers lexible time scheldule

    Cons

    There is some heavy lifting involved.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  9. "Frustrating ecperience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at KBS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, good television channel product

    Cons

    Business plan is unachievable and poilitically motivated

    Advice to Management

    Management - Pay attention to the marketplace and formulate business plans accordingly instead of Think in terms of the marketplace, communicate the truth instead of what your bosses want to hear. how


  10. "It has been good to be hired by a company that gives opportunity so quickly to advance."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hiring and not laying off workers.

    Cons

    Low pay and increases for workers.

    Advice to Management

    better equipment for workers.


  11. "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There will be all kinds of ways that you and your staff could spend your time, many of them quite worthy. But some will have more of an impact than others, and those are the ones you need to focus on—which means saying no to the others. Ineffective managers frequently say yes to anything that sounds like a good idea.

    Cons

    Your staff members need to know not only what you expect them to do, but how you expect them to approach their work. If you consider it unacceptable to take more than two days to return a client’s call, make sure your staff knows that. If you want your assistant to view her role partly as making it easier for you to do your job, tell her that explicitly.

    Advice to Management

    It sounds obvious, but too many managers simply tread water or get pulled in too many directions instead of figuring out what the most important things for them to achieve are and focusing there. Try this exercise: Pretend it’s a year from now. Looking back on the previous 12 months, what would you need to have accomplished for it to have been a successful year? After you’ve figured that out, make those things your concrete goals for the coming months. Write them out, form plans to achieve them, and then be disciplined about sticking to them.


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