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KISKA CEO Gerald Kiska
Gerald Kiska
5 Ratings
  1. "Hard to say"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KISKA full-time

    Pros

    Great craftsmanship in designs, and some great work.

    Cons

    Stubborn process...Not professional and designers are spoiled.

    KISKA2019-03-23
  2. "Life at KISKA"

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    Current Employee - Senior CopyWriter in Salzburg
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working environment. Great brands. Perfect setting. The company is always trying to make life more enjoyable for us. Constantly progressing.

    Cons

    Fairly high turn over of staff due to the rate of progression. Expensive area to live in and difficult to find reasonable accommodation at affordable prices.

    Advice to Management

    Establish a commune for interns. More reward and opportunity for the existing staff, as apposed to outsourcing.

    KISKA2018-12-17
  3. Helpful (6)

    "A great design studio... From the outside."

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    Former Employee - Lead Designer in Salzburg
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KISKA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Recognized internationally, with talented colleagues from different backgrounds, interesting projects to work on and the opportunity to experience a unique culture. Located in a beautiful side of Austria.

    Cons

    Lots of promises that never get fulfilled. Structural changes are needed, but the company is uptight and not willing to change. Partners that are responsible for clients, teams and projects and need to have the last word on everything are rarely around when a presence is needed. Employees are underpaid, in many cases overworked and usually are not that happy to be there. Weird backstabbing between lower-level employees...

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    Advice to Management

    Playing internal politics is never a good idea, especially when your employees get trapped in them. To evolve means to change, and having the courage to change for the better is also a sign of respect for those who work hard for you. Act in a transparent manner and give your employees the proper work conditions, wages and the attention they deserve. If you do that, they will do wonders for you. Until then, recruiting...

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    KISKA2018-05-15
  4. "Stepping stone"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at KISKA

      Pros

      Great team with loads of talent

      Cons

      Not enough inspiring clients sometimes and lack of logic based design

      KISKA2017-03-29
    • Helpful (1)

      "False profile"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salzburg
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at KISKA full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Beautiful surrounding, very interesting colleagues. the company is constantly getting interesting people. Recognize internationally

      Cons

      Negative Management structure. Aging senior input. Located in a small town, not in the city.

      Advice to Management

      Do something about your current situation before you keep loosing valuable talent.

      KISKA2015-12-09
    • Helpful (11)

      "Be careful."

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

      I worked at KISKA

      Pros

      Great surroundings, interesting projects. The company is joined at the hip to KTM, which provides a stable, constant and predictable flow of diverse core projects encompassing all aspects of branding, design and marketing.

      Cons

      Most of the work is done by interns and Junior designers who are paid a pittance, charged out at a fortune and promised the world. These promises are nothing more than carrots dangled in front of them which they chase after for years. Some of them realise this before too long and leave for more appreciative and better paid employment, (or get kicked out from one day to the next as the companies workload changes) whilst...

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      Advice to Management

      Stop lying to people, and acting so deviously. Stop acting like you know everything, the reality is you are extremely insulated and don't live the culture of the brands you sell. Reward people in an honest fashion. Pay more attention to what is (and isn't) required by your employees in order to do their job and listen to what they have to say. They are after all the people doing the work and therefore can offer...

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      KISKA2015-10-28
    • "alles gut........."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at KISKA full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      flexbiel, man lernt viel, international, man bekommt gute Kontakte

      Cons

      relativ wenig Freizeit, wenn man sicht nicht dafür einsetzt

      KISKA2017-11-16
    • "toller Arbeitgeber"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at KISKA

      Pros

      familiäres Umfeld, gutes Arbeitsklima, nette Kollegen, interessante Projekte, hoher Anspruch & Leistungsorientierung, internationale Kunden;

      Cons

      stärkere Konzentration auf Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten wäre wünschenswert

      Advice to Management

      weniger Mikromanagement, mehr Vertrauen

      KISKA2016-05-18
    • "Es ist, was man daraus macht!"

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      Former Employee - Designer in Salzburg
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at KISKA full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Toller Standort, großartige Kunden, außergewöhnliche Einrichtungen. Sehr inspirierendes Umfeld.

      Cons

      Das Management kann ein wenig launig und unberechenbar sein, was schwierig ist und ein wenig unsicher im Hinblick darauf, wo man steht.

      KISKA2014-02-19
    • Helpful (5)

      "2 in 1"

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      Current Employee - Designer in Salzburg
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

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

      Pros

      Sehr schönes Büro mit einer großen Küche, wo man kochen kann. Es gibt Duschen und Umkleidekabinen im Keller... gut, wenn man in der Mittagspause Sport macht oder mit dem Fahrrad fährt. Sehr schöner Standort mit Blick auf die Berge. Gute Kollegen. Sehr internationales Arbeitsumfeld in einigen Teams. (in anderen Teams sehr national) Schöne Projekte und nette Arbeitsumgebung in der Fahrzeugdesign-Branche. Gute Ausstattung,...

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      Cons

      Arrogantes, passives und aggressives Führungspersonal. Insgesamt niedrige Gehälter. Großer Mehraufwand. Die verschiedenen Teams arbeiten nur selten zusammen. Die Herangehensweise an das Design ist zu begrenzt und meist nur auf Gestaltung fokussiert. Die Führung ist nicht über aktuelle Trends, Technologien und soziale Medien informiert. Sie ist ziemlich konservativ, kontrollbesessen und altmodisch. Die Leute konzentrieren...

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      Advice to Management

      Ihr seid manchmal zu arrogant. Ihr seid nicht allwissend. Manche von euch, die was zu sagen haben, sind keine Führungspersönlichkeiten, die die Leute dazu inspirieren könnten zu wachsen und ihr Bestes zu geben. Sucht mehr Kontakt zu den Mitarbeitern und hört auf so großspurig zu sein. „Ein Unternehmen, das ist eine Gruppe von Menschen. Wer Menschen führt, muss ein guter Zuhörer sein. Und man muss fähig sein, andere zu...

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      KISKA2013-03-09
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