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KaBOOM! Employee Reviews about "great mission"

Updated Feb 21, 2019

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3.4
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KaBOOM! CEO James Siegal  (no image)
James Siegal
18 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fellow employees are generally competent and hard-working(in 8 reviews)

  • "Great mission and community build-model(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "The 990, which is publicly available on the website as required for a non-profit, must list all employees making more than 100,000(in 9 reviews)

  • "work/life balance varies widely based on manager/team(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -insanely generous PTO + competitive (and inexpensive) benefits package -great mission and outlook -fun, friendly and hardworking coworkers

    Cons

    -few clear paths for advancement -work/life balance varies widely based on manager/team -senior team can be a bit out of touch with junior staff

    KaBOOM!2019-02-21
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Major improvements since leadership change"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KaBOOM! full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great mission and community build-model. Unique in services provided. Passionate, intelligent, and hard-working staff. There was a major lack of transparency in the past, but I believe this has improved a great deal since the change in leadership about a year ago. Great bonus program.

    Cons

    As mentioned above, prior to the change in CEO/leadership, there was a lack of transparency and innovation; I believe this has changed for the better over the last year. Salaries are not competitive. Mission shifted from a focus on community building to a focus on play everywhere. While I support both, the shift in mission/vision was not executed well.

    Advice to Management

    Need to innovate on the traditional model.

    KaBOOM!2017-09-14
  3. "great place to work!!"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KaBOOM!

    Pros

    great people. great environment, great mission

    Cons

    lots and lots of meetings

    KaBOOM!2017-07-06
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful people, exciting change, but difficult to operate within the ambiguity of the strategic shift."

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    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KaBOOM!

    Pros

    There are great learning opportunities as the strategic extension is rolled out and to get involved in some of the strategy behind it. it is great to understand what goes into shifting the stratey and mission of a social enterprise. The culture is great, mission is awesome, and the people are wonderful.

    Cons

    The change has been too rapid for some members of KaBOOM!, just as people start to accept something it changes, and it can be difficult to excel in ambiguity when your goals change so quickly. Also seems to be a jumping off point for people so there is high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Break down the silos, your employees have incredible feedback and sometimes you're too top down and don't understand the reality of how fast we can actually iterate.

    KaBOOM!2015-03-12
  5. Helpful (9)

    "A strange place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great mission and most employees really believe in the work they're doing.

    Cons

    Management works their employees very hard. Lots of big initiatives and changes all the time.

    KaBOOM!2013-08-16
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