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  1. "Good while it lasted"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kaboodle (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    fun coworkers, some good managers, growth opps

    Cons

    new senior management, company seemed lost and stopped listening to workers


  2. "In the early days Kaboodle was a great place to work, but after the original management left, it went downhill fast."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Fun people, lots of innovation, people really worked together and worked well together. Large cultural spread made the company a learning experience to work at.

    Cons

    Did not really know how to properly position and market the product. Revenue stream was always mysterious. Once the original management left, company started floundering. And the purchase by Hearst was a blessing and a curse.

    Advice to Management

    Since Kaboodle is headed down the toilet, all I can say is 'Great job Management, you killed a good company'.


  3. "It used to be a very cool place to work when the old management team was still there, but new mgmt leaders are idiots"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    A good place to start your career in a social website, and it still has that start-up attitude and not corporate at all like big companies. Very flexible in working hours as long as you get the jobs done. It would be good for new grads to start their their first job to gain job experiences. It used to be a fun place to work and most people are fun to work with.

    Cons

    Since the founders left in Aug 2010, the whole company started turning into chaos. With the new CEO who is not familiar in the web world at all (she used to be a sales person), she had made many poor decisions, many people who have been working in Kaboodle for years with great talent and experiences had left the company. The worst thing is that we never able to hire replacements to replace these talented people, including creative director, UI designer, CMO, VP of Product, Engineering directors, VP of Engineering, Program managers, advertising managers, etc...you name it. As a result, instead of bringing in good replacements, we brought in idiots into the new management team. (Except for one VP who works really hard and everybody under his team loves him) One of the leaders doesn't do anything for the team and doesn't contribute at all to Kaboodle but we pay so much money to this individual. This individual has one of the best jobs in the world, in which working from home regularly is acceptable. I feel sad for Kaboodle because it used to be one of the greatest places to work for and now it is going downhill like this.

    Advice to Management

    No advices for the idiots. My best advice for them is leave Kaboodle in order to save the company. (Except one person who leads the biggest team)


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  5. "Kaboodle is a workplace that lacks in many areas, especially motivation."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Kaboodle has a start-up mentality which allows for room to learn and develop skills. The company is good for an entry-level position.

    Cons

    Due to recent management changes, Kaboodle has lacked motivation towards the product. The employees feel under appreciated and find it hard to advance and grow in career paths. The executives show lack of leadership skills, as well as lack of knowledge in their department. There are too many secrets within the company and no one feels informed about company happenings.

    Advice to Management

    The leadership at Kaboodle needs to put the needs of their employees first and consider their career advancement development. There are some executives that are not productive and are not qualified to be leaders.