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Kaleidoscope Animations Reviews

Updated March 17, 2017
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  1. "Opportunities to learn and grow."

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

    I have been working at Kaleidoscope Animations full-time

    Pros

    Working in the central office in Cincinnati gives you great access to so many different kinds of creative people. Design, Engineering, Research, Development, and even the Project managers! Everyone is fun to work with. There are many different kinds of projects so if you get bored it's your own fault.
    Partly because of its size, and mostly because of the way the place is managed, you can make this job what you want of it. "Entrepreneurial atmosphere" is often a phrase just tossed around, but here it is lived.
    Oh, and Cincinnati is an excellent location for me. Big enough to be exciting, small enough to not get lost.
    Views from the 11th floor downtown is a Pro too.

    Cons

    A small/mid company trying to grow quickly can lead to interesting problems so communication is more key than usual.
    If you don't like an open office environment, it could be a con. It works well here though.

    Advice to Management

    Explain decision and thoughts as if you're talking to non-managment co-workers.


  2. "Love this place!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Team Member in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Kaleidoscope is great. Love the people, the work, the customers. Great entrepreneurial spirit and drive for innovation. Team enviornment.

    Cons

    Just like any other company I have worked for - working on communcation gaps would really help Kaleidoscope improve. However we've made efforts to improve with a monthly all company meeting, newlsetter, etc. Just something to keep on the radar.

    Advice to Management

    Keep thinking of creative and fun way to reward the team, it's very appreciated. We love the summer hours and TeamScope events!


  3. "Great work and great people!"

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

    I have been working at Kaleidoscope Animations full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Kaleidoscope is a product design and innovation company. As such, we have had a hand in some of the most important product innovations of our times including the Tide Pod, Swiffer WetJet redesign, and multiple game-changing medical product development projects. The work is top notch. The people are highly creative, friendly and super-smart.

    Cons

    The company has 80 people, so the organization is "flat." That means that if you like titles there's not a lot of room for titles, etc. That could be a pro though too. It is easy to get things done when the organization is flat. If you like a start-up feel this will work for you. If you are used to a large corporate environment, this will probably not be a good fit.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great strategic work.


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  5. "Great place to work! Real innovation and design leader"

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

    I have been working at Kaleidoscope Animations full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    We have had our hand in some of the most important innovations of the decade including the Tide Pod, the Swiffer WetJet redesign and numerous medical product advancements.

    Cons

    With only 80 people there is not a lot of room for title growth if you are looking for new titles.

    Advice to Management

    Great place to work!


  6. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kaleidoscope Animations full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, benefits, culture, neat work downtown work space, exciting work, flexible schedule (summer hours!) and shut down during holidays. Managers care about people and doing quality work.

    Cons

    Summer really busy, winter slow period. Experiencing some growing pains (but seems positive over all). Due to being a small company, not a lot of upward growth opportunity, more lateral development.

    Advice to Management

    Growth of company is exciting, keep pushing forward and communicating the changes


  7. "Awesome Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaleidoscope Animations as an intern

    Pros

    Great design company with fast pace environment

    Cons

    Mainly focus on medical device and healthcare industry


  8. "Good team, poor leadership"

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

    I worked at Kaleidoscope Animations full-time

    Pros

    The people are great and see success in spite of leadership woes.

    Cons

    The CEO only cares about money, treats people they are expendable.


  9. "Revolving Door"

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

    I worked at Kaleidoscope Animations full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Junior talent has access to significant responsibility.

    Cons

    Poorly run, owners incompetent. Senior leaders are hired, spend a short time and leave.


  10. "You get out what you put into it"

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

    I worked at Kaleidoscope Animations full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It can be a great place for the right person, those with entrepreneurial spirits will do well here, provided your personal goals and ambitions are in alignment with current company objectives. People starting out or early in their careers tend to do the best from my experience, with rapid growth and opportunities to be challenged and empowered. Find a mentor here, or two, and you'll learn a lot.

    Cons

    The company seems to be focused towards a solid vision of being a leader in the medical innovation and design space, however there are often multiple visions competing for focus, and therefore limiting breakout growth. This can be frustrating, however is not necessarily a con, just something to be aware of going in. Kaleidoscope is like a family, and their growth tends to be slower, and priorities shift every 24-36 months based on what they have learned and the opportunities presenting themselves. Adapting to this evolving focus is the key to being happy here.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing sticks out, I learned a lot here. I would say, keep building champions!


  11. "Brief Review"

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

    Pros

    Very open environment, friendly atmosphere, fast-paced, engineering-focused, diverse array of work and people

    Cons

    People all seemed to be from the same area and have the same interests - hard not being from Cincinnati