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Updated February 26, 2017
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  1. "Design Engineer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaleidoscope part-time

    Pros

    Great group of people who share a passion and drive for products they are working on.

    Cons

    Didn't have any negative experiences while there


  2. "production company trying to be a strategic design firm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    trying to evolve to a strategic design firm

    Cons

    act like they know what they don't

    Advice to Management

    leaan do.rn before you speak about what you c

  3. Helpful (1)

    "graphic design"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    a friendly and encouraging environment

    Cons

    personally, had a long commute


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Career opportunity for progressive minded professionals"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture for new hires

    Cons

    New Business expansion needed through diversified product.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow the people through training


  5. Helpful (7)

    "A great place to learn and grow"

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    Current Employee - Artist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Artist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaleidoscope full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Casual, friendly environment; interesting projects and wide variety of clients; large enough for career growth but small enough to avoid bureaucracy. The many specialized departments (design, implementation, mock-up, color proofing) and variety of projects make this a great work environment for multi-taskers and anyone who wants an opportunity to expand their knowledge of design and/or production. Management are committed to encouraging career growth. A great place for both long-term employees who want to stay and advance, and younger employees looking to learn new skills in a competitive market. If you are motivated, flexible, a team player and hate being bored, you'll love Kaleidoscope!

    Cons

    Can be very fast-paced, which some people don't enjoy; not a good environment for people who prefer a more corporate, highly-structured single-task workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Continue developing career growth opportunities and investing in the company, it's been working great so far!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great Culture. Great Company."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kaleidoscope (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are what makes this company great! Everyone is extremely talented and most of all they really care about what they do. There are some super talented people at this company and they are poised to do some really amazing things in the future!

    Cons

    None really. Enjoyed my time there.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "One of the best jobs I've ever had"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great group of talented and creative people that genuinely care about their work and for each other.
    - They are currently remodeling the studio so once the space is finished, Kaleidoscope will have an even more collaborative culture.
    - Great PTO plan & benefits

    Cons

    Can get busy very quickly, but nothing that is out of the ordinary for a design studio.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture strong during phases of growth.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "It's like working for the government"

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

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

    Pros

    Good talented and creative group of people who work very hard and know what they are doing
    standard benefits, flexible
    family type environment
    owners come off as being approachable
    free parking

    Cons

    disjointed environment resulting in cliques
    stagnant - no growth, no opportunities for advancement
    management resistant to their own change with unrealistic expectations on timeline for implementation
    salaries are not market competitive
    no "real" measured performance review
    revolving door mentality--people appear to be disposable.
    different employees are held to different standards

    Advice to Management

    adopt a plan of action and allow it to manifest into the vision, before redirecting and causing confusion. Create real teams that support each other and the big picture and stop the blatant favoritism. Cultivate growth and support a "real team" environment. reward people for their contribution.


  9. "Refreshing and inclusive place to work"

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    Current Employee - Professional Services in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Professional Services in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture here is very inclusive. Everyone is helpful and they seem to really want to get to know you.
    Amazing space and lots of it! Currently the space is being re-designed to make it even better.
    It's exciting to work with such creative people and see the entire design process.
    People are very engaged and loyal to the company.

    Cons

    Kaleidoscope needs a bit more structure to get to the next level in terms of growth. This seems to be something they are currently working on.

    Advice to Management

    Centralization is key but make sure not to take away from the culture.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "very disappointing"

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    Former Employee - Designer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Designer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kaleidoscope full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -typical lofted design workspace (very very open and nice)
    -bosses come off as very friendly and personal
    -most of the people that work there are fantastic, like family

    Cons

    -upper management very unstable and only concerned with themselves, not the team
    -hours can be extremely strenuous, as it can be under-staffed in certain departments
    -departments are very separated, don't work well together at all

    Advice to Management

    apply a more appropriate business strategy to the workplace and for its employees - acting nice and friendly doesn't fix anything in the end, it just creates a false hope for what is to come


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