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Kaplow Reviews

Updated Feb 26, 2018

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3.3
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61%
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74%
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Liz Kaplow
11 Ratings
  1. "Epitome of Professionalism, Class, and Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaplow part-time

    Pros

    CULTURE. Just top notch, as good as you'll find. Starts at the top with Liz, right on down, through every level at the company. Everyone's hard working but doesn't take themselves too seriously. A communal feel, and they're always willing to bring in new people who want to learn and put in the time to do the job well. PROFESSIONALISM. I was always treated fairly, and compensation was on par with industry standards....

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    Cons

    Only complaint would be, the computer I was working on was a bit outdated, although they did upgrade the week before I left

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Kaplow2018-02-25
  2. "Middle management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaplow full-time

    Pros

    Lots of perks! Generous time off policy, company lunches, free snacks.

    Cons

    There seems to be too many meetings

    Kaplow2018-02-26
  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaplow

    Pros

    - Excellent company to learn from very smart, capable managers - Interesting clients - Liz Kaplow is one of the best in the PR industry, very knowledgeable and a strong leader - I left the PR industry completely or else I would have probably stayed at Kaplow for a long time; its one of the best PR companies out there

    Cons

    - Busy workload, but awesome co-workers who make the process enjoyable

    Kaplow2018-02-25
  4. "Could be time to close the doors"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Kaplow full-time

      Pros

      Good camaraderie, convenient location, guest speakers to give industry insight

      Cons

      - Unexpected layoffs multiple times/year. They take it very personally when people resign and make them feel guilty, but when it's time to fire people they are ruthless and will burn people who have been loyal to them for years. If they lay off a number of people, they'll tell everyone, but if it's a one-off, sometimes they don't say anything and will leave people to find out via word of mouth (chaotic and upsetting)...

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      Advice to Management

      If you're going to continue to market the company as a family-like environment, treat your employees in a way that backs up that philosophy. Don't try to keep your head above water if you have to drown others to do it.

      Kaplow2018-02-08
    • "Poor Management"

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      Current Employee - Account Coordinator in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Located in central midtown, creates an easy commute for anywhere in the city.

      Cons

      This company sells itself on work life balance and company moral but hardly shows it's employees any level of appreciation for the hard work and extra hours they are expected to put in. It does not feel like a collaborative atmosphere and there is a lot competitiveness across the agency. It feels more like high school rather than a real company.

      Advice to Management

      Most of the senior level management has not had the experience/knowledge behind them to properly manage a team. I would suggest more training to better understand what everyone's roles and day to day jobs are.

      Kaplow2018-01-15
    • Helpful (1)

      "Account Executive"

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      Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great work community, always felt supported and encouraged

      Cons

      Didn't seem streamlined in the type of clients it brought in

      Kaplow2017-02-13
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great Agency to Learn and Grow"

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      Current Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Kaplow full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      I started at Kaplow right out of college and have been here for over five years. My favorite thing about Kaplow is that it's small enough where you can stand out (if you want to!), but large enough where you can learn from lots of different people. The client roster is great and provides lots of opportunity if you speak up for what you want!

      Cons

      The salaries are below industry standards, but there's a great work-life balance and culture at the office.

      Kaplow2016-08-23
    • Helpful (8)

      "Toxic work environment"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Kaplow

      Pros

      Free product samples. Good office location.

      Cons

      -"Teams" don't feel like teams, they felt like authoritarian hierarchies, which was extremely demoralizing. Sometimes, people were just mean and rude - terribly unprofessional. -There were serious issues with overtime pay, or lack thereof. There were heavy workloads that could not be completed in the 40-hour work week, so overtime was required for lower-level, non-exempt employees. However, management would give us a...

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      Advice to Management

      Treat your mid-lower level employees with respect. There is something seriously wrong when at least one (usually more) of your employees ends up crying each and every day at the office in the stairwell or between the shelves in the product room. Before my job at Kaplow, I interned in various offices in various industries, and at each one, I was treated with more respect. Since I left Kaplow, I have found myself in a competitive,...

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      Kaplow2015-07-31
    • Helpful (3)

      "Not the greatest place to work"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Kaplow

      Pros

      - Good brands - Nice location for office

      Cons

      - Over works employees - Not clean - Does not pay well - No chance of growing with the company - Negative energy, no sense of working as a TEAM

      Kaplow2015-07-12
    • "Excellent lifestyle PR agency"

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      Former Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Kaplow full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Great clients and work/life balance, adore the CEO Liz Kaplow. One of the best PR agency environments in New York City.

      Cons

      Low pay and not competitive with other PR agencies of similar size and areas of expertise. Too political and if the senior managers don't support you you are out. No employee loyalty from senior management. Too quick to layoff employes when business is lost.

      Advice to Management

      Support your staff more and appreciate them or they will leave. Also need to be more competitive in terms of pay.

      Kaplow2015-04-30
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