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Kapow Reviews

Updated Sep 4, 2018

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Pros
  • "Great people - Everyone has said this already, but there is a ton of talent at Kapow which is what allows us to move so quickly and progress so deftly(in 7 reviews)

  • "Very fast paced and dynamic work environment(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "(in 4 reviews)

  • "No one is willing to say no to questionable ideas from the business side(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place for Growth and Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Fantastic Culture - Realistic Growth and Learning Opportunities - Great Setting for Understanding a Business

    Cons

    - High Paced (could be a Pro, depending on your preference)

    Advice to Management

    Continue growing the company at a realistic pace

    Kapow2018-09-04
  2. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Kapow full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment, lots of hustle, innovative

    Cons

    work life balance and High turn over

    Kapow2018-03-01
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Dynamic, evolving company with a great group of people!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kapow

    Pros

    The problem space of creating a strong viable marketplace for events using tech is exciting and rewarding intellectually.  With all the difficult challenges of 2015/2016 behind it, the team is well positioned to accomplish what it set out to do. There is greater crispness in the strategy and its subsequent execution. The people are absolutely great! It is a mix of people from different professional backgrounds.  The vibe...

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    Cons

    Lots to do in a short amount of time.  Like any small growing company,  it has a significant backlog of things that need to be done.

    Kapow2017-12-11
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Up and coming company at an exciting moment in its life"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kapow full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Opportunity to create something new in an old school industry within a company culture that encourages experimentation and ownership -Collegial environment -People are sharp and care about excellence -Solid work/life balance

    Cons

    -Still feel some of the scars of H1 2016 layoffs (this is totally understandable). The company has done lots to facilitate healing and create a sustainable business model that has very exciting potential (and we are starting to realize some of that potential)

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to customers, listening to employees, and learning the events space

    Kapow2017-12-12
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Kapow"

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    Current Employee - Development Operations Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work environment is great. The employees respect one another and we are constantly striving to improve efficiency and profitability. Management cares about work, life balance. Employees have freedom to take care of their personal needs, as they arise. Full time employees are incentivized to work hard for the company and will benefit financially with the companies growth.

    Cons

    As is the case with any smaller start up, the future growth of the company may be a question mark for some individuals. The company needs to continue to grow in order to be fully self-sustaining.

    Advice to Management

    Consider greater visibility of potential for wage increases.

    Kapow2017-12-05
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Learn, Grow and think Entrepreneurially"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Kapow offers an opportunity to gain client and venue relationships across the US (and perhaps internationally as we grow). - My colleagues are smart, helpful and friendly. - Employees are encouraged to participate in town halls, marketing meetings and hackathons. Great ideas can potentially be converted into the product / website design and functionality. - Management holds weekly 1:1s to check in with the...

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    Cons

    - The roles at Kapow are not cookie cutter - expect to creatively problem solve, lean on your team and learn something new every day.

    Kapow2017-12-05
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Lots of opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kapow full-time

    Pros

    - Good benefits for a startup. Add 401K match and then benefits will be great! - Culture of ownership -- not embraced by everyone but those that do tend to do well and this helps get exposure to growth opportunities. - Flexible work environment. - Really interesting product -- you get the sense that you're building something. - Fun industry. - Great people.

    Cons

    - Not a ton of foundational processes, although this should get better over time as they continue to develop. It's definitely a learn as you go vibe. - CEO is great but other leaders have may need to work on their team communication. - Overall, still getting all teams on the same page as to what this product is and who it is for, but again, I think this will happen over time. - Culture has seen ups and downs, some...

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    Advice to Management

    Find the right balance of sharing information without belaboring the point.

    Kapow2017-11-22
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kapow full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Kapow promotes a culture of ownership - which is visible in employees' work and engagement - Room for growth and development - Fast paced environment offering dynamic work experiences - Great Benefits for a Start-up - Management is flexible and promotes a work / life balance

    Cons

    - Communication across the organization is not always clear - No 401k Match - Onboarding process could be more defined

    Kapow2017-11-27
  9. "Amazing culture & development opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Associate Market Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kapow full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, management is flexible and understanding, lots of room for growth and development in startup culture, the people are AMAZING and energize me to come to work

    Cons

    Lack of on boarding and protocols for tasks, but is expected in a startup setting

    Kapow2017-11-21
  10. "great place for motivated people wanting to disrupt an industry"

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

    I have been working at Kapow full-time

    Pros

    Well positioned in an industry ripe for innovative disruption across sales, account management and technology. Good team of employees in every department. Hiring is carefully considered both in terms of need for role and making sure Kapow finds the right person.

    Cons

    Fast paced environment either keeps employees on their toes and opens opportunities or makes them feel like they weren't involved in every decision, (depending on their perspective). Benefits are definitely skewed towards long term potential incentive which is actually good but should be well understood by candidates or it will be perceived as a negative.

    Kapow2017-09-01
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