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Karsh/Hagan Reviews

Updated August 4, 2017
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Kathy Hagan Brown and Pasquale Pocky Marranzino
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  1. "Associate creative director/senior copy writer"

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    Former Employee - Associate Creative Director/Senior Copywriter
    Former Employee - Associate Creative Director/Senior Copywriter
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Karsh/Hagan full-time

    Pros

    Good environment and smart, fun people

    Cons

    Upper management was too secretive and not inclusive enough. Like an 'old boys' club.

    Advice to Management

    Take some risk. And lose some of the senior management whose been there so long. They're stale and too controlling.


  2. "Paying 1990's Salaries in a Strong Economy."

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

    I worked at Karsh/Hagan full-time

    Pros

    Nice people.
    Work-life balance.
    Free drinks.
    Pocky is cool.

    Cons

    Terrible pay WAY below every other shop in town.
    Obscene turnover.
    Some clients suck hard.
    Kathy.
    Fearmongering.

    Advice to Management

    Quit pretending that everyone is dying to get paid nothing in this market, nobody is buying it. People will continue to flee for better jobs with better pay.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Underpaid and under valued"

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    Former Employee - Account Service in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Account Service in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I made some great friends while working at Karsh.
    Centrally located
    Free parking

    Cons

    Upper management does not value their employees and does not support them when working with difficult clients
    Underpaid
    When working with Kathy, she makes everything more difficult and is very egotist, narcissistic and demeaning to her employees.

    Advice to Management

    Value the people who work for you!!!!


  4. "Unethical, Poorly Managed, No Sense of Direction"

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

    Pros

    Best place for schadenfreude ever!

    Cons

    Deplorable leaders
    Extremely high turnover
    Nepotism is common practice

    Advice to Management

    Repeated and purposeful humiliation is the reason your turn over is so bad. Retire, this will help you to find a more benign way to enjoy yourselves.


  5. "Underpaid & limited growth"

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

    I worked at Karsh/Hagan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good work/life balance
    well-known Colorado clients
    people are fun, smart and hard working

    Cons

    underpaid staff
    poor culture
    slow to adapt to digital era
    poor management- most are afraid of Kathy which leads to political decisions
    limited growth - great for entry level
    previous reviews are accurate

    Advice to Management

    stop being afraid and speak up for your people or you will continue to lose good talent


  6. "Good people, but employees not valued"

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

    I have been working at Karsh/Hagan full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, nice people, steady business

    Cons

    Underpaid, poor outlook for professional growth, management makes promises they don't follow through.

    Advice to Management

    Value your human resources to avoid turnover.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Pros and Cons"

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

    Pros

    1. Fun work environment
    2. Good work/life balance for the most part

    Cons

    1. Management is never reviewed
    2. Poor pay

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    "Good people, low pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of good people who work hard.

    Cons

    Low pay, but that's about it.


  9. "Creatively Driven Agency"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Karsh/Hagan full-time

    Pros

    When I worked at K/H, there was a great conspiratorial feeling of doing great work with great people. A ton of fun and very rewarding.

    Cons

    Typical of a smaller agency, a loss of business rocks the whole ship. Lots of layoffs over the years I was there. Perhaps that's changed recently.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Media internship"

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    Former Employee - Media Intern in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Media Intern in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall it was a great experience and a great way to get your feet wet in the industry. You get to work with clients needs fairly directly and learn how media works in an ad agency. You also have exposure to all other disciplines within the agency and get to learn a lot. People are willing to help and lend a hand whenever needed.

    Cons

    For the most part, you are with your intern group a lot. I had a really great group so it made that fun, but you aren't getting as much exposure to your specific section as as possible. Also, the interns work on a pro bono client, but the client does not have need for any media placement, so it is sometimes hard to determine exactly what you can do for them.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for being so open to meeting with anyone who walks in your door and leading by example.


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