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Kaz Reviews

Updated December 28, 2016
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  1. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Creative Services Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Creative Services Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very good company to work for. Good work enviroment

    Cons

    Need to wear many hats.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Call Center"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Call Center in Southborough, MA
    Former Employee - Call Center in Southborough, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I learned a few things.

    Cons

    This is not a company that values it's customer service employees at all. You will never make any real money. People that had been there for years and did a good job made less than $15.00 per hr. You may be better off at McDonalds. This is a company where mgt used the call center as their own personal playground.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southborough, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southborough, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best Pro is that the company is local

    Cons

    Everything. I brought in to company cool-aid that I can change the process. But to my chagrin, everyone has a high workload, so there is resistance to change. They say they are siloed but they are.

    Advice to Management

    Higher more indians and re-train the cheifs on how to manage and grow your indians


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "It's wonderful experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Southborough, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Southborough, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people in a team-oriented environment. I learned invaluable skills and was very happy with the managers I worked for, and the culture was people-friendly, fast-paced, and fun.

    From a work standpoint, there were always interesting, challenging projects that kept me interested and engaged. My boss gave me a lot of opportunity to cooperate with different department and to do the important projects.

    Cons

    Sometimes, it wasted extra time to work with the outsourcing companies.

    Advice to Management

    Enhance Customer Relations and improve the products' quality.


  6. "Marketing Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaz part-time

    Pros

    It was great working with experienced people who were great at their job.

    Cons

    I watched a lot of politics happen. While I was there someone who really deserved a promotion did not get it.


  7. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Kaz as an intern

    Pros

    a wide range of products

    Cons

    no attention from boss, low pay

    Advice to Management

    put more time and money into interns so they will return


  8. "The Call Center is the worst"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaz as a contractor

    Pros

    Aside from the call center and customer service department, the company itself is descent.

    Cons

    Discrimination should not be tolerated at this company
    Underpaid
    Unprofessional
    Treat new employees horrible

    Advice to Management

    Change the managers on the call center. Discrimination should not be tolerated at this company. Favoritism is unfair as well since they should treat all their employees equal.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Not a place for the feint of heart"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaz full-time

    Pros

    The people are amazing! Greatest co-workers of my life. Great location, nice building, promote from within, nice emplyee discount

    Cons

    The pay is atrocious, you are expected to work miracle for peanuts

    Advice to Management

    You cannot expect people to stay if you don't pay them


  10. "Global consumer product brands combined with a strong & healthy culture. Agile approach w/ thoughtful business practices"

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

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

    Pros

    Positive culture, brand power house, product focused, good learning environment, truly global business, cross functional teams, strong marketing and sales teams, good pace of new product launches

    Cons

    Dated building, equipment and infrastructure, IT. Location

    Advice to Management

    Be more risk taking!


  11. Helpful (3)

    "It was a good experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Project Engineer
    Former Contractor - Project Engineer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaz as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The coworkers at Kaz are very nice and friendly to each other. They are willing to help each other solve complicated problems. I got really good experience of how the product development cycle works from concept to production release. It's great to have an elevator with the three story building. Free coffee and discounted snacks.

    Cons

    There were times when the negativity and worry from certain individuals was overblown. Management can to a better job of keeping quality employees. The overseas phone calls to Asia at nights. The carpeting needs to be updated. The lab space was small for the amount of products to be tested.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a positive environment to foster creativity and a learning organization.