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Kids II Reviews

Updated August 9, 2017
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Ryan T. Gunnigle
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Pros
  • The CEO and CEO are great people and will treat you like a human being instead of a number (in 12 reviews)

  • Fun work environment that allows you to be yourself and unleash your inner kid (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • The workload can be overwhelming at times which can interfere with work life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • There's a lot of turnover but the company is constantly evolving for the better (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Creative Environment Very Conservative Values"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in North Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in North Atlanta, GA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment for creative minds

    Cons

    Very conservative culture. Transitional employment environment if you do not join the "club"

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the employment churn.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Financially stable; innovative and quality products

    Cons

    Lacks consistency amoung team roles; ambiguous direction with no follow through.

    Advice to Management

    Share clear and concise direction when planning. Implement fairness within all teams. (Reference to accountability).

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Culture of Overworked and Underpaid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some amazing, talented people. Made some great friends and was provided a lot of opportunities for career growth.

    Cons

    Overworked. Underpaid. Top leadership did not know what they are doing. Listened to the loudest person in the room rather than those actually doing the work.

    Advice to Management

    Pay better. Stop hiding behind your "fun" factor and focus on how to grow your business. Focus on what you are good at. Stay focused - you changed your mind every day it seemed like. No one ever knew what the focus was and they did a lot of unnecessary work. Focus on work-life balance.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Grant Gunnigle is the worst boss ever"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kids II full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Bagels, Good people work there

    Cons

    Physco path Grant, cut throat, treat people like slaves, hides behind religion.
    Spys on employees, looks at thier emails


  5. Helpful (11)

    "Something Changed...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The People The People The People and the opportunity to actually help families with the products we make everyday

    Cons

    Have never been as undervalued as I am here. Management needs to be re-evaluated and actually qualified for their positions. The leaders and executives that they are bringing into the organization don't understand culture nor do they actually care about their employees. We just lost the best thing that could happen to Kids II when they let her walk out the door. Turnover is extremely ridiculous and the people that we are loosing are the cream of the crop. A strong company looks at the no ones and believes them to be someone. Many broken promises and NO TRUST!

    Advice to Management

    Listen, stop saying you are and actually do it. No more fake engagement surveys that you will do nothing about. Stop singing your praises and grow and promote the team members who pull the long hours you don't. You have a nanny but I barely see my kids.


  6. Helpful (14)

    "Disappointing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Free bagel once a month, free weekly organic fruit, beautiful office but OCD kept. Met some great people who will be lifelong friends.

    Cons

    Huge employee turnover, negative environment, inconsistent pay, lack of integrity, leadership is awful, employees fearful that they are next to be fired and escorted out of the building, culture in the Loo, no concern for others, untrustworthy executive team, self preservation only, lack of conflict mgmt, expendable employees, I'll stop here as I'm tired of wasting my time on this...

    Advice to Management

    Keep CGO and CFO only. Pay employees fairly, pay for your employees parking, bonuses should be offered at every level of employment, stop all of the useless surveys, get a new HR department and stop the nonsense around family focused work environment and values-that's a bunch of crap.

    Tiny Win=never having to step foot into that miserable place ever again.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Stay Away from working at this place"

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

    I worked at Kids II full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful office, some great people, good benefits

    Cons

    High stress, too many bosses, sneaky, no trust in employees, no compassion, no loyalty, back stabbing upper management. I could go on and on.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO should go back to caring for the people instead of being cut throat

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Run away!"

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    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kids II (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free coffee and nice office ambience aesthetically.

    Cons

    Where does one start! Very top heavy and rarely listen to the little people. Not an innovative company. Very cliquey and everyone seems miserable.

    Advice to Management

    Start over


  9. "Overall great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kids II full-time

    Pros

    Kids II had a great culture and departments become like your family. Loved being in an office filled with creativity and of course, filled with toys!

    Cons

    Too many cooks in the kitchen in many departments, Kids II went through some growing pains but are starting to settle some I think

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees feel empowered and motivated to actually go above and beyond. You started to do this, but then still made people feel like it didn't matter or wouldn't go anywhere because of how many things would get shut down. Be more open-minded and flexible


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Not that great"

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    Current Employee - Assistance Teacher
    Current Employee - Assistance Teacher

    I have been working at Kids II full-time

    Pros

    Good staff , paid holiday

    Cons

    Less people for coverage


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