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Kids II Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2019

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2.4
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39%
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Ryan T. Gunnigle
93 Ratings
Pros
  • "There are some seriously great people at the working level in all areas of the company(in 14 reviews)

  • "Fun environment - nice office, slide, casual dress, flexibility,(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Tough work/life balance at times(in 11 reviews)

  • "You really have to love being in a fast-paced environment, that pushes you hard and not only strives to be better but to make you better(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty Good"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Buckhead, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kids II full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They have good hearts overall.

    Cons

    So busy it’s unirganized and chaotic

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time with your employees

    Kids II2019-03-16
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good people, bad management"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager 

    I worked at Kids II full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - The people are smart, kind, caring and passionate

    Cons

    - Upper level management is all over the place: restructuring every year and vague goals - Upper level management seems to be oblivious to the industry standard when it comes to growth and development - Company does not invest in the people

    Kids II2019-07-21
  3. Helpful (7)

    "Company Lost it’s vision and heart"

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

    I have been working at Kids II full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Incredible people. Some of the most inspiring colleagues I ever had the pleasure of working with.

    Cons

    Kids II lost it's sense of direction and ultimately, their employees along the way.

    Advice to Management

    Inspire your employees, be their advocates.

    Kids II2019-05-30
  4. Helpful (8)

    "Lot's of pro's and con's but mostly con's"

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

    I worked at Kids II full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some really good people, easy to work for, good pay. Owner is a genuinely good guy. Good party's and social events.

    Cons

    Where to start? Kids ii is like a loose canon with a constantly changing focus or "long term strategy", 5 year road map to 3 year road map because the President is not hitting his numbers. Turnover of staff is crazy, 20%+ constantly. You never know who to contact in any department. Every new Director / VP / Executive is the new fantastic person who will change the entire company but: 1. If they are truly smart people...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring old people in exec or (sr). vp roles. They will not make a difference as they do not know how to talk and sell to millennials. Make your 3 year plan and stick to it. Make brands global and focus on social media properly, dare to be a game changer.

    Kids II2019-04-22
  5. Helpful (17)

    "Unorganized facility with no support from upper management."

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

    I worked at Kids II full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice building, proximity to good food.

    Cons

    too few employees, too many attitudes, poor organization

    Advice to Management

    Too few employees and everyone running around trying to accomplish 4 jobs at once. RUSHED schedules with poor communication between departments. Sales runs around making horrible "margin" deals with companies leaving the Product Managers with trying to explain the horrible margins of a product. Company stresses culture and balance however does NOT practice it. Production samples locked away in a room to sit when they...

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    Kids II2019-02-11
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Compnay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kids II part-time

    Pros

    Company cares about employees and volunteering

    Cons

    not really many bad areas

    Kids II2018-12-20
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Growing, forward looking company with lots of creative energy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Design strategy focused Consumer, solution focused Dedicated to culture and community Fun environment - nice office, slide, casual dress, flexibility, Global Great benefits Strong Vision Talented executive team Location in the heart of Buckhead

    Cons

    Difficult to naturally meet with and connect with people in other departments Some growing pains

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating vision and status of the company, encourage cross-departmental collaboration, be sure to participate in company activities and on intranet channels so people can get to know you and have a sense of connection

    Kids II2018-10-12
  8. Helpful (13)

    "Designer"

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

    I have been working at Kids II

    Pros

    People That I worked with daily

    Cons

    Everything else including managers decisions.

    Kids II2018-08-31
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Potential is Tremendous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kids II full-time

    Pros

    The people at this company are amazing. You have those few outliers, but for the most part, the company is full of hard working, dedicated people. The ability to make an impact here is huge. There are a lot of chances to leave your mark on the business in a way that is unique to this area. The vast majority of people want you to succeed and are willing to roll their sleeves up and help you do that. The company...

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    Cons

    Change can be deflating. As the company is going through some growing pains, there is a lot of change. This is more than normal, but all in the vein of making this growth sustainable. With this change, the company has become a little siloed.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people. You have hired smart people, let them make the company better. Take a look at the amount of change being implemented and see if it is possible to delay some. This could help alleviate some of the pressure on the org.

    Kids II2018-08-15
  10. Helpful (3)

    "I love what I do"

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

    I have been working at Kids II full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flex schedule and a creative atmosphere.

    Cons

    Very unorganized and no room for growth in some departments

    Kids II2018-08-17
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