Kobie Marketing Employee Reviews about "great people"

Updated Dec 7, 2020

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Kobie Marketing CEO Bram Hechtkopf
Bram Hechtkopf
68 Ratings
Pros
  • "Really great people who bond over the outrageous culture(in 11 reviews)

  • "The amenities that I had not experienced from Kobie are massages every other week(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Some disconnection between departments and some transitional "growing pains"(in 9 reviews)

  • "We had to do a virtual training because no one at the location I am in knew anything about the campaign that we were going to be taking calls for(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      The best job I've ever had!

      Aug 15, 2020 - Contact Center Agent 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people to work with. It is very family like. No one breathing down your neck as long as you do your job well.

      Cons

      The bonuses could be better.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Customer service specialist

      Dec 7, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Garland, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, Good schedule & camaraderie

      Cons

      None, good, fun, work environment.

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Stuck in the Past

      May 17, 2019 - Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      If you want a job with flexible work/life balance this is your place Efforts are made to make day to day work life nice like free food/etc. The office is nice with good views and downtown location Really great people who bond over the outrageous culture Some teams operate really well

      Cons

      Not a "Client first" mentality which causes it to be hard to produce anything truly remarkable for a client Dismissive of new ideas/thoughts/strategies Traditional, unengaged CEO, who you will hear and see but he won't take on tough matters or get into the thick of it with anyone below "leadership" CEO will only truly listen to certain people but he will sit and amuse you Hard to have a long-term career here without someone to protect you from "Leadership." Truly a chess match on who to align/associate yourself with in any given situation and this tends to matter MUCH more than the work produced If you are young in your career, you will not find coaching easily, the ones that try really hard to coach you have other motives

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      20 people found this review helpful
    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Management Gaps

      May 12, 2016 -  in Tampa, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Many great people with great talent Fun environment Company does great work Company events Good experience working in an agency and with large brands Creativity and collaboration is great between teams

      Cons

      Creative management unfortunately does not build its employees for success. The mentality in this department is that everybody is replaceable. The turnover rate is high and and great talent has slipped through their hands. When questioned by other employees no accountability is taken and concerns are dismissed. To their own disadvantage this form of management has now trickled down to the up and coming management for that department. It seems that in order to save their jobs they have to appease their boss and undercut many to make it. Since this industry and agency relies heavily on teamwork a support system is needed and in this case not truly provided.

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      20 people found this review helpful
    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Just getting worse!

      Jan 25, 2017 - Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I no longer work here! Great people and so many great friends. So sad that so many good friends are suffering so badly. Do yourself a favor and do not take a job here, no matter how much you are tempted. Run the other way.

      Cons

      Too mach work and too few people. They just keep selling and selling and selling - there just are not even close to enough people to get the work done. No time to fix what is broken. No time for new stuff. Just more clients. Horrible management, from the top all the way down. IT reports to Client Services here, and Client Services has no clue. New managers worse than old. Old ones that are left, even worse than ever imagined. Last years reorg a complete and utter failure. Things are worse than ever, no matter which group you work in. The Four Horsemen jokes seem appropriate now, the apocalypse is near.

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      30 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Place to be

      Apr 28, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people. Excitement. People who want a future work here. New directions at Contact Center is exciting.

      Cons

      Some staff not open to new directions

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      4 people found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      It Really Is Growing Pains

      Mar 24, 2017 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really great people. Interesting clients. Great location. Management seems to care -- but also not always want to hear the truth.

      Cons

      Kobie is really 2-3 companies in one. That is what I experienced as part of the "growing pains" everyone seems to be complaining about. There is a big vision, and trying to do everything "loyalty" without having some of the basics in place. Titles and salaries are not aligned with NY, Chicago, DC -- or any major city.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good place to work

      Jul 25, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      "Work hard, play hard" environment GREAT people (for the most part) Downtown St Pete location with great views Exceptional benefits

      Cons

      Office politics Under-appreciation of long hours CEO lives in Miami and rarely visits office Poor work-life balance

      6 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      A fun and caring culture that is second to none!

      Dec 11, 2013 - Vice President Finance & Administration in Saint Petersburg, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, huge growth potential, wonderful work environment, phenomenal industry, fair and balanced.

      Cons

      The beverage machine only has 12 oz cans of Diet Mountain Dew as opposed to 20 oz bottles.

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Call Center Needs New Leadership

      Apr 17, 2018 - Contact Center 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people who work hard and care about Kobie, fresh fruit and massages.

      Cons

      Leadership has total disregard for how the business truly works. It was stated several times that the Client Service team does not dictate what the call center does. This attitude of separation hurts the business.

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      13 people found this review helpful

      Kobie Marketing Response

      Kobie Marketing

      Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. I’m sorry to hear that your experience at the Kobie Contact Center was less than desirable. Unfortunately, we have experienced some legacy issues associated with training gaps and have been working very hard to address this head-on. We’ve been focusing on cross training and upskilling teammates to be able to handle a range of roles. This will not only help provide better work/life balance for our teammates but also meet and exceed client expectations in terms of the service we provide. Thanks to these changes and our ongoing focus on leadership development, I’m confident that we’re headed in the right direction. Please reach out to me via email if you have any other feedback that you’d like to share with me. I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors. - Bram Hechtkopf, Chief Executive Officer

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