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R.V. Kuhns Reviews

Updated January 30, 2017
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Rebecca A. Gratsinger
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  1. "Good company - a few bad eggs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at R.V. Kuhns full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance, PTO, team building, and great co-workers.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for advancement, some interactions are very political.

    Advice to Management

    Keep all interactions professional and matter-of-fact.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Low Morale"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at R.V. Kuhns full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, PTO and work/life balance are good as long as you're organized.
    Some great people work there, but there are bad eggs too.
    Opportunities are available to learn quite a bit about the industry if you seek them out. The knowledge I gained helped me get the job I have now.

    Cons

    Management lacks transparency and follow through.
    Not a meritocracy -- raises, bonuses and promotions are based more on who you're friends with than the quality of work you put out.
    Opportunities for growth are not equally available.
    Good employees will be used until they burn out, while those that work the system comfortably float by and promote mediocrity.
    Morale is extremely low due to high turnover at all levels and poor management decisions.
    Comp is below industry, and net pay has been decreasing due to higher premium costs being passed along to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Improve transparency and follow through on promises made to employees -- they don't forget just because you try to sweep things under the rug. Listen to employees (current and former) if you want to stop the revolving door and retain talent.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Dumb company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at R.V. Kuhns full-time

    Pros

    PTO policy -- that is, if you get a chance to use it, because there is so much turnover the company is constantly limping from staffing crisis to staffing crisis.

    Cons

    Where to begin... I have worked at pizza restaurants better managed than this place.

    Have you noticed reading the other reviews that the one thing everybody loves most about this place is the vacation policy? That's right, the best thing about working here is that you don't have to work here that often.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Stay Away"

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    Former Employee - Investment Analyst in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Investment Analyst in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get lots of vacation time and the people are nice. The location in downtown is also a perk, especially if you live downtown.

    Cons

    No work life balance, and way below industry pay. If you read the other posts, you will realize that the moral is also low hence the high turnover. They don't require a college degree for some management positions. For analysts, you just plug in numbers and run reports.

    Advice to Management

    Increase compensation and require a college degree for management positions.


  6. "Investment analyst"

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    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very bright people to work with

    Cons

    pay could be little higher


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Just say no to RVK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Super nice people to work with. Great clients and learning environment. Fun industry.

    Cons

    Terrible work life balance. Impossible to take PTO, no one has time to cover for you. Poor transparency by management-made false promises. The firm is not very profitable. The firm doesn't manage scope creep very well creating extra work without compensation. Turnover is extremely high.

    Advice to Management

    N/A most of them know what needs to be fixed but can't or won't.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Friendly people, lacking leadership, very low morale"

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    Former Employee - Senior Investment Analyst in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Investment Analyst in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at R.V. Kuhns full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Young culture and everyone is nice. Give lots of vacation and people are willing to help each other.

    Cons

    Low company morale - almost everyone is dissatisfied
    No transparency - decisions are made with little explanation
    High turnover - senior management makes excuses for it, but none are valid
    Colors in reports the focus of rebranding

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the right things and bring in a CEO with real business experience. Hire a manager for Performance measurement and invest in your employees. They are very bright and honest people.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great people with poor leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at R.V. Kuhns full-time

    Pros

    Great people, very friendly (can also be a negative - don't want to hurt anyone's feelings!), great work life balance since hours are short for Finance. Promotions are typically from within, so there are opportunities if you work hard, are smart, wait for it/make friends with the right people.

    Cons

    A lot of what others have indicated is true - poor leadership, not a meritocracy and very opaque.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a CEO to run the business side. At the very least, hire a business consultant. Senior management has made numerous mistakes trying to run the company - stick with what you're good at, consulting on client investments. Improve the transparency, both from senior management and across departments.


  10. "RVK"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at R.V. Kuhns full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Fun/intelligent people.
    - Engaging work.

    Cons

    - Long hours at times.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great working environment and career development"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Associate in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Investment Associate in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at R.V. Kuhns full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong management team focused on developing employees and their capabilities, plenty of accountability and responsibility given to employees starting at entry level and up, opportunities to grow throughout career, exposure to a wide variety of investment topics, asset types, and client types, benefits second to none.

    Cons

    Conservative management style leads to pay that is probably below industry average

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing but consider increasing pay at all levels.


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