Karsh/Hagan Reviews

Updated 15 May 2020

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2.6
44%
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37%
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Karsh/Hagan Co-CEOs  Kathy Hagan Brown and Pasquale Pocky Marranzino (no image)
Kathy Hagan Brown and Pasquale Pocky Marranzino
5 Ratings
  1. COVID-19
    Helpful (4)

    "How did your company treat you during COVID?"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Karsh/Hagan full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A great, dynamic group of coworkers. Brag-worthy clients. Good portfolio builders.

    Cons

    Massive COVID layoffs (about 1/3 of the company) and the remaining workforce saw 20% pay cuts—remember that when they start hiring again. People are not valued over money here. Below average pay. Pay raises above 2% are considered "generous". Toxicity in creative department culture. Driving your employees to tears is no way to lead. Unless you have a manager that vouches for you and truly has your best interests in mind, you and any work you do will be lost in the shuffle. Teacher's pets receive bulk of the praise.

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  2. "intern"

    2.0
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I have been working at Karsh/Hagan

    Pros

    good experience and fun

    Cons

    Unpaid, competitive, un inclusive, put in a lot of hours for it to be unpaid

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Poor pay"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator 

    I worked at Karsh/Hagan full-time

    Pros

    -good experience -agency experience -some upward mobility

    Cons

    -bad pay -strange management -refuse to hire people because they're tight pocketed so many people end up overworking for bad pay to compensate

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Paying 1990's Salaries in a Strong Economy."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Karsh/Hagan full-time

    Pros

    Nice people. Work-life balance. Free drinks. Pocky is cool.

    Cons

    Terrible pay WAY below every other shop in town. Obscene turnover. Some clients suck hard. Kathy. Fearmongering.

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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Underpaid and under valued"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Account Service in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Karsh/Hagan

    Pros

    I made some great friends while working at Karsh. Centrally located Free parking

    Cons

    Upper management does not value their employees and does not support them when working with difficult clients Underpaid When working with Kathy, she makes everything more difficult and is very egotist, narcissistic and demeaning to her employees.

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  6. "Associate creative director/senior copy writer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Creative Director/Senior Copywriter 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Karsh/Hagan full-time

    Pros

    Good environment and smart, fun people

    Cons

    Upper management was too secretive and not inclusive enough. Like an 'old boys' club.

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  7. "Unethical, Poorly Managed, No Sense of Direction"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Karsh/Hagan

    Pros

    Best place for schadenfreude ever!

    Cons

    Deplorable leaders Extremely high turnover Nepotism is common practice

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  8. "Good people, but employees not valued"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Karsh/Hagan full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, nice people, steady business

    Cons

    Underpaid, poor outlook for professional growth, management makes promises they don't follow through.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Pros and Cons"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Karsh/Hagan

    Pros

    1. Fun work environment 2. Good work/life balance for the most part

    Cons

    1. Management is never reviewed 2. Poor pay

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good people, low pay"

    3.0
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Karsh/Hagan

    Pros

    Lots of good people who work hard.

    Cons

    Low pay, but that's about it.

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