Kobie Marketing Reviews

Updated 10 Aug 2020

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2.9
52%
Recommend to a Friend
60%
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Kobie Marketing CEO Bram Hechtkopf
Bram Hechtkopf
62 Ratings
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  • "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. "Great people, great atmosphere"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Non Specific 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kobie Marketing full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are great, the company has worked hard to improve what was a depleting culture. Still room for growth, but I've heard it's improved even more since I left.

    Cons

    Departments don't always work well together, can be frustrating when your job requires collaboration of different teams.

  2. "trash"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Pete, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kobie Marketing part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    none at this present time

    Cons

    the call center is terrible and a scam.


  3. COVID-19
    Helpful (2)

    "Don't Waste Your Time"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Java Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kobie Marketing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    central downtown location, paycheck. Fruit

    Cons

    workplace infighting poor work/life balance terrible/no coding standards client management and executives were reactive rather than proactive non-competitive pay and benefits rampant sexual harassment terrible communication between teams poor/non-existent documentation no employee loyalty (laid off a few dozen employees at the start of the pandemic) inconsistent software product between teams and clients promotes incompetent employees while leaving the talented ones behind reporting is practically non-existent

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  4. "One of the best"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kobie Marketing full-time

    Pros

    This was one of the most positively impactful companies that I ever worked for. The team was nearly perfect.

    Cons

    Sometimes the workload got the best of us.

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Loyalty company with no loyalty"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kobie Marketing full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Offer free fruit and massages.

    Cons

    Unreasonable attendance policy, blatant favoritism. Kobie has potential however they need to trust in their people more and listen to them, they may find they have valuable input. The Contact Center has made strides in growth and job performance, however they continue to turn a deaf ear to any real issues. Upper management picks the easy fights and likes to place blame on the rest of leadership. Complete lack of organization and the mentality of " just do as your told" helps keep the Contact Center's morale low.

  6. "Retention is low"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kobie Marketing part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You have a simple job without any major consequences if you mess up

    Cons

    It is soul suckingly boring to take 100 customer service calls a day

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  7. Helpful (13)

    "They hire you and don't know what to do with you"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kobie Marketing full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Location and some people. The nice and talented people tend not to stay there for long. HR first day orientation is really good, but even the HR people are leaving the company since they're able to see all these problems (mostly on countless exit interviews), but can't do nothing about it. The good HR people I knew there are all gone already.

    Cons

    A huge crowd of absolutelly useless "executives". They have like 1 director or "VP" for every 10 employees in the company. The consequence is a bunch of useless executives that do nothing but walking around and preventing the talented people to do their jobs. They are good at attracting talents, given their location, but as soon as they hire you, they'll have no idea of what to do with you. The incompetence of the leadership (mostly the executives, as mentioned above) is incredibly evident and it's amazing how the CEO can't see this. Some teams are overloaded while other teams do nothing, exposing again how terrible leadership overall is. The turnover is the highest I've ever seen in my life. The incapactity this company has on retaining their talents is absurd. As a consequence, the incompetent/accommodated employees tend to stay around while the good ones leave. If you're an IT professional, remember: This is a MARKETING company and any IT initiative will NOT be prioritize. So, if you're an IT professional willing to have a a career, don't waste your time there.

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  8. Helpful (7)

    "Cuture of Harassment and bullying"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kobie Marketing full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They offer a somewhat flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Kobie Marketing fosters a culture of rampant harassment and bullying (both verbal and physical) which is not taken seriously by management, HR, or senior leadership. If you are female or lgbtq; be prepared to be mistreated. If you go to HR they will tell you about non retaliation laws, however, they do take this seriously and do not stop managers from retaliation against their direct reports. Kobie Marketing could be a really great place to work if they actually cared about their employees and curtailed behaviors which drive talent away.

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Kobie overall"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kobie Marketing full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Best work life balance I've ever had, and work from home options, casual dress with jeans, friendly staff and enjoy who I work with. Kobie has fun events with happy hours, holiday party, activities, training and development if you make it a priority, good culture. There has been a new president in 2019 and she is making positive improvements! I'm not going to list pros and cons of specific jobs because all roles are different. Ask that yourself if you are interviewing, make sure you like the responsibilities listed, and if you are here then have open communication with your manager on things you like or don't or want. Kobie is willing to work with you (but it can be a challenge) if you do a good job, show interest and initiative - push, put in the extra mile, are a positive person.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from cross-departments. Poor recruiting. Do not rely on a bonus.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Kobie Marketing"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kobie Marketing full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great networking opportunities for self-starters looking to move-up in the company.

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunities, and a sense of career growth.

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