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4.2
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84%
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99%
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Brendan Mooney
84 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great place to work overall with great people who are understanding of personal circumstances(in 13 reviews)

  • "Flexible working policy is also available(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Most of my colleagues are in Belfast(in 12 reviews)

  • "Currently growing at a massive rate and due to this is experiencing growing pains, but the company has acknowledged this and is acting on it(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great, People-Centric Organisation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Ops Engineer in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kainos full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Kainos is a fantastic, forward-thinking company that aspires to take on technology challenges of the present and future but while aspiring to be an industry leader in the technology space it is very aware that it is it's people that make the company and account for its successes and as such.

    Cons

    As a consulting company with a large portfolio projects locally and globally, the job entails a substantial mount of travel.

    Advice to Management

    ion and profits Please keep up the good work you do in putting your people first above company success, expansion and profit.

    Kainos2019-05-20
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kainos full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Decent salary, an abundance of benefits, every day is a learning day, work with the most amazing people, great holidays, flat structure (on many occasions I have had relaxed conversations with board members), travel if that is your thing

    Cons

    Currently growing at a massive rate and due to this is experiencing growing pains, but the company has acknowledged this and is acting on it. Some clients are managed poorly making the project experience painful. Hiring has been poor due to growing at such a fast pace. Instead of giving the current employees the opportunity to step up into the position, it seems Kainos would rather recruit someone into the experienced...

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    Advice to Management

    Manage clients better

    Kainos2019-04-29
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Kainos"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Kainos full-time

    Pros

    Very nice environment Nice, smart and passionate people

    Cons

    Would sometimes say something and then do something else

    Kainos2019-04-25
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great employer"

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

    I have been working at Kainos full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people good career development leaders who want the business to fulfill its potential interesting work

    Cons

    Some issues in processes etc. magnified by rapid growth - very small thing, that I imagine will be resolved in time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep putting your people first.

    Kainos2019-04-24
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome people"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Kainos full-time

      Pros

      Awesomely talented people Great friendships Growth opportunities Tailored support for growth

      Cons

      Travel Gaps in process maturity due to the rate of growth

      Kainos2019-04-18
    • Helpful (4)

      "Mixed bag!"

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      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Kainos full-time

      Pros

      Good culture when followed through Has a good group of people Lots of people always willing to help out Good company benefits Free breakfast Payday drinks

      Cons

      HR systems are not great, there are sexual harassment cases have been raised that take far too much time for any movement. Some people that are recruited into positions of power could be questionable.

      Advice to Management

      Pay attention to what is happening under your nose, more importantly who you are promoting.

      Kainos2019-04-16
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great company at the forefront of technology"

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      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Architect in Birmingham, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Kainos full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great place to work overall with great people who are understanding of personal circumstances. There is a strong culture of learning and being given a chance to learn.

      Cons

      Hours can be long on some projects

      Advice to Management

      Keep doing what you are doing and it is great to be listened to as employees.

      Kainos2019-04-05
    • "Witheld"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Kainos full-time

        Pros

        This information has been witheld

        Cons

        This information has also been witheld

        Kainos2019-04-06
      • Helpful (1)

        "Fabulous place to work"

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        • Culture & Values
        • Career Opportunities
        • Compensation and Benefits
        • Senior Management
        Current Employee - Senior Associate in Belfast, Northern Ireland
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Kainos full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        * People. * Full ownership of the tasks you choose to work on * Perks

        Cons

        * Too much travel uncertainty * Unfriendly hours of travel. * We need to go beyond limits to become a product based company. Nothing wrong in being a service provider but you have the workforce and expertise to lead inventions.

        Advice to Management

        Read last point in Cons :)

        Kainos2019-04-08
      • Helpful (5)

        "Struggling under growth; But still an amazing company."

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        • Work/Life Balance
        • Culture & Values
        • Career Opportunities
        • Compensation and Benefits
        • Senior Management
        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Kainos full-time

        Pros

        - Great public sector work - Lots of perks - healthcare, payday drinks, free cereal in the office - Nice offices - though often a bit crampt - Decent pay if you're a new joiner in England (....not so much if you're a colleague i n NI!) - You can work from home a lot

        Cons

        - The Delivery Manager is King is often muttered, what they don't tell you is those King DMs are more like Joffrey Baratheon, very childish and a bit nuts. DMs seem to be a real problem for the company, most are unprofessional and bullies. Micromanagement via JIRA is the only management approach that seems to be in use. - Stress levels, particularly on some of the big accounts are pretty bad, often working long hours...

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        Advice to Management

        Get some decent Delivery Managers in place, deal with the bad cultures that developed in the recent years with the expansion. Look very closely at what is happening on the accounts where attrition is high.

        Kainos2019-03-30
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