Kira Systems Reviews

Updated Jun 29, 2020

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4.1
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Kira Systems CEO, Co-Founder Noah Waisberg
Noah Waisberg
12 Ratings
  1. Featured Review

    "High Growth Company that Treats Its Employees Like Adults"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kira Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - No Micro-Management - high level of trust, flexibility to work from home, good vacation policy, performance is based on outputs - Brilliant, motivated co-workers. Always eager to help, share knowledge and collaborate - Kira has exciting plans ahead which then trickles down to exciting projects on all departments - Learning-Focused

    Cons

    - As many employees work all over the world across different time zones, it can be difficult to get quick alignment. - Work hours can be long.

  2. "Amazing Company on Forefront of AI/ML"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Lead in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kira Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    High Growth Opportunity Investment into people Large encompassing and amazing benefits - flexible vacation policy, educational programs, etc it is impressive. Computer, standing desk and other equipment provided Centrally located Toronto Snacks and Food available Work from home Flexibility Product is impressive and solves large problem in many verticals. Large opportunity for accelerated growth. Leadership team is strong and highly regarded across the organization Very smart people who are driven Onboarding program - IT & HR very helpful for new hires Outstanding Culture

    Cons

    High growth so there is high expectations. Not a con, but be aware if your coming in that everyone is full steam ahead for growth and success.

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  3. "Was a great place to work, until it wasn't"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Customer Success in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Kira Systems full-time

    Pros

    World class product at the forefront of the market Benefits were terrific

    Cons

    Uneven management that allowed toxic people to take over which ruined the culture Compensation is below market No career growth paths Inexperienced CEO

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great product, awful culture"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kira Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great product. Kira is a successful company that gives real value to customers and will make a bunch of money.

    Cons

    I don't many people who both made a significant contribution to this company and have positive things to say about their experience working here. For a company that's making money and has big investment this is so unnecessary.

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  5. "Great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kira Systems for less than a year

    Pros

    Great startup with good people.

    Cons

    as with any startups, hiccups in management and expectations and pay was subpar.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fastest Growing in Toronto"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've worked at a lot of different companies in Toronto over the past 10 years and Kira is definitely most likely to succeed. Sustainable growth without unnecessary frills. The focus (product improvements and ARR growth) is in the right place.

    Cons

    Like all startups, processes are broken and egos are strong. Improvements need to happen and that can be painful, but this is part of the growth stage and Kira is doing a great job building and improving. There is a bit of "founder syndrome" that needs to be overcome

  7. Helpful (4)

    "A true AI software company from Canada that has a growing customer base."

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Research and Development Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kira Systems for less than a year

    Pros

    1. Ambitious problems to solve which doesn't really have easy solutions. 2. Smart co-workers. 3. Decent Pay.

    Cons

    I don't want to cite things as cons. But I certainly do have a few points to share with the management.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kira Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Culture Growing Company Competitive Salaries Openminded leadership Transparency Work-life balance Work from home options available

    Cons

    Nothing I have come across so far.

    Kira Systems Response

    June 6, 2018Director of Talent Acquisition

    Hi there, thanks for posting this review. We appreciate the feedback and are happy to pass along your thoughts to the leadership team.

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Amazing learning experience and opportunity for personal growth"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kira Systems part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - There isn't a culture of bureaucracy and instead, atmosphere is relaxed and ideas are welcome (good ideas are quickly implemented) and you really get out what you put in - Nurturing learning experience especially for interns and students (note: co-op developers are well taken care of) - Really cool startup-esque amenities for a mid-sized company: ping pong, gymnast rings, wall-climbing hangboard, etc. - Robust foundation and leadership that you know Kira's in it for the long run

    Cons

    - As with the nature of the business, you really have to have personal motivation as no employee is going to be micromanaged

    Kira Systems Response

    June 6, 2018Director of Talent Acquisition

    Hi there, thanks for posting this review. It's true: self-motivation is key as this is a high-trust environment. However, this allows for us to provide benefits like our flexible vacation policy. Don't forget, you are always welcome to speak with your manager if you need some direction and guidance. We want to make sure we support your growth.

  10. Helpful (7)

    "Full time employee"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Kira Systems full-time

    Pros

    -downtown toronto location -macbook -standing desks available

    Cons

    -rundown building -too much changing -lack of structure

    Kira Systems Response

    February 13, 2018Director of Talent Acquisition

    Hi there. We understand that change is a difficult thing but we are hoping to move in a direction where things are better for everyone. Much of the change you experienced is due to our rapid growth. Also, just so you know we have plans to address our current office situation.

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