Kainos FAQ

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2 February 2020

What is health insurance like at Kainos?

Pros

Great Perks - free shares annually to all staff - excellent healthcare packages - £250 personal skills training allowance - free fruit & cereals/excellent coffee machines/free juice and selection of teas - Social events - pay day drinks, free xmas party (amazing) and summer event Challenging work - work that really impacts the citizen - cool tech Promotion Opportunities - Twice a year - Feedback to help you improve - Invests in training and development programmes to support progression

Cons

Has grown quickly and is experiencing growing pains in Corporate teams/processes and communication but these are recognised and they plan to fix these NI office is not fit for purpose...tired and too cramped, but new office underway Inexperienced managers as the company has grown - investing through new manager programme

Advice to Management

Give staff a clear sense of purpose and direction by better communication of the company strategy

- excellent healthcare packages

2 February 2020

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2 May 2018

Does Kainos offer parental leave?

Pros

I was in Kainos for about a year, and had to leave for family and side-business reasons. Every time I look back at them, I will always feel a sense of pride that I worked at such a high quality company. My highlights at Kainos have been: - Smart people who are dynamic and down to earth - Great leaders who work hard, are very approachable and are people focused - True followers of Agile & constantly thinking of working better & smarter - Lots of work that adds value to society - Good Employee perks - The business really thinks about pursuing business that is right for its values

Cons

Take more risks as AI, Big Data & Blockchain start to take real shape

Advice to Management

Employees will come and go, but hold on to your values. Don't sell the company when the big whales make a bid lol

I was in Kainos for about a year, and had to leave for family and side-business reasons.

2 May 2018

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24 October 2018

How are the career development opportunities at Kainos?

Pros

Great place for career advancement

Cons

there can be times when you are working off-site for long periods

Great place for career advancement

24 October 2018

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23 February 2020

What kind of career opportunities exist at Kainos?

Pros

Talent management Skills and training People Career development

Cons

Lack of various projects Lots of government projects Lack of private sector projects

Career development

23 February 2020

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30 October 2019

What is the feeling of job security at Kainos?

Pros

Kainos have spent alot of time on employee welfare and small perks which make the life of some of it's employees better. Payday Drinks etc are great if that's up your street.

Cons

My personal experience of Kainos over 5 years has unfortunately just gone from bad to worse. I applied for a job online with a number of others, we were all offered the exact same position having applied for the same job, yet for some reason I was employed at a lower banding. It took me 2 years to get to the band which was the same as my colleagues, despite doing the exact same job. This is an ongoing theme in Kainos also, a number of it's long-standing employees are doing senior jobs at a lower band, I known Product Owners and Senior Consultants on 3 different banding levels, this runs right through the business into Sales & Marketing also. What this ultimately does, is give these employees an incentive to leave. For me personally, it's not amount the money, but the banding determines your career progression, so for the entire time i've been at Kainos, whilst I have learnt alot, I feel that my career has been halted somewhat. I currently don't have a Job Description and my manager has changed 3-4 times in the past 12 months, so in terms of progression it feels that i've hit a complete dead end. There are a number of people in the Business who will feel they've been forgotten about and there is certainly a black hole within Kainos which has sucked up some of it's loyal and long standing people who have been forgotten about.

Advice to Management

Banding needs to be fair, people doing the same jobs need to be on the same banding, end of story. Ensure that when people change roles, they are given an updated job description.

I currently don't have a Job Description and my manager has changed 3-4 times in the past 12 months, so in terms of progression it feels that i've hit a complete dead end.

30 October 2019

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