Kainos Delivery Manager Reviews

Updated Jun 16, 2021

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  1. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good company, rubbish pension

    Jun 16, 2021 - Delivery Manager in London, England
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    Pros

    Salaries about average Excellent CEO Good career development

    Cons

    Pension is match up to 4.5%.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    company focused on employees

    Jan 7, 2021 - Delivery Manager 
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    Pros

    work life balance is encouraged, great leadership, decisions transparency, stock options

    Cons

    salary could be more competitive

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  3. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Not the Best place to work despite industry awards

    Aug 18, 2020 - Delivery Manager 
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    Pros

    training allocated to all staff annually close to public transport shares and health cover for most staff (after qualifying period)

    Cons

    From the very top-down, there is an issue with trust between the management and staff. Huge problem. This leads to a blame culture, managers micro-managing their teams, everyone focussed on covered their back instead of what they should be focussed on. Another huge issue- there is no organisational clarity. Never seen org chart entire time I was there. No-one knows anything about org structure.. There is no articulated strategy. I never heard the company strategy discussed ever. Communication is very limited. Only company updates we had were quarterly financial performance updates, or the annual kickoff companywide update. This is lacking. Clearly, remote working through COVID will be a real challenge for Kainos primarily due to lack of trust in employees, with immature managers valuing hours worked over outputs achieved. CEO and senior management are largely focussed on graduates and long term (10-15yrs+) employees. This is problematic as the majority of staff fall outside this focus group. Obviously the salary review process is ineffective as is it not based on merit, rather who you know which becomes all too clear after 12 -18 months in the role. There is a distinct lack of diversity, again this comes from the top with senior management almost exclusively over 40yr old white males from Belfast. Although diversity is recognised as an issue at Kainos, nothing has been done.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    No company is perfect, but Kainos is the closest thing I’ve seen

    Jan 19, 2020 - Delivery Manager 
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    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits (including free shares, which are looking seriously lucrative at the min), progressive senior management team, seem to genuinely care about the workforce, free payday drinks, free fruit, free breakfast, a leader in Agile development and delivery, a shining light in Workday, starting to come into their own in Cloud too

    Cons

    Head office is incredibly dated (although plans in motion to move), work happiness can depend on what you’re working on, travel is usually required to get the best opportunities, in the rush to move to Agile some traditional consultants and managers have been left behind by the leadership

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Comfortably the best place I’ve worked in to date

    Dec 17, 2017 - Delivery Manager in Belfast, Northern Ireland
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    Pros

    The people are what make this firm and is something the senior management are acutely aware of. They really focus on what the person wants to do and will assist them in their personal and professional goals where they generally align. You will never hear people being referred to as “resources” - they are “people” or “team mates” - I really like this. Everyone’s opinion matters and will be listened to despite the firm being over 1k people in size. I that the Senior Team seem to know everyone by their first name. The CEO makes a point of coming and introducing himself to every new start. The work is varied - there is huge range of projects on the go of varying complexities and sizes. You can get involved in work that interests you fairly quickly - if a project doesn’t float your boat you can usually find one that does. There is a big emphasis on work life balance - 3 days on client site is not uncommon. With the potential for week on week off working sometimes happening but this more often depends on the client’s appetite. Flexible working policy is also available. Some roles can be solely locally based and this is always made clear to you if your role is a traveling one or not. The place has a feeling of a family run business but with a truly global reach. Everyone just gets on along well and want to do a good job. My manager is really supportive of me and my career but this appears to run all the way to the top. Some of the reviews talk about a hierarchy, yes there are titles but these are just titles and I’ve not experienced or witnessed any hierarchical culture - No “do what I saw because” Operates a no blame culture. Good emphasis on training and investment in people. The salary and benefits package is reasonable - who wouldn’t want more! I feel it is reflective generally for the work and location.

    Cons

    Kainos continues to grow quickly and to grow quickly the senior team will have to start letting go of certain areas to allow the business to grow. I think there are inroads happening in this space but that usually means there will be the odd mistake. Hopefully the focus remains on the people.

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