Kainos Reviews

Updated Jan 17, 2022

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4.2
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Kainos Managing Director Brendan Mooney
Brendan Mooney
176 Ratings
Pros
  • "Knowledge was first class in kainos(in 37 reviews)

  • "Flexible working hours that promote a healthy work-life balance(in 20 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Absolutely none - very happy in Kainos(in 31 reviews)

  • "The back-office teams in Belfast are hugely under-resourced and therefore disorganised(in 15 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Project Manager

      Jun 24, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent benefits Flexible working arrangements Top quality, talented staff

      Cons

      Some travel may be required, depending on location

      1 person found this review helpful

      Kainos Response

      Managing Director

      Thanks for posting your comments. (I like your brief style of feedback!) Brendan

    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Best

      Aug 20, 2021 - Oracle Consultant in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent Support Great response Good management Core values

      Cons

      No cons as of my experience

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      Mar 20, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Growing company , good offerings, good people

      Cons

      Getting more corporate and attracting more corporate types

      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Not a long term option but a stepping stone

      Nov 3, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Paid vacation leave and sick leave. Vhi medical insurance. Fruit and tea/coffee in home office. Opportunities to work on customer sites. Laptop and laptop bag provided. Opportunities to go on certified training courses. Christmas parties.

      Cons

      Role was made redundant. Ultimately the best career advice and mentoring came from clients on customer site rather than assigned "career coaches". Wasn't supported to move to other business units or change roles. Promotion/career advancement seemed unclear for regular staff who weren't company favourites.

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      Kainos Response

      Managing Director

      Thanks very much for taking the time to provide the feedback. I like the reference to 'the laptop bag' being a 'pro' - it made me smile, which I guess was the intention! In terms of promotions and career advancement I thought that it was transparent - in the first 9 months of this year 160 people have been promoted (I don't have the exact figure for those that were unsuccessful in promotion - I'm guessing no more than 20-30 people). There are regular calls for promotion recommendations - the recommendation can be made by virtually anybody in the company although it is usually from someone's career coach or their day-to-day manager. There are clear and published criteria against which people are assessed on their ability to successfully undertake the next career level. The promotion process is also supported by the career development activity - which includes a formal, documented career, talent and performance review every six months. So while this feels pretty comprehensive, it may be that it did not work perfectly for you - if that is the case, please accept my apologies. Thanks again for providing the feedback. Best wishes, Brendan

    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Excellent company in which to build a career

      Sep 26, 2013 - Architect in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great opportunities exist for all delivery staff, enabling rapid progression from entry level positions to a varied range of roles across many industries and geographies. Very professional in dealings with customers and well respected and commended by clients. If you have a good idea, you can take it to management and it can be implemented. People are typically excellent, best I've seen in any organisation. Workplace maintains a friendly, helpful atmosphere. Lots of support around training. If you are good at what you do, that will be recognised, and you will do well. Management are approachable and listen to staff and communication flows both ways.

      Cons

      At times, internal admin functions are HQ-centric, slow to react, and lowest cost wins, despite the employee inconvenience or long-term aims of the company. Not sufficient diversification in projects across industries and locations for all staff at and all levels. On occasion, different BUs within the organisation work for their own good, rather than for the advancement of the company.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Company

      Jan 12, 2022 - Test Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great leadership, work-life balance and support

      Cons

      Awful recruitment process and team

      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Place to be

      Jan 13, 2022 - Test Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - The people - The work ethic - Managers - Executive Team - Flexibility You're made to feel valued and not a number.

      Cons

      - No bonus plan for junior members (However, this is minor as the other benefits offered partially compensate in other areas).

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Plenty of opportunities to grow

      Jan 13, 2022 - Vice President in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Variety of opportunities Genuine support for people to grow Company is growing consistently

      Cons

      Busy environment with growth trajectory

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Fun, challenging, good pay, great office, all positive so far

      Jan 12, 2022 - Senior Software Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun Challenging Competitive pay Great office Great culture for learning All positive so far

      Cons

      None yet, but I'll update if anything comes up

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Work-Life Balance in UK

      Jan 12, 2022 - Workday Financial Consultant in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work from home/remote Flexible working hours Great people and management team Healthy company culture Team work Good internal promotions opportunities

      Cons

      None that comes to mind

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