Kainos Reviews

Updated Sep 26, 2022

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4.2
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Kainos Managing Director Brendan Mooney
Brendan Mooney
222 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

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      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 - 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

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Not a long term option but a stepping stone

      Nov 3, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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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. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great people & training but problems

      Sep 26, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Colleagues were always friendly and happy to share knowledge and support. Lots of opportunities to train if you are not actively working on projects (in digital services at least). Bench time is spent on internal projects, not sitting around waiting.

      Cons

      Career progression requirements clear on paper but in practice interpreted very differently by different people. Lack of transparency whilst on the bench. Lack of any sort of pay transparency or competitive benefits. The culture seemed to have changed massively as the company has grown and there appeared to be a divide between colleagues based on tenure.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Growin pains

      Sep 14, 2022 - Solution Architect 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people you work with day to day

      Cons

      Growth at all costs mentality impacting culture

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Sep 8, 2022 - Test Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work culture Work from home Snacks Flexible working hours Trainings

      Cons

      Pay not upto the mark

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great culture and opportunity for growth

      Sep 3, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Impressive leadership focused on customer success. Supportive culture. Planned company growth means plenty of opportunity for development.

      Cons

      Operational infrastructure needs some development.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Kainos is a great company committed to living its values and developing its people

      Aug 8, 2022 - Customer Success Director in Belfast, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Supportive culture Clear leadership and strategy Invests in its people Good rewards package

      Cons

      Salary is not the highest but this this counteracted by the high quality benefits packages

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    Kainos has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5, based on over 337 reviews left anonymously by employees. 83% of employees would recommend working at Kainos to a friend and 87% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Kainos employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Kainos. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

    83% of Kainos employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Kainos 4.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.5 for culture and values and 4.0 for career opportunities.

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