Kainos Reviews

Updated Sep 21, 2021

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4.3
84%
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Kainos Managing Director Brendan Mooney (no image)
Brendan Mooney
165 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great place to work overall with great people who are understanding of personal circumstances(in 17 reviews)

  • "Flexible working hours, good company culture(in 16 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "The back-office teams in Belfast are hugely under-resourced and therefore disorganised(in 16 reviews)

  • "Has grown quickly and is experiencing growing pains in Corporate teams/processes and communication but these are recognised and they plan to fix these(in 10 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 - 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

      Supportive employer

      Sep 21, 2021 - Head of Corporate Development in Manchester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People focused, large opportunities, small co feel, growing rapidly

      Cons

      Growing rapidly is not for all.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great Company to work for

      Sep 8, 2021 - Project Manager in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Culture, People and Work make it an easy place to work in

      Cons

      Perhaps a bit more diversity at senior management level.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Good Company who really cares about their people

      Aug 30, 2021 - People Manager in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Exciting 2025 strategy for growth - Gift shares annually to ALL employees - Good benefits - private healthcare, Skills for me (£250), wellbeing support - Really talented, high quality people - the best I have worked with in my career! - Superb range of training available - skills, technical and personal development - great elearning apps - Flexible working hours - Nice workspaces - Culture of helping and caring for people yet achievement focused

      Cons

      - Pay is not the highest in the market but the shares make up for it. - Not a diverse community but Senior Mgt recognises this are working on it.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Huge opportunities and great support networks

      Aug 27, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People are willing to help each other Lots of smart people Huge variety of work, with lots of challenge across loads of technologies

      Cons

      There's always more work than time, it takes proactive effort to make sure that this is balanced.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company to work at

      Aug 26, 2021 - Trainee Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Strong focus on employees wellbeing

      Cons

      Nothing so far - pay is good but there are some higher paid grad schemes

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