Kainos Reviews

Updated Oct 18, 2021

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4.3
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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 1 year

      Meaningful work, people oriented, good work life balance

      Oct 18, 2021 - Current Employee in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working hours Remote as much as I want (you can go to office if you wish) Shares Incentive Plan (get shares annually free!) 35 days holiday per annum Agile Culture Awesome colleagues Awesome tech Learning a lot! Very strong public and private sector client portfolio (from MoJ to HelloFresh) Relevant and purposeful projects that impacts communities around us You choose your tech to work with! Home office furniture allowance! Fast growing company Pays out bonus every year (5 years in the row) 2 Promotion rounds a year (for the ambitious)

      Cons

      Salaries could be addressed to match the current market conditions and the economy! Free Bupa for all! Bonus only for Senior Management! All work hard despite seniority!

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company and colleagues

      Oct 16, 2021 - Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly environment and colleagues. Forward thinking organization.

      Cons

      Limited benefits need to improve on this.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Best company culture

      Oct 12, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company to work for, amazing culture and a brilliant leadership team.

      Cons

      Salaries need to be reviewed

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      amazing company

      Oct 11, 2021 - Business Development Manager in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      totally staff focused - more than anyone i have worked with before

      Cons

      quite tactical rather than strategic in focus

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Company

      Oct 11, 2021 - Trainee Software Engineer in Gdańsk
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Great people -Employee is given a lot of trust -Flexibility with time management

      Cons

      -Salary could be more competetive but hopefuly it will change in the near future

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company with a few areas of improvement needed

      Oct 5, 2021 - Workday Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working hours that promote a healthy work-life balance. Supportive management and friendly engaging colleagues. Suitable equipment provided for the job. Clear communication from Senior Management/ Executives.

      Cons

      Progression paths and development plans are not well structured; it's very complex to progress and/or move into a new role in the business. The salary for Associate/ Senior Associate level is significantly under the market rate (when compared to competitors) and the salary bands between Senior Associate and Consultant level have a major void between them. The benefits are generous but there could be more to offer e.g. re-introducing share incentives for employees OR the 'Skills for Me' offering. The above two points need to be worked on as a number of colleagues have left the business because either A) It's easier to move to a new company than it is to move internally, B) Other companies/ competitors are offering enticing salaries that Kainos DO NOT compete with. Across the last year, the culture has shifted significantly. The lack of being in the office and having work events e.g. 'Pay Day Drinks', Christmas do's, Summer BBQ etc. has slightly taken away the united feeling of the team. The company have multiple Diversity and Inclusion networks throughout the company. However, I feel that more could be done to keep employees up-to-date about the goings on of each community and how they can get involved; more internal promotion is needed.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      It’s ok

      Sep 29, 2021 - IT Engineer 
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      Pros

      - Flexible working - Competitive salary - Some really good people

      Cons

      - Not particularly interesting work - Pockets of toxicity across the business - Some terrible people

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Support through the Pandemic

      Sep 27, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Various Health and Wellbeing iniatives No rush to force people back to the office

      Cons

      Massive workload. Some Leaders have unrealistic expectations

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    9. 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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    10. 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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