Kainos Software Engineer Reviews

Updated Oct 16, 2021

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Company

    Oct 11, 2021 - Trainee Software Engineer in Gdańsk
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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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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good company and colleagues

    Oct 16, 2021 - Software Engineer 
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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

    Great company to work at

    Aug 26, 2021 - Trainee Software Engineer 
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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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  4. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    It depends...

    Aug 1, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer 
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    Pros

    - company shares - pretty nice refer-a-friend scheme (3k pounds) - people (some of them - see cons) - employee honours program (you can get some money, cinema tickets etc. if someone nominates you)

    Cons

    - Kainos hires people for specific positions. As an engineer, you can find job offers for .Net, Java, machine learning, data engineering etc. Unfortunately, it doesn't mean that you will work on a project with your desired tech stack. Management can throw you in some random project with a technical stack that you didn't have a chance (and what is most important - you don't want) to work with. It can be especially seen when the entire team is made up of people with 0 prior experience with the project's stack. It feels like Kainos is okay with inexperienced people making software. This doesn't go along with Kainos saying that they support your career path. How can this be when you don't even have a chance to develop yourself in the direction that you have chosen and the company hired you for? It is especially frustrating when you can see a lot of job offers for X engineers and at the same time, they don't want to assign you to a project which uses X technology despite you asking them many times about it. Kainos says that you can request for a project change - that is true, but it doesn't mean that your next project will hit your desired (i.e. the one that the company hired you for) technical stack. What is more, changing the current project isn't a matter of weeks, but rather a matter of months. Sometimes they can just say to you that you have to stay until the end and there is nothing you can do with it. - Changes, changes and changes... One year I have changed the projects 4 times and they didn't ask me once if want to (none of these projects even touched my desired technical stack). - Kainos has some nice sounding company values, which unfortunately are only on paper. It can be seen especially now when the company is hiring a lot of people (which is really good - that shows that the company is growing). Kainos builds new teams with mostly new hires. It is impossible to appreciate these values and teach new hires about company practices, traditions if the majority of the team are newly hired people. It leads to situations where such teams are developing their own ways of working which do not go along with other teams standards. - In Kainos Senior Software Engineer position can mean anything. You can meet seniors who are fantastic professionals and at the same time, you can meet senior engineers who never heard of unit tests, design patterns, KISS, DRY, etc. Now imagine a team consisted of such specialists and add to it the fact that people are being thrown into projects with no prior experience with the project's technical stack. There is no way to develop yourself in such a case, to learn and to do some cool and quality software. It only leads to frustration at each step.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Excellent Company to work for

    Jul 8, 2021 - Software Engineer in Derry, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland
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    Pros

    Work/ life balance, interesting projects

    Cons

    i can honestly say i don't have any

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  6. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Not the best company

    Jun 22, 2021 - Software Developer 
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    Pros

    Cereal provided and fruit which was nice

    Cons

    Too many to put down on paper

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place to work

    Apr 29, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Gdańsk
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    Pros

    Possibility to work with highly skilled people, interesting projects, nice office

    Cons

    I really can't remember any

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee

    mostly decent people

    May 5, 2021 - Associate Software Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland
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    Pros

    good technology and experience in different areas

    Cons

    travel and some of the people

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Graduate Software Engineer

    Mar 19, 2021 - Software Engineer in Derry, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland
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    Pros

    Flexible working (on pre-covid) Excellent work life balance Excellent support and training programs

    Cons

    Can honestly say I have no cons

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Perfect environment

    Mar 9, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Athens
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    Pros

    High level of job environment

    Cons

    No negatives on this job

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