Kainos Employee Reviews about "flexible working"

Updated Oct 18, 2021

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  • "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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      Managing Director

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

    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Meaningful work, people oriented, good work life balance

      Oct 18, 2021 - Current Employee in London, 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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    3. 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
      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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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee

      It’s ok

      Sep 29, 2021 - IT Engineer 
      Recommend
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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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    5. 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
      Recommend
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      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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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      A lovely company to work for with genuinely caring and fun people.

      Mar 29, 2021 - Associate in Belfast, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The overall culture is a fair and progressive one. Employees are treated as humans. The employee share scheme is a great initiative and sets an example for other organizations to follow. Casual dress code and flexible working hours, as well as the option to work from home makes Kainos a good employer. The impression you get is one that management genuinely does make an effort to make the company a good place to work for.

      Cons

      The company is growing and there are growth pains being felt in certain parts of the business. Some processes and systems are not adequate for the new work load and this can leave some staff with very time consuming and inefficient manual tasks. There can also be instances where the growth makes it clear that recruitment has not kept up with growth and teams can feel the pressure at times. Central/corporate employees have felt that they are treated differently to the rest of the business. Entertainment spend for these employees has noticeably been less than those in the BUs, as well as a feeling of overall lower pay and incentives compared to the other BUs, such as a referral payment scheme being taken away for central employees for a period of time but being kept in place for the rest of the firm. This makes central employees feel like they can , at times, be seen as purely a cost to squash and often leads to central employees leaving their roles for roles in other BUs or joining other firms.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good company ethos

      Aug 13, 2020 - Associate Software Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working hours, good company culture

      Cons

      Low compensation, restricted travel, not many benefits

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      An excellent and exciting company to work for

      Feb 19, 2020 - Associate Recruiter in Belfast, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working Everyone is approachable and friendly Great work/life balance with working hours, so long as you're in between the core hours of 10am-4pm Work nights out and team nights out It's a grown up way of working, everyone knows what they are doing and you're given freedom to be creative.

      Cons

      There aren't any cons so far

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Room for a lot of improvement

      Sep 25, 2019 - Senior PMO Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits Flexible working Most people are supportive

      Cons

      Poor salary in comparison to other technology companies in the same location

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      not equal employer - wants monkeys who follow blindly the 'orders'

      Aug 24, 2019 - Irrelevant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      flexible working - inclusive of working from home which is more encourage when you are sick - do not agree with working form home when you not fit to work at all

      Cons

      unhealthy working environment - secretive and discriminating and it comes from the top, 'friends club', lacking transparency in every people process, double standards applies - different rules for different employees, rules are made on the go Company wants young inexperienced people who are easy to manipulate and manage. if you have your own minds and can think independently you will never fit working standards are low in some departments more than others the Company has great opinion on the job market, but my experience is completely different - just the opposite lack of knowledge and ignorance is a excuse for doing things wrong, but the worst is choice being made not to fix it... good guys are pushed out, its easier than deal with inability to do right things. the morale are so down for most employees, that is not even anymore worth talking to managers Absolutely nothing is being done, just an opposite. if you are honest you better keep quiet if you have nowhere to go to.... The honestly is not welcomed and teh constructive feedback is being silenced before goes higher in hierarchy. Department I worked in was very discriminating and secretive to ensure people are not aware of Company knowingly doing things wrong. Only man are considered as specialists - woman must prove herself, and often even that the attitude or approach does not change.... this is probably one of the most unequal employers I have ever worked for.

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      16 people found this review helpful
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