Kainos Employee Reviews about "flexible working"

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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 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

      1 person found this review helpful

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

    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good company ethos

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

      Flexible working hours, good company culture

      Cons

      Low compensation, restricted travel, not many benefits

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    3. 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, Northern Ireland
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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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      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Room for a lot of improvement

      Sep 25, 2019 - Senior PMO Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland
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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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      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 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, Northern Ireland
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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
    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Company

      Mar 2, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly people Flexible working Opportunities to relocate Career coach Working with big companies

      Cons

      Constant changes in the management

      3 people found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Strongly recommend and one of the best

      Sep 23, 2018 - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland
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      Pros

      Strong sense of belonging. Fresh Fruit, cereal and Tea/Coffee provided. Flexible working. Management is very good and generally looks out for the staff and customers. Variety of technology used, meaning a better opportunity to learn more. Ability to side-step roles within the company. Travel opportunity if required. Can self-promote to Senior Engineer Level. CEO is brilliant and keeps everyone up to date. Would strongly recommend to anyone and have to friends who have joined and thought the same :)

      Cons

      None that I have come across.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Best Company To Work For !!

      Feb 21, 2018 - Senior Test Automation Engineer in London, England, England
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      Pros

      No doubt Kainos is the best company to work for in many aspects as mentioned below and I personally enjoyed my time here : - Employee friendly, policies are very good - Managers are very good and very supportive - Benefits are excellent, you will love it and far better than other company's in London, UK - Flexible working hours and work from home facility - Excellent projects and impressive client base - People here are very supportive and easily reachable. Very transparent and if required you can reach out to anybody in the company - Frequent team outing and drinks - Monthly pay day drinks- company sponsored - If you are travelling everything will be taken care by company - Sponsored trainings and frequent in-house trainings arranged. Also you can ask for external trainings and it will be approved if you can showcase the benefits out of it. There are many more ...

      Cons

      You might have to travel if from your base location depending on projects availability.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Comfortably the best place I’ve worked in to date

      Dec 17, 2017 - Delivery Manager in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland
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      Pros

      The people are what make this firm and is something the senior management are acutely aware of. They really focus on what the person wants to do and will assist them in their personal and professional goals where they generally align. You will never hear people being referred to as “resources” - they are “people” or “team mates” - I really like this. Everyone’s opinion matters and will be listened to despite the firm being over 1k people in size. I that the Senior Team seem to know everyone by their first name. The CEO makes a point of coming and introducing himself to every new start. The work is varied - there is huge range of projects on the go of varying complexities and sizes. You can get involved in work that interests you fairly quickly - if a project doesn’t float your boat you can usually find one that does. There is a big emphasis on work life balance - 3 days on client site is not uncommon. With the potential for week on week off working sometimes happening but this more often depends on the client’s appetite. Flexible working policy is also available. Some roles can be solely locally based and this is always made clear to you if your role is a traveling one or not. The place has a feeling of a family run business but with a truly global reach. Everyone just gets on along well and want to do a good job. My manager is really supportive of me and my career but this appears to run all the way to the top. Some of the reviews talk about a hierarchy, yes there are titles but these are just titles and I’ve not experienced or witnessed any hierarchical culture - No “do what I saw because” Operates a no blame culture. Good emphasis on training and investment in people. The salary and benefits package is reasonable - who wouldn’t want more! I feel it is reflective generally for the work and location.

      Cons

      Kainos continues to grow quickly and to grow quickly the senior team will have to start letting go of certain areas to allow the business to grow. I think there are inroads happening in this space but that usually means there will be the odd mistake. Hopefully the focus remains on the people.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Fantastic team, good for learning

      Sep 1, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - great team helping each other - flexible working hours, easy to take annual leave, "social" company - good background for people beginning their adventure with IT profession - you are free to express your ideas - possibility to learn on external courses - easy to contact with management - visible salary range for every band

      Cons

      - no clear path to be promoted - paradox of raising salary ranges every year for new people and at the same time small salary raises for people who are already working - so new people in your team who will be tought by you can get after half year similar or even bigger salary, than you have after 2-3 years of service, although you are more experienced

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      8 people found this review helpful
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