Keane

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2.8 267 reviews

66% Approve of the CEO

Keane President & CEO John McCain

John McCain

(83 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Onsite opportunity is good if employee stays more than 3 years (in 17 reviews)

  • Flexible, excellent work/life balance, opportunities for growth and advancement (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance, too many critical functions offshored (in 9 reviews)

  • No career growth(expect onsite opportunity that too depends on purely luck) (in 9 reviews)

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    What a mess

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWill receive your pay check on time.

    ConsManagement has no clue other than counting the dollars..People are just headcount, clients are just cash cows. Have been pretty good at fooling the Japanese bosses, just by managing up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSell the company to someone else, spare the clients and employees...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Does not give any advance notice when contract is ended early.

    Testing Coordinator (Former Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsCompany leaves you alone if your not making waves. Do your job and your left alone.

    ConsRelocated for an 18 month contract and it ended in 7. No advance notice. Took a big loss ending my lease early.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to have better communication with employees in regards to client issues.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor moral post sale

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Wayne, PA

    ProsPrior to the purchase of Keane by a VC firm they were a very positive company to work for. They were very supportive of their employees and strived to provide the best service for their clients.

    ConsUpon purchase of Keane by a firm in NY backed by a VC the company quickly slid into a downward spiral. The new leadership group will walk over anyone that thinks outside the tiny box of profit. Employees are just a verbal in the wheel of this company, they have no issue burning out the employees. Moral is horrible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeave the company, you don't have a clue what you are doing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stratefy of the quarter dominated everyone's mindset.

    Consultant (Former Employee) McLean, VA

    ProsThere was alot of turnover, so you always knew someone to connect with outside the company. Mo one planned on staying longer than the current project.

    ConsThe upper management was always turning over. The Caritor personnel hated the old Keane employees. Don't know what has happened since it was sold again.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Keane work env/planning/treatment of employees is pathetic

    Senior Principal Consultant (Former Employee) Jersey City, NJ

    ProsMultiple clients. Offshore /Onshore model gives good exposure to working with large teams and handling complex time sensitive issues.

    ConsPoor Compensation. Long Work hours. No empathy/guidance from senior management towards day to day work assignment or long term career assessment. Rampant nepotism.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGiven the number of hours employees spent at work at client site, should be better compensated. Should have feedback channel. Higher management should be actively appraised and made sensitive to day to day employees issues and redressal.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A bumpy ride after purchase by Caritor

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsWe had a large series of strategic projects for a well-known financial services company. These were challenging and I am proud of the work we did. The system we designed was (eventually) successfully implemented.

    I worked for a small group that had some very talented people in it (who were brought in from a small shop).

    The culture of our group was very friendly and collegial.

    I was happy with the pay.

    ConsAfter the acquisition by Caritor almost all of my colleagues left. The office was literally half-empty.

    The company seemed to be desperately going after new business, trying to drive up revenue. There seemed to be nothing of value left for me to do there, so as soon as I found an attractive exit, I took it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on value to clients rather than chasing billable hours.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Part of BearingPoint, Had No Place To Go In Keane

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood work/life balance, relaxed environment

    Cons- Changes to strategic direction are not communicated down the line, esp after Mani left as CEO in 2009
    - Retraining or repurposing skillsets does not take place

    Advice to Senior ManagementSupport new business initiatives even if they may take the practice out of the core/ comfort zone

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Salaries at Keane

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsThey provide a 401k and you get dental and health insurance. Pay checks are timely and managers are very professional.

    ConsKeane underpays their IT Staff. You will never get that big raise while working at Keane. On average I have received a 1% increase each year. When I was promoted, I received a 4% increase. Does that sound like a company you would want to work for?

    Advice to Senior ManagementIn order to keep your employees, you need to pay them an adequate salary. Your consultants are your most valuable asset, so pay them better.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Be very careful - many promises not met, get your money upfront and don't expect a raise.

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Groton, CT

    ProsAccess to training such as SkillPort
    Depending on the area of the country there are some good regional offices, my experience does not mesh with what I know some others have experienced, so talk to people in your area to determine if yours is a good office.

    ConsThey do not follow through on their financial commitments, and when you take on a higher bill rate with more responsibility they tell you that you are salaried and do not get an increase other than at normal cycles. Even at those normal cycles you will get little, if anything.
    I was also incredibly discouraged by their lack of development opportunities. We had to band together on our own, without their assistance to create a community at the client location where we could share information.
    They sell the idea of their "bench" as a benefit, but they do no proactively search for positions when there are many staff coming off assignment (not sure of the cause, maybe understaffed in that area) but if you aren't constantly calling them to make sure your name is at the top of the list then you will likely end up being laid off after a few weeks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to appreciate your employees, they are your commodity.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Keane for off-shore operations. It's now an Indian company with no commitment to existing clients or employees

    Principal Consultant (Former Employee) New London, CT

    ProsCommitment to placing an employee in a new position when current contract expired. Would bridge the time gap between assignments by putting you 'on the bench'. Salary and benefits continued, while a new assignment was found. Gave management incentive to place people, made employee feel secure and gave an opportunity to take advantage of online learning to sharpen and update your skill set.

    ConsCompany changed when it was acquired by Caritor Inc. an Indian company using Keane as an on-shore face only. Don't care about consultants and don't try to hide it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to the roots of what made Keane a great place to work....Job security, Professional Mangers who maintained contact and communication with consultants.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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