Keane Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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  • Work life balance (depends on project too) (in 10 reviews)

  • Receive a decent paycheck and good benefits (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • salary is not as per industry standards (in 5 reviews)

  • It's very easy to feel like you're "out on an island" if you are on a client site (as I've been all 10 years I've worked for Keane/NTT Data Americas) (in 4 reviews)

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  1. What a mess

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Keane

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Will receive your pay check on time.

    Cons

    Management 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 Management

    Sell the company to someone else, spare the clients and employees...


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

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    Former Employee - Testing Coordinator in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Testing Coordinator in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Keane full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Need to have better communication with employees in regards to client issues.


  3. Poor moral post sale

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA

    I worked at Keane full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Prior 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.

    Cons

    Upon 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 Management

    Leave the company, you don't have a clue what you are doing.


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  5. Stratefy of the quarter dominated everyone's mindset.

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    Former Employee - Consultant in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Consultant in McLean, VA

    I worked at Keane

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There 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.

    Cons

    The 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.


  6. Keane work env/planning/treatment of employees is pathetic

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Keane

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Poor 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 Management

    Given 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.


  7. A bumpy ride after purchase by Caritor

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Keane

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    We 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.

    Cons

    After 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 Management

    Focus on value to clients rather than chasing billable hours.


  8. Part of BearingPoint, Had No Place To Go In Keane

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Keane

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good 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 Management

    Support new business initiatives even if they may take the practice out of the core/ comfort zone


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    Salaries at Keane

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant

    I have been working at Keane

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Keane 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 Management

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


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Groton, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Groton, CT

    I worked at Keane

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Access 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.

    Cons

    They 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 Management

    Learn to appreciate your employees, they are your commodity.


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in New London, CT
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in New London, CT

    I worked at Keane

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Commitment 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.

    Cons

    Company 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 Management

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



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