Keane Reviews

Updated August 2, 2014
Updated August 2, 2014
269 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Great Experience/Resume Builder

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Organizational Development Analyst  in  Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Organizational Development Analyst in Bloomington, IL

    I have been working at Keane full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working with Fortune 500 Company and gaining the education and experience was a great way to build my resume. lots of opportunity in the organizations.....if they have a stable contract with the company.

    Cons

    Your bosses really have no idea what you are doing, as you and Keane are not allowed to have any performance feedback with the company's management. So, unless you screw something up, and they hear from the company, they think you're doing ok. I had no feedback from anyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider updating those vendor contacts to include having communication on performance with consultants working in this Fortune 500 company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Luck of the draw

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Keane full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    My first assignment was a really good fit, subsequent assignments were based on my availability rather than finding a good fit.

    Cons

    Felt like I was being force fit into assignment because I was available rather that the position was a good match for my skills

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Keane is a decent IT organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Keane full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Talented Employees, Recognition, and Opportunity for Growth

    Cons

    Strategic Vision for Company, and Compensation/Benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that employee salaries and benefits are competitive and consistent amongst locations/divisions.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good IT company, more of a body shop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Keane full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is US based IT consulting company with lot of Fortune clients. They sponsor visas and green cards. Good salary (depends on the client).

    Cons

    Benches consultants when there is no project. Does not provide training while on bench. You are with your own team when on project, you will hardly be dealing with Keane.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat human resources as they deserve to be treated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not bad, not great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC

    I worked at Keane full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    very concerned about billable hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shae your vision with the employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    No work life balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Keane full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great place to build your resume.

    Cons

    No work life balance, too many critical functions offshored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better recognize key talent or kiss it goodbye when the econony improves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's a paycheck

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Keane as a contractor for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They hire very skilled people. Benefits are not bad though health insurance premiums shot up 20% this year. It's a great place if you're looking to work with a hybrid onshore/offshore model for development or QA. The mantra has generally been "get the job done for our customers, we won't micromanage you if you can produce results" and for the most part they've stuck to it. I've been fortunate to work with some great managers and expand my skillset considerably.

    Cons

    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). Upper management communication from "on high" in Boston is very poor and was even before the Caritor acquisition. The Caritor acquisition all but destroyed the company--I went 4 years without a raise even with good to excellent reviews and people were leaving in droves, especially on the sales side. Things have turned around a little bit since the acquisition by NTT Data but there's still no local office administrative support anymore, everything's been pushed out to India. Technical training and enhancement seems 100% geared toward offshore Indian staff and leaves nothing for those of us who are domestic US. Pay is a bit low for the industry from what I hear from friends at other companies. Appraisal/salary process seems to change from year to year to year and is usually arbitrary, disjointed, confusing, and never happens on time, plus raises are tiny to nonexistent because they are shifting to a quarterly bonus system where a small fraction of employees on a contract will get a small bonus. Some delivery managers are invisible or overworked because they're also expected to do work for the client instead of just handling the NTT Data employees on the account. Career opportunities internally are limited, extremely hard to find on the company website, and very hard to apply for--"mobility" typically consists of getting told "we're sending you here" when your current contract runs out and you're given the choice of accepting it or leaving the company. The management team brought in post-Caritor aren't miracle workers, but they're trying, and at least they aren't Mani.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication from your practice leads and middle management on down to those of us in the trenches, not just the occasional company email from some SVP or John telling us about a grand initiative--delivery managers and the folks right over them often seem very remote from those of us at client sites. Improve your appraisal and salary adjustment process and stick with the same one for more than one year. Improve your company internal portal (which is impossible to use) and make it easier to find and apply for internal positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Decent place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Keane full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Opportunities to work on different projects. Good learning place with exposure to different clients.

    Cons

    Senior mgmt poor. Pay is not that great. Poor onside benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees more

  10.  

    stupid co

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Keane full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    work life balance is okay

    Cons

    no hikes indesignation/pay for years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change your strategies....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Was a good place but no growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at Keane as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It was good break for me

    Found new contracts

    Good people

    Cons

    Keane was bought over by other company

    No presence in my last assignment

    No salary rise for 2 years

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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