Kronos Incorporated

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Kronos Incorporated Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.2 192 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

Kronos Incorporated Chief Executive Officer Aron J. Ain

Aron J. Ain

(129 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Kronos offers and promotes great work life balance whether you're in the office or not(in 27 reviews)

  • As a solution consultant, I'm able to work from home a lot(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • This used to be OK because of the excellent work/life balance in a bad economy, but now the(in 8 reviews)

  • Some of the middle management within Engineering struggle with how to manage people(in 13 reviews)

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    Very flexible work environment.

    Technical Support Engineer (Former Employee) Tampa, FL

    ProsIf you like to telecommute, there are opportunities here. Benefits and compensation are great.

    ConsToo much outsourcing to foreign countries, IMO

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood pay and good pre sales consultants

    Consepends on the manager you get

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    Great Company but Career Ceiling for Senior Technical Leaders

    Principal Software Engineer (Former Employee) Chelmsford, MA

    ProsI worked for Kronos in the Engineering Organization for almost 15 years. The following are positive aspects of working at Kronos:

    - Recently, the Engineering Organization has been taking greater strides over the past couple of years in understanding the customer perspective when designing the product, both from a functional and performance perspective. There were times in the past where this was not the case in Engineering but I saw steady improvement in this area over the last couple of years of my tenure at Kronos.

    - Kronos compensates employees who perform. During my time at Kronos, I would work long hours especially when it came to solving customer problems and I was awarded for that hard work from a financial perspective.

    - The people who worked at Kronos were awesome, both from a technical and personal perspective. My leaving Kronos was purely a career decision. However, I would consider many of the people with whom I worked at Kronos to be friends versus just co-workers.

    - The leadership at the top is sound. Aron Ain was one of the reasons I stayed as long as I did with Kronos because he was one of the only CEOs I knew where I always thought he was sincere in what he said. He also genuinely motivated employees to go the extra yard in making Kronos successful. He was also someone who was approachable and actually knew you by name. It is in big part his leadership that has made Kronos the "Billion Dollar" company it is today. In addition, the recently hired Chief Product Officer Jim Welch has been instrumental in establishing more of a customer focus within Engineering.

    ConsThe following were some of the negative aspects of Kronos:

    - From a career perspective, I felt as though there was no place to advance as my desire was to be a technical leader versus a manager of people. While I worked very hard and delivered much to Kronos, I was never seen as someone who could be promoted to the next level. After a while, that became an impediment that factored into my leaving Kronos so I could advance from a career perspective.

    - During the last 5 years, there was more of a movement to take much of the Development work being done in Chelmsford and move it off-shore. With that movement came the dismissal of many great employees who made the product successful. This movement also resulted in some of the products suffering from a quality perspective due to the off-shore teams not coming up to speed quick enough to be independent, especially since senior resources in the US with domain knowledge were let go.

    - Some of the middle management within Engineering struggle with how to manage people. I believe it is a case of taking technical resources and putting them into management roles so they can advance in their careers. I would advise more management training to help these resources become more effective.

    - There is sometimes too much overhead and bureaucracy when going through a Development cycle. For each new Sprint, there were times where teams would meet for a full day to establish what work was to be done for the next three weeks. In some cases, there were more meetings than actual Development work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe key advice I have is to provide more growth opportunities to key technical resources, especially those who have an established track record of success. While financial compensation is great, a ceiling is eventually established where the opportunities to lead a broader part of the architecture and technical direction just are not there and I do not know why that is the case.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Engineering headquarters

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with, everyone is willing to assist with any issue you may have to help get you unblocked. Everyone is very friendly and many experts to assist and guide you.

    ConsJobs are being outsourced overseas. Company wants to make room for younger employees and lets go senior employees who have been with the company for many years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior employees know a lot of the history of how and why the product works as it does. Laying off senior employees to make room for younger employees may lead to instability of the product and have a negative affect on other senior employees wondering when it will be them who are let go.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Chelmsford, MA

    Prosgood work life balance. The work is satisfying.

    ConsI cannot really think of much. There are cons everywhere, but i think Kronos is much better than the average. I don't exactly jump out of bed with excitement every morning to go to work, but I think I'm much happier here than I'd be at many other companies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best company I have ever worked at.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent opportunities for advancement. They value their workforce and understand that it is their greatest asset, and they make a tremendous effort to acquire and retain good people.

    ConsThey were bought out several years ago by a private equity firm and the future is still a little uncertain.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore focus on delivering quality applications and solutions and having the resources that are needed to make it happen. Understand that the best and the latest and greatest are not always the same thing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome!

    Finance Intern (Current Employee) North Chelmsford, MA

    ProsAwesome people, great work/life balance, and they want you to do well. Everyone is very approachable and willing to help you learn your way around the company.

    ConsLacking diversity within the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake yourself more visible and improve your interview process.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Time

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Chelmsford, MA

    ProsGreat oppurtunities. Great pay. The company really means well and tries their best to fit your needs. They have many learning oppurtunities and extremely understanding when it comes to life/work balance.

    ConsI never felt really desired at the job and just had people telling me what to do. Most of the day was spent in my cubicle doing work. The team meant well but couldnt show it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to make the employees feel more welcomed

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Aron Ain is a terrific CEO who knows who you are and cares

    Sales Executive (Current Employee) Provo, UT

    ProsGreat Pay. Best in Breed time and attendance solution. Great startegic vision from a technology standpoint

    ConsYou are on an island, if you are not used to working from home. Cigna Benefits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPoll your sales poeple if they are interested in management from the start. if they are offer a deinfed career path.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Close family, evolving management

    Project Management (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsSoftware company with new releases regularly. In house developers. Close knit groups of consultants and management. Deep respect from and with tenured clients, strong client history in public sector scheduling. Software works great.

    ConsBeing reconditioned as part of acquisition to Kronos creating process gaps. Configurations can be extreamly complicated due to complexity of union rules with little resources to assist. Kronos doesn't understand TeleStaff and clients can tell when integrating TeleStaff to Workforce Central. Two different styles of implementation, no single point if contact for client. Accounts are larger than amount of people available to manage. Stretched very thin.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDedicated trainers greater availability of assistance. Move away from Time & Material based project management. Numbers are too much the focus.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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