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Successful company which is a pleasure to work for

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

I have been working at Kainos full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

-Very secure and growing company
-Good, exciting projects using advanced technologies
-Excellent tight-knit teams
-Very convenient city centre location(Belfast)
-Competitive salary

Cons

-Some business units have limited career growth potential
-Recommendation system for promotion at lower grades makes career progression difficult at times
-Very easy to become pigeon-holed into a specific technology/skill set
-Off-site travel requirements are often too much (being addressed with additional recruitment though)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please review the recommendation system for promotion and promote people based on standard vacancy/application processes

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Kainos Response

Sep 25, 2014Managing Director

Thanks for taking the time to provide the feedback - I found myself agreeing with the ‘Pros’ - and the ‘Cons’.

On career development, we are constantly seeking to improve. That’s the reason
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19 Other Employee Reviews for Kainos (View Most Recent)

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    Great company

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

    I have been working at Kainos full-time

    Pros

    Kainos has the advantage of feeling like you work for a small family run business while in fact being a growing company of 500+ people (and counting) which enables it to offer opportunities across lots of different types of project and business types.
    The people are exceptional - I've never worked for a company where almost everyone would go out of their way to help you if needed. The atmosphere is fun but hard working and you really have to know your stuff!

    Cons

    It's going through some growing pains trying to figure out how to manage the number of people it now has in the company and across so many different sites, which means that information doesn't flow quickly and frequently, although if you ask I've always been given a straight answer.
    The work is silo'd into business units and there isn't enough sharing of information across these divides

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Kainos Response

    Sep 25, 2014Managing Director

    Great feedback. I completely agree about the people - it’s clearly our internal view, but it’s also what our clients say as well in our satisfaction surveys.

    On your point about the information
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    Fantastic Place to Work!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

    I have been working at Kainos full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Create culture
    Great employee's - some of best and smartest people I've worked with
    All employees are given responsibility to grow and develop in the areas that they are interested in.
    Opportunities to work with latest and greatest technology
    Superb opportunities for training, aligned with your career aspirations
    Strong culture of promoting from within. Lots of opportunities if you want them.
    Loads of perks, from the simple free tea, coffee, fruit to private health insurance (after 2 yrs service)

    Fantastic Place to Work!!

    Cons

    To be honest, can think of any

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Kainos Response

    Sep 25, 2014Managing Director

    It’s great to get feedback like this - what pleases me most is that this is your view after being in Kainos over five years.

    I would point out that the free tea / coffee / fruit (and more
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