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A unique and positive place to work

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

I have been working at Kenexa full-time

Pros

Kenexa expounds 10 principles by which they hope their employees will conduct their work, including making friends (at work), improving lives and having fun. And they pretty much actually run the company by them! And the CEO, Rudy, (as do most of his management team) actually takes the time to thoughtfully respond to emails and requests for conversations. I work at the Waltham MA offices. While the place works hard, there is genuine concern for families and a willingness to be flexible. Kudos to senior management.

Cons

I guess the biggest con is that, for the work it asks people to do, Kenexa tends to underpay its work force and understaff its organizations. This coupled with the respect and flexibilty it extends to the employees has led to a workforce that is very competent, really nice people, puts in long hours (in the office or from home) but is not highly ambitous. So, the technology side of the house is no 1990s dot com. Good or bad?... you decide.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

As the company grows, double down on maintaining the 10 principles. Share more stock with the employees. Bring the pay scale up to industry norms.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Kenexa

  1.  

    Great employee-oriented place to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Kenexa full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flex time,friendly collaborative personal and s/w development environment

    Cons

    Disparate, competing products, which could have you wonder where your own product is going

    Recommends
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Lacks the human element

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director  in  Wayne, PA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Wayne, PA

    I worked at Kenexa full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There are no pros at all.

    Cons

    A computer decides whether an application makes the cut, not a human being.

    There is no way for this software to recognize unique skills pertinent to any job application.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your HR department to go through the resumes instead of a computer. After all, isn't this why you hired someone to work in HR?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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