Kiva Systems

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2 people found this helpful  

A good Experience

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  North Reading, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Reading, MA

Pros

Good benefits, smart people, and an exciting compay

Cons

Short sighted planning, company needs to refocus its efforts to keep employees happy and productive

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Create a better work life balance for its employees

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Kiva Systems

  1.  

    Challenging, dealing with high growth issues

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  North Reading, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Reading, MA

    Pros

    dealing with high growth issues

    Cons

    FInding qualified engineers to bring into Kiva is difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing forward hard towards IPO, while the opportunity is available.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    They value management not employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Reading, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Reading, MA

    Pros

    It is a very tangible product which will make you feel cool when describing it to your friends. It is still very much a start up so your job should not be boring.

    Cons

    It still very much a start up so I still have friends working 70 hour work weeks. Management takes credit for individual efforts leading to very top heavy compensation. If you do choose to work there negotiate in advance because hard work will not get you a raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward hard work with compensation and stop sending software engineering jobs overseas because it does not save money. You count on you employees to do what is right so make them feel that they can count on management to do what is right.

    Disapproves of CEO
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