Kronos Incorporated

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Close family, evolving management

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Current Employee - Project Management in Irvine, CA
Current Employee - Project Management in Irvine, CA

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

Pros

Software 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.

Cons

Being 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 ManagementAdvice

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company that has changed dramatically over the years

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA

    I worked at Kronos Incorporated full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Aron Ain is charismatic and caring, and the product is solely needed in the marketplace. There have been many opportunities over the years to get to the next level, and the company and development organization has succeeded in many cases. They pay very very well (or have done so in the past), so keep you there via golden handcuffs. I think that the company will continue to do well for some time, if you can stomach the current management and the culture. New employees who've known worse love this.

    Cons

    Bain Capital came in over two successive years and gave upper management direction that was accepted without sufficient questioning. The company had a great team culture where employees helped each other succeed for many years. After 'operational' improvements instigated by Bain findings, where a good profit was not enough - they had to get a great profit - layoffs and outsourcing began in earnest. Highly political upper management replacements were made across the organization, especially in Dev and Products, adding individuals who 'managed up' the organizational chain w/out the balance of looking out for the employees under them. Good people who cared started leaving in droves, and it was merely seen as natural evolution, and getting rid of old baggage. Communications changed and the culture evolved to 'individuals out for themselves' - no longer a team effort. And I can't believe that Kronos is still being voted one of the top companies to work for. What has changed in the world that this type of culture is touted as one of the best?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A company's main value proposition is its employees. Aron knew that in the beginning, but someone, he forgot. Has he gotten tired? Is the new board simply too strong for him?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    No incentive to improve products - Engineering does not like to hear bad news

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kronos Incorporated full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and pay and comfortable work environment

    Cons

    Highly political, siloed organizations, arrogance, no incentive or will to improve products, Sr. management doesn't want to hear bad news.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to employees and hear their concerns and ideas. Pull head out of the sand and deal with problems and fix them, not delays or workarounds.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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