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cool kids club

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Former Employee - Applications Specialist in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Applications Specialist in Chicago, IL

I worked at kCura full-time (more than an year)

Pros

A true technology company. kCura knows what it takes to handle the day to day of running a tech company. They never skimp on technology and they give you the tools that you need to do your job. Incredibly talented staff. They spare no expense in getting top talent.

Cons

Very cliquey. If you're not in the inner circle, you'll get left behind. The party mentality does create a culture clash for those who have outgrown the frat boy lifestyle. You must drink the KoolAid to get ahead at this place.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Separate work performance from social status. Give everyone a fair shot.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    High paced, talented, youthful, fun company. Bring your 'A' game.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at kCura full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Incredibly talented group of people. Great culture. Work hard, play hard. Collaborative feel throughout the company. Excellent training budget and programs offered to all employees. Health care benefits getting better over the years. Cool end of the year holiday break. Highly productive environment. No place to hide for poor performers...which is a very refreshing change from most companies. The core values provide a nice blueprint on how to be successful at kCura. CEO is a charismatic leader and is passionate about the company and the product....perhaps sometimes to a fault.

    Cons

    Company finally instituted work from home policy but still fairly restrictive. Tremendous emphasis placed on co-location. Internal tools for defect tracking, agile development, and HR systems are lacking as they are stubbornly built on top of the proprietary and ill-fitted eDiscovery software. At times it feels like we're all on a hamster wheel, never really taking a breather. I hope all these talented people don't burn out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your chain of command. Hopefully you've hired and trained the right people to do the job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Not so great

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at kCura full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nothing really.. one good architect
    Descent paid time off (14 days a year if i recall correctly)

    Cons

    Poor code quality will make your work a living hell
    Long hours and ridiculous deadlines
    Hire fresh-out-of-college undergrads who don't know how to code properly
    No opportunities for personal growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The code base is so rotten.
    It's time to write the software from scratch or you will not last long

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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