kCura

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3 people found this helpful  

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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    Chicago needs more tech companies like kCura

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at kCura as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The talent added over the last 18 months, specifically at the mid-to-senior leadership levels, has been very impressive. The buzz in the VC community has been loud for over three years. The flying-under-the-radar company is a refreshing change from the Groupon's of Chicago, with endless self-promotion and drama. And the core product Relativity is becoming THE name in eDiscovery, if it's not already.

    If kCura were founded and based in San Francisco, most everyone would have heard of them, and many more would be trying to get hired by them.

    Cons

    Let me think - casual dress environment, very competitive pay, free benefits for employees, 401k match, pancake breakfasts monthly, free beverages, a week off of work between Christmas and New Year's? Hmmm. Work from home is the only thing I can think of.

    I think some people need to give the mid-30's Founder/CEO a break - he's never run a company before and has been learning along the way. You try it some time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After doubling the ranks of management from 4 to 8 in two years, all of whom have gray hair and the necessary experience to help lead kCura domestically and globally, I'm excited to see what the company does next with this added firepower.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    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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