JK Group Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
30 Reviews
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  1.  

    Interesting Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JK Group full-time

    Pros

    Interesting industry with positive upside.

    Cons

    Needs help refining processes and procedrues

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    Beware All Who Enter Here

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    Former Employee - Various in Plainsboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Various in Plainsboro, NJ

    I worked at JK Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Basic mission statement is great. Remaining staff friendly. Good location.

    Cons

    Poor management. No regard for employees - only bottom line. People fired frequently - often large amounts at a time.
    I worked there over 8 years. Original owners were the best. Knew the business and cared about their employees and clients. We worked hard but it was satisfying.
    Now there is a sense of fear and uncertainty. Too many good people gone and a great company in ruins

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees and keep your word

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Sinking Ship - Stay Away

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainsboro Center, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainsboro Center, NJ

    I worked at JK Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Noble purpose. The feeling that what you are doing is benefitting people.

    Semi-flexible schedules.

    Not 24x7

    Casual attire and atmosphere

    Cons

    CTO is in way over his head. Doesn't truly understand technology and does everything he can to NOT have his name on anything so as to avoid any possible blame.

    British guy is pompus and treats everyone, even people he needs help from, like crap.

    The "old" bread-n-butter product is a hunk of junk but it needs to be remembered that it is the money maker. the "new" product is being deveopled in a waterfall-type of build methodology which has proven to be a failure with the off-shore development team. The CTO micromanages, and manages to even do that badly.

    Frequent layoffs, news of an impending sale, and reports of poor company performance have devastated morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the dead wood, even in the management ranks, and cut your losses.

    Focus some attention on making the old product better rather than developing something completely new.

    Sell the company already!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Changes

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JK Group

    Pros

    The staff is hardworking and wants success

    Cons

    work-life balance, leadership and overall office culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Mechanical Company

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good Company to work for

    Cons

    Nothing as this time for this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Hands down worst company I have ever worked for. The words "integrity,honesty and respect " are non-existent

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    Former Employee - Professional Services in Plainsboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Professional Services in Plainsboro, NJ

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

    Pros

    The only pro is no micromanagement for the most part

    Cons

    The Executive Team management team don't care about the employees. They are highly disposable. Job responsibilities will be changed without respect to the position applied for.
    Women are treated as second class citizens as seen by the Executive makeup.
    Employees are told to lie to clients on a daily basis.
    Company is in severe financial crisis.... benefits constantly being taken away from employees to support the executive team's 6 figure salary. No profits for nearly 2 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together and come up with a plan instead of just seeing how it goes. You are gambling with the livelihood of many.

    Show respect to those that run the company..... be honest and care... for Gods sake you support philanthropic ventures- at least pretend to know what that means.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stay Away

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainsboro, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainsboro, NJ

    I have been working at JK Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    CTO is unstable, new product is written poorly, old product (the real money maker) has been largely ignored, customers are leaving in droves, and the investment company (owners) want out in the worst way. British guy in management treats everyone like dirt. Company morale is in the toilet after continual layoffs, and they still manage to have problem trashy employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop writing false glassdoor reviews (CTO). Be honest with the employees and great them like people, not moronic drones, and they will go the extra distance. The more people you cut, the more pressure put on the ones that remain, and the more likely those will leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Don't Do It. The single worst job experience of my entire life.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JK Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are none. If you like working for a disorganized company this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Incompetent "Executive" Team that treats their employees like something on the bottom of their shoe. Still trying to figure out what these guys do all day. Just because one has a British accent does not translate into fooling people that you know what you are doing. This place is a joke. Clients finally waking up and smelling the coffee. Jumping ship rightfully so. Sinking fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would give advice but their arrogance wouldn't allow them to take it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sadly Disappointing

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    Former Employee - Manager in Plainsboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager in Plainsboro, NJ

    I worked at JK Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    JK Group use to be a great place to work, you would actually enjoying going there. I don't believe at this point there are any pros.

    Cons

    The company was purchased by an investment company that did not know anything about JK. They did not listen to the employees that had been there for years. One of the first things they did was cut staff. At this point there are less than half the employees then when they took over. Very sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think at this point there is not much to say. They should have listened to the employees that had been there for so long. They made major changes that just did not work. They put so much money in technology and cut funding in Customer Service and the staff that manages the accounts. JK is a sinking ship. Get out while you can.

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Falling apart

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JK Group full-time

    Pros

    Other than the senior management the people are friendly and treat each other as family. Casual dress code. Nice area.

    Cons

    25 employees just laid off today including veterans of many years. Talented employees who were not laid off, leaving anyway. More and more job functions being outsourced. Clients jumping ship left and right. Benefits have been cut. Senior management all about profits and image and clearly not much else, talk about improvement but actions speak for themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company now, cut your losses and get it over with already.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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