Kadix Systems

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Kadix Systems Reviews

Updated May 28, 2014
Updated May 28, 2014
8 Reviews
3.6
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Wonderful place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Office Coordinator in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Benefits were okay as well. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Time management is not stressed enough.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company, but around no more

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Left you alone to do good work for the client

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward mobility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend a little more on employees, try not to be so cheap (e.g. Christmas party was during the day so you couldn't bring a spouse and they went cheap on it)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Tries to be a "niche" consulting company, but fails

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Kadix Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Seemingly friendly and capable people. Above-average salaries for similar consulting positions in the area.

    Cons

    The projects are boring. You spend time at the client site, which had horrible working conditions. The benefits were awful, and employees constantly use the "underdog" status when subcontracting with larger consulting companies. In the end, the projects that I were on billed the client for my time, but never really offered any solutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask how your consultants are being treated, and pay attention to them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place initially but on a steep decline

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Kadix Systems

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, access to senior leadership initally, flexibility

    Cons

    Poor knowledge management, subjective review process, company acquired by a less diverse/larger/older company, poor communications, very little new opportunities, less ability to move to different projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more often, be honest with employees we can take it.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Once great, showing signs of decline

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Kadix Systems

    Pros

    Most of the benefits of a boutique firm (access to Execs, upward mobility)
    Some benefits of the larger firm (decent training budgets, decent backend systems)
    Was once a great place to work (see Cons)
    Most of the Execs are great people to work for, they are kind, have integrity, extremely compentent
    Work/life balance is still very good for most people, especially compared to our competitors

    Cons

    There is a widespread sense that DRC (owner of Kadix) is not managing it well
    DRC's IT support seems to be terribly inadequate, they've botched several people's laptop migrations
    There are some archaic processes that do not make sense (expense reports)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix IT support problems
    Minimize bureaucratic hurdles (have to streamline expense reporting)

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Worth looking into.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Kadix Systems

    Pros

    Excellent carreer advancement plan; strong HR dept., encourage project shift within the company after 1 year for new experiences; are successful in winning new contracts; assists/encourage employees to earn certifications

    Cons

    None have been noted thus far.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue skip level meetings with senior management.

    Recommends
  8.  

    An excellent place to work with good people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Associate in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Technical Associate in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Kadix Systems

    Pros

    They treat employees well and have a very clear advancement program listing exactly what you must do for each promotion. They have average company events consisting mostly of free drinks and food nearby twice a year. Senior management appreciates good work and promotes people freely, giving bonuses and recognition for outstanding effort.

    Cons

    As a contractor, they will sometimes not have meaningful work for you and you will not gain skill and be bored for possibly months at a time. This can be frustrating and lead to departures. You may also be required to work at locations that are not acceptable to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sure to keep unfulfilled employees happier during down times between projects.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Consistently declining - lacking some of the initial attractive qualities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Kadix Systems

    Pros

    Work/Life balance is one of the company's main strengths. The work hours are very decent and most projects are flexible enough to allow time-off for personal things and vacation as needed. The company encourages training and supports employees' desires to obtain and maintain various certifiations, especially the PMP. Originally, leadership encouraged feedback and had an "open-door" policy when the company was smaller. The culture is changing as it grows and this is has not necessarily been the same environment.

    Cons

    The acquisition of the company by DRC has not necessarily been a smooth transition. There have been constant technical problems (laptops issues, VPN access, webmail) and unclear guidance as to who to contact and how to resolve certain issues. Morale seems to be decreasing and there is a feeling of uncertainty about what the next opportunity/role will be and how it fits into one's career goals. It's hard to determine how promotion decisions are made, as the process seems to be arbitrary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really listen to the information collected in the employee satisfaction surveys and try to make some improvements.
    Improve on the internal processes and make them more efficient. Help the employees understand the new rules and how things work. Leadership should have answers to some basic questions.
    Provide better communciation (on all levels and with everything).
    Encourage and promote rewarding & recognizing employees for great work.

    No opinion of CEO

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