Keane Reviews in Boston, MA

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Pros
  • Onsite opportunity is good if employee stays more than 3 years (in 17 reviews)

  • Flexible, excellent work/life balance, opportunities for growth and advancement (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance, too many critical functions offshored (in 9 reviews)

  • No career growth(expect onsite opportunity that too depends on purely luck) (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Keane full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Provided opportunity for advancement and reasonable compensation

    Cons

    Outsourced half of tech team and thus eliminated a lot of positions for growth opportunities within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use outsourcing more appropriately

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    No work life balance.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Keane full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great place to build your resume.

    Cons

    No work life balance, too many critical functions offshored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better recognize key talent or kiss it goodbye when the econony improves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Miserable Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Keane

    Pros

    Wide range of benefits (but some of the premiums are higher than other companies)
    Great Parking
    A chance to work in a larger company environment

    Cons

    This company is very chaotic and disorganized. It still functions like a bunch of smaller companies. They are very reactive and fail to plan ahead.
    Pay raises are a joke and they are constantly trying to send as many jobs to India as possible. Between the high turnover and layoffs, a lot of important processes have fallen through the cracks. Employees are not treated as a valuable asset. There is really no incentive to work hard because only the higher ups will get a raise, bonus or promotion. They will still expect you to work way more than a 40 hr work week. Kiss your nights and weekends goodbye.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should value your employees more. You would be more successful with a happy & dedicated workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Keane was a good company,but cracked down after Caritor

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Accountant  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Accountant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Keane

    Pros

    1.Good chance to learn if you are a fresher.
    2.If you like travelling ,they would keep you roaming around.
    3.You can move across to different roles vertically.

    Cons

    1.Management comes and goes like a wind.
    2.No proper communication from management, everything is shady.
    3.No good compensation and benefits.
    4.No training or development of resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please retain talented resources ,as most of good ones have to leave the organisation as they dont get what they deserve

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A challenging environment to excel in.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at Keane

    Pros

    Benefits, People, Challenges, International, Valuable Experience

    Cons

    People, Challenges, Lack of Opportunities,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the employee more

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Unstable organization without a clear vision forward

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Boston, MA

    I worked at Keane

    Pros

    Good size global organization with a variety of opportunities to advance or change jobs if your current position is not a good fit.

    Cons

    Lack of focus on the long term and an apparent inability to stick with a decision. While I recognize circumstances change, the management team continued to change on decisions and go back and forth which impacted divisions to progress and instilled a lack of confidence in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership team is relatively new at Keane (less than 2 years) and while they appear to be very smart, I would encourage them to get on the same page with the company vision and mission so that those working for them have a clear plan to execute against.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A bumpy ride after purchase by Caritor

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Keane

    Pros

    We had a large series of strategic projects for a well-known financial services company. These were challenging and I am proud of the work we did. The system we designed was (eventually) successfully implemented.

    I worked for a small group that had some very talented people in it (who were brought in from a small shop).

    The culture of our group was very friendly and collegial.

    I was happy with the pay.

    Cons

    After the acquisition by Caritor almost all of my colleagues left. The office was literally half-empty.

    The company seemed to be desperately going after new business, trying to drive up revenue. There seemed to be nothing of value left for me to do there, so as soon as I found an attractive exit, I took it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on value to clients rather than chasing billable hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Poor communication, taken for granted

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate I T Coordinator  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Corporate I T Coordinator in Boston, MA

    I worked at Keane

    Pros

    Nice and professional co workers for the most part
    Decent salary & benefits
    Structured hours, no overtime required

    Cons

    Lousy communication from my manager
    Manager not interested in what I ws doing, zero recognition
    Zero career growth, zero learning opportunities, zero hope for promotion
    Company is downsizing - losing floors - depressing environment
    Witness lots of stress and grumbling, esp. from long time employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't take your lower level employess for granted
    A little attention can go along way

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Decent company, my experience was good, but not so much for others...can be much better

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Keane

    Pros

    - I had the privilege of working with some great managers
    - Promoted personal and career growth
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    Cons

    - with the new indian management the policies have changed
    - not so open any more
    - communication with the consultants onsite is weak

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please reinstitute some of the old policies and practices to bind with the employees and make them feel a part of the company. No appraisals, no town halls etc doesnt go along well with the employees

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    COULD be a great place to work...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff - Corporate  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Staff - Corporate in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Keane

    Pros

    -very smart individuals
    -great vision for the non-near term future
    -no micromanagement
    -complex issues as company is evolving
    -as company is rebuilding, exposure to various issues
    -hours are ok

    Cons

    -no career paths for dedicated staff
    -no chance for promotion, corporate groups are too top heavy
    -no performance feedback
    -management too self-interested
    -horrible benefits
    -too much focus on trying to make off-shore staff happy, no attention to US based staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -take an inventory of your staff, you may be surprised at what you find
    -improve benefits for corporate staff - to be inline with client facing staff
    -become a bit more horizontal - seek out advice from lower level staff
    -ditch the EIP plan, pathetic attempt to reward the staff - poorly executed
    -develop some sort of mentoring - career growth program
    -

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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