Keane
2.8 of 5 263 reviews
www.keane.com San Ramon, CA 5000+ Employees

Keane Reviews

Updated Mar 28, 2014
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2.8 263 reviews

                             

66% Approve of the CEO

Keane President & CEO John McCain

John McCain

(83 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

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 8 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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Staff augmentation engagement.

Consultant Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Richmond, VA

I have been working at Keane

ProsStrong national presence that seemed to support growth of their employees. I have heard excellent reviews of Keane nationally, the Richmond, Good salary and good benefits.

ConsThe Richmond, VA office seemed to be in over their heads. Several employees were in staff augmentation roles with very little management.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore support in the staff aug roles. Look to develop employee skill sets so that you can position Keane teams to take on projects and deliver as a unit.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good challenging work

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
Tempe, AZ

I have been working at Keane

ProsOne of the best IT company caring for individual career growth and great opportunities to learn at every stage of the career

ConsStill a very young company and need lot of work to establish their footmarks in the enterprise projects across the Globe. Limited SAP projects and still has lot of chance to grow.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement at Keane has been doing a great work in establishing their footmarks and working very hard to grow in SAP which is the growing area currently.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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OK Port in a Storm

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Trenton, NJ

I have been working at Keane

ProsOK Salary and benefits. It rally depends on your manager. My direct manager only contacts me when necessary. Other managers I have worked with are great. Do not expect a pay raise in the future. Leave polidy for emergencies is very good.

ConsLong hours depending on the customer. The customer is king and employees come second. Onboarding is missing or inadequate. You choose.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet organized and realize your employees are your most important resource in a IT service industry. Good luck in the future.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Make sure you know what the project entails on a daily basis before you sign on

Senior Process Analyst (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at Keane

ProsTalented coworkers. Best part of my position was contributing to proposals where I was bid as a lead project manager (rather than the position I was hired for). I only left since the position I was bid on (which my qualifications WON for Keane) was not awarded in a timely manner. Since I could not afford to be "on the bench" for any duration of time in this economy, I had to make a move. Very similar situation to every government contracting company. Always looking for "follow on" work.

ConsIn my specific contract, essentially we were paid (quite a bit) for just showing up. It is here that I learned after 17 years of professional work, that government employees cannot be fired; they are just "moved around" to another agency or division if they become problematic. Explains a lot doesn't it?

Advice to Senior ManagementSenior management at the corporate headquarters in McLean for the Federal business seem to not understand the need for contractors to remain employed. Not enough proactive work in finding current employees positions to roll into when a current contract expires.

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Good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Keane

ProsIf your manager is good then you can have a good run.

ConsHire and fire policy, not much pipeline in terms of sales

Advice to Senior ManagementHave equitable salaries

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good

Principal Consultant (Former Employee)
Jersey City, NJ

I worked at Keane

Prosgood employer
good work life balance

Conscompansation not good
review process
work life balance
client based work
client will decide

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Opportunity to chart the path to your destiny

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Keane

ProsFlexibility to move around different roles
Opportunities available for growth
Recognition for good performance
Part of a global network of companies

ConsLimited opportunities in some geographies
Travel benefits limited as compared to competitors
Limited support from upper management
Poor quality of internal support functions for employees

Advice to Senior ManagementLook at how to support middle level employees better
Be more outward focused to employees and clients
Communicate to and engage employees better
Strengthen internal support functions for employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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don't work here unless you have no where else to go

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Durham, NC

I worked at Keane

ProsExposure CMMI Level 5 Process

ConsExploiting L1 workers at very min wage
Unclear management polices
Cumbersome review system
No strategy and constant brain drain from company at faster rate

Advice to Senior ManagementClear communication of Management strategy is very essential
Recognize and grow talent

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Unstable organization without a clear vision forward

Senior Director (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

I worked at Keane

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

ConsLack 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 Senior ManagementThe 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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OK

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
Albany, NY

I have been working at Keane

ProsWork life balance (depends on project too)
Cool work culture.
Professional work environment.
Supportive co-workers.
You can get good pay scale if you have good negoceation skills

ConsPoor management. this company was sold 2 times in last 3 years :(
No / small raises once you are in.
Not as good as it use to be 3 years back.
average pay scale.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed stable management. Keane had really good management at the time of John Kenae. Once it was sold things have been worst!!! Before new new management can hold the company it was sold again!!!

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