Kenexa

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Kenexa Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
187 Reviews
3.6
187 Reviews
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Kenexa Chairman and CEO Rudy Karsan Sr.
Rudy Karsan Sr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance if you proactively manage it, hard work results in great opportunities (in 22 reviews)

  • Flexibility, professionalism, great people, option to work from home (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is easily skewed if you're not careful about how you manage it (in 12 reviews)

  • Senior management were just sales people (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Kenexa

    Pros

    Growth, advancement, development. Company cares about employees.

    Cons

    Management can be too much to handle.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great coworkers

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kenexa

    Pros

    Great people to work with in talent insights division.

    Cons

    Things changed when the company was purchased.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sr. Engineering Program Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Program Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Engineering Program Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at Kenexa full-time

    Pros

    The people that you work with and the business problems that arise in HR.

    Cons

    Not enough investment in existing talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expose your talent to the newest technology tools and trends, allow for budget for leadership training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience lacking pay to their employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kenexa

    Pros

    Benefits are grear, they offer 40k matching.

    Cons

    The pay is very minimal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to help their employees grow.

  6.  

    I really like my job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Frisco, TX
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Frisco, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible work-life balance and great benefits and training. Room for growth. There are so many managers that it's hard to say if the management is good or it's just my manager.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency in the upper management. Change management could be improved. And some of the processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent and don't over promise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Having been subjected to a few faceless RPO engagements since Kenexa I quickly learned the grass is not greener!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frisco, TX

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

    Pros

    Learn alongside the best in the industry! It will absolutely show you what your're made of....sink or swim.

    Cons

    Unless you are upper level management you will tend to feel like a replaceable warm body...just a number, an order-taker in a sweat shop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work....most of us LM level consultants may not appreciate you during the storm however, in retrospect I was set up for success because of Kenexa.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Overall, I enjoyed working at Kenexa

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA

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

    Pros

    Kenexa is a friendly place where people work hard, but have fun doing it. Coworkers are very supportive.

    Cons

    promotional opportunities are limited in some departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you reward top performers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Terrifying

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Waltham, MA

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

    Pros

    High starting salary, geographic location

    Cons

    Draconian culture, cut throat environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    The people are great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Littleton, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Littleton, MA

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

    Pros

    I liked the people I worked with, but it always seemed that you could never get to know people from other teams.

    Cons

    Too many yes men and women at the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really listen to your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Bluewashed

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kenexa

    Pros

    Kenexa was acquired by IBM, so one pro is that it is a small(er) environment within a massive multinational. It has the weight and capital of IBM behind it.

    Cons

    Challenging technology atmosphere even prior to the acquisition. Very rigid, and with the acquisition only getting moreso. A lot of people defending poor strategic decisions in order to save face. While size has its benefits, working inside a behemoth like IBM means that decisions made far beyond your visibility or realm of influence can pull the rug out from under you with little or no warning.

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