Kepware Technologies Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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  1. I love coming in to work every day.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Portland, ME

    I have been working at Kepware Technologies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Kepware is a relatively small company that serves a massive customer base. Even though the company is growing rapidly, management has striven hard to maintain the company's culture and core values through the growth. As you may have been able to guess, the outlook for Kepware's future is awesome. Everyone here is friendly, and also very talented. Everyone who works here is actively engaged as well as invested in and passionate about their work. This makes for an awesome work environment where everyone pulls their own weight and steps up to help out others when things come up. That alone would make Kepware the best place I've ever worked, but the list goes on. Kepware has a beautiful office space in a really nice down town location with easy access to local food and city activities. However, Kepware is also located close to most of the major routes in and out of Portland, making for a relatively easy commute (although if you're coming from the West you'll probably hit traffic). The pay is competitive for the area, and I've never seen benefits like Kepwares. These include great health insurance with dental and vision coverage (they basically cover a lot of the cost of insurance by contributing to your HSA), a 401k with a generous employer contribution, plenty of PTO, as well as 2 paid days off for volunteer service. Other benefits include a gym and quiet room, and professional development is encouraged and sponsored by the company. Kepware also has an excellent maternity (and paternity) program that isn't commonly seen in the area. Work-life balance is good, and when people dedicate extra time to their jobs it is because they want to.

    Working at Kepware gets me out of bed every morning and drives me to be the best that I can. I really enjoy the work that I do, as well as the people I do it with, and the markets and customers we serve.

    Cons

    I cannot think of anything I would actually consider a con, but there is a 20 word minimum here. The worst thing I can think of is that we're currently growing very rapidly, and as a result are experiencing growing pains. This is really just a part of growing and I think management is doing a excellent job at making this as painless as possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communications open; the level of transparency is valued by your employees. We also really value the way Kepware is owned and managed, and it would be a shame to transfer any of that into hands outside the company.

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  2. Proud to work at Kepware Technologies.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kepware Technologies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fair treatment
    Positive work environment
    Trustworthy upper management

    Cons

    I know this seems unrealistic, but I honestly cannot think of a con at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

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  3. Great place, great people, great training.

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Engineer in Portland, ME

    I have been working at Kepware Technologies

    Pros

    Kepware has a fun young energy but is guided by mature leaders.

    Cons

    None. Company is currently growing and I hope we will stick to our core values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the company's small feel.

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  5. Life is too short, work somewhere that inspires you, for me that place is Kepware

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kepware Technologies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I love coming into work every day. I am greeted by a beautiful office space, smiling faces, and the promise of reward for a job well done. When business travel takes me or my coworkers away, I sincerely miss them. I invest my energy and passion into projects for Kepware, not because I am asked to, but because I want to. Kepware inspires people to give their best, day in and day out. How? By offering what other companies might also offer: competitive pay and great benefits, a modern and friendly ergonomic working space, a new gym and quiet room, and smart high-performance coworkers. But Kepware also has what many companies lack: empowered employees. Have you heard about how employee engagement is right around 50 or 60% in the US, meaning almost half of working adults are not actively invested, or maybe even interested, in what they do every day? Not at Kepware. Kepware takes it a step further to empowerment. The leaders here genuinely want to see every employee thrive.

    Life is too short to work somewhere that drains you, where you don't feel passionate or happy. If you come to Kepware, be ready to be challenged and be ready to love what you do. We truly believe in "quality in everything we do" from the comprehensive on-boarding training to the day-to-day work.

    This may sound too good to be true, but just walk in the door and you will understand what we are talking about!

    Cons

    Not really a con, but the company is expanding rapidly and this may cause growth pains as teams and departments figure out new personalities and learn to work with one another as the company evolves.

    This is not a good work environment for the "just another number" type of employee or the "old corporate America" type of person. If you want to lay back, not be noticed, and just get by with the status quo this most likely is not the place for you. There are also no "back room" deals; don't expect to use politics or schmoozing to get ahead. This workplace is very transparent and those that get ahead are honest and simply work hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the culture thriving! More inter-departmental events would be welcome.

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  6. Great work environment, office is well appointed for ergonomics and the agile process.

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    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Portland, ME

    I have been working at Kepware Technologies

    Pros

    Benefits are numerous and plentiful, and it's no Initech!!

    Cons

    The three floors and separation of departments - work towards creating an acceptable social divide that can be somewhat overwhelming for the social recluse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more inter-departmental conversations / events.

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  7. I hope I never have to leave!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kepware Technologies

    Pros

    Everyone is professional, respectful, and the work environment is really incredible!

    Cons

    I sat here for 5 minutes trying to think of a con... and I can't but I'm required to enter a 20 word minimum :)

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  8. 2 people found this helpful

    A start-up feel without the stress

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kepware Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Kepware is the gem of Portland, ME. A high tech software company with the look and feel and potential of a start-up, but with plenty of revenue and a very impressive customer-base. The growth of the past decade has been fueled by sales and not outside investment. The product offering is solid- much of the headcount growth over the past 5 years has been in Sales and Marketing in an effort to educate the market on the value of the company's offerings and in a Product Management team that is ensuring we are developing the right features and products for the future. Support of the Team Effort drives employees to work hard- not due to management demands. All the perks you would expect from a start-up exist, but these aren't the real attraction of the company that keep employees from leaving in search of greener grass. Most realize the combination of the company culture and location in Maine can't be matched- especially those that have worked many places in the past.

    Cons

    Being right at the ~100 employee count (currently), Kepware is at a pivotal period and experiences some growing pains. Nothing that you wouldn't expect or that doesn't get handled properly by management and leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As we grow, its more and more difficult to know each other on a personal level. More team building events/exercises that integrate the various teams would be welcome.

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  9. Kepware Technologies...bringing Cambridge and the Silicon Valley to Portland, Maine

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    Current Employee - Employee in Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Employee in Portland, ME

    I have been working at Kepware Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Kepware products bring the world closer by enabling both simple and powerful computing devices to communicate.
    Kepware provides resources for employees to gain knowledge in many facets of technology; essentially, you can write your own ticket with the knowledge gained here. The people working here are second to none...very bright folks!
    There is a gym to do yoga, weights, treadmill, and elliptical among other eqpt.
    There is a quite room where you can go to just chill.
    Ergonomic workplace with progressive office space
    The compensation is very competitive with 401k contributions and profit-sharing.

    Cons

    Company serves hard-working technicians and engineers that have safety and productivity in mind. So despite promoting a healthy work/life balance, there is pressure to provide solutions and be available when required. We have a world depending on us for data integrity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the transparency and empowering your employees.

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    Positive Outlook
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  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Integrity, hard work and conviction lead to amazing accomplishments.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kepware Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Kepware fosters a collaborative work environment where employees are directly accountable for the company's success and their own. The staff demonstrates a strong work ethic committed to high quality results with a management team that leads by example. Communication is open between all employees and departments as the company is largely flat in organization. The office space is modern and innovative complete with a full gym and functional design. It's easy to pick up on the energy and enthusiasm from a committed staff who believes they can do amazing things.

    Cons

    The company is experiencing rapid growth which sometimes makes it difficult to align multiple departments in shared initiatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Protect the culture that made this company great. There are some things we do differently that should be embraced and celebrated, not viewed as odd or negative. By sticking to our model of open communication, honesty and humility in a collaborative environment there is no doubt Kepware will continue to deliver "quality in everything we do" for many years to come.

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  11. Great company, great products, great industry.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kepware Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company revenue is positive year after year; Kepware values employees; Casual work environment; Competitive pay for performance; Kepware is the leader in its industry niche; Engineering roots so the tail is not wagging the dog (yet); Startup feel but without the uncertainty; Tons of hard-working and talented coworkers; Infinite amount of technology and industry info to learn about; Positive interactions with coworkers, customers, partner companies.

    Cons

    Still a small company so reasonably 'flat' hierarchy and somewhat limited room for advancement; Not as fun to work here if you're not interested in our technology or industry; Like any growing company, scaling up infrastructure to keep up with revenue growth can be a challenge;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks for your continued commitment to employees; Don't let the company's reach exceed its grasp and continue continue to grow organically.

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