Kepware Technologies Reviews

Updated May 25, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Living in Portland Maine, working with global blue chip customers.

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

    I have been working at Kepware Technologies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The great thing about this company is you can live in Portland Maine but deal with blue chip companies from all over the world. The company sells to leading companies in the Automotive, Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Electronics, Oil and Gas, as well as many other companies as varied as retail, universities and entertainment. The products are not only used by these companies but they are a key component for the companies to produce their own products.

    As an employee you will often be dealing with people from these companies or cases these companies need our help on. Kepware has a great reputation within the industry so customers come to us not to fix defects as much as they come to us to request enhancements or changes to the software so they can use it beyond their initial required application.

    Cons

    Currently the biggest challenge is hiring great people and on-boarding them as quickly as possible so they can contribute to the team.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Engineering Staff

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

    I have been working at Kepware Technologies full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Remarkably transparent culture, strong teams, inclusive attitude, quality driven, totally motivated to be a great employer

    Cons

    ... eh... parking downtown? working downtown is nice tho.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, the communication, and the openness around values, direction, competition, industry, and goals.


  3. Helpful (1)

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

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great place, great people, great training.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Engineer in Portland, ME

    I have been working at Kepware Technologies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep the company's small feel.


  6. Helpful (1)

    I love coming in to work every day.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Proud to work at Kepware Technologies.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  8. I hope I never have to leave!

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

    I have been working at Kepware Technologies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 :)


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Encourage more inter-departmental conversations / events.


  10. Helpful (3)

    A start-up feel without the stress

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep up the transparency and empowering your employees.



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