KeyPoint Technologies

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KeyPoint Technologies Reviews

Updated January 12, 2015
Updated January 12, 2015
14 Reviews
2.6
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  1.  

    AN AMBITIOUS START-UP!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Ambitious Growth Plans
    Innovation driving Culture.
    Good Employee work flexibility
    Freedom at work

    Cons

    Limited product Line
    Introduce more employee benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Introduce more employee career growth policies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    It used to be one of the best, but now it is best of worst Organisations

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible Timings
    Nice Work Environment
    Excellent Team members with positive attitude and good technical competencies

    Cons

    Lack of vision, can not differentiate between fantasy vs goal vs vision, all of them are one and the same for CEO

    Lack of decision making abilities, there is no concept of collective decision or group decision, All the decisions from Higher management are emotional rather than logical

    CEO is Moody and Fickle minded person, he can get influenced very easily and his decisions keeps changing just like chameleon changes its colours

    Incompetent Sales team, don't even know the features of the product but they sell the product, but CEO keep praising about sales team and he is very proud of having such sales team

    Poor market research/analysis before starting any new product development, There is no concept of SWOT analysis in this organisation, if you are able to please your CEO with any stupid idea then still it can be sellable

    Improper product planning and development, the project priorities keeps changing everyday and it is completely driven by customer mails. if there is a small bug reported by customer that becomes top most priority for that day and all other projects gets starved and tomorrow something else comes up, priority gets shifted to that project

    ROI metric has always been overlooked, CEO just goes by sales team prepared forecast of revenues without actual validation and here comes the best example to depict his strategy

    "If there is a business opportunity for 1 rupee, management thinks a lot to grab that opportunity and very cautious about development cost and allocates only 0.25 rupees towards it but finally ends up in spending 100 rupees towards marketing and sales tasks to sell that product for 1 rupee, in the end either they will sell it for 0.50 rupee or just scrap the product, this has been the strategy always and if board of members questions about revenues then cost cutting will be implemented where they will fire the innocent employees who can not raise their voice and drawing salaries less than 10K and interesting thing here is that, during the same cost cutting period they will hire sales team with high profiles(with their CTC you can hire at least 10 good developers and start a new product development) to increase the revenues and expand the business"

    Senior management doesn't even know the difference between perception and reality

    Higher management keep saying about Teamwork but they fail to follow teamwork at their level

    Firing policy is absolutely ridiculous, bottom of top performers also gets fired, indirectly passing a message to other top performers to look out something outside

    Finally if your CEO says 2X2=6 then if you accept it and nodd your head then you are safe but if you say no and try to correct it by saying 2X2=4 then that's it, it would be the last day for you in this Organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is difficult to change their mindset, if they have potential to bring-in change in themselves then it is wise to give piece of advice to make the organisation bit better but the CEO/management is always like "I very well knew what ginger is and it tastes sour like jaggery!", for such kind of management there is no concept of advice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    No job security, work got worst in last couple of years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at KeyPoint Technologies

    Pros

    Learning is good for freshers. Can't say the same for experienced professionals.

    Work like balance is ok.

    Cons

    Managers are technically incompetent. Also there is no project and resource planning. Every day manager assign new task to developers.

    There is no one whom you can lookup to or get inspired from.

    No job security, from last couple of years, the started firing one person from each team every half yearly. So now only handful of developers are left.

    The hike for last 2 years is in the range 2-8%. Hr says there is no money as there is only one client and one product.

    There exit policy is bad too, if you resign, they will stop your salary for 2 months.

    Leave policy is hilarious, if you want to take more than 3 days leave, you need to take approval of the CEO.

    No on site, only one development team in hyderabad.

    The sales team minimal knowledge on the product features, as a result company is not getting any clients. So in haste they try to sell the feature that is not in the product and the blame comes to development team for not delivering the said feature.

    I will not suggest any 2+ Years experienced developer to join the company. If you are good in programming, you will be highly disappointment. If you are average or bad, they will probably fire you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No point in advising, as they won't be implementing the required changes anyways.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Once upon a time a good company...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at KeyPoint Technologies

    Pros

    Working here an employee would have good work-life balance. A company with good values.

    Cons

    No learning curve. Inexperience managers. Lack of projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers and HRs should go through the "the lion and the ant fable" at-least once.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not good anymore

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

    I have been working at KeyPoint Technologies

    Pros

    Some time back this was a good company. Now it is not good.

    Cons

    Poor work culture, job insecurity, lack of vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are assets. Treat them professionally.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    My worst decision was to join this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    1. Competitive salary.
    2. Easy interview process.
    3. HRs are not that stupid as they shows: HR adding fake reviews, and adding cons as salary. The idea is to attract the people to join company by giving good compensation. So on getting the offer the candidate forgets about the Cons and gets gets attracted to face Pros, and end up joining the company to spoil their career.
    4. Decent work life balance, at least most of the time.

    Cons

    1. Bad leave policy: Need to get permission from ceo to take more than 3 days leave.

    2. Ceo is from sales background so he assumes that increasing sales team size will bring in more clients, but company managed to get only one client in 7 years.

    3. Project management is too bad. There is no project planning. Because of bad planning, the work gets accumulated and developers are forced to come on weekend to finish the work.

    4. Not sensitive to employees problem: If due to some medical emergency or because of family problems, an employee takes leave, manager asks employee to work from home.

    5. No job security. Employees are fired without even single warning.

    6. Less hikes and non transparent appraisal process.

    7. Blocks salary on notice period. When asked HR says it's company policy, however it is nowhere mentioned in the contract.

    8. No learning opportunities: couple of years back, I would not have said this but in last 2 years, most of the technically sound guys have left, so there is no one to learn from or get inspired from.

    9. No traveling opportunity.

    10. To process followed. No documentation. No training is provided for new joiners.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's been more that 7 years since company is stabilized. It's about time to not to call it a startup.

    Please bring more transparency in the organization.

    If employees does not feel secure in the company, he will not be able to work efficiently. You need to understand this.

    Requesting HR to stop adding fake reviews. Because once a candidate joins, impressed by fake reviews, will soon realize his mistake and will not be able to work properly because of dissatisfaction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    freedom to innovate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    1) Great product development experience
    2) exposure to advanced technologies

    Cons

    1) long term growth is slow.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    It is a good place to work and learn the new technologies by your own and you will get a opportunity to implement.

    Cons

    I have got very good opportunities to learn and enhance my knowledge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No Advices... They are good...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    An average company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Software Test Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Associate Software Test Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Interesting mobile application to work with. Testing lead was very good and encouraging to juniors. More scope to learn about technology

    Cons

    A very low pay scale and recognition of employees is very less. not a very good place for starters in career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider that junior employees are also employee, and care to know that they need relaxations and breaks in between work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    cool work culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    flexibility of the work, cooperative working environment,appreciation for ideas,

    Cons

    salary prospects are not high

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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