Kinaxis
3.4 of 5 8 reviews
www.kinaxis.com Ottawa, Canada 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Mar 13, 2014

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Douglas P. Colbeth

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Punch above their weight.

    Applications Developer (Current Employee)
    Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsGood company, great leader, solid product. Innovative, competitive.

    ConsLegacy code. Code suffers from NIH, would benefit more from PFE.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good assignments, bad training.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Ontario, CA

    ProsVery easy to take pride in the core product, supply chain modeling software. The supply chain software technology is outstanding.

    ConsTraining and the teamwork within the company has a lot to be desired. Improvement ideas are not encourged out side of a few positions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is a box around how out of the box thinking is done. Encourge new ideas from everyone. Encourge cross department teaming.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Misguided Upper Management, Nepotism

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- Some really great people.
    - Bright engineers.
    - Fun social atmosphere.
    - Benefits used to be subpar, but now they have been improved to match other companies.
    - Excellent HR department.

    Cons- Lower than average pay.
    - Lots of Upper management politics that affects regular employees.
    - Random layoffs of capable people.
    - Questionable staffing decisions smelling of nepotism.
    - An old boy's club culture. Tolerating things like a long term manager commencing a romantic relationship with a direct report.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLose the big egos & the politics. The old boys club culture makes newcomers feel insignificant and that their ideas are not valued. There is a reason you have such a high attrition rate among new employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Incapable of making long term decisions

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people, minus senior management.

    ConsMake decisions on a quarterly basis, incapable of long-term planning, fire and lay people off on whims, alot of internal politics

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow up!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Innovative company in an unglamorous field

    Software Developer (Current Employee)
    Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    Pros* Get to solve interesting problems
    * Work on large enterprise client/server app
    * Stable company with strong customer base
    * Laid back and friendly office atmosphere
    * Good benefits
    * Good product training
    * Use newest software tools (Microsoft shop)
    * Above average pay
    * Given freedom and trust to do your work

    Cons* Allow customers to dictate to them often
    * They have 1 product so not many opportunities to learn new technologies
    * Upper management changes their goals/focus too often
    * Microsoft shop, not many opportunities to use open source or linux tools
    * Supply chain industry is not sexy like finance or high tech

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on core competency and avoid changing focus too often.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work!

    Software Developer (Current Employee)
    Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsTruly game changing software ... would not be surprised if this place is the next big thing in enterprise software.

    You will really be pushing your software engineering skills daily as well as most likely be reading up on the latest in computer science research in order to implement some of this stuff!

    Many scary smart people who are also a true team.

    Management that actually listens!!! You will see in earlier reviews that people were asking for RRSP matching and stocks (since this is a pre-IPO company) ... both requests have been delivered!

    Definitely a place where you are encouraged to learn and take as much responsibility (in terms of design) as you can handle!

    Company gym, and many sports teams.

    Beautiful office located only 10 min walk from Scotiabank Plaza so you can easily go watch a game or a show after work!

    ConsNot many places to eat that are in walking distance except Costco

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay ambitious and keep listening to your employees!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging but Rewarding!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    Prostrue team working towards one goal
    amazing product
    a true opportunity to do work that has an impace and makes a difference

    Consfast paced changes with sometimes unrealistic expectations

    Advice to Senior Managementass an rrsp matching program!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fast Paced and Rewarding

    Test Architect (Current Employee)
    Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsPositive feedback, encouragement to innovate, not satisfied with the status-quo

    ConsOvertime often required to complete tasks

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis is a pre-IPO company, reward your employees with stock options (all the way down the line) and make sure the job is getting done by providing the right incentives to justify the sacrifices required by the employees to get the job done.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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