KnowledgeLake

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KnowledgeLake Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
14 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I great company with great opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    KnowledgeLake is a meritocracy...plain and simple. Do good work, get recognized and rewarded. I think the right workers thrive in environments like this and that's what makes KnowledgeLake a great place to grow a career. There is a high-energy buzz when you come to work, with nice perks, fun employee events and meetings and a positive work atmosphere.

    Cons

    For those who aren't used to, or aren't cut out for a high-performance culture, it can be tough to get traction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The executive team continues to open up and be more transparent. I urge them to continue to build that visibility for the teams. Overall, direction is clear and

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Straight forward, small company, great benefits

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KnowledgeLake

    Pros

    Benefits, inexpensive city, nice people, accessible managers

    Cons

    None that I know of

  3.  

    Great company, good staff, nice office but challenges with changing market

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

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

    Pros

    Now managed by Fujitsu the company has a ton of great benefits, they can't really be beat. Good education tools available and HR offers many fantastic online systems for career enhancement. Plenty of the usual niceties at the office like game room, snacks, special meal days, birthdays etc., standard stuff really but nice to have. Execs try really hard to keep the staff in the know about plans, goals and challenges.

    Cons

    Market has changed for SharePoint and KnowledgeLake bet all in on SharePoint, therefore they are seeing a challenging time in the market. Pressure is on all departments to work harder and smarter, not unusual but the pressure is new to this young organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not so sure promoting a Sales Director to COO is the best idea, where is the experience in operating company coming from. Managing a sales team is one thing, but you can't manage a company like a sales quota. We'll see, he's a good guy and you won't find a harder working guy in the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SharePoint Developer Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - SharePoint Developer Consultant in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Great company and co-workers are focused on their job. Healthcare is pretty good, and covers most normal procedures. 401k matching program, is decent.

    Cons

    Culture has been on the downfall since KnowledgeLake was bought buy a large corporation. Only one of the four founding fathers remain working at KnowledgeLake.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to bring back the culture that made this company fantastic!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Fantastic place to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KnowledgeLake

    Pros

    Family environment, great PTO and very flexible for family, wealth of SharePoint oriented knowledge to learn. There are plenty of opportunities if you have the knowledge/experience and perseverance.

    Cons

    Training is a little weak but your co-workers will make up for it. Department structure needs work to be successful. As sick as it is to say, it is almost too relaxed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Force senior employees to act as middle managers at least to provide a little structure and team work.

  7.  

    KnowledgeLake Review

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefit, always chase latest technique, lots of opportunities to learn new things, energetic colleagues. nice office

    Cons

    working time not flexible enough, occasionally overtime,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, fun culture, great leadership, creative environment, good employees, very knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Small company so things can change quite rapidly. Industry also shifts very rapidly and reliant on Microsoft Technologies which often change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company. KnowledgeLake?

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

    I worked at KnowledgeLake full-time

    Pros

    In the early days, the company was much more enjoyable, profitable, and there was a great deal of teamwork and cohesiveness among the teams. Those company traits have waned considerably over the past four years, since becoming a wholly-owned company of PFU.

    Cons

    Utter lack of management responsibility, coordination and overall POOR communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    KnowledgeLake has taken the focus off of their employees, which in their own words, is a key component to achieving their bottom line and early success. Too many Chiefs, now where near enough Indians.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great coworkers, terrible pay.

    Former Employee - Software Developer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Some of the managers are fantastic. The people in software engineering are also very helpful at on boarding and teaching newbies.

    Cons

    They take advantage of new grads and don't pay well at all. You can't take the pto they give you easily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay market value

  11.  

    Lacking good management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KnowledgeLake

    Pros

    Modern comfortable office space, clean bathrooms, good location, interesting work, free soda, collaborative atmosphere, nice HR people

    Cons

    Poor management, insufficient training opportunities, all employees are close friends-makes it hard to penetrate the barrier

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More mandatory in-depth training is a must. Also management needs to communicate better and be easier to approach. I doubt anyone would dislike constructive criticism as long as it's followed by direction and advice. I felt like everyone was run a bit thin at this company. Hiring more people would allow management to have some time to actually manage their employees and be more involved with them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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