Kofax Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
64 Reviews

3.0
64 Reviews
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Kofax CEO and Director Reynolds C. Bish
Reynolds C. Bish
32 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are a few good people, although most of them end up changing to comply with the horrendous management (in 6 reviews)

  • Good technology offering that leads the market (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • While very capable and smart, the executive management team comes off as elitist and is alienating rank and file employees that are busting their rears (in 4 reviews)

  • Senior management only cares for shareholders interests (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fast paced, fun, experienced team and leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Kofax full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company is innovating, growing, has a solid vision and great leadership

    Cons

    You have to enjoy growth and a fast paced environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include employee ownership in compensation

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

    Toxic

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Kofax full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people who do the real work are exceptional but literally not recognized by senior management. Any of the senior management team can pass you in the hall and act like you are a stranger, even if you have been there twice as long as them.

    Cons

    TOXIC.

    Every day you are made to feel like one mistake and you are out the door. No one has your back.

    No team effort.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step out of your ivory tower and mingle with the real people. When you pass them in the hall, give them a smile and acknowledgment. It costs you nothing and can go a long way to raise moral.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Mature company failing to adapt to change

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kofax

    Pros

    The only pro is they have a global business presence through a direct sales and good regional marketing

    Cons

    Grade inflation in titles, with people doing fairly simple work having Director and VP titles. That lead to egos that prevent them from learning new things and fight against innovation. Since their main market is a mature one, they need innovative thinking and skills to get the next upward curve. They're not doing it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management seems to have a good strategy how to move forward, but they don't have the tactics. They're not shaking up a staid, bureaucratic organization to become more adaptable. Perhaps that means senior management needs to change first.

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

    Great Company, Great People!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Kofax full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The CEO and Senior Management have a great vision of where they want to go to make Kofax one of the best if not the best in the Industry. The company performs well year after year and seems likely to achieve more in the months to come. We seem to be looking for new talent on a regular basis as we need people who have strong skills, who love a challenge, can adapt to a fast pace, high achievement atmosphere/culture and contributing to the bottom line. Contributing is one thing but making a strong impact is another.

    Cons

    Every company has cons with leadership, time off policies, benefits, salaries and raises. I think Kofax fits into this catagory but the question to be asked does management recognize this and are willing to make changes when they see fit? The answer is an open one depending on the Executive. I think change is made when employees are honest with their management and share concerns. If someone isnt happy with the way things are then maybe the company is not the best fit for them and people need to move on. If you do well, there are opportunities - but you must create your own career path. It is not about entitlement its about earning the title, or raises and promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focus on the goals we are headed to achieve. The pace can be tough so adding more headcount to assist those who are dedicated and loyal would be a strong motivation and moral booster. Can't wait to see what the future brings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 10 people found this helpful  

    The grass is greener!

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    Former Employee - Professional Services Consultant  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Professional Services Consultant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Kofax full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are a few good people, although most of them end up changing to comply with the horrendous management.

    Cons

    Management try to break employee’s confidence by saying the poor treatment is “normal” within our industry. And anyone who complains simply can’t take the pace, or is not up for the job.

    This of course is SO wrong, and leaving was absolutely the best decision I’ve ever made in my career. I really wish that my fellow co-workers have the confidence to take control of their careers and LEAVE – I promise you will be so much happier.

    You don’t have to put up with this subpar company any longer – the grass is so much greener.

     Just do it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break the cycle of dishonesty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Vice President

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    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President

    I have been working at Kofax full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I enjoy the people at Kofax. For the most part people are passionate about their work. The market is growing and the Kofax strategy poises the company for success.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult for many to keep up with the pace but in general most of management believes in work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Extend the bonus program deeper within the company. Implement an all employee stock options program to keep people motivated to perform in the best interest of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 7 people found this helpful  

    Not a great place don't believe the fake positive reviews

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    Former Employee - IT Department  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - IT Department in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Kofax full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people is why I stayed but after years of high turnover and bad management I had to leave.

    Cons

    So all you have to know about this company is that they blocked glassdoor.com to employees before I left. Yet there is 100% access to everything else and only glassdoor was targeted, I'm sure because Kofax can not handle the truth. HR or marketing are posting fake positive reviews to offset the negative ratings, yep that's the type of company this is. Just look at the many job postings, that shows high turnover and lack of employee retention. They just run you into the ground with no compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees profit sharing stop restricting it to the top tier. Give more at merit increase time, the amounts given are a slap in the face. Review all management critically from manager on up if you want to stop the exodus of people. Fix HR they are the most unprofessional bunch I have ever seen at any company in my 18 years of working.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    SHAMEFUL COMPANY - RUN AWAY FROM THEM!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kofax full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good team of co-workers - obviously not the managers

    Cons

    - company is not transparent at all, employing staff and co-workers in illegal working conditions
    - dubious business plan
    - NO possibility to grow
    - NO company culture
    - NO company vision, managers clearly do not know what they are doing
    - NO respect for the staff or for the people in their network (clients and community)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should all resign/close down the office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 11 people found this helpful  

    A manic year of managing upward

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kofax full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some decent coworkers who tried hard to work smart when given the autonomy to do so (though most of them were driven out either by choice or force).

    Cons

    My year at Kofax occurred after the acquisition of 170 Systems. I went from a "can do" environment where productivity was encouraged and valued to instead spending 50% of time managing up to the C-level. Execs. did not - and likely could not - provide strategic direction and vision. My time was limited in trying to do the right thing executing work that produced real results because I got sucked into the vortex of creating charts for monthly "EMT" review meetings that could only show what's working, and never, ever show what isn't working. This created an environment where we were unable to course-correct and develop new approaches to market, but instead spent our time spinning wheels, doing the same things, and playing the blame game when those "same things" didn't work anymore.

    The C-suite is focused on managing shareholder's perception of the company rather than developing innovative products and solutions. If you focus on the right things, growth comes as a natural extension. Instead, this company is hanging onto a lifeline of tactics to keep treading water, but not truly changing the marketplace in new and exciting ways.

    From everything I've heard, not much has changed in the few years since I left. They've cycled through more senior management as they continue to churn doing the same things, playing their shell game, and making very little progress for their customers, partners, and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire and make room for some executives with an eye for vision and innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 13 people found this helpful  

    Work here if...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager, Professional Services  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager, Professional Services in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Kofax full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    ..you like being micro-managed by vindictive middle managers who have only obtained their positions for being "yes" men to the CEO and his cohorts.

    Cons

    Moral is a record low. Everyone would go if given a chance, but most do not have the transferable skills to obtain an equivalent job elsewhere.

    I joined the 6 months ago and knew I was in trouble after hearing the number of people trying to leave! I started job hunting myself within the third month of joining.

    Joining this Kofax was the worst mistake I've ever made, but I needed the job as I had been made redundant from EMC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The problems are not fixable with the current management team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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