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Kony Reviews in Hyderabad, India

Updated February 21, 2015
Updated February 21, 2015
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Pros
  • Flexible office hours, good pay and sophisticated environment (in 12 reviews)

  • Work with latest technologies, flexible timings (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • The work/life balance is poor; there's just too much to get done (in 17 reviews)

  • No work/life balance due to poor planning (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Hectic but good learning experiencr

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Kony full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Get to learn mobile appl development

    Cons

    Less worklife balance, can improve process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company, bad timing

    • 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 Kony

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Pay
    Friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Management is pathetic
    Work is not challenging
    Not so transparent
    Less cultural diversity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are a lot of smart young people, especially the ones you hire from NITs and BITS. Don't waste their potential by putting them in Delivery. Most of them end up quitting only because they are not satisfied with the work .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    My Kony experience

    • 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 Kony full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Learn about how mobile apps get done.
    2. Good exposure in client interaction.
    3. Get to learn new technologies (Kony IDE)

    Cons

    1. No work-life balance at all
    2. Will get stuck with the same technology, wont learn any thing new after the first few months.
    3. Job gets a bit monotonous

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at Kony

    Pros

    All are good except compensation differences

    Cons

    Compensation differences among employees.
    please maintain proper compensation structure for all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company to work with

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

    I have been working at Kony

    Pros

    Perks is gud,personal growth and work life are moderate

    Cons

    Lacks prof middle mgmnt, Adhoc planning and no process or tools

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership should more focus on building the prof. service team managers who can plan well and execute the projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Lost the edge

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Kony full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Performed well under Raj, as he concentrated on product uniqueness

    Cons

    Bad work-life balance. Makes your life miserable. calls you middle of nights and even when you are on holidays/ sick leave.

    Extremely political senior management, interested only to save their own jobs. they use juniors as fighting tool and axe them to save themselves, putting blame on juniors.

    No planning - No guts to negotiate with customer. Management on Top will agree to unrealistic timeline and make you work on holidays and sometimes 24 hours to deliver the product.

    They are some idiots in top managements who remember all there work only after 9 PM and few of them uses demeaning and unprofessional languages in their mails blaming the subordinate of doing everything wrong and sends demoralizing and demeaning text messages at middle of night commenting on personal traits.

    There are few egoists who thinks subordinate as bonded labour, they don't want subordinate to speak any other manager or team and cannot accept a "No" from subordinate for any task.

    Do not join its sinking ship, as new management is only short term vision of reducing cost and earning revenue by pleasing customer.

    They are now trying to mimic other product in market, so uniqueness of product, which gave it edge earlier, is already lost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no point in advising current management. Only way Kony can comeback is Raj takes back the reins of company as CEO. Current CEO's strategy of putting hierarchy and creating layers to stop bi-directional flow of information will not benefit company like Kony,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 8 people found this helpful  

    Stop Gap

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

    I have been working at Kony full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Salary - If you have a feeling u did ur interview well then u can negotiate a good hike (atleast 50%). They generally can't attract much talent and hence wud offer gud hike.

    Mobility tag in ur profile - Kony is known for mobility which is hot in the job market. So it will benefit you no matter how bad ur job is.

    Play around with mobiles - you get to play around with all the latest mobiles and tablets in the market.

    Cons

    Frequent change in strategy - This is one company which wud change its direction and strategy almost every quarter. Don't be surprised if you had worked on 5 or 6 different items in a year with none seeing through the end.

    Spineless crop of Leaders - none of the managers, directors or even Vice Presidents in this company have the courage to stand up to the senior management and say "this is impossible in this timeframe". There were times when they had agreed to increasing the scope as well as reducing the timelines at the same time.

    Highly hierarchical organisation - If you come from a flat organisations, you will find this as a shock. Cabins for ppl even at Director level makes you hesitant and uncomfortable approaching them for anything.

    They have a separate wifi access points for Top Management while the developers and testers like us have to deal with frequent disconnections in our wifi connections.

    They have reserved car parking for senior management and some senior HR execs while the others have to come early to office to find a parking space. Even the chairs that are provided to the employees vary based on the designation. The ones who spend 15/16 hours in the office get to sit on low quality chairs while the ppl who spend less time in office get the most sophisticated chairs.

    HR - This is one department which will not be of any use to you. For each function you will have a Business HR assigned. I didn't even know who that person is until few months after joining. It is very common for them to not respond to your emails or even reminder to emails unless you are a director and above level.

    How they managed to win the "Best Employer" award despite having 30+ percent attrition is still a mystery. They even managed to keep the recent employee survey without a single question about HR function.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't just change your strategy every few months and burn the people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    badmanagement vs decent work

    • 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 Kony full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The work here is decent, good team mates , awesome challenges at times, though codebase keeps changing

    Cons

    There is no work life balance. Management can do better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start giving value to people who build products for you .

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    ok ok

    • 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 Kony full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    cloud team is good & provides opportunity

    Cons

    No hikes..so do not expect much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't be unprofessional

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Everything sucks, expect loads of work and no hikes for two years

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

    I have been working at Kony full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good technology, loads of technical challenges to make an impact. If you are workaholic and don't have much challenges in your current job or in your personal life, this is the place to be in. You will get both here.

    Cons

    Being in management I have access to some info. Some are my perceptions.

    Kony is sinking ship. Company is desperately cost cutting and sending people off, management planing to sell company soon.

    Layoffs started In India too - HR Head fired, entire recruitment team gone. Recruitment team director fired. Half the hr team is moved out. Delivery team COO fired. Test directors fired.

    Good people from engineering team moving out who are with company for very long time.

    Management is Not willing to spend any money on employees, hike budget is way low this year ( one third of inflation at an average)

    ppl who expects lowest salary hikes will also get shocks this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even it is peanuts give hikes on time, not after 18 months.
    Tell the truth to employees instead of Regular BS.
    Don't create hype around People you hired from MS in management, they look very loyal, truth is they are sticking around because you over paid them and they are not getting Jobs out side.

    Why r u ruining employees careers?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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