Kronos Incorporated Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
207 Reviews
3.7
207 Reviews
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Kronos Incorporated Chief Executive Officer Aron J. Ain
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance - freedom to get work done in whatever way you work best (in 32 reviews)

  • As a solution consultant, I'm able to work from home a lot (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • This used to be OK because of the excellent work/life balance in a bad economy, but now the (in 8 reviews)

  • Some of the middle management within Engineering struggle with how to manage people (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Software Engineering Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kronos Incorporated

    Pros

    Supportive to interns, exposure to wide variety of products and their works.

    Cons

    Not much to learn in a short period of time

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, Kronos is a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst

    I have been working at Kronos Incorporated full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Management is willing to listen to new ideas and encourages personal and professional skill advancement.

    Cons

    As with many companies these days, company organizational hierarchies change often and not always for the better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Bait and Switch !!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA

    I have been working at Kronos Incorporated full-time

    Pros

    Employee population is very friendly, good health and wellness benefits, free coffee and snacks (apples, bananas, granola etc.)

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and Project mismanagement the likes of which I have never seen in my 18 year career!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Innovation (one of Kronos core corporate Inflection points) is extinguished at onset due to a focus on only meeting the immediate task at hand, of which, there is a never ending list. Even if you have the greatest idea and solution to making these tasks turn into automated events, no one wants to listen, just keep digging the ditch by hand, even if you own a backhoe which could do the job 100x's faster!

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

    Loyalty Ha!

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    Former Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer Senior  in  Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer Senior in Chelmsford, MA

    I worked at Kronos Incorporated full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    There are some pretty friendly co-workers who I got to know well.

    Decent renovation of the new building.

    Cons

    Performance reviews mean nothing. It is given on a whim and how your manager feels about you those months leading to it.

    People are "encouraged" to give good ratings on the company surveys. That tells you how trustworthy the results actually are.

    Regardless of your performance, when it's time for you to go, in comes the moving boxes and out you go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Short sighted middle management. Can not see long term consequences only short term gains.

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

    Great place for enterprise software and SaaS sales people.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Kronos Incorporated full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    1. Kronos is riding the disruptive technology trend. Ability to sell SaaS, mobile solutions and analytics.
    2. Positive reputation in the market. Kronos' time & attendance heritage turns most cold calls into a warm call.
    3. Kronos solutions have recognizable business value. This is a tangible sale that CFO, CIO, SVP HR and Operations all understand.
    4. Compensation is competitive with Oracle, SAP and ADP. Decent base, good comp structure. Good reps earn $200 - 250k, and top reps can clear way more.

    Cons

    1. Kronos needs to invest in their partner eco-system and support. Most implementations are done in-house, which doesn't scale and hurts quality. Customer support is more 'break fix' than customer service - which is what SaaS clients expect.
    2. Kronos' time & attendance reputation is also a barrier to strategic deals. Customer execs see t&a as tactical and call Successfactors or Peoplesoft for cutting edge HR solutions.
    3. Nice management, but they are spread out. Not a lot of ramp up help for new hires. You need experience in the HCM space to succeed here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to drive the cloud adoption in the sales force, embrace the partner implementation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Christmas present = Get laid off!!!!

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chelmsford, MA

    I worked at Kronos Incorporated full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some free snacks are provided

    Cons

    I was part of a new hire rotation program that placed us in different groups every 6 months. At the end of 18 months, we were suppose to be able to choose which group we would end up at. Guess what several of us got at the end of the rotation. You guessed it Pink slips!!!!!! From what I heard, the remaining people on the program will be forcefully placed on to teams they never even heard of.

    One observation that I noticed a couple of months in is the talent at the middle management level. It is severely lacking compared to other companies in this industry. It seems from previous reviews that I'm not the only one who made this observation.

    I would never ever recommend this place to anyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not blatantly lie to your employees and then act as if nothing ever happened.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Get out of here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA

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

    Pros

    Not much to say here.

    Cons

    The incompetence of management is astounding. No wonder why so many people left. Management do not listen to advice especially those directly under them. When things go wrong, no responsibility is taken and blame those who advise against such action in the first place. The hypocrisy is astounding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and don't be so hot headed!! Replace middle management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    I probably made a mistake

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chelmsford, MA

    I have been working at Kronos Incorporated full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Provides a clean workplace. There is also free snacks, tea and coffee

    Cons

    The work was mediocre at best. I was part of this program that kept moving me from group to group so I can get "experience". The pay is extremely poor compared to a similar role in this industry. Several people I've talked to in the company share the same view. Some have already left and others are visiting monster.com more often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees especially the ones you've just hired. This will make them stay longer and make them think you actually care a bit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Engineering headquarters

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kronos Incorporated

    Pros

    Great people to work with, everyone is willing to assist with any issue you may have to help get you unblocked. Everyone is very friendly and many experts to assist and guide you.

    Cons

    Jobs are being outsourced overseas. Company wants to make room for younger employees and lets go senior employees who have been with the company for many years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior employees know a lot of the history of how and why the product works as it does. Laying off senior employees to make room for younger employees may lead to instability of the product and have a negative affect on other senior employees wondering when it will be them who are let go.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    This used to be a very good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Engineering  in  Chelmsford, MA
    Former Employee - Engineering in Chelmsford, MA

    I worked at Kronos Incorporated full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fair salary, very good benefits. Good team work approach even across groups and levels until the Agile move was on. Company mission and goals were very transparent

    Cons

    Work overload. Management has become very secretive and some so hostile to the point of making people leave. Those left behind since various layoffs hang in there in hope of the next good package is for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company needs a true refresh of mid management and up. Ideas and solutions are stale and it is obvious to the product users.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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