Kubra

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Kubra Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
27 Reviews
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  1.  

    Very efficiently run company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Coppell, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Coppell, TX

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

    Pros

    Well organized, well managed company. On a local, working level the environment is friendly - good people. Positions are well defined, and work expectations are clear and straight forward.

    Cons

    Senior management makes no bones about being profit driven. The firm is pretty clear about its people being a distant second consideration, and about the long term objective of phasing our the production of hardcopy mail in favor of electronic correspondence and electronic payment processing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No real advice. Cold (from a people perspective) but very honest representation of management's objectives - based on the real world.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not a lot of opportunity for career growth.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Kubra full-time

    Pros

    I joined Kubra when they acquired the company I worked for.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for career growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people, lousy management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kubra full-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Low pay. Documentation lacking. Upper management is all family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve documentation. Increase pay to industry standards. Listen to employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best work place ever!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The organization fosters a culture of collaboration and innovation. There are plenty of growth opportunities and industry equivalent compensation tied to that. The relaxed environment encourages innovation and you are constantly being pushed to be a part of the rapid moving technological advances. There are ample events to socialize and retain the work-life balance! If you are willing to put in the time the sky is the limit with this organization.

    Cons

    If you are not willing to push your cognitive functions and prefers to stay in your comfort zone this is not the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move the organization towards product diversification.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    As a programmer, there are some excellent people to learn from, however compensation is not where it should be

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    -Great social environment
    -From a programmers perspective, there are some excellent people to be able to work with and learn from
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    Cons

    -Compensation (as a new grad) is bottom of the barrel
    -Compensation is not based on accomplishments and skills demonstrated, but more on longevity at the company
    -As a result of the above point, skilled younger employee's typically don't stay with the company longer then a year or two.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very nice people but work load can get really really heavy without flexible compensation.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Kubra

    Pros

    - Compensation is ok
    - HR and employees are very nice. It is easy to start a working relationship with peers

    Cons

    - When work load gets really heavy, and it always is, managers can scare you to death. Instead of lifting up and encouraging their teams, they often scare you with words, make you feel incapable, and worst, make you not continue to work. I do understand the pressure they face with their up-line management, but no team player wants to undergo thru the same discouragement and scary routine daily.
    - Expectations are too high in contrast to the work load

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Balance between work and life has to be kept. Some employees, especially those constantly communicating and pressured by clients, because of too much work load, will get burned out in time.
    - Invest in training fresh hires, especially fresh grads, because if you do, the returns would be way better. Make the training better. A rotating trainer would actually be a good idea when fresh hires come.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    It is a one gigantic gong show

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    I literally have nothing but since I have a 20 word minimum requirement, I will say this:
    - Most people are not technically proficient, so you can make things up and they won't know.

    Cons

    - No career advancement opportunities. The best you will get is working with very poorly written VB.NET code and running some SQL queries against terribly designed DB. If you're not vocal enough, you will work with languages like VB3 and VB6, and will have to support their low quality products
    - Poor compensation. This is one of the reasons good people are leaving. The leftovers are mostly people that are unable to find better jobs elsewhere and are settling with poor pay.
    - No investment their employees what-so-ever. Mandating training of subpar products and shoving them down doesn't count as investment! They don't understand what it means to invest in their employees. This was the first time I've ever seen a company forcing people to use Visual Studio Express without inline step-in debug.
    - Management lies. I heard they lied to other people and they lied to me, so I don't see why they won't lie again in future to get what they want.
    - Everyone's mentality is to fix things only when it's broken and they don't even fix them all. There is no such thing as innovation in this company and it gets even more pathetic when you have to go on client calls and promote broken products.
    - Hiring process is out of whack. Just weeks before I left they hired a guy with 10 years of experience in retail management as a senior developer. No offense to that guy, but you just don't jump from retail manager to senior developer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Hire right people and compensate those people properly.
    - Don't be afraid to FIRE dead weights.
    - Don't just say you should invest more in your employees but actually do invest.
    - Don't lie to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Fun Company with Growing Pains

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    - Great atmosphere
    - Co-workers are great and fun to work with
    - Beginning to use new technologies (C#, ASP.NET)
    - Good benefits

    Cons

    - It feels as if the company is growing too quickly and is suffering growing pains (the framework is not solid and is very shaky)
    - Pay raises and promotions primarily given to keep employees who are considering employment elsewhere
    - Low and non-competitive salaries
    - Us vs. Them mentality when working with the Q/A department, which wastes a significant amount of time
    - Expected to consistently work overtime without pay
    - Little to no documentation and code commenting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A solid platform and/or framework is required in order for KUBRA to become the large company it is trying to be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Nice people, but loose structure

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Kubra as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice staff.Effortlessly, you will make a lot friends. Very social atmosphere. Duties as an administrative assistant were very standard and provide many transferable skills.

    Many opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Underlying social code that governs the office and office politics. Such as all members working under the HR department must attend all social events ( most the time this was a good thing).

    Career growth is limited to developer job description and or higher management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work termination etiquette could use some refining...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Casual environment, friendly people. Workload is much greater than compensation.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    - Casual environment (attire wise and in general)
    - Possibility of a flexible schedule
    - Most people are friendly and helpful
    - Exposure to different Microsoft technologies (vb3, vb6, vb .net, C#, ASP .net etc.)

    Cons

    - Workloads are often extremely high. I see many people working late into the evening.
    - There is an "unwritten/unspoken" expectation of working after hours/on weekends to finish up work without overtime.
    - Placing such effort will not necessarily be acknowledged/compensated by upper management.
    - Telecommuting is generally looked down upon. Permitted under certain circumstances and when they require you to work after hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Set realistic expectations.
    - Change is good, but changing things may be overwhelming

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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