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"Great Opportunities at a Cost"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Lincoln, NE
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Lincoln, NE
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great people.
Work Schedule can be flexible and you have the ability to work from home. (You may have to juggle 60 hours of work per week though)

Cons

Recognition is heavily lacking.

Work/Life Balance is non-existent.

If you are good at your job you are punished with more work and responsibility while others that are not as good skate, but will eventually get laid off.

For an HR company they are very poor at HR practices. Whenever Senior Management would address us I left the meeting disgusted and hating my job even more.

Software engineers and developers are not given adequate specs to program software. A lot of time is wasted on rework.

I have witnessed a lot of good old boy hiring practices. Where someone gets hired to management and then they bring a friend or two along.

It was so difficult to take vacation because there was so much work and not enough people to cover it.

Advice to Management

Care about your employees. Realize that there are people working their asses off and really care about Kenexa. Eventually people burn out and figure out they can find another job that isn't so stressful and pays the same or better. With a lot less hours.

Other Employee Reviews for Kenexa

  1. "Growing public company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Boston, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    wonderful local team
    job stability
    work-life balance

    Cons

    inconsistent merit and performance compensation
    Top performers get a "lottery ticket" and a chance to win a prize as their recognition

    Advice to Management

    Have more people out in the field determining the market needs and usability needs with the client s not yet signed on. Develop user friendly applications based upon solid research. Spend money on UXD to save it on frustrating UIs

    Give spot bonuses or gift cards to those who went the extra mile and aren't thanked for it, especially the engineers who put in long hours to correct the problems that were created by the sales cycle.


  2. "Kenexa has offered me me growth personally."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lincoln, NE
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work Flexibility &Team work to get things done.

    Cons

    Communications between Management and team needs to improve
    Clear expectations and training are needed

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