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KCI Technologies Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Designer V"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Designer V in Sparks Glencoe, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Designer V in Sparks Glencoe, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KCI Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The ESOP is amazing and provides a great hedge against the market. The growth is amazing. The 401K account offers a lot of versatility. The company feels like a family and nothing is really kept a secret. Lots of mobility.

    Cons

    Sometimes are required to work extra long hours, or have to deal with some staff that doesn't understand how to be a manager.

    Advice to Management

    Working more training for managers and employees all the way down to secretary. This will improve company work flow and throughput.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "At KCI for 8 years- Management caught in to many non-truths, don't care about employees one bit."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mid Level Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Mid Level Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at KCI Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The ESOP is good. The rank and file employees are for the most part good if you get away from the corporate office.

    Cons

    Management proved time and again they were out only for themselves. Sent salaried staff home with forced vacation or time without pay when not 100% billable. Have no long term vision, respond to weekly reports and do not care what is on the horizon. President of company walks around with spreadsheets all day but doesn't realize real people make the profit at KCI. Actually asked employees to use their personal cell phones to make long distance calls for the company to save money while at the same time they maintained a suite at the Baltimore Ravens games year after year.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to the Board of Directors - Chairman and President have to go. They are destroying what could be a great company. Openly allowing senior managers to out and out lie to employees and when confronted about it laughing and saying that is just the way he is is not leadership. It is making excuses for your complete lack of strength.


  3. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at KCI Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A job if you need . The core group are great to work with.

    Cons

    Not a place to be if you want to further your career.

    Work environment has changed. Company has hired in last 2 years people who engage in Inappropriate language and office etiquette many who are 20 and 30 something.

    I see a lawsuit in this company's future

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring inexperienced micromanagers who think it's acceptable behavior to manage by using bully and intimation tactics.

     I'm ashamed to be working here after a project manager let one of my co-workers on Tuesday .
    This was nothing more than a witch hunt by his practice leader and other babies who were jealous of all this person brought to the table.

    Bryan, Im seeking employment elsewhere after this kind of behavior continues to go on


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  5. "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KCI Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice cross functional relationships providing a good opportunity to learn. Retirement plan is nice if you can stay long enough to be vested.

    Cons

    small outfit so salaries were a little low. Dependent on the amount of work coming in from larger telecom companies


  6. "This is a great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Practice Leader in Sparks Glencoe, MD
    Current Employee - Practice Leader in Sparks Glencoe, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KCI Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative atmosphere, freedom to bring your own creative energy to solve problems, great benefits and fun coworkers. Plenty of support for career development, upward mobility is easy if you work hard and pay attention. ESOP program is a serious added benefit.

    Cons

    There really isn't too much to say here. This is a solid company and if all goes well I will work here until I retire.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working to facilitate collaboration and communication. Kudos for adding more holidays recently. The focus on realigning along markets is going to pay off big time.


  7. "Inspector"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inspector in Reidsville, NC
    Current Employee - Inspector in Reidsville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KCI Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits in this company were good

    Cons

    The drive to work every day was long

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your help more


  8. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Sparks, MD
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Sparks, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KCI Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    ESOP contribution is a plus! Nice employees.

    Cons

    Need team building to improve morale.

    Advice to Management

    Provide management training.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "General"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sparks, MD
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Sparks, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at KCI Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work if as a minority you don't aspire to higher positions

    Cons

    The company appeared to have a glass ceiling for minorities. NO minorities in upper management. Few in mid managment.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify the upper management to be competitive in the 21st century engineering workforce


  10. "Lots of work to be done, but lacking in supervisorial support and consideration for employees' happiness"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty cool project locations, good mentoring program, good work/life balance-when not in busy season.

    Cons

    In my particular location, the emphasis that my supervisor put on satisfaction or happiness of employees was hugely lacking. Promotion within the company was common, but not always rightly warranted. During busy months (May-October) there is a lot of overnight travel-maybe 70%-I guess this could be a pro for some. This office has high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to be more age/experience distribution among the office. A serious focus on employees' happiness with their job and the company needs to be evaluated.


  11. "Administrative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Administrator/Administrative Assistant in Owings Mills, MD
    Former Employee - Project Administrator/Administrative Assistant in Owings Mills, MD
    Recommends

    I worked at KCI Technologies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great management personnel. Support employee training and education.

    Cons

    There are no cons - it's a great company.


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