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KUBRA Reviews

Updated October 11, 2017
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Pros
  • HR is diligent in terms of setting up social events (in 5 reviews)

  • Company is filled with good people, which makes the work day go by really well (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Under industry average pay, don't do much of programming (in 5 reviews)

  • Nepotism at top levels, low pay (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great People, Great Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KUBRA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great office space in Tempe with excellent perks like lunch room with drinks, food trucks once a week. Even after Canadian buyout, the company still provides a baseline health care plan at no cost, which is awesome. Good support for continuing education and learning at conferences and workshops to make the team better. Engineering-driven atmosphere is not afraid of adopting new technologies and techniques, which is important for a software business.

    Cons

    Besides customers, the two software offices (Tempe & Mississauga) don't have a ton in common. The Canadian office is all Microsoft software development, very old-school server hosting practices and they do payment processing (must deal with PCI auditing). On the other hand it seems like Tempe seeks to be on the cutting edge, so they have been on AWS for years, with all development systems cloud-based and makes efforts to hunt down the most cost-effective solutions at all costs. It seems a bit like occasionally the Canadian office thinks about ways to kill the Tempe culture, which would be unfortunate, because jobs aren't hard to come by in Phoenix and in a software business - the people are the business.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more feedback about how the business is performing, which projects are high-priority, and how individuals can help make the product more lucrative for the sales team to do their job. There is definitely a lack of measurement and goal-based project management. Tools like Jira are great IF you use them properly. You can't get historical data about the validity of task estimates if time is not generally being tracked directly to Jira tasks.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great Software, Great People"

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    Current Employee - Senior Java Software Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Java Software Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KUBRA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary and bonuses
    Very intelligent talent at this company
    Recognized for your hard work and commitment to the company
    Constantly engaged in interesting and technically challenging work
    Upper management is approachable and active in solving any issue

    Cons

    There is hardly anytime to slow down and go back to properly document or settle outstanding technical debt

    Advice to Management

    The business model used when the company was younger and client base was smaller won't scale by throwing more software engineers at it. There needs to be more of a fundamental focus on providing a fully featured products vs fully customizable products.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Mediocre, not terrible"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KUBRA full-time

    Pros

    Vacation and personal time off is generous compared to most. You'll find some talented and hardworking people here.

    Cons

    Not convinced these guys know how to run a software company or that they understand software developers. Has the feel of a much larger dysfunctional and bland organization. Hard to see much of a future here.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Stay Away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I thought for 10 minutes to find a pro. There are no pros really.

    Cons

    This is the worst place I ever worked. No process, No competitive pay, Not very qualified people around you,Legacy technologies, Random sales persons give random promises to clients, Senior management do not have balls to push back on the unreasonable commitments, constant attrition of good people. Overall a terrible place to work for at least a week.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees well. You can not run a software company like a factory.


  5. Helpful (2)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at KUBRA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Travel, salary was decent, nice clients

    Cons

    poor management, no company culture, no growth opportunity


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company, Exciting Time!"

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    Current Employee - Client Relationship Manager in Coppell, TX
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Manager in Coppell, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KUBRA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. The company is focused on expansion which leads to lots of new opportunities
    2. Great leadership that's focused on growing you as a professional! Best leadership team that I've ever worked with.
    3. Great benefits!!
    4. 15 Days Vacation to start
    5. Good job security
    6. Company is filled with good people, which makes the work day go by really well
    7. KUBRA is always doing small things to make your day just that much better, like free coffee and tea

    Cons

    Can't really think of any!! Building is a little cold at times?

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, the employees appreciate the transparency of what is going on within the company.


  7. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly, open and interesting work

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Very efficiently run company"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Coppell, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Coppell, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Helpful (3)

    "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
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good people, lousy management."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at KUBRA full-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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


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