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Updated January 5, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Exceptional place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Amazing co-workers and leadership team
    - Fully stocked kitchens with great food and drinks
    - Celebrations for our "wins" with a gong ringing ceremony, good food and drinks to celebrate!
    - Open environment and culture, lots of collaboration to get desired results
    - Career advancement with a growing company, several promotional opportunities
    - Fun at work! Shuffleboard, game room, "bake-offs"and other team building activities

    Cons

    None really. More team outings/events would be great!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! Great leadership team with founder Sandy Kurtzig, CEO Chuck Berger, and great VCs backing up Kenandy!

    Keep that Kenandy family feeling!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "FT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    BEST: Unlimited PTO is awesome because you don't have to accrue hours. Work life balance awesome as well

    Cons

    There is no 401k matching


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great energy, smart people, fun to be somewhere that innovates and moves quickly.

    Cons

    Normal challenges associated with fast growth.


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  5. Helpful (9)

    "1980's Mentality in 2016."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good learning experience
    No shortage of work
    Colleges are nice and friendly

    Cons

    Why choose Kenandy over 100's of successful, upbeat, and exciting companies in the Bay Area?

    -The product is a beast, hard to use/ navigate.
    -Overall bad software. Lacks a UI/UX and is not as competitive in the market as leaders will try to tell you
    -Low salary/ compensation package.
    -Very stubborn product management/ leadership.
    -No Silicon Valley pre ipo tech company perks.
    -Office space is very depressing, bland white walls, no company swag/pride
    -Low morale, I don't think I have ever worked at a company that has such a low morale amongst employees. Almost every employee does not see Kenandy as a long term career option.
    - Weak executive team/ leaders.
    - Company is performing poorly, no big name sales deals, I was legitimately scared of this company going under during my tenure.

    Advice to Management

    Stop acting like you run an enterprise company with 10,000 employees and listen to the 80+ employees you have. Be more approachable and friendly. Be more open and receptive to ideas. Immediately address the low morale issues you have amongst 90% of your employees.


  6. "Individual Contributor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly work environment with good, smart people. Terrific product offering.

    Cons

    Not sure where the ship is going. Expensive benefits. No 401K matching yet.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency is key.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Well. There are mountains to scale and bypasses to build. Broken glass and unsolved crimes litter the path."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There's gold in them thar hills.. There is work to do if they keep the bad weather at bay long enough to get something done they might get near that vein of gold. Talent and experience is needed. If they accept that they will be on the right trail.

    Cons

    In the mine someone keeps killing the Canary unless it agrees to sing the wrong song. And miners get buried alive. Pretty soon the miners aren't going to get in the trenches if they can't see a light at the end of the tunnel. Let me say that if they do see a light I will guarantee it's a train and there is no where to flee for safety. . You've got To cull those in charge of the infrastructure collapses. Not the canaries or the miners. Then you could most likely say there's a gold mine out there somewhere. They just have to let it be found and mined.

    Advice to Management

    If the CEO climbs even and steady using a his pic axe and crampons as needed to hold his position with his own team it'll be great. Altitude sickness causes you to see things that aren't there and believe in the absurd. False sacrifices have been made. Two major unsolvable internal issues have caused snow blindness. X-ray vision is required. Not everyone has the same agenda. Or are who they seem to be. Too bad. It's a sweet little piece of technology solving big problems in a most current way.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fantabulous Place to work and Learn!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work with legendary developers and build stuff on the LATEST technology stack.
    Open culture,No hierarchy,Flexible work schedule and good place to learn and grow,
    If you are person with passion for coding , building cool stuff and thrive on fast agile atmosphere then this place is for you.

    Cons

    Couple of growing pains typical in startups.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome Work Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Intern in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - QA Intern in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kenandy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great product,great work culture.Every team member is very approachable.

    Cons

    None I can remember as an employee at this point


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fun and Fast Growing Start-up"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kenandy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great product, great people, great atmosphere. Employees really seem to like coming to work. Very open environment, everyone is very approachable. Really fells like "one team".

    Cons

    Just the usual growing pains you find at a fast growing high tech startup.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "about Kenandy"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer - QA in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer - QA in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kenandy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good product and very knowledgeable people. Developers, product owners, qa engineers collaborate well. Selling direction was recently change to mid market targets which I think was a good idea

    Cons

    not much. Keep going that way and keep to be in focus.


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