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  1. "General Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kenes Group part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, travel the world

    Cons

    Bad pay, overworked, not appreciated

    Advice to Management

    Take more care of employees


  2. "HR Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    global company
    Leader at the market

    Cons

    There is no professional development

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible Place to Work!"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Writer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Former Employee - Marketing Writer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    They did believe in a work/life balance so overtime was never really expected. Also, the CEO made an effort to know the employees (i.e. call on birthdays) but it never trickled down to the people that you work with daily.

    Cons

    Simply an awful place to work! Low pay and terrible atmosphere. Career progression opportunities were promised but never fulfilled. Key members of staff treated others disrespectfully. For some reason, it was deemed acceptable for managers to shout at their employees and write scathing emails. Soul destroying!

    Advice to Management

    Change the company culture. Make it unacceptable for your managers to treat employees disrespectfully. While you're at it, try increasing the salaries too.


  4. "A good experience, muddled with unwanted bureaucracy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kenes Group full-time

    Pros

    - Quality co-workers
    - Family like atmosphere
    - Open to opinions
    - Engaging environment

    Cons

    - Tons of bureaucracy when it comes to implementing new strategies
    - Not completely transparent with non-managerial employees.


  5. "Account assistant"

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    Former Employee - Account Assistant in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Account Assistant in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kenes Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small office with diverse mixture of colleagues from international backgrounds

    Cons

    Mostly female office with not a lot of room for progression

    Advice to Management

    Do not micromanage employees


  6. "Business Development Manager"

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    Former Employee - Business Development in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Former Employee - Business Development in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multi-cultural colleagues who openly shared business development opportunities and information. Our location was an non-issue with the help of web-ex, skype, email, social media, etc. It was useful that the CEO would join the teleconference once a month, so that the team was given immediate feedback with what the vision and direction was for the BD team.

    Cons

    No cons with regards to the group. However, there was a lack of training or minimal training when I first joined the company in Bangkok. With everyone busy and some out of the office on their tasks, it wasn't until I attended the annual Kenes meeting in Frankfurt where I got to meet my BD colleagues from the group, who then went on to share their information and train me.

    Advice to Management

    Business development colleagues should be given professional development on a continual basis to keep up with new trends and technology. He or she should be allowed to attend meetings to develop and maintain professional contacts.


  7. "Event Manager/Technician"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Kenes Group as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    When working in Kenes you get to travel the world, see remote places you would never dream of. The work is diverse and allows you to work on your management skills because each location you reach you receive a group of local workers you get to manage.

    Cons

    You are expected to work a AVG of 14 hours per dat, this will change depending on the congress.

    Advice to Management

    Allow the workers to do shifts in order to let them rest up for the upcoming tasks.

  8. "2 years at kenes group"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

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

    Pros

    Excitement and enthusiasm, action packed environment, employees that care

    Cons

    Indecisive CEO, many decisions are made and then withdrawn. Too much attention given to "popular" opinion, while the business is slow and not allowing anymore enough margin for mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on delivery, implement work methodologies, do not be apologetic for doing things that are good for the business. Do not let loud dictate decisions.


  9. "Factory Assembly Line"

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

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

    Pros

    The work was interesting with opportunities to research a wide variety of medical specialties and societies. The goal of the company is very hopeful and, with the right execution, could have a positive affect on many peoples lives

    Cons

    I quickly realized that my opinion didn't matter and the only thing that did was getting reports out as quickly as possibly, often at the sake of quality and personal sanity.

    Advice to Management

    Employees don't appreciate feeling patronized and giving a free breakfast coupon because some expresses displeasure with a work situation doesn't actually solve any problems.


  10. "A profitable company, but not one which functions as it should"

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

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

    Pros

    It's got money, and it seems to have a partially cornered the Medical Conference industry market.

    Cons

    It's mismanaged, and a lot of people don't seem to be pulling their weight, or are pulling it in the wrong direction.

    Advice to Management

    When you're not qualified for your position, quit.