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Updated August 31, 2017
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  1. "Straight forward, small company, great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits, inexpensive city, nice people, accessible managers

    Cons

    None that I know of


  2. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible, fun culture, great leadership, creative environment, good employees, very knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Small company so things can change quite rapidly. Industry also shifts very rapidly and reliant on Microsoft Technologies which often change.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  3. "KnowledgeLake Review"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefit, always chase latest technique, lots of opportunities to learn new things, energetic colleagues. nice office

    Cons

    working time not flexible enough, occasionally overtime,


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Booted out after 6 months, despite working hard to stay on."

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    Current Employee - Developer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Developer in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Foosball table. Free sodas. Dual monitors and free access to the local City Center gym.

    Cons

    Managers who seam nice but will stab you in the back, to save the company money. Hire juniors, and expect them to have senior level talent. Their code is a mess, and all they offer to the media is smoke and mirrors, about how wonderful they are, despite their code being so broken.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the BS you feed your employees, and tell them the truth if you are not going to keep them on.


  5. "Fantastic place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Family environment, great PTO and very flexible for family, wealth of SharePoint oriented knowledge to learn. There are plenty of opportunities if you have the knowledge/experience and perseverance.

    Cons

    Training is a little weak but your co-workers will make up for it. Department structure needs work to be successful. As sick as it is to say, it is almost too relaxed.

    Advice to Management

    Force senior employees to act as middle managers at least to provide a little structure and team work.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Rigid for a technology company that has to move rapidly with every MS change"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Marketing in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Can do, hardworking and fluid staff willing to change directions at a moment's notice.

    Cons

    Unusually inflexible and non-diverse workplace, particulalry for a technology company. The company culture is highly nepotistic and leadership is inexperienced in standard, corporate business practices.

    Advice to Management

    Executive leadership development is a must and opportunities for training should be offered for staff. Political and religious ideologies should be kept out of the workplace.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - SharePoint Developer Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - SharePoint Developer Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company and co-workers are focused on their job. Healthcare is pretty good, and covers most normal procedures. 401k matching program, is decent.

    Cons

    Culture has been on the downfall since KnowledgeLake was bought buy a large corporation. Only one of the four founding fathers remain working at KnowledgeLake.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to bring back the culture that made this company fantastic!

  8. "Lacking good management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Modern comfortable office space, clean bathrooms, good location, interesting work, free soda, collaborative atmosphere, nice HR people

    Cons

    Poor management, insufficient training opportunities, all employees are close friends-makes it hard to penetrate the barrier

    Advice to Management

    More mandatory in-depth training is a must. Also management needs to communicate better and be easier to approach. I doubt anyone would dislike constructive criticism as long as it's followed by direction and advice. I felt like everyone was run a bit thin at this company. Hiring more people would allow management to have some time to actually manage their employees and be more involved with them.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great Company. KnowledgeLake?"

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

    I worked at KnowledgeLake full-time

    Pros

    In the early days, the company was much more enjoyable, profitable, and there was a great deal of teamwork and cohesiveness among the teams. Those company traits have waned considerably over the past four years, since becoming a wholly-owned company of PFU.

    Cons

    Utter lack of management responsibility, coordination and overall POOR communication.

    Advice to Management

    KnowledgeLake has taken the focus off of their employees, which in their own words, is a key component to achieving their bottom line and early success. Too many Chiefs, now where near enough Indians.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Confusion reigns"

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    Former Employee - Engineering in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Engineering in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great location, beautiful office. Knowledgeable co workers

    Cons

    Simply no leadership or direction. Struggle to solve problems identified 3 years ago in a market that needs solutions now.

    Advice to Management

    Listen, listen, listen. You don't know as much as you think you do.


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