Kainos Reviews

Updated 18 Jun 2020

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4.0
78%
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92%
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Kainos Managing Director Brendan Mooney (no image)
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111 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great place to work overall with great people who are understanding of personal circumstances(in 17 reviews)

  • "Flexible working hours and work from home facility(in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "The back-office teams in Belfast are hugely under-resourced and therefore disorganised(in 15 reviews)

  • "Has grown quickly and is experiencing growing pains in Corporate teams/processes and communication but these are recognised and they plan to fix these(in 10 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "A company that cares for their employees"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Travel Associate in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kainos full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of benefits, positive atmosphere, career development, the company cares for employees as much as clients and profit and good salary.

    Cons

    I cannot find any grievances or cons.

  2. "Great Place"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kainos full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good work life balance, fast moving modern.

    Cons

    Certain sections of the company treated a lot better than others.

  3. "Great company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kainos full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic togetherness, open and approachable management

    Cons

    None that I can think of currently

  4. "Toxic culture stay away"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kainos full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great if you just want to get by and not improve your coding skills by doing boring work for the government

    Cons

    boring projects for gov depts. low pay, no work life balance

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Worst company ever worked for"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kainos full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    free cereal, near the train station

    Cons

    expected to work overtime, awful managers, expenses never fully paid, very cheap accommodation where ever you end up working

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "Disappointing"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Software Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kainos full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Good work life balance - Good benefits (salaries are about average) - Travel potential - Good training program

    Cons

    - Lack of interesting work - Limited opportunities outside of support roles - Over complicated management structure - Employees are frequently micromanaged

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  7. "Great company to work for!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainee Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kainos full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working from home, great people to work with, free breakfast, tea and coffee. The ability to potentially change a project if you're not enjoying your current work. The 7-week induction training course was fantastic!

    Cons

    The office is a little on the small side, and sometimes there is not enough space for everyone to sit down.

  8. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - UI/User Experience Designer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kainos full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Talent management Skills and training People Career development

    Cons

    Lack of various projects Lots of government projects Lack of private sector projects

  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great people and projects"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior DevOps Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kainos full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people on-site at clients are generally great fun to work with and there are plenty of social events throughout the year. People on-site tended to be hardworking and I enjoyed the focus on doing the "right thing" rather than the quick fix within public sector projects. The personal development opportunities are fairly good if you have the drive to go after them. Managers seemed to genuinely care about the people they were supporting and were always happy to help improve things where they could or to offer guidance on where else to go for help.

    Cons

    The back-office teams in Belfast are hugely under-resourced and therefore disorganised. As of late 2019, they were totally unable to keep up with handling the number of projects which were on-going. I had a number of issues around expenses and other related issues. Messages from HR/finance were inconsistent, slow and often times proved to be incorrect. Whilst there is a large amount of noise made about fixing growing pains and improving the company culture, I didn't see any actual progress and this was a common theme amongst the people I spoke with. There's a issue with Belfast-biased leadership in the DevOps area which has resulted in some fairly inexperienced people getting into positions of influence. This has certainly caused some negative opinions (due to poor hiring decisions and guidance) of the company as a whole, which engineers on-site are then forced to disprove.

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  10. "An excellent and exciting company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Recruiter in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kainos full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working Everyone is approachable and friendly Great work/life balance with working hours, so long as you're in between the core hours of 10am-4pm Work nights out and team nights out It's a grown up way of working, everyone knows what they are doing and you're given freedom to be creative.

    Cons

    There aren't any cons so far

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