Knowledgent Employee Reviews about "big data"

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  • "Knowledgent was like a case study in how to not run a consulting "firm" - I say firm in quotes because it was run more like a bodyshop(in 21 reviews)

  • "Employees with highly valuable skills are let go because sales people messed up or a project is taking longer than expected to start(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Place to work

      Dec 16, 2021 - Marketing Director 
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      Pros

      Free Breakfast in the morning

      Cons

      Hot toast at lunch in the afternoon.

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

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      Feb 9, 2021 - Informationist 
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      Pros

      some talented individuals with great technical skills

      Cons

      lean organization doesn't keep consultant between projects

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Nepotism, Incompetence and Lying to Clients

      Jan 17, 2021 - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
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      Pros

      They paid me a salary.

      Cons

      Knowledgent was like a case study in how to not run a consulting "firm" - I say firm in quotes because it was run more like a bodyshop. People were hired and fired relentlessly, being let go the moment they were on the bench without an incoming project for more than a week. This led to massive turnover. It was common to only realizing someone was let go because their email no longer worked. Sales people constantly misled clients about projects, existing technologies and how fast deliverables could be produced. The main goal of projects was to fleece clients out of money, using the funding to produce something that Knowledgent could later claim they developed on their own as an "accelerator". Clients would get a barely working prototype and Knowledgent would retain an actually working version of the IP, even if the contract explicitly forbade this. Some examples include Kariba & Intelligent Clinical Trials. This cycle would repeat as sales teams burned their bridges with various clients, leading to almost no contracts ever being extended. Nepotism was also constantly apparent. The two biggest examples were with Kariba and recruiting. Kariba was outsourced to a company owned by a relative of one of the people running the company, who was also somehow employed by Knowledgent as a consultant. This let said person double-dip into being paid overtime and charging the company exorbitant fees, meanwhile paying his overseas employees barely anything. Recruiting was no better, with the "campus recruiter" being given the job without so much as an interview by his father, who coincidentally ran operations for the company. One of the higher-ups was accused of sexual harassment, to which they responded by posting fake reviews on Glassdoor talking explicitly about how great it was to work at Knowledgent as a woman. The facade they attempted to project about the company was paper-thin and most employees saw right through it. No one really did anything about it though, since the jobs they offered were more comparable to career stepping stones - it's better to be employed than unemployed. It still surprised me that Accenture bought them out. I guess their list of remaining clients that didn't refuse to work with them was worth the price tag.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Great people, odd work, bad code, competitive culture

      Jul 27, 2020 - Informationist 
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      Pros

      The people are genuinely pretty awesome. They love to have a great time and make the office a fun place to do work.

      Cons

      - The focus of people's work is less on quality and more on making a big show to advance in the company. - Poor quality of code from what I've seen in a few different projects. - Teams will stick to non-optimal solutions to stay in their comfort zones.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Love this place.

      Apr 12, 2019 - Solution Partner in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Great people to work with. Understanding. Great brand

      Cons

      No bonus, which is discouraging.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Feb 19, 2019 - Informationist 
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      Pros

      Smart people, innovative thinking, work location flexibility

      Cons

      There are time where you will be working much longer than 8 hours.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      A mixed bag

      Feb 5, 2019 - Project Manager in Boston, MA
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      Pros

      Knowledgent has the ability to find business in pharma, healthcare and financial industries. Their consulting projects are often long-term (6-12 months) which is nice for the stability of income. Friday lunches are often pizza with a presentation on something technical by staff.

      Cons

      Frequently time has to be spent "on the bench" which means your idle with nothing to do except busy work. Office working conditions are sparse but adequate and could be improved.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great opportunities to expand data knowledge

      Dec 21, 2018 - Informationist in Warren, NJ
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      Pros

      working with latest big data technologies and AWS

      Cons

      travel expense limits can be tight, no 401k match

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      A lot all at once

      Oct 22, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Big data exposure and very bright people

      Cons

      Too early to tell at this moment

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Data & Analytics Birds of a Feather

      Sep 17, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      This is a great place to work if you are, or aspire to be, a thought-leading professional in the data and analytics space. The company is full of highly intelligent people who are eager to collaborate and share knowledge. The projects the company is delivering in Healthcare and Life Sciences are groundbreaking and challenging...You won't be bored.

      Cons

      Structure and top-down communication are lacking, so new employees can feel lost in the shuffle.

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