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Review averages

  • 38 employees say

    Excellent (29)
    76.315789473684%
    Good (5)
    13.157894736842%
    Satisfactory (1)
    2.6315789473684%
    Subpar (3)
    7.8947368421053%
    4.13
  • 17 applicants say

    Excellent (11)
    64.705882352941%
    Good (1)
    5.8823529411765%
    Satisfactory (1)
    5.8823529411765%
    Subpar (4)
    23.529411764706%
    3.71

Company summary

kununu is an employer branding and review platform that helps companies reach and engage with the right job candidates. 

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Our ultimate mission is to level the playing field between employers and workers to achieve a better work-life for all. 

Through genuine reviews, company ratings, and industry rankings, we help proactive people find companies that are right for them. And in turn, we help forward thinking companies understand and improve their work culture, while also offering them our platform as an employer branding tool to reach the candidates they're looking for. It's the transparency everyone deserves. 

Why do we do all that? To help people everywhere make better work-life decisions. After all, we spend nearly 1/3 of our lives at work. Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy it? 

Meet the team
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Find us all on Linkedin!


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Numbers

Employees

10-25

Company info

Who we are

Products, services

As a company, we bring value to two audiences:
  • For job seekers: We provide a fresh collection of authentic employer reviews and company insights from real workers in companies all over the U.S. in every industry so that it's easy to find out what it's like to work at a company before applying there. You can search for companies here. We also share valuable job and career advice and company rankings on our blog
  • For companies: We help companies get more quality applicants and build their employer brand with our kununu Employer Branding profiles. Learn more here.

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Company outlook

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The outlook for a business that empowers people everywhere to make better job decisions is a great one (in our humble opinion). We fill a need for job seekers to have relevant and genuine company information that links corporate points of view with the opinion of real stakeholders—the people who make a company what it is. We aim to be bold, authentic, and supportive of employees at every level. Refreshing, right?

Founded in Vienna in 2007, kununu is the #1 employer review site in Europe. Acquired by Xing  (the global social network for business professionals) in 2013, kununu expanded to the U.S., opening offices in Boston, MA in March 2016.


 

Benefits

Benefits
  • Competitive salary
  • 80% paid healthcare premiums
  • Paid vacation and sick days
  • Tax deductible subway and train passes
  • Casual office environment in Fort Point Channel
  • Catered lunch on Fridays
  • Company outings
  • Game room
  • Chilled (craft) beer


Location

Domestic locations

34 Farnsworth Street

3rd Floor

Boston, MA 02210

Legal information

For all legal inquiries, please contact service@kununu.us

For applicants

Videos

Welcome to kununu – workplace insights that matter [2018]
Content Marketing Job Spotlight
What's it like to work at kununu?
kununu 2017
What's kununu?
kununu - Our Reason for Being
Transparency at kununu
Setting sail with team kununu

Who we are looking for

Preferred skills

We're looking for like-minded folks who believe in the power of transparency to build a better worklife for all. Sound lofty? We hope so.

Show us your excellence in three core skills in your field. If you’ve got more great but superheroes usually have very specific powers.

Preferred qualifications

  • Relevant work experience. (People in your field understand your résumé.)
  • Good people skills. (Neither animals or babies are afraid of you.)
  • Our kununu culture fit. (Passionate, enthusiastic, and just plain nice.)

Preferred majors/degrees

For executive roles, we prefer MBA or advanced degree professionals. In some cases, equivalent work experience counts. 

What we offer

What is special about working for us?

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We have strong international roots, but we are leading the way in the US.
We are a team of smart, fun, hard-working people who care about a greater mission: a better workplace for all. 

We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of XING, the premier business networking platform in Europe, and have been the market leaders for 10+ years across the pond, which means that we have the freedom and financial support to boldly pursue our goals as we expand in the U.S., while also being able to work fast like any U.S. start-up that's ready to make big moves! The work is challenging, for sure, but we'd want it no other way. 

How would we describe the company culture?

Our company culture is hugely driven by our core values. kununu's company values are:

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We are bold - we think big, aim high, and aren't afraid of being different and having fun doing it

We keep an open mind and open company - we're inclusive of ideas, cultures and people, because that's what makes us better

We make ingenious improvements - we are constantly thinking of faster and smarter ways to achieve our goals

We focus on goals and outcomes - we don't just work for work's sake, we strive to ensure that all of our effort turns into outcomes

We give a damn - we're not robots: we truly care about our people, our customers and our community

 

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What else should applicants know about us?

We value smart, passionate, and talented folks—so much so that we let you do your thing.

We're a casual bunch in jeans and sneakers. A diverse group, we welcome and encourage different perspectives, thoughts, and opinions. Do it with a smile and you're golden.



Application advice

Expectations of applicants

Learn who we are and what we stand for. Check out our competitors so you know why we're different. Come with ideas and please bring questions. The best candidates are always intellectually curious.  

Advice to applicants

Come as you are, we're not looking to be impressed (if you've been invited to interview, we already are).

Preferred application method

Online, definitely. Check the "Jobs" tab on this page for all of our open opportunities!

Selection process

We usually start with a phone interview to get a sense of interest and fit on both sides. If that goes well, expect an in-person meeting followed by introductions to senior team leaders.

Though we may have immediate and urgent needs, please know we care more about getting the right person in than filling a slot. We put people and culture fit above plain experience. 

Job Insights

Sales
Recruiting & Operations
Customer Success

Patrick, Sales

What attracted you to this company?

Company culture is very important to me. I liked that everyone seemed happy to be here and it made me want to work here, too.

What does a typical day at work look like for you?

Some days I bike to work and other days I'll take the T. When I get into the office I make a fresh cup of coffee. I like to start my morning by organizing my day. I see which calls and meetings I have scheduled and make sure I’m fully prepared for them. I then schedule my prospecting times around those calls, and use whatever time I have for other tasks needed to help the team out.

What do you like best about your job?

I like being part of a team that is trying to grow our brand. It’s a rewarding feeling.

What are the biggest challenges you face in your role?

Right now, I’m adapting to a new market. I’m used to working with people in the IT space. So trying to figure out how we can best help HR professionals is a welcoming challenge that I'm excited to accept.

Describe how your team works together.

Our team is very transparent, we meet regularly to discuss what has been working and what hasn’t. We are able to meet with Sales Ops and Marketing to bring up our ideas to make kununu even more successful.

What makes the company a good fit for you?

I like the family feel that kununu has. I have worked for companies before that don’t have the same sense of community and that can make work unbearable.

Do you have any tips for the interview process?

Be honest about what you know and what you think you can bring to the team. Ask questions!

Courtney, Recruiting & Operations

What attracted you to this company?

So many things! First and foremost, I wanted to work for a company whose mission I support and believe in. kununu’s mission is to establish transparency in the workplace so job seekers and employers both find the perfect fit.

What does a typical day at work look like for you?

I wear many hats at kununu so every day is very different. I put fires out wherever they pop up and make sure the team here has everything they need to do their jobs.

Currently, I am mostly involved with kununu’s recruiting efforts, finance, HR, office management, conference preparations, and internal/external events. So typically, my days include lots of communication with job applicants, scheduling of interviews, and project management for the different conferences that are coming up.

On top of that I make sure that everything runs smoothly around the office, that new employees receive the warm welcome they deserve and that our small team here stays happy and works together.

What do you like best about your job?

My job has so many different functions it would be impossible to pick one specific task that I love the most. However, far and away, the most gratifying piece of my job is seeing how my work positively affects the rest of the team here. How even small things can make a coworkers day.

What are the biggest challenges you face in your role?

Time management and prioritization! I do a lot of problem solving on a regular basis and with the many facets of my role, prioritizing tasks has become a daily challenge (that I happily accept). From “I can’t find this” to “my computer is broken” it’s my job to make sure everyone is able to do their job, while still doing mine!

Describe how your team works together.

Organized chaos!

What makes the company a good fit for you?

The mission, the people, the occasional office dog...

Do you have any tips for the interview process?

Be yourself! We want to know who you really are! We are looking for people who are passionate, energetic and sincere. Our culture is important to everyone around here so we hire for not just skills but also for cultural fit. Definitely do as much research as you can on kununu so you understand what it is we do around here. Our team loves if you ask intelligent questions during your interview, and if you know what you are talking about.

Caroline, Customer Success

What attracted you to this company?

There were several things that initially attracted me to kununu. If I had to pick just one though it would be our mission: to help employers and job seekers find their perfect fit through workplace insights that matter. This really resonated with me during my job search- to be able to help people who were in the same position I was in seemed super rewarding, and it still is today!

What does a typical day at work look like for you?

As a member of the Customer Success Team I primarily spend my days helping our wonderful clients. Whether it is creating profiles, merging companies, answering user requests, or adjusting content; no day is the same which I love about my job!

What do you like best about your job?

My favorite part about my job is having the ability to constantly work with different teams, allowing me to collaborate with a variety of people both in the Boston office and colleagues overseas.

What are the biggest challenges you face in your role?

The biggest challenge I face in my role is making sure all users are happy. Sometimes negative reviews can let people down but by using a wider lens I encourage users/customers to see this as an opportunity to acknowledge and learn from previous mistakes; we all make them!


Describe how your team works together.

Communication is key! We meet frequently throughout the week to align on upcoming meetings, calls and projects. Our goal is to deliver as much value as we possibly can to our customers.

What makes the company a good fit for you?

At kununu I always feel that my ideas and opinions are valued and ultimately put to good use. To me, it is incredibly rewarding to see positive differences being made by the work I put forth. I get excited to come to work everyday and help others find their perfect fit like I did mine.


My lovely coworkers are an added bonus!

Do you have any tips for the interview process?

Culture is everything to us here at kununu. The most important tip I can give is to be yourself and always come with your own questions!

FAQ

What is a kununu Employer Branding Profile?

A kununu Employer Branding Profile is your opportunity to connect with job seekers and current employees. Describe your company mission, showcase company culture, and give job seekers insight into what it's like to be a part of your team. Your Employer Branding Profile allows you to influence the talk about your company through customization and conversation.

How do I claim my page and start an Employer Branding Profile?

To inquire about our Employer Branding Profile options, please email us at ebp@kununu.us.

Is there an example of a company profile created on kununu that we can use as a guide to get started

We encourage companies to design their own profiles to represent their unique company culture. You can search the site for company profiles of different industries and company sizes to serve as inspiration. 

Reviews for kununu US

Reviews - What employees say

4.13 Employees say
3.71 Applicants say
  • 27.Mar 2019
  • Employee
  • Company response included

Company Culture

I love the culture here. We have a sonos speaker where we collectively play music throughout the day. We all bond over food, animals, travel, music, shows, sports, and family.

Support from management

Management has done everything they can to make sure we are achieving our potential. Everything from weekly 1-on-1s to customized trainings

Teamwork

Everyone has been extremely helpful. My direct teammates and I collaborate to make sure we're doing our best to succeed. Members of other departments are always willing to help in any way they can

Freedom to work independently

Once you've ramped up, you basically have the freedom to build your own pipeline, run your own calls, and still have management support when you want it.

Internal Communication

We have weekly meetings with the whole team to go over goals as a company. We also use kununu Engage surveys

Gender Equality

Seems to be about 50/50

Attitude towards older colleagues

I often find myself trying to learn from my older colleagues' experience.

Overall compensation for your work

I received what I asked for

Office / Work Environment

The office is an updated area with an open floor plan. Conference rooms can get tight from time to time, but typical growing pains

Environmental Friendliness

Recycling set up, and bevi machine to reduce the number of cans and bottles used

Work-Life Balance

9-5:30. People work from home some days throughout the week

Company Image

It's cool working for a global brand. Though kununu's presence isn't as big in the US, that's what we're working to change!

Job Security

As long as you put in the effort and do your work, you should have no problems

Handicapped Accessibility

There's a ramp leading up to the building, and an elevator between floors. No automatic doors

Challenging Work

It certainly is a challenge to get the name out there. But we are getting more and more recognition every day!

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would like to see subtle changes made to the platform's UX

What I like about the company

The company is still at the point where you're able to make a difference and voice your opinion. Free lunch on Fridays is a great perk as well

What I dislike about the company

Nothing so far

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    kununu US
  • City
    Boston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Company response

Thank you for your review! We always appreciate comments that depict an accurate description of our company culture, such as everyone being “extremely helpful”, portraying a casual work environment with our sonos, and displaying a cool global brand! Being able to bond over the topics you pointed out: music, food, and animals (we LOVE dogs!) is something that truly makes our office feel like a family. While we continue to infuse a positive company culture, reviews like these give us honest and helpful feedback at what we are doing, and how we take these reviews seriously and listen to our employees. You mentioned weekly 1-on-1s and customized training, which are part of our belief in making sure everyone is happy and enjoys coming to work and succeeding while moving toward our company’s goals and outcomes. We agree that parts of our UX need changes and improvements, as these are challenges that we continue to work on as we grow. And as one of our five company core values, keeping an open mind, we love when employees like yourself share your thoughts and display the values which we strive to live by each day. Thank you again for the feedback you’ve provided, and we look forward to more reviews in the future! kununu

kununu

Company Culture

I am proud

Support from management

yes

Teamwork

All employ work honestly amd help us

Freedom to work independently

yes

Internal Communication

nice

Gender Equality

many oppottunities for women

Attitude towards older colleagues

yes many opportunities

Career Development

yes i thought

Overall compensation for your work

yes is comparable and fair.

Office / Work Environment

very comfortable

Environmental Friendliness

Yes awereness

Work-Life Balance

many suitable help

Company Image

yes i thought

Job Security

yes

Handicapped Accessibility

yes

Workplace Safety

Yes maintains a safe work

Challenging Work

easy challengin

Inclusive / Diverse

The workplace is diversity

Suggestions for improvement

  • ee who you know at kununu, leverage your professional network, and get hired. ... brands. kununu gives job seekers an inside look into companies *before* they work ... to the greater community by sharing their real work-life experiences.

What I like about the company

kununu Overview. kununu is the original employer review platform committed to true transparency in the job market. With over 10 years of success globally, we provide workplace insights that matter - to job seekers, employees and companies alike. Mission: To level the playing field between employers and employees.

What I dislike about the company

Explore the company profile and learn everything from culture to benefits. ... kununu Score ... It's a good job and I get new experiences everyday ... Till the moment I don't disapprove nothing, my everyday in my company is good and It's like my ...

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered Reimbursed daycare is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    kununu US
  • City
    Boston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 07.Feb 2019
  • Employee
  • Company response included

Company Culture

The culture encourages backstabbing and toxic behaviors. The management team enables this type of culture by having favorites and openly insulting individuals. Also, this review is currently going through a series of witch-hunts.

Support from management

Be ready for insults when ideas are shared.

Teamwork

“We are willingly unwilling to help each other” should be the company’s tagline.

Freedom to work independently

No one knows what the strategy is so everyone can work very independently!

Internal Communication

They preach transparency, but that is the last thing this company does. It is a team of 15-20 people, but most everyone is confused and misaligned.

Career Development

People are promoted based on who the management team likes. They make up random title to boost their egos.

Overall compensation for your work

They will low ball you. If you’re unlucky enough to get a job here, always ask for more.

Work-Life Balance

With barely any customers and a laughable sales pipeline, there’s time for a lot of fun.

Job Security

Sales pipeline is a joke. What revenue?

Challenging Work

Bunch of clapping for people being able to make a call because that’s the extent of the challenge.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Make the product better. Have a better go-to-market strategy. Recognize that there are a bunch of people that are not talented and hire better.
Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Job Security
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00
  • Company
    kununu US
  • City
    Boston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

Company response

Thank you for your review. While we’re disheartened to learn about your less-than-positive perspective of working here, we will always try to use feedback such as yours as a way to learn and improve anyway we can. One thing we do notice, however, is that your review relies heavily on sarcasm and very generalized statements that don’t seem to reflect reality, and in a way even sounds satirical. (“We are willingly unwilling to help each other”, “everyone is confused and misaligned”). This makes it hard for us to unpack your review constructively. In any case, we as a global company are committed to making every one of our employees’ experiences as supportive and fulfilling as possible. Some ways we do that: - We’ve established a group where non-manager employees work as a team to capture feedback from other employees and help surface important issues and topics, in order to then hold the leadership team accountable for addressing them as needed - We continue to offer competitive compensation compared to the market for individual job positions, and we also revisit team member titles on a regular basis so that they accurately reflect the contribution that individual is making to the organization from US perspective as well as a global perspective (as we are a global organization) - Frequent personal development dialogue between employees and their managers, which include weekly and monthly one-on-one meetings with your manager to discuss professional growth and any other personal or work-related topics - New, fully transparent, company KPIs - Weekly, company-wide meetings, where all team members (not just management / leadership team) share updates around strategy, hiring, and individual projects to give all employees line of sight and a forum to discuss anything and everything - An overhauled engagement survey, which is an anonymous weekly survey that gives our employees a chance to share how their week was and topics they would like to bring up and have discussed. Those are just some of the highlights of how we strive to improve as a company, and things that we believe address some of the negative points of improvement that one would take from your review. We truly appreciate your honest feedback and wish you the best in your future roles. kununu

kununu


Review averages

  • 38 employees say

    Excellent (29)
    76.315789473684%
    Good (5)
    13.157894736842%
    Satisfactory (1)
    2.6315789473684%
    Subpar (3)
    7.8947368421053%
    4.13
  • 17 applicants say

    Excellent (11)
    64.705882352941%
    Good (1)
    5.8823529411765%
    Satisfactory (1)
    5.8823529411765%
    Subpar (4)
    23.529411764706%
    3.71

kununu score comparisons

kununu US
4.00
55 reviews

Industry average (Internet)
3.88
59,686 reviews

kununu average
3.39
3,811,000 reviews