Kiandra is one of Australia’s leading IT companies, ranking in the BRW Best Places to Work list seven years running. We have a dedicated focus on providing innovative technology infrastructure and custom software development solutions for our clients and providing a challenging yet rewarding work environment for our people.
We are passionate about leading edge technology and having fun at work, while maintaining a professional environment.
In a service-based organisation it is no surprise that Kiandra’s people are our most important asset. We have built an employment brand that attracts and retains some of the most talented people the industry has to offer. We invest considerably in our culture and in the ongoing development of our staff, not only financially, but through initiatives that positively impact our working environment. This has resulted in a unique team of happy, passionate and enjoyable professionals who care about the work they do and the results they achieve.
New staff are made to feel welcome from the day they accept their new position. We courier them a welcome pack including engraved wine, Kiandra gear and induction materials and they enjoy lunch with the Directors at one of Melbourne’s great restaurants during their first week.
We are extremely proud of the environment we have built. We have a genuine team atmosphere which feels like an extended family. We have adopted an open, transparent and collaborative operating style and work in an open plan office where the Directors and management team sit amongst the staff.
We have an open door policy where accessibility to both our clients and each other is promoted. Innovation is encouraged and we have a “no red tape” policy for incorporating great ideas at any time.
Physically we have a modern, brand new office with wall to wall windows, great views and lots of natural light. There’s bike racks and lockers, showers and change rooms, contemporary kitchen facilities (with a top-of-the-range manual coffee machine and great beans), storage, big desks and a fleet of Kiandra cars for client visits.
We are committed to the ongoing Learning and Development of our staff.
We run a Training Initiative to foster this culture of continuous development, enabling us to be at the forefront of solutions and methodologies as they are released to market. Our staff attend training, conferences and seminars to build and capitalise on their strengths and ensure they are up-to-date with business trends, emerging technologies and the latest products within specific verticals. Whilst on the job, we also believe in the benefits of learning through experience, mentoring and sharing knowledge with your peers.
We all work really hard and we believe that it is incredibly important to take time out and celebrate our successes. Kiandra holds a range of formal and informal events, and we also make sure that there is time for a healthy lifestyle. We promote a good work life balance, provide fresh fruit, riding gear for all our cycling buffs, offer a range of well being programs and subsidise health initiatives – be it gym memberships, personal trainers or anything else that keeps you healthy.
We know that juggling a career, family or study can be challenging. Kiandra has built a strong reputation for being a flexible employer. We have full work from home infrastructure, offer additional paid maternity / paternity leave and provide mobiles and internet access where required for your role.
Our staff know that they can ask for flexible time when they need it and we know that they will continue to deliver for our customers.
We believe that it is vital that we recognise the achievements of teams and individuals within the organisation. We continually share good news stories across the business to let everyone know what is happening in different engagements and different departments. We also have a formal reward and recognition program in place to recognise high achievers and staff that continually develop and support our service culture.
We regularly present bonuses for spectacular performance and distribute 15% of our annual company gross profit to our staff – as they are the ones responsible for our success.
At Kiandra it is the little things that make us different. We provide a large variety of breakfast and snack foods, a stocked drinks fridge, quality coffee (many would disagree that this is a little thing!), filtered water, fresh fruit, boutique beer and great wine. You can have your Birthday day off and don’t be surprised if you come in one morning and find a nice little surprise on your desk…just because.
Our building even gives you access to their own perks, which include an easy to use dry cleaning service, lunch deliveries to the concierge, discounted movie tickets, and a great range of other products and services!
We are a successful company, achieving strong organic growth and earning consistent profits. We share our success with others and put back into the community through our community initiatives. We hold, sponsor or donate to a number of charity events, including Australia‘s Biggest Morning Tea (Cancer Foundation), Movember (Beyond Blue, Prostate Cancer), Melbourne Mile Fun Run (Peter Mac Cancer Centre), Good Friday Appeal (Children‘s Hospital), Cans 4 Films Festival (Salvation Army), The Ride to Conquer Cancer, and many more…