Nakisa

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Nakisa Reviews

Updated May 6, 2014
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2.5 40 reviews

39% Approve of the CEO

Nakisa President and CEO Babak Varjavandi

Babak Varjavandi

(36 ratings)

36% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    This is a great place to work and that is why I am here.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros• Great colleague, lots of recruiting efforts goes into finding them.
    • Team spirit and friendly work culture
    • Interesting and challenging projects; see list of customers
    • Great products to work on
    • Great office spaces and location
    • Lots of room to grow, lots of vertical and lateral movements, employees are given the chance to move to new positions or new departments
    • Growth, opportunity
    • Kitchen and breakfast
    • Occasional movies in the private theater

    ConsCons: Usual growing pains, have to adapt to changes

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work at

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsEasy to access, downtown Montreal, great people, cool benefits. If you like not seeing the day go by like me, well this is the place, always something to do.

    ConsI don't really see any Cons for now.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore benefits...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    ..3 years now and ....still happy.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople are very friendly, most of them are easy to work with.
    Mostly young people, open minded, lot of fun. If you work hard you may get promoted.
    Good location, closed to the train.
    Free breakfast, including: fruits, milk, cereals, butter, jam, juice, bagels etc.
    Salary: fair.
    Sick days: unlimited, if you don't abuse.

    ConsInsurance cost a bit high.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    Proslots career opportunities
    great learning opportunities
    friendly culture everyday breakfast

    Conscompany gorwing fast and at time deadlines are tight

    Advice to Senior Managementdont have one

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    So far so good

    Software Developer II (Current Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    Pros- Oppurtunity to learn
    - Oppurtunity to grow
    - Reasonable pay
    - Friendly management
    - Indoor games (table tennis, pool table etc)
    - Good experienced top management in the field around CEOs
    - Casual dress code (even shorts do)

    Cons- Unpaid extra hours
    - No job security
    - Pricey unworthy health benefits (around 5% of your pay and only covers around 70%)
    - No retirement plan

    Advice to Senior Management- Trust your employess and try to retain key people (you a re in HCM business, God dammit!)
    - Go more transparent with your employess
    - Stick to your long term planning
    - Let employee feel they worke hard (lets just share 10% of your pure income among employees but not theone in senior mangement)
    - For God sake don't server pizza in company wide lunch meetings :)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to Grow with a Great Team

    Employee (Current Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    Pros- Challenging environment
    - Opportunity for creative thinking and innovation
    - Good team spirit

    Cons- Sometimes tough deadlines
    - Time of flux as company goes through some growing pains
    - Not a good fit if you are only driven by money

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue with the spirit of innvoation and team encouragement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    So far, so good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsIt’s been less than a year since I joined Nakisa. I want to write a comment because when I was offered the job I looked at the past glassdoor comments before giving my final answer. I was surprised with what I read as it was not the feeling I had during my recruitment process with all the people I met.
    In the end, I went with my gut feeling and decided to join Nakisa. It was the right decision as the position and the culture of the company was what I expected.

    ConsIt is a growing company right now so it is obvious that there are areas of improvement and processes to be put in place. It is the choice of each employee. Do you want to work in a big structure where everything is defined and your responsibilities are limited? Or do you prefer to work in a smaller and growing company where you can bring ideas on the table, be innovative, improve your work each day and put processes in place?
    So far, I have enjoyed my experience at Nakisa. I am working with a lot of smart people and within a multicultural environment. The client base is impressive, I believe in the products and in the HR industry market.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to build your career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros-Get exposure to different departments/teams
    -Knowledgeable and approachable managers, team leads and colleagues, which makes it easy when having a question
    -Multicultural
    -Lots of activities which give a chance to get to know people from different departments
    -Since it is growing there is lots of opportunity for career growth/transfers

    Cons-Managers are in meetings a lot. It becomes difficult to track them down
    -Since the company is growing policies and procedures are still not always clear, yet are noticeably improving

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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