Descartes Systems
2.2 of 5 11 reviews
www.descartes.com Waterloo, Canada 150 to 499 Employees

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Don't work here unless you enjoy being abused!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

ProsThe people working there are great and work well together, even under the extreme amounts of stress and expected extra working hours.
You can be open about looking for another job, because everyone working there is!

ConsNo work life balance. Management/Executives suggest how life should be, but do not follow through making employees work long hours, including weekends without any extra compensation. No raises for a number of employees for years, however the CEO het a 119% salary increase?
Always working under cutbacks, refusal to purchase badly needed IT infrastructure due to lack of cash flow. Goal is to bandage everything and spend no money.
They would rather expect an employee to work 24/7/365 to keep stuff working manually than pay to fix it properly, and don't expect a bonus, a raise, or even a thank you for doing this extra work.
Staff is underpaid and over worked.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart treating your employees with respect. Start spending some money to make things better. The IT infrastructure is sadly underfunded.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice vertical but management is technical top heavy and have limited business types

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Descartes Systems full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: Distributed work environment is great. Pay is good. Cons: Heavily matrix structure Too distributed Heavily off-shored development Advice to Senior Management: Hire more business people Be more business focused No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Dissapointment and buffled how bad Senior Managment can be

    Sof (Current Employee)
    Miami, FL

    I have been working at Descartes Systems


    Pros: The vacation package is 20 days after 4 years of employment, which is something unheard of. 7 sick days, 1 personal day, 7 holidays -… Cons: Extremely low pay compare with the same position in the industry - somewhere in the lowest 5% of the normal curve. No respect for employees,… Advice to Senior Management: You guys up there need to quit. There is total disconnect with you and… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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