Descartes Systems

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Skip this place unless you are desperate for a job.

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Former Employee - Staff (Too Small to Say Exactly)  in  Marietta, GA
Former Employee - Staff (Too Small to Say Exactly) in Marietta, GA

Pros

You get a pay check.
Free coffee
If you are lucky, it will be a short commute
any port in a storm (it's better than not job at all)

Cons

Company policy is at least 4 years between pay increases of near nothing.
Some managers will treat you with respect others lie to your face to manipulate you to work more.
Company stated policy is to squeeze "resources" you like a lemons

Advice to ManagementAdvice

At least try to show some appreciation for the people making the company run. AND actually know what your managers are doing, some manage people like personal servants but not in front of you.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Descartes Systems

  1.  

    Overworked

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

    Pros

    Get to take on a lot of responsibility over a diverse set of systems. It is a great learning opportunity.

    Cons

    A lot of fire fighting. Lots of short term thinking from above. Resistance to invest in labor saving tools. Callous treatment of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to give ALL your employees recognition for their efforts. Recognize high turnover as a cost.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Director of Tax

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    Current Employee - Tax Director  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Tax Director in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Opportunity work with taxation jurisdictions in Europe, Asia, and North America

    Cons

    Limited resources, inadequate feed back and failure to respond to proposals by senior management in timely manner

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more middle level finance staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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