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Needs improvement.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Descartes Systems

Pros

Good technologies, recognized in supply chain circles.

Cons

Work can be demanding, at times.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More training opportunities for employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

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    Don't work here unless you enjoy being abused!

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

    I worked at Descartes Systems

    Pros

    The 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!

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Nice vertical but management is technical top heavy and have limited business types

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous 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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire more business people
    Be more business focused

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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