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It is just a job, not good and not bad

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

I have been working at Descartes Systems

Pros

It is just a job, better than having no job at all. If you are ambitious and expecting to make a difference by working hard, then this is not the place you should come. If you only want the paycheck or not capable to do anything, then you have very good chance to stay here for 5 or 10 or 15 years without being kicked out.

Cons

No raise, no bonus, no training and the only reward for your excellent work is the smily face from your manager.

Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Descartes Systems

  1.  

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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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