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Out of touch. Out of time.

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

ProsThe employees -- and by that I'm referring to the actual workers, not senior management -- are the greatest bunch of people that anyone could ever hope to work with. People are knowledgeable and capable in all that they do. The people you work with with quickly earn your friendship and respect, both professionally and otherwise. Contrary to the yes-men (and women) upper management crave, it is these people that act as Nakisa's only saving grace.

I can admit that Nakisa is a good stepping stone for graduates, but step quickly.

ConsSenior management at Nakisa doesn't seem to know, or care what it takes to keep employees happy, let alone, just plain "keep" employees. That is not to say that their inflated sense of pride would ever allow them to ask for your opinion, nor would they listen if you somehow managed to be heard beyond their close-mindedness.

The topic of transparency often arises in regards to communication from senior management. As an employee, the only transparency you should expect to be on the receiving end of, is their contempt for you having the nerve to offer a realistic deadline, project opinion and/or suggestion about how to accomplish your goals. After all, senior management understands your job better than you do. Isn't that right?

Another mantra frequently chanted by HR is "Culture." Yes, Nakisa has a culture. However, the culture is made up of Fear & Ignorance. Fear, on the part the employee who has quickly learned to sit down, shut up and be thankful that you have been granted the privilege of working for Nakisa. Ignorance, on the part of senior management that will not hesitate to overlook and under-appreciate the talent working for them and eagerly avoid learning about the products they stand on.

Talent is steadily walking out the door. Be it of their own accord, or with a helpful push from a senior management entity that is indifferent to the loss of talent because its eyes are set too far into the future to recognize that you have had access to incredible talents with voices and ideas that could have taken Nakisa to where it thinks it is, where it wants to be and where it will never reach.

One more thing. In case you fell for one of those recently posted positive reviews:

- I dare you to take 2 days off to work from home!

- The CEO will not hesitate to tell you that he does not want to be a CEO. Luckily, his office is right at the front door. Maybe that problem will take care of itself soon.

- Do not ever expect to be appreciated for the work you do. It is senior management that will be thanked for their vision and ability to "get it done." You are just a human resource to that end. Nakisa simply shoved the "human" part aside.

- Free breakfast -- no comment.

- Regarding that movie theater and the recent article in the Gazette about Nakisa entitled, "Cultivating Great Minds" and what is said -- it never happened. (*hint* *hint* -- July 11 was a Sunday)

Advice to Senior ManagementHumble yourselves and come down from your high castle. Learn more about your own products, how they are created and more importantly who is creating them. If you won't take the time to recognize the talents at work for you, at least take the time to recognize that you are not the brains of this organization. It is your employees that CHOOSE to coexist with you and not the other way around. They are leaving you, it is happening now because you are out of touch with their needs, and out of time to save what little is left.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    7 people found this helpful  

    Nakisa is a sinking ship

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Nakisa

    Pros: Used to be a very good place if you were starting your career. Now it's a very good place if you… Cons: Despite having a unique partnership with SAP, the company is unable to take advantage of it and grow. Ironically, Nakisa has twice undertaken massive restructuring… Advice to Senior Management: TAKE CARE OF YOUR EMPLOYEES. INVEST IN YOUR EMPLOYEES AND STOP TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THEM. IN CASE YOU HAVEN't NOTICED, YOUR EMPLOYEES ARE LEAVING. LEARN FROM… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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    Nakisa = Lifestyle Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Nakisa

    Pros: - One of the few areas of the core SAP suite that SAP is terrible at and that customers are willing to spend money on.… Cons: - Salary is terrible, especially for consultants (Focus is on hiring developers because of R&D tax credits). - Never seen a company where everyone… Advice to Senior Management: Sell the company. Now. You have experience getting a start-up off the ground. You have demonstrated over and over again… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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