Nakisa
2.4 of 5 34 reviews
www.nakisa.com Montreal, Canada 150 to 499 Employees

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Looks great from outside but is rotten from the core...

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nakisa

Pros-good place for 1 year only when you're a fresh grad with no expectations
-good place to get a head start at consulting or a foot in the door at SAP
-flexible hours (if you don't mind catching up after hours)
-mandatory 8 hours per day that need to be justified, documented and approved by your manager (same as if you worked in a factory and had to clock in and out)
-interesting product (but hasn't changed much in years--the code at least, the look changes frequently)

Cons-no sick days (taken off your vacation)
-minimal vacations (2 weeks as per the labor laws)
-very minimal health benefits (expensive insurance when you think about it, with very limiting benefits)
-No chance of getting promoted or having a promising title unless you have coffee with the CEO frequently or go to the same church
-No quality assurance is done (always ends up being done by the consultants who are overwhelmed with everything else they need to do with the project)
-HR is not that bad, they are just completely powerless because the CEO overrules
-You can talk to the CEO but he is stubborn, so don't expect your words to stick in his head
-Lots of nepotism when it comes to hiring (HR and CEO as well as some senior VPs are all related either by blood or through their beliefs)
-Lots of unpaid overtime (try 60-80 hours a week)
-Everyone is underpaid (except for external Sr. Management and VPs)
-Senior management and VPs are all external; don't expect to get promoted internally even if you worked there 10+ years
-Don't expect to be heard as a Sr. manager unless you take credit for ideas that come from the CEO. Your creative ideas will be shut down.
-Once you are considered the hero in a domain, you will be called in every time as part of the clean up crew.
-Expect interrupted week-ends, holidays and evenings with your family due to desperate phone calls because of customer escalations
-Meetings everyday, so no time to finish your work

Advice to Senior ManagementGet your act together! Start listening to your employees, they are not beneath you. In the end, when you go through 5 rounds of lay offs and you still survive, some people can't help but try to survive longer to feed their family and pay their bills, so we all understand the survivor mode and we are not mad at you, we are just disappointed and underappreciated. When all you try to do is survive, it's hard to think of others or really listen. Try to be less selfish and see the big picture!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Horrible company - Read the other reviews before applying

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

I worked at Nakisa


Pros: The few remaining employees are very competent, dedicated and respectful. They are still trying their best to save the company. Possibility to travel. Lenient/flexible working hours. people… Cons: Employee morales are all time low. Employees spend more time talking about how bad the company is instead of working. Very unethical company, company promote… Advice to Senior Management: Do yourself a favor, sell the company or let someone with a better management skill to manage it. Having an unique partnership with SAP, the… 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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