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Former Employee - Consultant  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
Former Employee - Consultant in Montreal, QC (Canada)

I worked at Nakisa

Pros

- Learn new things
- Easeness to move from one department to another if you fits in there
- To many thinks to learn, SAP, java, interacting with clients

Cons

- Unorganized in dealing with issues
- Overtime on week days and weekend, no choice

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more competetive in employee benefits. Retain your employees instead of hiring new one to whom you dont even know.

No opinion of CEO

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    Could have been better

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

    I worked at Nakisa

    Pros

    Good product
    It uses good technologies.

    Cons

    Salary very low compared to others.
    Minimal benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care for ppl who are present. Dont take them for granted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Looks great from outside but is rotten from the core...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get 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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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