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Helpful (5)

Overworked and Underpaid

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

I have been working at NexJ Systems

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

- The core group of employees really buy into the company direction and goals; they are motivated and believe in the work they are doing
- Growing quickly - opportunities for advancement if you completely dedicate yourself to your job

Cons

- Long, long hours
- Company culture puts work ahead of personal life
- High turnover rate - it takes a certain kind of person/mentality to work here, and many do not stay for more than 2 years

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Overall satisfactory work experience

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

    I have been working at NexJ Systems

    Pros

    1) Very impressive technology stack - lots of advanced engineering ideas
    2) Great place to learn as a software professional, especially if you have little experience
    3) Nice location - York Mills Centre, easily accessible by GO Transit, subway, TTC buses

    Cons

    1) Work can get uninteresting quickly, depending on your role
    2) Quite a bit of bureaucracy, I think this limits creativity a lot
    3) Fairly low compensation, seems that management gets by far the biggest slice of the pie
    4) Somewhat long working hours: 9AM - 6PM. Nevertheless, they are somewhat flexible about this.

    Advice to Management

    Too much red tape! Very annoying processes affecting development operations. Please allow developers be more creative, and free to make choices as they see fit. Culture is too restrictive, management always seems to have the final say.

  2. Helpful (6)

    No Respect - No Work/Life Balance - Just Work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NexJ Systems full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    TTC Accessible - at York Mills subway
    Co-workers are young and bright
    Only good for new grads with no previous work experience who want to get their foot in the door

    Cons

    Don't expect to have a life outside of NexJ. Core hours are 9-6pm but most people work 60+ hours per week and work through their 1 hour lunch to meet deadlines yet are paid regular 9-5 salaries. There is no overtime pay, time off in lieu of etc. Don't expect a thank you from management for your hard work, you are simply expected to work ridiculous overtime hours. You are not allowed to take sick days regardless of company claims. Top management will not be sympathetic if you are away from work for any reason even if it's only for one day. There is no work/life balance at all.

    Advice to Management

    There is a reason for such a high turnover rate, I hear around 40% now. Management needs to show their employees a little respect and understand that most people do have lives outside of work. People can still be hard workers and produce top quality work even if they take one sick day. Give your employees a little creative freedom and get rid of all the red tape, otherwise, you will lose many more valuable employees. This company will soon have only new grads, co-ops and top management and no one in the middle. A company that drives away all their experienced workers is setting itself up for failure.

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