Infor

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Infor Reviews in Canada

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
341 Reviews
2.8
341 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • depending on your manager you might be able to work from home 1 to 3 days a week or not at all (in 37 reviews)

  • Remote arrangements allow flexibility for work-life balance (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • The bottom line is the ONLY thing that matters to the upper management (in 14 reviews)

  • Management appears to be totally unconcerned about Work Life Balance (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Pretty standard for a global company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Services Sales in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Services Sales in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Infor full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people I've worked with are great, everyone is ready and willing to help. If they don't know, they'll help you find someone who does.
    Infor Consulting Services management is very open and communicative. They are a pleasure to work with.
    Good work/life balance, option to work from home encouraged
    Benefits are standard for this type of company
    Plenty of good on-line training to stay up-to-date.

    Cons

    Often expected to work much more than standard hours. But, this is par for the course with US companies (at least the 4 that I've worked for)
    Basically, the same cons as any other large US based company.
    I've only worked in a small part of one division, the pros that I listed may not exist in other sectors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Decent place to work for the everyday person

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Infor full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Decent location, company working hours are not overwhelming
    - Benefits are fairly standard
    - Good management teams

    Cons

    - Direction of the company tended to be a little all over the place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more into your employees to grow internally

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good if you need stability & cruise control. Else, don't get too comfortable.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Infor full-time

    Pros

    - Co-workers whom you would hate parting ways with.
    - Flexible with work-from-home. Good work/life.
    - Tons of products across the enterprise.
    - Truly a global company.

    Cons

    - The bonuses used to be awesome, now they're not awesome.
    - They're working on unifying the products, but long way to go.
    - Being stale. Not much in the way of promotions, at least in the same business unit. (Perhaps job switching between business units is a good idea?)
    - Internal processes (implementation, documentation....) should be bulletproofed and institutionalized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One can live and die by the moniker "world's largest start up." On the one hand, you have speed and diversity. On the other, processes/standards take a backseat.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of Opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Infor full-time

    Pros

    There is a tremdous amount of opportunity within the company to move around if you are willing to work for it.

    Cons

    The company has extremely high expectations of its employees in terms of committment to the job and hours expected to be available.

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    nothing special about this company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Infor

    Pros

    employee were friendly, working environment was good.

    Cons

    very slow path and boring products

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    The company with unclear goals

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Infor

    Pros

    Large size organization
    Variety of software applications
    Large market share

    Cons

    Unclear company direction and vision
    Sunsetting of many good products
    No real interest in R&D

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change current management with competent ones
    Stop comparing your company to SAP and Oracle and provide good value to your clients

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work if in US

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Infor

    Pros

    Aside from above average salary and benefits, the management tries very hard to keep employees updated on changes and direction from department level up to corporate-wide. They also don't usually just fire off emails about such information; management usually shows up in person so that Q&A can be effected.

    Cons

    Management seems to change direction suddenly and frequently. With the craziness of so many acquisitions coupled with the sudden shifts in economy and other factors, Infor seems to bend too easily in the wind, making sudden company changes. For example, following a series of lay-offs, an announcement was made that the budget had been set for the following year accommodating all current staff. One month later a group was let go; followed by another group 3 months later.

    Similar things happend with initiatives, customers etc. One day we're learning the strategy for a servicing particular client, the next day all work stops for that client with no explanation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't personally think telling staff that "you just don't know" is a bad thing. It's a good thing to include the uncertainty in announcements and plans. It enables staff to make important decisions; to take steps if they are uncomfortable with the uncertainty.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not enough management through the acquisition. The head in the sand approach doesn't work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solution Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Solution Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Infor

    Pros

    I loved the people and liked the job and management but things went downhill after the acquisition and as a year into it chaos still reigned, I left.

    Cons

    lack of management. Couldn't get off projects because you were deemed essential while less accomplished coworkers could roll off .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start managing! Don't let valued employes find out about redundancy through updated phone lists without their names on it! Share your vision for the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Seemed like a great place to work when I started, but everything seemed to fall apart after a few months.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Infor

    Pros

    - Pleasant office environment
    - Flexible work from home policy
    - Efficient online training programs
    - Orientation week at Alpharetta, GA HQ
    - Generous benefits, including 3 weeks paid vacation in your first year
    - Current generation of technology and tools to use in your work

    Cons

    - The company has been growing through acquisition of several other companies and the transition has been difficult
    - There was a disconnect between executive management, middle management and other employees
    - Approximately 650 of 9,000 employees world-wide have been laid off since 2008
    - Efficient online tools inherited from acquired companies were replaced with inferior software from other acquired companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The executive management team needs to make the company more cohesive. There is such a disconnect between levels of management and between departments.
    By the time I left Infor, there was a rampant sense of hopelessness.
    Former employees expressed relief after leaving the company.

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Could do better !

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager

    I have been working at Infor

    Pros

    Good clients and lot of consulting experience. The company has very good resources with extensive skillets in various technologies and functional experience.
    The company has acquired number of solid companies which have great products. By virtue of this Infor has some great products in different verticals and a great client base all across North America and Europe.

    Cons

    Executive management is pretty confused and there seems to be no clear vision. They have acquired some great companies with great products, and client base. However they have not been able to take these companies further and have made a lot of incorrect decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a clear strategy and please do not just acquire companies and kill them !

    Disapproves of CEO

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