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SITA Reviews

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
100 Reviews

3.1
100 Reviews
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SITA CEO Francesco Violante
Francesco Violante
57 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Multi Cultural, Work/Life balance, Benefits, Vacation package, Good work environment (in 9 reviews)

  • Good work environment and flexible hours (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Pockets of dysfunctional senior management that doesn't understand the business (in 7 reviews)

  • Upper levels of management make decisions that place hardships on support personnel (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Proj Mgr

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay, decent location within Atlanta, near malls and restaurants, close to highway with multiple access points.

    Cons

    Being an international organization, the culture can be difficult to get adjusted to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adapt cultural awareness into the company's diversity plan.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Initially Great, but unfortunately disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Knowledgeable people, some are working hard to make changes to get SiTA to the next level. Good benefits

    Cons

    The Senior Leadership Team is out of touch, every year the company goes through a freeze and hard working people are released. No growth, very low morale, most people are stressed due to lack of resources. Most people do not trust HR and Senior Leadership Team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take time and listen to the employees, most are afraid to tell the truth due to consequences. Most people feel that HR and Senior Leadership don't have their best interest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Everyone needs a job, but don't work here!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Learn the ATI space for other opportunities outside. Don't plan on career here. just a stepping stone.
    Be a self starter, expect little support, make it on your own.

    Cons

    Used by managers to fix blame. Red tape galore, low pay for performance, no raises. Constant re-org.
    Poor leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change leadership at top. not lower levels and mid levels. Hire people who have some industry experience. Ask employees for their perspectives. Don't assume you know everything and that asking for advise shows a weakness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people and Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Cultural Diversity and the ability to do business in every country in the world.
    The people and the customers.

    Cons

    Constant reorganizations.
    Lack of regional focus.
    Always wanting a quick fix without investing time and money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the field and the regions. They know what the customes want. Have field more involved in product suggestions. Stop managing from the top down.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good technical experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Well organized process from end to end.

    Cons

    Sometimes there were some inconsistencies within the design review process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with more standardization of technical design

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sr.

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

    Pros

    Multi Cultural, Work/Life balance, Benefits, Vacation package, Good work environment

    Cons

    Pay raises are below market or no pay raises period for the last couple of years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    A company in a tailspin, with a CEO that thinks everything is going great.

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

    Pros

    Same stuff everyone says - great people at the worker level, great multicultural experience, great travel opportunities for some roles.

    Cons

    SITA has been failing at virtually every project it tries. Voyager is a disaster, though management says it delivered "on time and on budget", which was a bald faced lie. The new finance system is a disaster, with no good data available to help manage the business. No career opportunities for those inside. Few to no raises. They reorg every year, as a way to wallpaper over the lack of business performance and issues within the businesses. But they never follow through on the reorganizations to make the current organization effective, before they reorg again. So over the last 6-7 years, the company has become progressively less effective. And morale is absolutely horrible. Either the CEO is blind to the problems, or there is a very effective filter of all issues that keeps him from being aware (which is cultivated by the fact that he is very volatile and loses his temper with his senior team a lot). This company absolutely WILL go out of business if it continues on the current path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake to reality. Confront the problems honestly. And reward your high performers - because they are the only ones that can help you get out of the mess you have allowed to build since Francesco was hired.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Network Administrator

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good environment learn alot from supervisors

    Cons

    Management are stingy they dont offer good pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your workers

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    The sinking Airports & Airline IT company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Health Benefits, Multicultural, Travel, Co-workers

    Cons

    Lack of direction, Constant re-org, Not enough investment on new products, does not respect their workforce, Constant blame game for not having enough people, lack of full development of products, too much emphasis on marketing and not quality, good people are leaving or forced to leave, does not reflect the true of the company financial situation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the lay off, save money on useless marketing, develop you employees and provide more resources to create and test products, be realistic about deadlines, follow agile methodologies, watch your senior directors not really aligned with the objectives of the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good Company Culture, Bad compensation package...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Multi Cultural, Work/Life balance, Benefits, Vacation package, Good work environment

    Cons

    Lower compensation package than industry standard, slow career growth, minimal salary review, Orthodox management (Not Agile), Work-from-home not allowed by Line-managers even though HR allows it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be Agile, update pay-scales or be prepared to lose good people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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