Syscon Justice Systems
2.5 of 5 8 reviews
www.syscon.net Richmond, Canada 50 to 149 Employees

Syscon Justice Systems Reviews

Updated Apr 3, 2014
Syscon Justice Systems – Richmond – “office”

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2.5 8 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

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Steve Long

(3 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great work/life balance.

Software Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at Syscon Justice Systems full-time

ProsEasy, flexible, low profile job. The Richmond office is very quiet come 5 o'clock. Nice and only occasional travel to some very fun cities.

ConsNot great with rewarding employees and the pay/benefits are marginal. The benefits trended down the longer I stayed. Never offered any training. Nice coworkers but the talented ones do not last. The tools/technology is decent but it doesn't offer many opportunities to branch out.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake better care of current employees. I felt like the only way to get a raise was to leave the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company Culture

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Syscon Justice Systems

ProsVery warm and friendly environment and enjoyed working on the product

ConsLacked adequate resources for training

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Company has a great potential, many positive changes in the last year

Software Developer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Syscon Justice Systems full-time for less than a year

Prosgreat new product, latest technology, opportunity to make a difference

Consaggressive schedule, stressful at times

Advice to Senior ManagementSupport sharing information and automation. Focus on individuals and interactions over processes and tools. (agile manifesto).

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not sure where all the bad press is coming from....

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Richmond, BC (Canada)

I have been working at Syscon Justice Systems full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat work life balance, great product, strong teams. Management is working hard to manage many complex projects.

ConsCompany has been working to develop a new product for the last few years so budget has been tight. Some employees here have serious chips on their shoulders and they need to take responsibility for their own work ethic.

Advice to Senior ManagementLets start selling the new product!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not so good company to startup . Do the laid off on regular basis one per year. For last 3 years ~40 people moved in/out

Senior Java Web Developer (Former Employee)
Richmond, BC (Canada)

I worked at Syscon Justice Systems full-time for more than a year

ProsGood place to polish technical skills. Good for beginners and newbies.

ConsManagement care about product do not care about staff . If you hired
consider yourself as contactor with 1 year contract. No more then 2 person in "Workflow" project worked more then 1 year in this company. Overstaffed by newbies.

Advice to Senior ManagementChange Software Developing Director

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Micromanagement, Outdated Management Style

Software Developer (Current Employee)
Vancouver, BC (Canada)

I have been working at Syscon Justice Systems full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat industry experience, By far the best managed documentation, Really good government clients

ConsOutdated management policies, Lack of openness and lack of trust between employees, Dysfunctional teams

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote innovation and creativity. Invest in people.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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More Big Change Required To Turn This Company Around

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Syscon Justice Systems full-time

ProsFlexible hours. Large space. Free parking lot. Can work from home.

ConsToo many manager and Vice Presidents (very top heavy). No competitive salary. Not much social activities. Forecast is not doing well. Communication issue. Outsourced work produced bad quality product.

Advice to Senior ManagementTalk or listen to every employee for advice. Stop outsourcing to India. Don't be cheap as their quality is so bad that it wastes everyone's time and time equals money. Hire a real architect who has experience. Not just some architect wannabe and do R&D for 4 years without anything completed.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Terrible place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Vancouver, BC (Canada)

I have been working at Syscon Justice Systems

ProsSyscon provides IT solutions for jails and that is far more interesting than working for a bank, it has offices in Vancouver, London and Sydney and some staff have got secondments to different countries.

If you have young children the on-site childcare is very useful.

ConsSyscon is by far the worse employer I have ever worked from, there is no communication and they have the worse expense policy I have ever seen.

If I had know what they were like I would never have joined. Staff turnover must be around 15% at the moment and would be higher if it wasn't for the recession.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe senior management team has a lot of issues to address to save this company and they need some outside help to delayer the management structure(7 layers for 100 employees) and to re-design the processes.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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