Syscon Justice Systems

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Syscon Justice Systems Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
11 Reviews
2.7
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great work/life balance.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at Syscon Justice Systems full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Interesting work but very stressful

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Technology, Excellent Staff, Nice Location

    Cons

    Unreasonable Plan and Unreasonable expectations - setting the team for failure!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avoid Micro Management, give some space to the Engineers, Trust your reports - recognize their efforts!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very aggressive schedule, hard work and dedication not fairly rewarded.

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    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer

    I have been working at Syscon Justice Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free parking
    Lots of technology
    Friendly staff

    Cons

    Overworked, underpaid.
    Upper management is obviously very unfair and cheap. (way below market average salary)
    High turnover rate (due to low salary)
    Offshore team is a nightmare to deal with.
    No bonuses, cheap rewards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees what they are worth (average)
    High turnover ratio is giving a good company a bad reputation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Syscon Justice Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very talented group of people. Very friendly and helpful

    Cons

    The staff is overworked. The environment feels stressed and would feel better if it was more relaxed. Everyone wants to help but find little time to do so.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company Culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syscon Justice Systems

    Pros

    Very warm and friendly environment and enjoyed working on the product

    Cons

    Lacked adequate resources for training

    Recommends
  7.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer

    I have been working at Syscon Justice Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    aggressive schedule, stressful at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support sharing information and automation. Focus on individuals and interactions over processes and tools. (agile manifesto).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Java Web Developer in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Java Web Developer in Richmond, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Syscon Justice Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Change Software Developing Director

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Company 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 ManagementAdvice

    Lets start selling the new product!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Micromanagement, Outdated Management Style

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Syscon Justice Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote innovation and creativity. Invest in people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    More Big Change Required To Turn This Company Around

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Syscon Justice Systems full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Too 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 ManagementAdvice

    Talk 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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