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Descartes Systems Reviews

Updated February 8, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "ok"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good people, diverse experience and products

    Cons

    too much work, not enough people

    Advice to Management

    more resources


  2. Helpful (1)

    "manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Descartes Systems full-time

    Pros

    Liked to work here so far

    Cons

    its ok, salary could be better


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Nice vertical but management is technical top heavy and have limited business types"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Descartes Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Distributed work environment is great.
    Pay is good.

    Cons

    Heavily matrix structure
    Too distributed
    Heavily off-shored development

    Advice to Management

    Hire more business people
    Be more business focused


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "A growing company"

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

    I have been working at Descartes Systems full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, and friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Employees are not compensated well


  6. Helpful (3)

    "It is what you make of it"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Descartes Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exposed to a lot of different technologies. You can learn from your peers if you ask questions and involve yourself. High turnover can lead to increased responsibility. Great place to grow.

    Cons

    Fairly stagnant salary stream. High turnover can lead to lack of people and skills required to run a smooth operation. No accountability to improve.

    Advice to Management

    Promote your rock stars. Do what you can to retain talent. Put some effort into leaving behind your IT sweat shop reputation.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Director of Tax"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Director in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Tax Director in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Descartes Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity work with taxation jurisdictions in Europe, Asia, and North America

    Cons

    Limited resources, inadequate feed back and failure to respond to proposals by senior management in timely manner

    Advice to Management

    Hire more middle level finance staff


  8. Helpful (5)

    "It is just a job, not good and not bad"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is just a job, better than having no job at all. If you are ambitious and expecting to make a difference by working hard, then this is not the place you should come. If you only want the paycheck or not capable to do anything, then you have very good chance to stay here for 5 or 10 or 15 years without being kicked out.

    Cons

    No raise, no bonus, no training and the only reward for your excellent work is the smily face from your manager.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Needs improvement."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good technologies, recognized in supply chain circles.

    Cons

    Work can be demanding, at times.

    Advice to Management

    More training opportunities for employees.


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