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Helpful (9)

"Dead end, with decent PTO."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Descartes Systems full-time (More than a year)

Pros

There are some very knowledgeable individuals around if you luck out and get the chance to work with them. The benefits package is pretty good and it is a paycheck which means something in this economy.

Cons

The organization is plagued with stagnation. There are no career paths and zero employee development programs. Consequently, patience of junior talent only lasts so long and they move on. This has led to most lower level management being there because they stuck it out rather than being promoted based on merit. Upper management is unapproachable and incredibly disconnected. I've literally gone several months at a time without any sort of meeting to plan or discuss anything.
Promotions are non-existent. The pay is absolutely horrendous and raises are like an urban legend. You will be worked like a mule and never receive any feedback. There is too much animosity and the office culture is utterly terrible.
The organization is very resistant to change and process improvement does not exist. The "big picture" solution is to keep poaching smaller companies rather than invest in the people or infrastructure.

Advice to Management

Take care of your employees and they will take care of you. As it stands now, when the economy comes back around there are going to major issues when everyone heads for the door.

Other Employee Reviews for Descartes Systems

  1. 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.


  2. 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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