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"Don't work here unless you enjoy being abused!"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The people working there are great and work well together, even under the extreme amounts of stress and expected extra working hours.
You can be open about looking for another job, because everyone working there is!

Cons

No work life balance. Management/Executives suggest how life should be, but do not follow through making employees work long hours, including weekends without any extra compensation. No raises for a number of employees for years, however the CEO het a 119% salary increase?
Always working under cutbacks, refusal to purchase badly needed IT infrastructure due to lack of cash flow. Goal is to bandage everything and spend no money.
They would rather expect an employee to work 24/7/365 to keep stuff working manually than pay to fix it properly, and don't expect a bonus, a raise, or even a thank you for doing this extra work.
Staff is underpaid and over worked.

Advice to Management

Start treating your employees with respect. Start spending some money to make things better. The IT infrastructure is sadly underfunded.

Other Employee Reviews for Descartes Systems

  1. "Veel potentieel, maar niet altijd zichtbaar"

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

    I have been working at Descartes Systems full-time

    Pros

    Flexibel, Ruimte voor ontwikkeling. Work-life balance. Internationaal.

    Cons

    Erg snel gegroeid waardoor chaos. Sterk 'establishment' van individuen die er al jaren werken en waar je niet omheen kan.

    Advice to Management

    Reorganisatie nodig om blijvende groei aan te kunnen. Juiste mensen, juist belonen. Ook eens zelf komen luisteren in EMEA.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Inversteer in je personeel"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Utrecht (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Utrecht (Netherlands)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Je kan werken met grote Internationale klanten. Je hebt veel vrijheid om je tijd in te delen, al wordt dat wel steeds lastiger

    Cons

    Geen mogelijkheid om jezelf te ontwikkelen. Je wordt in een hokje gedrukt en kan daar bijna niet uit komen. Ook het volgen van cursussen wordt niet aangemoedigd, eerder ontmoedigd. Er is sprake van structureel personeelstekort waardoor de werkdruk steeds verder toeneemt met toenemende ziekteverzuim als gevolg

    Advice to Management

    Investeren in je personeel.

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