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Nakisa Reviews

Updated June 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Free breakfast and snacks all day (in 11 reviews)

  • Very nice people to work with and open to employee feedback (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Cons: Usual growing pains, have to adapt to changes (in 4 reviews)

  • Benefits plan could be better but isn't there always room for improvement (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Present Employee Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nakisa full-time

    Pros

    Growing company with leading edge products to Fortune 1000 companies. Very nice people to work with and open to employee feedback.

    Cons

    Company going through the usual growing pains.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to employee feedback and the marketplace.

    Nakisa Response

    Apr 25, 2017

    Thank you for your feedback. We believe we need to listen and learn from what the employee's experience is and have no intentions on changing that.


  2. "Onboarding"

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

    Pros

    The company has made every effort to ensure the on-boarding process is smooth and easy. People have been very friendly and willing to help

    Cons

    Benefits package could be a little more robust

  3. "Overall"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - General in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nakisa full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great smart people all seeing and working together for success, support each other and clients, new and existing. Really listen to learn and advance the Canadian and global innovation. Work hard and have fun is found at Nakisa. Growing with much success and energy to grow smart and not to forget ethics, trust and team work!

    Cons

    Growing and lots to learn - open mind and don't let other corporate experiences shade what is possible. Benefits plan could be better but isn't there always room for improvement.
    Nice people -- really truly seeing and wanting the best for each other -- not a con but a true difference - they say it and mean it!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up and continue to trust and grow your client base, employees and innovations!


  4. "Pretty good (Y)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nakisa full-time

    Pros

    1. Free breakfast all day. Yaayeeee!!!
    2. Good work place environment.
    3. People are friendly, approachable and helpful.

    Cons

    1. The senior developers are too busy in work (not always a bad thing) for which juniors/new comers does not always get proper attention and help.


  5. "Positive environment with productive acquaintances"

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

    I have been working at Nakisa as an intern

    Pros

    -Convenient location as Montreal office is located in downtown.

     -Extremely friendly and helpful colleagues.

    -Clear and concise chain of commands

    -Several and frequent training sessions.

    -Healthy food in the cafeteria, ample amount of recreational facilities

    Cons

    - Precise and clear approach needed in order to improvise training material.


  6. "Job Seeker"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Lahore (Pakistan)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Lahore (Pakistan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nakisa full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    in pakistan you will get your salary before starting of month, also get 13th salary, but that's all, nothing else

    Cons

    Very less benefits and In Pakistan it will take more time to expand and then there will be senior level opportunites

    Advice to Management

    management in pakistan is good specially technical manager is very helpful hand, he is always there when you are in some trouble or need his help,


  7. "Great people and work environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Functional Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Functional Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nakisa full-time

    Pros

    - You can ask anyone if you have questions
    - Everyone was helpful
    - Office located in downtown
    - Projects with big companies
    - well stocked pantry (breakfast, fruits)

    Cons

    - can be very busy
    - need more staff to handle volume of clients

    Advice to Management

    - Continue improving the product

    Nakisa Response

    Apr 25, 2017

    Thank you for sharing, and as you likely know, we are in full recruiting mode. We ask to hear from you so we can improve, we appreciate your feedback.

  8. "Working at Nakisa"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -The people are really friendly, creating a very positive atmosphere
    -The downtown location is very close to public transportation as well as many services (restaurants and gyms etc.)
    -They provide a free breakfast (a wide variety of foods)
    -They provide each new employee a generous amount of stock in the company
    -There is a casual dress code
    -They have a pool table, tennis table and movie nights with the in house cinema

    Cons

    None so far at this time

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to trust the employees feedback about what is needed to support the growth of the company


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Poor leadership"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is trully a company that values its employees, no doubt.

    Cons

    This is indeed a family run business. The great thing about this is that employees are treated as if they were part of one big happy familiy. The downside is that not necessarely all positions are occupied by the best talent available . At a time when growing pains need to get adressed quickly and effectively, when recruiting talent is a question of survival and when experience around the executive table is key, relying on family members and friends that have been around for a long time is not necessarely what's going to make this business succesful at capturing the enormous opportunity it faces.

    Advice to Management

    The owner of this company needs to surround himself with strong leaders at the top and empower them, not with friends, family members or yes men if they don't have what's required to get the job done. Time will tell, many entrepreneurs just don't have what it takes to get their business to the next level. We shall see.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "I am a manager at Nakisa"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Management in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nakisa full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great products
    Learning: From new technology to innovative ways of doing, opportunity to learn and develop is always present to be taken advantage of.
    Team work: It is wonderful to go to work everyday to be with friends who support you
    social: Always looking forward to team events. Coming up is 2016 holiday party which is always smashing
    Best word to describe Nakisa at this time : Growth Growth Growth. it is very exciting

    Cons

    Need more people who are passionate about their work and who want to be part of a family.

    Advice to Management

    We need to do a better job in making Nakisa better known. lots are done but not enough is said about us.

    Nakisa Response

    Dec 1, 2016

    Thank you for taking the time and sharing your thoughts. We are indeed growing and able to allow such great opportunities for those passionate and driven professionals. Thanks for being part of the... More


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