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Strategic Information Technology Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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  1. "Client services consultant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Strategic Information Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not very stressful job. People are nice. Free coffee. We can leave early on x-mas eve. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Not a very modern workplace. Too much nepotism. Very poor office space. Lack of technology resources to do a good job (ie- laptops). Doesn't feel like the company knows that we are in 2017. There's no where to eat lunch. Really outdated software.

    Advice to Management

    Need to attract more youthful management and provide an environment that encourages people to stay. There's no incentives for talented people to want to stay at this company.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Strategic Information Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Improving in all ways:
    Clarity of mission
    Performance culture
    Market position
    New product development
    Project management

    Cons

    Politics are allowed to flourish a little too much
    Office architecture needs to be changed. Too 1960's "steno pool" era....not 21st century Silicon Valley North.

  3. "Stay away unless you are desperate and absolutely need work and a short commute"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers are awesome and most people genuinely want to help and do great work

    Cons

    Some people thrive off throwing others under the bus; there's no real team work here


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Not sure whats wrong"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Developer in Stouffville, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Developer in Stouffville, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Strategic Information Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company had free coffee/tea, cheap pop, free parking. The benefits are average, there are some better, some worse.

    Cons

    Development on new products is abysmal. Lots of wheels spinning but not much to show for it. QA is incompetent. Managers are just protecting their jobs so lots of blame game being played. They say it's an agile environment and I'm not sure they know what that really means because they don't practice it. They nitpick employees with their timeclock and 3 month reviews (always, not just probation) but don't seem to be accountable themselves. Executive management is invisible.

    Advice to Management

    Measure by output, not time. Make your managers accountable. The company needs a leader. Quick before the ship sinks.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Application Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Strategic Information Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly working environment
    Free coffee
    Good location (If you come from uptown)

    Cons

    Old code base with lots of bugs
    Below market salary
    No opportunity for growth

    Advice to Management

    Company needs to value those who actually making contribution instead of the seniors who only surf on the internet all day.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A good place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Strategic Information Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company heading in the right direction. Decent Benefits and excellent vacation entitlements. Company wide town hall meetings are informative. Opportunities to allow development and growth for employees interested.

    Cons

    Lots of change with no formal processes or training in place. Lots of water cooler talk and gossip polluting the work place environment. Can be a very frustrating place to work at at times.

    Advice to Management

    Provide training to all levels of staff including management. Keep employees informed and engaged.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of work, management changes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stouffville, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stouffville, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Strategic Information Technology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Generally, co-workers are friendly except some closed groups. Hard to get into these closed groups, unless you are come from the same culture, race and language.

    Cons

    Confusion and frustration caused by the Management changes. Lots of experienced people left. Hired co-op students to do the job. Review every 3 months, very high demanding job (depends on your relationship to your boss).

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Looking for a brighter tomorrow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Strategic Information Technology full-time

    Pros

    New focus and direction promised.

    Cons

    They let some good people go. The management team needs to be held accountable. Not all the problems were because of the employees - lack of competent management, direction and leadership needs to be admitted.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the internal nepotism. People hiring their relatives and having relatives reporting to you si very bad. Most companies don't allow and you know why not? Because it's a bad thing to do.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Things are looking up"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Strategic Information Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company has a new CEO from the outside and has been reorganising to become a hi performance company. This is a very positive thing that may breathe some life into the company and help them refocus their place in the market.

    Cons

    The company reorganized and let some people go, but the same management is still in place and that's where most of their problems are. There are senior management in place who are only there because they stuck it out for a long time or they are friends with the owners, not because they're qualified or good at what they do. The pay and benefits are below industry standards and they do everything they can to get out of giving people annual raises.

    Advice to Management

    Stay on your current course and improve compensation for current employees. Cheap isn't always better - it costs a lot of money to hire the next cheap developer or support person.


  10. "Business Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in North Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in North Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Strategic Information Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Flexible scheduling and nice working environment. Senior management is user friendly and not much politics in company.

    Cons

    Company does not offer pension plan.


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