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  1. "good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good for making change

    Cons

    not good for new guys


  2. "SG challenges you!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tehran, Tehran (Iran)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tehran, Tehran (Iran)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at System Group (Iran) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work place for learning, enjoying, and challenging
    Very friendly environment which you can't imagine
    Expert & motivated managers

    Cons

    You can't earn as much as outside IT market
    In some positions , there is a glass ceiling and you can't promote more


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    "As Good As Stepping Stone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at System Group (Iran) (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    *The company's size and the large customer base earns it a good reputation in Iran's software industry.
    *The working environment is amicable. The management is seemingly down-to-earth and approachable. One of the few places in Iran where they call one another by the first name.
    *Given the depth and breadth of the clientele, you are challenged to real-world technical issues and on-the-field experiences. These teach you an invaluable lesson in how you design your software for the enterprise. Your soft skills are also improved as a result of your constant interaction with customers and support teams.
    *The location is easily accessible by (semi-) public transport. Lunches are provided at a discounted rate.

    Cons

    *The salary is among the lowest compared to market and considering work/life balance.
    *Developers usually have to work overtime to meet the deadlines and keep up with the workload.
    *Overtime work is not remunerated, but compensated as explained below. You're encouraged to work weekends in exchange for a free lunch. If you attend weekends, you increase your visibility among the top management.
    *The base salary is low and most employees rely on bonuses to make the ends meet. The bonus is proportionate to your performance which is measured by a set of convoluted formulae. No one could exactly explain to me how my final salary was calculated. Anecdotal evidence suggested that if you worked in excess of 65 hours per week, you could score a bonus worth 60% to 80% of your base salary.
    *The career development opportunities are limited and you hit a glass ceiling after a few years of exhausting work. This means not only the job is no longer challenging, your salary becomes stagnant (only adjusted for the official inflation rate, which has historically been less than the real figure).
    *They used to be elitist in their recruitment strategy. The company was mainly a Sharif graduate club for quite some time.


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  5. "not a good place for developers and technical people"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Tehran, Tehran (Iran)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Tehran, Tehran (Iran)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at System Group (Iran) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good for short term work like 1-1.5 years to gain experience (about nontechnical aspects) but not more
    physical environmet is good and well-located in Tehran (near Vanak)

    Cons

    salary is not good at all for all the hard work you have to do
    very aggresive and impolite management style although they are always smiling to you especially during interview and your early days but they never trust you
    you dont have good career opportunities. they promis a lot but they dont act
    technology in use is obselete (asp.net webforms) and very specific to the company since you should use their framework which they dont allow you to see the code
    a very hostile atmosphere towards developers that they try to hide

    Advice to Management

    use more up to date technoligies and let employees use those technologies to build products in order to be able to retain them for a longer period


  6. "I worked as management consultant to CEO at SG for 2+ years in late 90s. Previously worked in US in IT for 6 years."

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    Former Employee - Management Consultant to Chief Executive Officer in Eslamshahr (Iran)
    Former Employee - Management Consultant to Chief Executive Officer in Eslamshahr (Iran)
    Recommends

    I worked at System Group (Iran) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very intuitive management style. Strong network within Iran - cross Industries/Governments. Access to very competent and cheap human resources.

    Cons

    concept of Team work is loose. - Projects are not well defined. SDLC Methodology is compromised and at times not existence. (To be fair, note that goes to 1990s experience).

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more focused - mapped to its size and capital. Can't be for everyone on every situation at all times. Need to refine its mission/strategy and not sacrifice strategy for tactical gains. Need to divest on certain markets. Need to have a solid enterprise analysis - and change strategy according to SG strengths and dynamic of Iranian market. And that, considering unpredictability of Iranian economy, is nearly impossible - nonetheless not an excuse.


  7. "best software company in middle east"

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    Current Employee - Management Analyst in Eslamshahr (Iran)
    Current Employee - Management Analyst in Eslamshahr (Iran)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at System Group (Iran) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    job rotation, managers who are responsible and supportive and creative, knowledge base company, culture and values are very good

    Cons

    systemgroup from fondation till now have not down size.


  8. "it is wonderful to work in large company with a variety of works"

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    Former Employee - Senior .NET Developer in Tehran, Tehran (Iran)
    Former Employee - Senior .NET Developer in Tehran, Tehran (Iran)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at System Group (Iran) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    friendly environment,salary and benefits,good experience

    Cons

    most of the time you're packed with works

    Advice to Management

    just keep going,try to hire remaining good developers in country


  9. "Systemgroup is a worth to work place"

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    Former Employee - J2EE Developer in Tehran, Tehran (Iran)
    Former Employee - J2EE Developer in Tehran, Tehran (Iran)

    Pros

    Systemgroup is a leading software company in Iran and This company was growing fastly. It has a competitive environment. They are on time.

    Cons

    Salary was not good enough and their plan for future on Java technology was not obvious. I also heard bad things about their technical abilities but it was wrong.

    Advice to Management

    You should to pay more to have a team that all the members are experts and professionals. You should gather more A employees.


  10. "Good Company to be in touch with your subject knowledge by teaching students and earn a decent salary."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Practice,Knowledge enhancement,teaching satisfaction,keep in touch with basics of taught subject.

    Cons

    Night Shifts,Change in daily routine schedules.

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary at par with regular jobs.