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SITA Reviews

Updated 21 January, 2015
Updated 21 January, 2015
123 Reviews
2.9
123 Reviews
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SITA CEO Francesco Violante
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Extremely good work-life balance, good employee benefits as compared to similar companies/industries (in 12 reviews)

  • Great working environment with so many friendly staff (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Pockets of dysfunctional senior management that doesn't understand the business (in 9 reviews)

  • Upper levels of management make decisions that place hardships on support personnel (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Is ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SITA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are good at what you do, you get acknowledged. Pay is good. Good learning place when it comes to deal with chaos, stress and misalignment, you learn to come up with solutions.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy . Lack of proper headcount assessment in almost all dept. Leadership seems unaware or turns a blind eye on that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the feedback of your people. Don't just put it in your "operational meetings" to make it seem as if you are actually working on it because many of the issues are years old.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    a great place to experience inter company dynamics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Montreal, QC

    I worked at SITA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    international experience, interesting industry, constant challenge

    Cons

    short term vision, macro managed, no cooperative spirit,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    trust your employees to deliver on long term vision, rather than focus on year to year objectives

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good to work with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at SITA full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work with.

    Cons

    Better motivation,

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  5.  

    Good work-life balance, supportive co-workers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Lead Developer in Vancouver, BC

    I have been working at SITA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits (like RRSP matching, bonus, more than average vacation)

    Cons

    Big company, so it takes time sometimes to get things going, and make decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nurture your employees, and try to promote their growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    SITA is a good company to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at SITA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are many opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    There are too many budget restrictions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open, understand what your people do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Montreal office is the worst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internal Helpdesk in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Internal Helpdesk in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at SITA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good group of people (staff)
    Good facilities, very modern

    Cons

    Management is the worst I have ever worked for, they seem lost half the time.
    Treat their people as numbers, plugs to fill holes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management needs to reign in their middle management, stop treating staff as dispensable garbage. Staff has no say in anything, management controls with a whip and chair, this is no way to run a global company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Sita Inc

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC

    I have been working at SITA

    Pros

    Provide some flexible hours to balance the work life as well as social life. Good way for junior developers to gain some experience.

    Cons

    Poor documentation, development management, team management and software development process being applied in within the company. Some of the people are competent or qualified to do what they are suppose to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs improvement to become organized and be a proper software development company. Too many things open for errors where it can be minimized as much as possible.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    MAnagement at Sita Waste Services

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SITA

    Pros

    Stable financial company
    Profitable
    Competitive
    Stable market
    Internatioanl structure

    Cons

    Continuous change on focus
    Continuous change on managementsyle and personal
    Strong labour activity (Who is running the business ?)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not recommended (at this moment)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Sales in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Director of Sales in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I have been working at SITA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Few peers, good products, international environment, travel opportunities, multicultural day-to-day routine, influence in the market

    Cons

    Horrible local (Brazil) work environment, too much bureaucratic, terrible country leadership, lack of internal cooperation to face external challenges and competition, corruption is impregnated in all levels inside the company, nasty place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change upper management now! It's killing the firm locally

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work but US market is mature

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head Business Development in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Head Business Development in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I worked at SITA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    SITA is a key player in the Air Transport Industry, this is an very technically broad environment that offers a variety of challenges. They are an innovator in some key areas but are not fully leveraging their capabilities. They offer a good work-life balance, and decent opportunities (though these may be influenced by geographical region). Management is supportive but focused more intently on foreign markets, at least at the point in time (2010) that I left the company.

    Cons

    The Air Transport Industry is evolving and in recent years the growth has been in off-shore emerging markets in contrast to North America which is a rather mature market. This means that opportunities may be reduced for N. American employees. This is a reality, not a negative in regard to SITA. Compensation was Fair to Attractive with a reasonable bonus plan. Benefits are average/typical and Company Values are good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in North America as new technologies bring new opportunities, even in mature markets. Otherwise, keep providing a good workplace with strong ethics and an interesting work environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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