SITA Reviews

Updated 14 April, 2015
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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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  2. A waste of time, effort and intellect

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SITA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment among local colleagues

    Cons

    Experience, hard work and dedication are not appreciated- you need to please your boss regardless of your principles to get a raise or praise
    HR are given way too much weight for their worth and role- you need to be nice to them to get what you want! So much for professionalism!
    Management lives on Mars.. They don't give two hoots about what is happening in the organization- they need to report good figures to the board so they secure their bonuses- even if it means manipulating numbers!
    Outsourcing is a terrible idea... Everyone knows it but no one dares say it! SITA has employed the worst outsourcing company but they keep paying them galactic amounts for a lousy service.. Makes you think who's behind it.
    E-learning is a joke and we all know it.. Just a nice facade and a show.. No ore.
    Policies can't be trusted.. They will be twisted to suit management purposes in a blink
    Your opportunity to progress and develop lies in the hands of your boss... If they like you you will be supported..if you dare think differently they will block your progress no matter how good you are.
    In short, wag a tail. You'll be good. Dare speak and the wrath of pleasers and HR will fall upon you

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to people and be courageous enough to do the right thing. You are not only detaching from those who are working hard but creating too many armies each fighting in a different direction... All to serve your purposes. What a shame!

  3. a great place to experience inter company dynamics

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Montreal, QC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    international experience, interesting industry, constant challenge

    Cons

    short term vision, macro managed, no cooperative spirit,

    Advice to Management

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

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  5. Good to work with.

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    • 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,

  6. Good work-life balance, supportive co-workers

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Nurture your employees, and try to promote their growth.

  7. SITA is a good company to work.

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are many opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    There are too many budget restrictions.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open, understand what your people do.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Montreal office is the worst

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    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  9. Sita Inc

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC

    I have been working at SITA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    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.

  10. Great Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SITA

    Pros

    Great People and benefits, interesting work, and great work culture.

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons to add, I enjoyed my time there very much and would do so again

  11. Solution designer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solution Designer
    Former Employee - Solution Designer

    I worked at SITA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/life balance, benefits, decent work environment

    Cons

    Middle level micro managers who are just delegating tasks handed down from top. No accountability in every department. Blame culture. Uninspired people especially those old runners

    Advice to Management

    Don't bother because they cannot listen well

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