SITA Reviews

Updated 13 October, 2014
Updated 13 October, 2014
112 Reviews
3.0
112 Reviews
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SITA CEO Francesco Violante
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work environment and flexible hours (in 11 reviews)

  • Extremely good work-life balance, good employee benefits as compared to similar companies/industries (in 10 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.  

    a great place to experience inter company dynamics

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    • 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
  2.  

    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,

  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Sita Inc

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    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great 14 years with SITA learning and going through significant financial development, second to none experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Paris (France)

    I worked at SITA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Good financial package and remuneration
    - Good work environment
    - Leaders in Aeronautic Industry
    - Great Research & Development

    Cons

    - Micromanagement at highest level (CFO)
    - Spending money and time on new development but not allowing time for stabilisation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Pay peanuts, get monkeys
    - Allow adequate time for stabilisation
    - Stop micro management and have trust in subordinates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It's a good experience in Customer support in addition to network and server management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network and Field Support Engineer in Beirut (Lebanon)
    Current Employee - Network and Field Support Engineer in Beirut (Lebanon)

    I have been working at SITA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's an international company and I am looking forward to progress in this company to have a better career

    Cons

    The challenges of working here that some of the configurations for servers or routers are centrally managed and we cannot make any changes as they are managed by a remote team.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Still remember the people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Geneva (Switzerland)

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

    Pros

    Some of the most intelligent international and interesting people I have met so far. A lot of people stay so long at SITA because they love the people

    Cons

    Like any bigger organization - politics. Too little movement at the top and because many of the members of senior management have the advantage of a salary that is exempt from tax.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire new fresh calibre

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great colleagues , bad Directors, VPs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Excellent colleagues, friendly and knowledgeable
    Pay is competitive
    Benefits are good

    Cons

    As others mentioned before, no matter how much work you did or how many years you have been there they can trash you like a tissue paper.

    No possibility for advance in career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have great people working there, try to keep them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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