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SITA Reviews

Updated 31 July, 2014
Updated 31 July, 2014
100 Reviews

3.1
100 Reviews
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SITA CEO Francesco Violante
Francesco Violante
57 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Multi Cultural, Work/Life balance, Benefits, Vacation package, Good work environment (in 9 reviews)

  • Good work environment and flexible hours (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Pockets of dysfunctional senior management that doesn't understand the business (in 7 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good to work with.

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

    Pros

    Good company to work with.

    Cons

    Better motivation,

  2.  

    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

    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
  3.  

    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

    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
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  5.  

    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

    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
  6.  

    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

    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
  7.  

    A great company to work for due to cultural diversity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Field Engineer  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Operations Field Engineer in Sydney (Australia)

    Pros

    Great working environment with so many friendly staff

    Cons

    Too many politics with senior management and leaders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the politics aside and get on with the real job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good place to work

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

    Pros

    good work/life balance.
    international travel/training opportunities
    strong domain experience in Air Industry.

    Cons

    Not good at innovation, old style software development mode.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more passionate to embrace innovation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The is GREAT company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Support Analyst  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Support Analyst in Atlanta, GA (US)

    Pros

    One of the major Pros for me was the fact that I was constantly learning new forms of technology. After the training period ended, you really hit the ground running which I enjoyed.
    The pay is excellent also.

    Cons

    Major cons of working at this company are:
    1. The fact that you are NOT going to get promoted. I was there for a VERY, LONG TIME and was basically in the SAME, EXACT SEAT I was when I began. Absolutely NO ROOM for advancement!
    2. Racists. There are stints of racism in upper management making it hard for people of color to move up within the company.
    3. No sense of loyalty to associates. They will run you over the bus about the least little thing. No matter how long you've been with the company 1 year or 50 years, there is no loyalty for NOTHING! Period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If this company had career, advancement opportunities, it would be an ideal place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rudderless and adrift

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

    Pros

    An abundance of online training courses. Good vacation policy. A wonderfully diverse and global staff, making it easy to make friends around the world.

    Cons

    Senior management has little concern for staff, actively and publicly discounting staff concerns. Two day per week telecommuting was discontinued with little regard for increased staff travel costs, environmental concerns, staff stress and convenience. Results? Lower morale, lower productivity, lower management confidence, lower work/ life balance and a higher staff turnover. Senior management has made it clear the decision was final and no feedback from employees would be considered. The brain drain attributed to this asinine decision made with no feedback from HR indicates just how arrogant and uncaring Violante really is. Salaries are stagnant with annual increases of 1-2%.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your ears and listen to the people who want to bring this company back to greatness and respectability. Your customers and staff are not happy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    A company with a long history in the air travel industry, but its identity and culture are yet to evolve.

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

    Pros

    A challenging place to work if you don't mind being on your toes 24x7. Good room for personal development. The online course material is rich and the staff are encouraged to take advantage of it.

    Cons

    HR is lost between an ever changing company strategy, and their inability to equally look after the wider employee community.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trial and error is not an effective way to run a company that provides critical services to the air travel community. It demoralizes staff and creates an environment of instability. It's time to mix up the leadership team with people focused on company and staff development for the longer term, as much as they're dedicated to their own personal benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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