SITA

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SITA Reviews

Updated 20 November, 2014
Updated 20 November, 2014
117 Reviews
3.0
117 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work environment and flexible hours (in 12 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

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    • 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.  

    Project Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bohemia, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bohemia, NY (US)

    I worked at SITA part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Small knit organization at the Long Island Site, intimate settings, people are friendly. Once a month PIZZA, Friday Bagel days. There is a great work life balance, per being able to get things done if need be in the time of an emergency. Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Not the work environment for you if you get offended easily. Lacks diversity, predominantly men. Can be cliche per groups who work with each other, despite the fact the building is small, everyone does not know everyone, able to put a face to a name.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The politics of promotions, salaries, high and fire need to be a little more discreet.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    14.5 Years of an excellent overview experience of the Finance & Accounting Functions of SITA.

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

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

    Pros

    Unique in it's products and seeks excellence in it's services to the world airline industry.

    Cons

    The Finance Function, is unfortunately, not in line with the rest of SITA functions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advise to the Finance Senior Management to halt the micro management and pay more attention to more important things.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Jobs for the boys

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Letterkenny (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Letterkenny (Ireland)

    I have been working at SITA full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you get onto the right project it is a fantastic place to learn, paid education if you will. If your even luckier again and get into one of the clique teams then your socializing habits and alcohol tolerance will go through the roof! Salary is good to start off with if you come in at a good rate but don't expect it to change...ever.

    Management reward talent with promotions, the only problem is that talent means somebody 'in the clique'. Nepotism is rife in some offices.

    You'll get to do a bit of travel along the way if you like that sort of thing.

    Cons

    Management are 10 years behind the curve. Senior development, architecture and hr managers are in bed with each other...literally. If you don't comply to their archaic methods your a lost soul.

    General atmosphere in most offices is that of dissatisfaction. Any good people leave and are replaced by juniors/grads/contractors who in turn leave when they figure the place out and the cycle continues.

    Alcohol abuse is rife in one office in particular.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit, those that don't should be sacked.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Too much outsourcing and beauracracy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at SITA full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Many learning opportunities.
    Benefits and pay are good especially vacation and bonuses.

    Cons

    Competency and vision is not retained. Many of the best people move on to opportunities elsewhere as they see the corporate trend to outsource as much as possible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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