Senior Principal Consultant (Current Employee) – Halifax, NS – 26 April 2017
Good work environment, nice atmosphere and no bosses hanging over you. Everyone has a good work ethic and are willing to share their knowledge. Good work/life balance and excellent benefits, medical/dental.
The company provides training and allowances are available as a reimbursement once you have paid and completed your course/training. The most difficult part of the job depends on your assignment, upper management are invisible most of the time. Experience doesn't seem to have much value, hence lack of promotions, the salary is ok but it would be nice to have an increase at some point!
Great place to work if you are at the beginning of your career.
Excellent working environment and very good benefits, work life balance.
No opportunities for promotion. Inadequate compensation for vey skilled work force, unless you are senior management.
I consider myself an experienced, well traveled IT professional, I have worked across this country and US. Hours are rediculous when you are a senior consultant. No paid overtime. Working late every day. Working off hours. Don't know your schedule till cleint tells you when you work. Can't plan anything outside of work. High expectations. Management have no idea what work output employees are doing in Halifax office. Management and HR are puppets to client. No backbone whatsoever. Don't expect any support from management. Salary is ok, but there's no room whatso ever to grow. No bonuses. No raises. No ladder to climb... it doesn't exist no matter how good you are at your job. Might be fine if you are starting out and have never worked for a decent canadian company. Such a shame. I worked there 3 years. My first year bonus was a $20 gift certificate from Walmart. I can't highlight how bad the hours and worklife balance is working for their client in the US. Stay away from this place unless you are inexperienced and looking for a sweatshop mentality. I quit due to poor hours without a new job lined up. Imagine that. Then I had my first experience with HR dept in Halifax. What a bunch of idiots. They were very unprofessional. That's how bad this place is. Hoping there is a better company to work for in Halifax. People on my technical Halifax team are fine and ok to work with. Management are clueless. They stay quiet as long as the contract obligations are met. Client said THANKS once while I worked there. Expectations are not realistic. If you are employed elsewhere staymore... away from this place. Peace.less
Horrible workplace. Good colleagues but bad management. Low salary that never rises with increasing responsibilities. Spotty training, sometimes almost non-existent. May be a good start for juniors but horrible for seniors.
On 24/7 call one week in three and expect no mercy if you miss even one call. No performance incentives, no salary changes, no bonuses.
This place is a glorified work-house. My review can't be negative enough.
Little time for life outside work. Bad compensation.
Consultant (Former Employee) – Halifax, NS – 4 August 2014
I worked for 5 years in this company, but very disappointed with compensation. Once you joined the company, you will work for one particular Client. Client requirements are too high, because they are paying lot of money to this company. But this company will pay you very less money for too much work.
This company is only good for newcomers, not for experienced professionals. Please think twice before joining this company. Your designation will not change. I started as a Consultant and left the company as Consultant. Forget about any senior position.
Company has to review on there Salary structure and company should find out that, why many experienced professionals have resign from there position in last couple of years.
If you are silent fish and like to live in one pond without any more desire like to go for ocean water, then this is best place for you. In orientation, you will get fish as a toy anyway, which you can put on your desk later on.
Principal Consultant - QA Test Lead (Current Employee) – Halifax, NS – 10 May 2014
I am currently a Test Lead at NTT Data. I have grown from being a developer to being a test lead on the Quality Assurance testing team. My co-workers are amazing and great to work with. The most challenging part of my job is balancing the client's expectations with the amount of work that's possible to complete by my team.
Sr. IT Consultant Desktop Escalation (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 30 April 2014
I am a highly trained IT Consultant Specializing in physical and virtualized environments, hosted services and applications used in the IT enterprise sector I have strong technical skills a excellent problem solver and innovative thinker that is able to communicate effectively. I am very motivated and work well within groups or individually. I would like to hold a challenging position with a progressive company that will effectively utilize my acquired expertise and experience.
IT Consultant (Former Employee) – Halifax, NS – 22 April 2014
no work/life balance. My manager told me I will be on Overnight shift (12 am to 8 am)for 4 months but once they put me on overnight shift, they never changed it. Same for most of the night employees. Some were working for years on that shift with no change. Lot of people quit at that time. Management is super terrible. They behave like you are their slave. only good thing I found here is co-workers. they are really helpful. hardest part: too much pressure most of the times. since it's a 3rd party company, they want to save money. So they dont hire as many people they need that make the other employees life horrible. I didnt find anything enjoyable at this place. didnot really learn much here. It's a place where people come and go like a shopping center. It may be good for entry level people or new immigrants but not good for experienced people.
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Senior Developer (Former Employee) – Halifax Nova Scotia – 1 October 2013
Where to begin.....
Formerly know as Keane, but change in name through owners only. The policies of dealing with employees is now worse then before.
Person who recommended me to the company got ripped off by them and did not receive recommendation bonus.
I did not receive 15000 in recommendation bonuses due to me for recruiting of others.
The job I was hired for was nothing like the job I ended up being appointed to. I was hired to be a team lead, and instead found out after hiring that in fact I was not. I functioned as the team lead, but my title was far lesser.
Was forced to work long hours with no overtime pay, and told to work through lunch in order to get work done. The official reason they fired me was that supposedly I worked lunch hours, which is against company policy, so that was the reason they let me go. BS to the max.
They mislead their clients horribly, which myself and other employees had major professional objections to.
Internal politics amongst managers borders on insane. Often it prevented actual work from being done properly for clients.
I was fired for actually doing my job. I was asked to save a client money, and I figured out a way to save them 3 million dollars. The Employer fired me two days before the client showed up at the Halifax office so that I would not be able to talk to the client or explain any of these options to the client.
When confronted by my manager over this I sent them a letter offering to resign from the position. The next morning they refuse the resignation and fired me instead on cooked up BS.
Theymore... would give no reason for the dismissal on the EOR which prevented me collecting any benefits or appealing it. Attempts to contact upper management and advise them of the situation was rebuffed and ignored.
The management were power mad and horribly planners. They often made poor choices that painfully impacted employees.
Employees were not well treated. Many were let go with no reason or compensation. Two that I knew had to sue the company to get their pay.
I definitely do not recommend working for this company, or if you have to make plans not to stay there.
Speaking as someone who has been in Senior level management at other companies (including my own) I cannot in good conscience recommend working for this employer.
I've not been here long, but so far I quiet like it. My team is very good and lovely to work with. Everyone is friendly and willing to help. Management (those who've I've met) are very helpful and good at motivating staff.
IT Consultant (Former Employee) – HALIFAX – 10 October 2012
Working with NTT Data was really a learning experience especially with Team work & also working as a individual.All of the staff with other departments were extremely helpful in tackling a situation whether it concerned with the HR dept or other technical department.