Political, disorganized, slow and inefficient
UNIX Systems Administrator (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 25 March 2019
Although Desjardins has great rewards in terms of overall benefits, it is polluted by a stinky smog of politics and defensive strategies culture. If you're a political beast, you'll be delighted. If not then, don't go there. There is no advancement for you, if trying to change mentalities you'll be greeted by great smiles and no support for your actions. Management staff suffers from in-breeding as it comes from an insider "culture". Management staff does not hesitate at nepotic manoeuvers to get the backup they need : their long-time friends or ex-colleagues get hired easily and there is a questionable ethics on that matter. There are no professionnal managers in the lower stages - most of them could not do the work their staff works on. It's all staff that's been laying around for 10 years or more in the shop and that gets promoted - uncritical for the most part of it as shown by the brown they have on their nose. Having worked there for a good part of their life, they have a limited experience of the outside world rules and best practices, so they're unable to get things organized efficiently. As far as what I learned, is how inefficient an organisation can be when having access to unlimited capital.
Flexible hours, good benefits.
Inefficient, no advancement unless you're politically involved. Laxist and self-protective management staff.