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Application Developer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 February 2018
1) Old code base with lots of bugs
2) Company needs to value those who actually making contribution instead of the seniors who only surf on the internet all day.
Pros
Free coffee
Cons
Below market salary; No opportunity for growth
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Avoid at all costs
Product Manager, Enterprise Application Framework (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON20 December 2017
Pros
Mediocre pay and benefits and an excellent line item on your resume for a couple of years.

Cons
An organisation in decline and living on past success but there are pockets of excellence. There is a total lack of vision and understanding at the Executive Team level as to how Private Banking & Wealth Management are delivered and managed across the globe in partnership with other financial institutions. As a result there is continuous wasteful spending of ‘client’ dollars by duplication of effort, fixing poor quality data or continually changing strategy and direction after never ending consultation and evaluation.

Anyone who disagrees or attempts to offer alternative viewpoint is marginalized and forced out. Directors and Vice-Presidents are constantly terminated, a revolving door, with no clear explanation as to what is going on. Often inexperienced Directors and Vice-Presidents are appointed based on qualifications only, lacking real world financial services experience, resulting in the same mistakes time and time again. HR only serves the senior management team to terminate dissenters, never asks as to what the root cause of the constant turmoil is.

Advice to Management
Focus on delivering improvement to the financial services system and collaboration with other financial institution stakeholders rather than just sucking in data with no consideration as to the hoops providers have to jump through to deliver it, in many cases duplicate information. Hire people who understand how financial institutions deliver services and information systems and have a strategic
  more... vision on how to collaborate with all stakeholders.  less
Pros
Mediocre pay and benefits and an excellent line item on your resume for a couple of years
Cons
An organisation in decline and living on past success
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"Many changes required..."
Director, Human Resources (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 December 2017
Please take this review with a grain of salt, it was not the right fit for me as the Director of Human Resources because:

1) Lack of resources and the expectation that the work gets done regardless of what you need to do to make it happen (no clear distinction of work between titles - all hands on deck situations all the time means your team is doing the same work but some people are paid more for it)

2) Difficult to get work life balance; no acknowledgement from leadership when it was pointed out that there just isn't enough time to finish the work during the work week and all projects are high priority

3) Difficult to take any vacation time, because by the time you get back you'll have so much work that you'll end up making up vacation hours anyways

4) Every day people were eating lunch at their desks

5) Weird hiring and promotion policies, and despite the constant barrage of "our people matter the most!", it never felt like NexJ current employees were that important

6) HR Policies applied when and where managers felt necessary, no consistency across departments/programs

7) Employee extremes of type As or "it’s not my job" people, neither of which are fun to work with

8) Leadership spent most of their time congratulating themselves on their great work or pointing fingers at each other rather than working together to solve issues

9) Departments felt silo-ed, something that is not mitigated when VPs sit together at town hall and say their department is the better/best department (aren't we one organization?)

10) Meetings all day, no space, and a
  more... system that enables double/triple room bookings (automatically have to find another room if the other meeting has someone who thinks they're more important than you in it)

11) Getting emails all times (evenings, weekends, early mornings - it never ended)

Major culture and work environment shifts are required before this can be considered a good place to work again.
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Pros
Some of the people that work here are the best I've ever had the pleasure to work with, Extremely intelligent and are still great friends, The work was very challenging and very stressful, and not rewarding at all, Benefits and pay are not okay
Cons
Long working hours (9 hrs) with unhappy environment, People are quitting their jobs every two weeks
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Poor Management & Culture
Senior Manager, Solution Architecture (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 August 2017
The executive team is made of partners of the old Jena Systems, who made billions in the Oracle deal. Back together in NexJ, they are micro managers without clear strategic goals. Directions changes from day-to-day and they are used to engage in verbal fights using foul language. New grads and entry-level employees enjoy the culture that offers simple treats, but senior staff struggle as they role changes from frequently and bullied by the executive team. Thier healthcare division is a failure and has survived by FedDev funds without any stable revenue.
Pros
Free treats, location
Cons
Lack of direction, poor management, too many cooks
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Good for new grads
quality assurance (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON25 November 2015
It is a good work place to start a career, but not good for experienced workers.
low wages and long work hours makes life outside the work almost impossible.
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Productive and Learning place
Network Analyst (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON3 July 2015
Competitive compensation for responsibilities and expectations
- Reputable company to gain sales/customer service skills
- Fantastic coworkers and management
Pros
flexiblity
Cons
busy
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Terrible place to work. Unstable leadership
Senior Director of Sales (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 April 2015
One a scale of one to ten certainly a one. Worst place I have ever worked. Unstable leadership, unstable workforce, the worst ever.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Terrible unstable work environment
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Used to be a fun productive workplace
Senior Developer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 December 2014
The company used to be a great place to work when it was growing. Doesn't seem to be growing that much anymore. Scrambling for clients and work. Developers are being bounced between various projects and being treated like consultants.
Pros
Location is great, TTC accessible
Cons
Proprietary Software, Disorganized, lack of focus, lack of proper vision
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Good place to work, a lot of talented people
Development Operations Developer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON4 November 2014
nice working environment
friendly and helpful co-workers
you will learn a lot of stuffs in this company,
good place to start up career
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Very Professional
Business Systems Analyst (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON29 October 2014
I worked briefly at NexJ Systems. They were very professional in dealing with clients and provided superior results.
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Productive and very good work place with Ping Pong/Foosball
Sr. Network Administrator (Current Employee) –  Toronto, Ontario31 January 2014
NexJ is a very good place to work at. I manage and maintain the network infrastructure of NexJ, it is my first job in Canada so I learned a lot about the new organizational culture and it also polished my skills. The management here is very cooperative and so are the co-workers.
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Productive and learn new technologies
Network Analyst (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON20 January 2014
To meet the deadlines of the project.
Learned new technologies of Cisco, Juniper etc.
The management is good and the supervisor is one of the best I ever seen.
The culture and the co-workers are great.
I didn't remember any hardest part of this job.
Every day is enjoyable
Pros
Flexible Timing
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Company has a great vision and technology, but lacks culture.
Product Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 December 2013
Every day of work is extremely routine. In the beginning you will learn a lot of useful skills, but will get incredibly bored after a few months.

Co-workers are great. Bright, young people who are passionate about technology.

Management is stiff. There is no room for growth, unless somebody leaves.

The hardest part of the job was dealing with the boredom.
Pros
Great location
Cons
Lack of growth
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A lot to learn but you have to put in the hours.
Application Developer (Current Employee) –  Toronto,Ontario14 May 2013
NexJ product direction adapts rapidly to industry and costumer needs, which keeps everyone shifting and learning.
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good place to work. beware of QAs
Framework Developer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 December 2012
a company with lots of co-operative students from university of waterloo, the workers are very young and the culture is healthy. inter-department differentiation is a bit vague and the QAs are mostly done by the co-op students.
Pros
healthy environment
Cons
qa
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Cutting edge enterprise software company.
VP Insurance Solutions (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 September 2012
- Intelligent Management
- Growth Company
- Entrepreneurial Culture
- Smart Talented software developers
- Intense, agile project driven results
- Seriously Technical Company
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