Developer Analyst in Halifax, NS
Low pay, sub par middle managersLow pay, sub par middle managers. Get paid thirty to fifty percent less than standard IT pays in the province. Ok - if you're just trying to get your foot in the door but try and get out immediately after getting some experience
Systems Analyst in Vancouver, BC
The culture of the acquired company (Sierra Systems) was a very tight group who protected and isolated themselves.The culture of the acquired company (Sierra Systems) was a very tight group who protected and isolated themselves, had outdated concepts and relied on new employee's for knowledge. NTT being a (Dells Services) was much better inline with the new modern IT demands, Sierra Systems was still very much catching up. Once the full merger has completed (changing the mindset of the Sierra System's middle and senior Managers) it would be a much better environment to work in, I just hope the parent company (NTT Data) can stay the course or they will start to make bigger changes (which they have started to do). The hardest part of the job was watching the same mistakes happen over and over again.
Project Manager in Halifax, NS
Fast paced work style is expectedGood work life balance but no over time benefit. Good management but it all depends on the client you are working for. Possible to get promotions based on how we perform.
BPO Allscripts/McKesson & Helpdesk NLG in Halifax, NS
I really love working here, I just don't expect to move anywhereThe Pros - When in office, they supply you, amply, with tea, coffee and whatever you like in them in mountainous quantities. They also don't skimp on cost or variety. They are attentive of ensuring most people are kept comfortable with their seating and desk setup programs, though it can take time to process requests, and generally encourage personalizing your small space. Strictness to what you can do in downtime varies project to project, as do many, many other factors. The location I work in is *fantastic* for commuting, and they've been wonderful during COVID in being mindful to not make staff ill. They also have done their best to be mindful of disability, LGBTQ+, or cultural needs on site.If a contract ends, they ensure you have really good severance, and will extend your healthcare package several months after a layoff. They DO actively seek to bring back former employees if you've been a good team member.The Cons - They ask you to do 30+ hours of training per year, minimum that, at the end of the day, is mostly meaningless. If your project closes, don't hope that taking any in house training to have any impact on placement to another project. Don't expect their training to help you advance your career. You get zero certifications from it. Any positions above you will likely require a ridiculous number of years experience you will not get stymied in the same position.Like most companies handling contracts, your contract can be terminated at a moment's notice leaving you out of work in little time.If you want to better your salary, or your position you have to *leave the company* in order to facilitate it. I would think a company like this one would be more inclined to elevate their own people who understand the system structures, or are at least handy, to mold into whatever need they want.HR can be hit-or-miss. Often slow to act in situations of harassment and bullying, but are swift to act in cases of assisting in accommodation for disability or illness.
QA Test Lead in Halifax, NS
Great work life balance but pay not upto industry standardGreat work life balance but pay not upto industry standards.Individual projects varies but there was no growth opportunities. No salary hike or bonus unless you fight for it.