Sirius Computer Solutions
2.9 of 5 43 reviews
www.siriuscom.com San Antonio, TX 1000 to 5000 Employees

Sirius Computer Solutions Reviews

Updated Feb 18, 2014
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2.9 43 reviews

                             

95% Approve of the CEO

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Joe Mertens

(19 ratings)

37% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Very tightly managed managed, financially successful company

Sales (Former Employee)

I worked at Sirius Computer Solutions full-time

ProsVery stable, company does not lose money.

ConsRun by the CFO by spreadsheet, Not invented here syndrome, very centrally focused, condescending managment team in HQ

Advice to Senior ManagementEmpower Managers to make good business decisions and manage to a p&l.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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slow tired mainframe oriented company trying to buy its way into the virtualization market

ISS (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Sirius Computer Solutions full-time for less than a year

Prosgood account managers good marketing programs very good operations support

Consfew local resources, no organic growth they try to hire growth and steal it from other VARS

Advice to Senior Managementbetter to pay a salary and let reps work on penetration into new opportunities than keep everyone on the commission only treadmill

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Use Caution!!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Sirius Computer Solutions

ProsA well managed and successful company. Nice people.

ConsNo loyalty to thier employees. They will fire you in a heartbeat.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Trust but verify

Senior Technical Consultant (Current Employee)
San Antonio, TX

I have been working at Sirius Computer Solutions full-time for more than 3 years

Proslots of clients, plenty of travel

ConsBonus program is obscure at best. It will always be a complete surprise what you get and why. Usually, considerably less than you expect.

Revolving door of techs.

Pre-sales and post-sales have little contact. The implementers usually walk into a complete surprise

Hard-core IBM to the detriment (and derision) of all other areas.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Chaos reigns

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Baltimore, MD

I have been working at Sirius Computer Solutions full-time

ProsGood pay, great upfront bonuses, large company with decent resources

ConsMuch turmoil, at least in immediate region. Large amount of hiring over the last two years without regard for Strategy or Account planning or distribution. Reps beginning to squabble and fight over territory. Communication extremely poor.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to Business model and Sales execution and focus on legitimate competitors. Grow business from new customers and provide clearer Value statement. Vendor Sell sheet is getting to be watered down with too many Vendors.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Flexible work ethic with focused marketplace

Product Sales (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Sirius Computer Solutions full-time for less than a year

ProsFlexible work environment with strong focus in building relationships with manufacturers products that work with good support.

ConsInner company communication and backend process is broken. Sales and technical engineering teams do not communicate. 4 tear sales model does not work in all markets. Relationships with customers is diminishing with the length of time for quotes and inaccuracy.

Little collaboration on opportunities between product specialists and delivery engineering. Work ethic can be improved in offices to work as a team instead individually.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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They own your time 20x7x365

Program Manager (Former Employee)
Beaverton, OR

I worked at Sirius Computer Solutions

ProsJust purchased MSI. Now a $1B company; fairly stable. Sirius is the largest IBM business partner.

ConsNo work-life balance. Fast growing company is experiencing growing pains in building up the support system for running the corporation.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe fair; if an employee has worked 90 hours for 7 months, when they ask for a day off, compromise.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Difficult place to work, managemnt style split among different people with no consensis of leadership or guidance

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Sirius Computer Solutions

ProsPay is competative to similar jobs, flexability of time in and out of the office.

ConsManagement does not follow up with what they say. Promises were made during compensation plan and bonus, but not what is paid out to the employer. Lack of communication and understanding between management and staff. Resistent to change, difficult sales structure with comissions split between different people whether they are part of the terrirtoy or not.

Advice to Senior ManagementFollow through with your commitment to employees, listen to your employees when they have suggestions and recommendations.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not Very Happy

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Sirius Computer Solutions

ProsThe company was a nice place to work for a hunter type representative. If you worked hard, you had the opportunity to make money. Not guaranteed, but good potential...

ConsCompany just switched to a straight commission no salary type of sales plan, which is very unattractive to hunter reps. If no residual account base, making any type of substantial income is very difficult.

Advice to Senior ManagementChange plans based upon types of sales representatives. If straight commissions it will be very difficult for the company to bring on and sustain hunter reps for long.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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OK, but too much focus on short-term financials

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Sirius Computer Solutions

ProsSirius is a place that values and compensates top performers. The engineering talent at Sirius is exceptional...iron sharpens iron, and that holds true among the engineering team. Sirius also has a very broad base of customers spread around the country. There are some very good people on the leadership team at Sirius, with a real emphasis on continual improvement.

ConsSirius is driven 100% by financials, and while it is a for-profit institution, there is a laser focus on short-term financial return. As someone coming from an acquired company, it is amazing how Sirius continues to grow with very minimal investment in process and infrastructure. The back office is an absolute mess, and things that used to be easy and work well are now broken and difficult to get done. I used to love the focus at my legacy company on innovative solutions and an exceptional experience, with financial success being a byproduct. Today, financials are primary with solutions and experience being necessary to accomplish the primary goal...subtle but important.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease hire a COO to fix the organization and back office infrastructure...Sales controls the company, yet sales by its nature is focused only on short-term. Continue to invest in new technologies and the engineering organization, as that investment is the path to long term success.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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