Sirius Computer Solutions Reviews

Updated June 15, 2015
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is good although travel can easily get out of hand if you let it (in 3 reviews)

  • All co-workers are professional and very capable and there is a good amount of camaraderie (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Focuses on keeping sales people happy (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management is very arrogant and don't seem to really understand the business on the ground level where all the revenue is earned (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Employee Relations

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Sirius Computer Solutions (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    new company department growing fast

    Cons

    new management with old culture


  2. Helpful (4)

    Very tightly managed managed, financially successful company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Sirius Computer Solutions full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very stable, company does not lose money.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Empower Managers to make good business decisions and manage to a p&l.


  3. Helpful (2)

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

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    Former Employee - Iss in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Iss in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Sirius Computer Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good account managers good marketing programs very good operations support

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Use Caution!!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sirius Computer Solutions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A well managed and successful company. Nice people.

    Cons

    No loyalty to thier employees. They will fire you in a heartbeat.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Trust but verify

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Sirius Computer Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    lots of clients, plenty of travel

    Cons

    Bonus 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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Chaos reigns

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Sirius Computer Solutions full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Much 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 Management

    Pay 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.


  8. Flexible work ethic with focused marketplace

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Product Sales in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Sirius Computer Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Inner 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    They own your time 20x7x365

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Beaverton, OR

    I worked at Sirius Computer Solutions

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Fast growing company is experiencing growing pains in building up the support system for running the corporation.

    Advice to Management

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


  10. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sirius Computer Solutions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management 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 Management

    Follow through with your commitment to employees, listen to your employees when they have suggestions and recommendations.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Not Very Happy

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sirius Computer Solutions

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The 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...

    Cons

    Company 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 Management

    Change 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.



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