SirsiDynix

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SirsiDynix Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
67 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They do a great job of creating a challenging work environment that is still fun and enjoyable (in 9 reviews)

  • Average work/life balance - at best (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Also, as others have mentioned, you and your spouse must both participate in a wellness program in order for the company to match HSA contributions (in 3 reviews)

  • I have been tempted to leave for more money but the amount of money really couldn't compensate for all the extras that you get (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    SirsiDynix allows team members to work hard and play often

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Support Management in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Customer Support Management in Lehi, UT

    I have been working at SirsiDynix full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working environment
    Educated and knowledgeable team members in all departments
    Small feel for being a global market leader
    Real effort to provide a fun atmosphere
    Approachable leadership at all levels

    Cons

    Medical benefits package needs to be stronger

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a clear vision forward, but not so far that we forget the products we need to support.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SirsiDynix full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    SirsiDynix offers great opportunities for advancement, mainly looking for internal candidates first. Great support staff throughout the whole company. SirsiDynix has a lot of long tenured people working for them which shows they are a 1st class company.

    Cons

    Some decisions are the effect of the venture capitalist firm that owns SirsiDynix which can affect productivity and sales, it would be nice if we had more leeway in this area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it going, the future looks great!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SirsiDynix full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great customers, great industry

    Cons

    benefits declining yearly, poor incentives and raises that don't keep up with inflation.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Finance in Lehi, UT

    I have been working at SirsiDynix full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits are just the start. SirsiDynix is all about taking care of the employee and the customer. I work directly with the executive team and their primary concern is keeping customers and making sure employees have the best possible experience. So many activities and opportunities to grow within the company nobody should ever get bored. Great managers who really care about their co-workers.

    Cons

    It is tough to find anything bad about this company. There are complaints that the salary is below market but the perks make up for it in so many ways and the experience is so good I feel extremely marketable after having worked here for 3 years. I have been tempted to leave for more money but the amount of money really couldn't compensate for all the extras that you get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work. Keep expanding and maintaining good customer retention policies. I see your efforts and know that this company will continue to grow and have amazing success under your leadership.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work. Pros definitely outweigh the cons.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV

    I have been working at SirsiDynix full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - It's a work hard, play hard environment (get stuff done, play pool/fooseball/xbox)
    - Opportunity to work with lots of new technologies
    - Plenty of opportunities to take charge, if you're willing to work for it
    - Most of management are smart, talented, hardworking folks

    Cons

    - Tends to hire straight-out-of college, so more senior developers end up training from the ground up
    - There are still quite a few legacy products that either need to be maintained, or need to be considered when writing new code
    - Sometimes the external demands dictate software release dates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    SirsiDynix Response

    Oct 29, 2013Recruiting Manager

    Thank you for your review, as well as for your hard work and dedication to the development of our products. Our Engineering teams are amazing!

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I have been working at SirsiDynix full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - opportunity to move up
    - open door policy with Executive's
    - family environment
    - Executive's really care about you and your career growth

    Cons

    I have no complaints at this time. We went through a tough time during the merger, but all departments have improved by leaps and bounds since then. I love my customers and my coworkers!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing! Continue to take care of your best employees as you have with me!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    SirsiDynix has been a great company to work for and very rewarding for the past decade

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lehi, UT

    I have been working at SirsiDynix full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    SirsiDynix has a great work environment! The Executive team promotes and encourages individual growth and wants to see you develop within the company. SirsiDynix has also been flexible in their work schedules.

    Cons

    SirsiDynix is currently owned by a private equity company which has made it challenging to get our product out the door quicker. As others mentioned communications between departments could improve and the changeover to an HSA has been a pain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SirsiDynix has always been the leader in the library world when it comes to automation. They’ve created a fantastic vision for the future of libraries. My advice to management is that we follow through with our product commitments and we deliver in a timely manner.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    I've never had an experience as rewarding, fulfilling and fun as working for SirsiDynix

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lehi, UT

    I have been working at SirsiDynix full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Management is very open to new ideas. The company is interested in promoting and shifting people around until they are doing exactly what they like and what they are good at. There is a lot to be done and everyone is busy. HR does a great job hosting activities and providing experiences that are enjoyable and team-building.

    Cons

    Sometimes I wish we had more people in order to accomplish all the objectives we'd like to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I've had a great experience with SirsiDynix

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SirsiDynix full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    SirsiDynix is a great place to build a career. Employee moral is a priority to upper-level management, so they strive to create a positive work environment and allow employees to have a good work/life balance. Most managers are aware of their subordinates and strive to help them develop and progress with their career goals. Most everyone who works at SirsiDynix is friendly and down-to-earth. The office atmosphere is relaxed, but productive. It is all around a great company to work for.

    Cons

    With any company, there is room for improvement. Communication is something that SirsiDynix could work on. Communication between managers, communication from managers to subordinates, communication from HR to the company, these are areas that SirsiDynix could improve on.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company at which to build your career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SirsiDynix full-time

    Pros

    SirsiDynix has a very thorough hiring process and so all of your co-workers are both fun and smart and you can learn a lot from them. Company has made strives to improve company culture with fun extracurricular activities. Breakroom has free fountain drinks, pool/foosball/ping tables, Xboxes, and a high def movie screen for watching movies and live sporting events. Company is small and intimate enough that management can recognize and reward strong performers. For what it's worth, the company is also the leader in their industry.

    Cons

    SirsiDynix is currently owned by a venture capitalist group and venture capitalists and very good at saving money by trimming expenses. One of the ways they do this is by paying employees at the lower end of the salary range for your job title. Some positions are worse in this regard than others. Also, as others have mentioned, you and your spouse must both participate in a wellness program in order for the company to match HSA contributions.

    Recommends
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