Unisys Reviews

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
715 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work life balance, management supports innovation (in 55 reviews)

  • Flexible working Hours ( really flexible) can do Work from Home as well (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • Don't waste your time with trying to get into L2 or upper management positions (in 25 reviews)

  • Compensation, Senior Management - No people management skills (in 23 reviews)

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  1.  

    Bad upper management, horrible communication and very slow progress on product development. Marketing is a joke.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in North Bergen, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in North Bergen, NJ

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance and benefits. Responsive IT help desk and support. Peers at your level are supportive.

    Cons

    Dinosaur sales staff has no confidence in new products and solutions being developed. It is a challenge to internally sell anything. Marketing needs an over haul starting at the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together, there is a reason why revenues have steadily fallen for a decade. Be supportive and factor in what employees suggest in the field.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Disappointing with regard to salary, promotions and pay increases

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    The people I work with are the best thing about working at Unisys. Quite a few people have left the company and then come back to Unisys. Work schedules are flexible.

    Cons

    Business has been declining over the last approximately 6 years, as it has with many government contractors. However, since Unisys federal business represents @ 15% of the company's business. Therefore, it is often difficult to convince the corporate structure that certain procedures and policies must be implemented in order to comply with legal requirements of government contract.
    Unisys is a difficult place at which to get a promotion. Often they have their employees perform jobs at least one layer above their titles, but no increase in salary is forthcoming.
    The indirect staff has not had raises for 4 years now. In order to try to cut costs, quite a few people have been laid off resulting in an increase to the workload of remaining staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Colleagues, Poor Management, Horrible Pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant II in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant II in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Unisys full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Co-workers for the most part are excellent and hardworking (especially at the architect and consultant level)
    - Managers at the project level are also hard working and for the most part were excellent (this applies to new implementation projects)
    - Work/Life balance is usually pretty fair. You can usually work out a flexible work schedule

    Cons

    - The pay is not adjusted for region and raises were reneged upon. Even obtaining a major promotion resulted in no pay increase (thanks for the pat on the back). I did a little research and a senior level consultant in my region was making about $20k more on average yearly.
    - Upper management is resistant to change and rewards all the wrong people. Director level position and upper level project managers were receiving the lion share of credit that consultants were performing.
    - Maintenance projects are poorly run and the management level drops significantly as Unisys was content collecting a paycheck every month.
    - Unisys allows great talent to leave to competing firms in the area working in the same area of practice. There was no effort to stem this practice and it was demoralizing to employees.
    - Was promised a raise, worked for a month longer with a "higher pay rate" only to find out that after I quit and cashed out that Unisys pulled the raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Clean house with upper management
    - Pursue new opportunities with new technology
    - Commit to being a service company and ditch the mainframe business
    - Reward the people who actually perform the work with adequate pay (not just a cheap certificate of appreciation and a pat on the back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Management is holding the company from moving forward

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Great commercial capabilities that could be leveraged into Federal

    Cons

    Federal leadership is focused on internal politics via stead of building customer relationships required to build business
    No new business has been won is many years
    Continued layoffs, but not at the right levels. Need to focus on non client facing roles first
    Duplicative overhead functions that do not support client facing programs and add little value- resource management, ops concierge, sales operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at overhead costs first when cutting costs. How are these functions contributing to building the business? Hold all overhead functions accountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Channel Sales in Blue Bell, PA
    Current Employee - Channel Sales in Blue Bell, PA

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

    Pros

    Filled with highly technical, knowledgable, smart engineers, long history in IT, gets the job done, most employees here over 20 years

    Cons

    Old thinking, can't get out of the past, not nimble or agile, weighed down with their internal institution, horrible marketers, cannot figure out the new way of doing business, potentially lost in the past

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes and hire new blood, advertise, make your solutions known to the public, take care of all of your people, not just a select few. Innovate!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    12 years at Unisys and a lot of change

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at Unisys full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Steady paycheck, somewhat steady work

    Cons

    Company continues to perform poorly. Benefits are constantly being taken away, some without notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop collecting bonuses when the company consistently performs poorly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good people, too many vice-presidents, driven by the bottom line

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    Former Employee - Director, Operations
    Former Employee - Director, Operations

    I worked at Unisys full-time

    Pros

    Employees, employees, employees. Those who survived the monthly layoffs strive to do their best under difficult circumstances. Every attempt is made to "keep the customer happy."

    Cons

    Employee morale is low, those employees with greater than 30 years experience are systematically targeted for reduction. Went several years (4+) without a raise, and raises approved for my team were minimal (1-2%). Over the past five + years, Unisys attempts to came by hiring external candidates as Vice Presidents. The ratio of Vice Presidents to employees is significantly higher than elsewhere, and the VP's attempt to implement their initiatives and tend to leave after a couple years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why waste the time; management has one thing on their mind, cutting costs! Employees keep the company afloat, make a feeble attempt to show some type of employee appreciation!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Big System Integrator part of beltway bandit

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager
    Former Employee - IT Manager

    I worked at Unisys full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Big company with with good benefits lot of big contracts

    Cons

    No career growth, dead end Govt. sector contracts, very little investment in employees in terms training and career development. Company segregated into fiefdoms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consolidate business sectors, break down fiefdom culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the company that I went to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unisys

    Pros

    Technical challenge; some new product releases.

    Cons

    Management does not allow flow of new ideas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees, start an innovation program and fund it. Encourage participation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great co-workers and horrible management and training, but a good work-life balance.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Agent in North Salt Lake, UT
    Former Employee - Agent in North Salt Lake, UT

    I worked at Unisys full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers and try to have a fun atmosphere. They supply the equipment and stuff to perform your job. A nice place to meet new friends.

    Cons

    Management and training is horrible, benefits are no good and actually would save money not having them. There is a lot of pressure to keep within the SLA's and there are a lot of mistakes made. When mistakes are made to obtain the stats, ticket quality is out the door. When callers call back in for complaints, the management does not do anything as most of the complaints are from management favorites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a better balance to train employees as there are employees who only in 1 queue making the same money as a person in 5 queue's. The workload and compensation is horrendous.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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