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Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
148 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good Work-life Balance as you move along thee career niche (in 63 reviews)

  • Flexible working Hours ( really flexible) can do Work from Home as well (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Don't waste your time with trying to get into L2 or upper management positions (in 27 reviews)

  • Compensation, Senior Management - No people management skills (in 24 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    This Place is a Joke.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Been here a few years and other than a steady paycheck, I haven't seen many pros, if any.

    Cons

    Management is a joke, lack of vision and communication.
    No training and horrible procedural documentation.
    Low wages for the expert level work that's expected.
    People will stab you in the back to get ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about more than your own paycheck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company has been searching for direction for years - great people at the company but leadership is lacking.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance
    Former Employee - Finance

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, cooperation within teams, flexible work situations (at least outside of the home office),

    Cons

    Top management is dreadful, constant change mostly to appear to be doing something, raises have been mostly non-existent in recent years as management's focus has been on cutting costs rather than increasing revenue,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good entry-level job, terrible opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Printer Technician in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Network Printer Technician in Thousand Oaks, CA

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, people i work around are nice and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Company doesn't care about employees, poor benefits and no room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees, even the low ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Complete change required

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Great commercial portfolio; Strong technical staff working on programs.

    Cons

    Top heavy Federal leadership who are more concerned with saving their own job than what is best for the company and the direct billable staff. Biggest downfall is the inability to win new business and sustain current business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conduct an assessment of the overhead structure & which posiitons are value added. Focus on customer facing services rather than internal facing functions ie: Business operations, resoure management, multiple layers of VPs, portfolio sales

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 a 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
  7.  

    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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    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
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Management is holding the company from moving forward

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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

    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
  10. 3 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
  11.  

    Big System Integrator part of beltway bandit

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    • Senior Management
    • 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

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