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3 people found this helpful  

Going through a reorg and management is out to prove themselves worthy of sticking around.

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Current Employee - CIO ORG Side  in  Saint Louis, MO
Current Employee - CIO ORG Side in Saint Louis, MO

I have been working at Savvis full-time for more than a year

Pros

There is room for upward mobility within your career. Plenty of overtime if you are an hourly employee. 1 Savvis is a really nice building to work in.

Cons

The CIO Organization management tries to squeeze every last drop of blood out of the stone as possible. The company has grown by hundreds of employees over the last year and management has gone without adding to the internal infrastructure. There are too many levels of management which impedes on corporate agility and innovation. There is a lot of red tape so it is quite fitting that Savvis has chosen red as their corporate color. Savvis does not choose to employ a service oriented management style where they leave the lower employees to make the day-to-day decisions and try to remove roadblocks to help them be more agile. No. This is the send-the-question-up-the-chain and get approval, which management is too busy to do, style of management. The very rigid top down, cannot-will-not-surrender-control, type management. If you do not like to be micromanaged then this is not the place for you.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

A job is a business transaction between two parties and both parties must be satisfied, not just Savvis. Eliminate unnecessary layers of management.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast Paced fun but sometimes work / life balance isn't right

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    Current Employee - Web Administrative  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Web Administrative in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Savvis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    young fast environment, competitive salary, good potential to move up

    Cons

    work/life balance isn't right. The salary was a little on the low side but I did start off in a junior position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more direct with clients. they seem oversold / sold but don't understand fully what they are getting and that translates to problems with installations and tech management.

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

    Good if you don't expect high performance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Savvis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Savvis is full of good people that believe in the product. Overall a good portfolio and lots of passion.

    Cons

    Leadership fails to invest in staffing so delivery teams are incredibly over worked and application development teams are under qualified and under inexperienced leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in internal teams to bring in talent. Remove legacy leaders that don't bring value to the organization rather than limping along out of some sort of loyalty at the expense of company performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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