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Under worked and underpaid

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Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Columbus, GA
Former Employee - Business Analyst in Columbus, GA

I worked at TSYS

Pros

Benefits are okay although many things were cut after 2009. If you're in Columbus, there is the Campus which has a cafeteria, gym, bank with ATM, store, and it's right on the river walk. Also, if you like to be involved, there are tons of United Way activities, volunteering with the elementary school across the street, and during Employee Appreciation week, there is a lot of relaxed time. Most managers are very accommodating when you need time off or if you have personal issues; One layoff while I was employed but not a ton of people were let go. In general, if you don't like to do a lot of work, you'll be safe here. Many people have been there for over 15-20 years. Also, if you need a job after graduating from college, TSYS will hire you with no experience.

Cons

This is a company of families and everyone is hired because they know someone who works here. Because of that, there can be a lot of favoritism and nobody is fired, regardless how well they do their job.

Compensation is VERY low. Most Business/ IT positions start out in the very low 30's and it takes years to move up from there. If you look for another job, keep your salary private because other companies won't take you seriously when they find out what you're making.

Even if you're a slacker or very incompetent, you can get great reviews. And there is never any threat of getting fired. This is very discouraging for people who are competent and hard-working. And those people have to take on the work of the ones that can't perform. It's depressing to know that the people who are viewed to be the best employees feel unchallenged and under worked. Pushing papers and attending useless meetings.

If you're not at the Campus in Columbus, you don't really feel like a part of the company. This is especially true for the Kennesaw office. Job opportunities are slim to none if you're not in Columbus.

3 reorganizations in the last 4 years and the methodology is still not right. People complain every day about the lack of communication, the disjointedness of the team and how the methodology supports the confusion.

Middle management is easy to talk to, but have the same amount of power as regular team members. It's discouraging when you're unhappy for years and management has known about it, but nothing is done to make it better. Performance goals are a joke. Nobody looks at them until they're forced. And if you take the time to have a conversation with any of the employees, you'll find that they're all miserable and are looking for another job.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay employees more and they'll consider staying with the company
Tuition reimbursement is fine, but consider helping employees with job certifications as well
Re- evaluate the employee performance tool
Consider other methodologies, such as Agile
Pay more attention to other offices, not just Columbus

Doesn't Recommend

Other Reviews for TSYS

  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    No respect or trust for employees in the Alpharetta office

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at TSYS

    Pros

    - Stellar benefits (strong medical etc)
    - Competitve pay (at least in the Atlanta area)
    - Nice building in Alpharetta

    Cons

    No experience with the Columbus area, so this is specific to the Alpharetta office
    - Constant death marches (nights, weekends etc)
    - Management monitors arrival and departure times for their employees
    - IT Management demonstates very obvious favoritism (I had heard that before joining but it surprised me just how OBVIOUS it was. If you're on the wrong side of the favorites, look out!)

    Not a healthy environment to work in. You can do better, at least in the Atlanta area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are leaving in droves for a reason. Turnover is costly for the company so you might want to start thinking about ways to improve your own performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Good place for cutting edge technologies..

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at TSYS

    Pros

    If you are a technology person and can code .. You can excel ..
    Good technology focus
    Lot of problems to solve
    Coders at heart will like it

    Cons

    Some of the processes can be reduced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing more in technology

    Recommends
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