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Good experience

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Former Contractor - Network Design Engineer in Arlington, VA
Former Contractor - Network Design Engineer in Arlington, VA

I worked at Unisys as a contractor (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Company keeps employees informed of changes weekly.

Cons

Slow to give raises for promotion.

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  1. A terribly disappointing experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Unisys full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A few very smart people. A great (though entirely undeserved) reputation as a technological leader. Wise moves to scale back and focus.

    Cons

    Those few very smart people are NOT in key decision-making roles, and they are smart enough to see the writing on the wall and promptly leave. Unisys is suffering from both a brain and talent exodus. Wise former employees go to or are recruited by such companies as Deloitte, Gartner, Booz Allen, etc. Those same firms routinely beat out Unisys in winning RFPs. This also speaks to Unisys' out-of-touch approach and its lack of useful market intelligence. There is a complete VOID with respect to a unified mission and vision (horizontally and vertically). In fact, the organization employs A LOT of managers and no leaders. The lack of backbone demonstrated by managers in the face of tough decisions was disheartening. Operational effectiveness is hampered by missing, outdated or ill-conceived operational processes. Attempts to develop processes is disallowed unless the effort can be billed to a customer. Inefficient and ineffective utilization of human capital assets that is demoralizing for the employee, frustrating for the customer, and detrimental to the business case of the project and the organization. Out of fear of losing revenue, Unisys routinely engages to behave in a subservient, counterproductive relationship with its customers. Too often it serves as a “job shop” rather than a technological leader or a consultancy, thus eroding its credibility and initial value proposition. Unfortunately, I saw more innovative technological solutions developed within gov't agencies versus what Unisys offers the market. It rides the coat tales of its own reputation, only to ultimately disappoint customers.

    Advice to Management

    I learned one thing at Unisys: Providing leadership with advice on how to improve is a waste of energy.


  2. Downsizing is the Way of Life

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Blue Bell, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Blue Bell, PA

    I have been working at Unisys full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Never have to worry about middle/upper management being in any way more innovative, educated or smarter than you.

    Cons

    The services division of the organization is mainly managed by ex-Field Engineers (repair people) who have decades of experience fixing equipment that required tubes and transistors. Their main objective is to hold on to their over inflated positions of which they are sorely under qualified to be managing. Education, ideas, strategy means nothing. Just make sure that you keep your incompetent management team ""looking good". If you enjoy this kind of mindless, degrading work, Unisys is for you!

    Advice to Management

    Bite the bullet. Rid yourselves of this cancer that has been taking the company down for 15 years. The perceived value you will lose, is only a perception perpetuated by those "hanging on" based on seniority alone. Most of your real talent is walking out, or being walked out the door by these same people who are willing to sacrifice the good of the company for their own security and insecurity.


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