Unisys

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this is a senior sales role with responsibility for certain set of clients.

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Current Employee - Client Account Executive in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Client Account Executive in London, England (UK)

I have been working at Unisys

Pros

Unisys has a good image, opens doors at clients
re-use of international assets, especially from US is strong capability
freedom in organizing one's own job

Cons

senior management focus too much on internal prganization
too many internal regulations making life very difficult to handle
too many old people, no instream of young people

Advice to ManagementAdvice

not only focus on using off-shore, develop a sufficient and healthy local, mix of young and older pool of staff
create a hip and cool image, a clear and effective organization
focus on the clients

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Absolutely mind-boggling that the company still exists

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    Former Employee - ES7000 Marketing
    Former Employee - ES7000 Marketing

    I worked at Unisys

    Pros

    Absolutely the best place to work if you are someone who wants to be able to "hide" within an organization that doesn't value talent or achievement. This was a really great place to work for people who (1) have been with the same company for 30 years, (2) aren't particularly competent, (3) don't want to work hard [or maybe don't know HOW to work hard, since they've been insulated from it for so long], and (4) have no idea what it's like to work in a competitive environment.

    The Systems and Technology division, to be fair, also had many great engineers who knew how to keep improving the mainframe platform, which was a billion-dollar business operating at 80% gross margins and generating all the cash that kept Unisys alive. These machines never break down, never stop, are completely secure (No Clearpath mainframe has ever been hacked in FIFTY years).

    Cons

    The organization was full of 59-year-old white males who haven't worked anywhere else but Unisys/Sperry/Burroughs since 1975 and who have no idea how to compete in a market, thanks to the near-monopoly mainframe business that throws off a billion dollars per year in cash flow and hides the fact that the Systems & Technology organization is overstaffed by about 5000 people who really didn't appear to be producing anything.

    The senior management of Systems and Technology (at the time) were absolutely clueless about how to run anything other than milking the 50-year-old mainframe cash cow. Clueless. The only senior exec who knew ANYthing about business, management, or the technology industry was the president of the division, George Gazerwitz, but he was so autocratic and universally feared by his people that when he retired, there literally wasn't a single person on his staff that knew even rudimentary business concepts. They simply never were exposed to competing or running anything in their careers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you were in senior management at Unisys in 2005, and you haven't retired yet, now is the time. Get out of the way. To those of you still running Unisys, you need to clean house, hire great people (NOT mediocre people whose resumes have whatever specific companies you think new people should've worked for), and demand and expect success. It has to start at the top. Here's a concept that was entirely foreign to the people I worked for a couple of years ago: "A" players hire "A" players. "B" players hire "C" players. "C" players hire "F" players because they're afraid of being exposed. If you don't have true "A" players in the top positions, you will never build an organization of winners throughout. The curse of Unisys was how the mainframe cash flow allowed "C" players to rise to senior positions, then fill out their ranks with loyal lap-dog "F" players. The new services business built by the succession of CEO's since 2000 isn't succeeding because you're not hiring "A" players and demanding that they do the same. Stop hiring "consulting partner" people just because they worked at McKinsey, Bain, or Accenture. They were successful at those firms because the "McKinsey" on their cards opened doors, not because the "Joe Smith" on the card did. They cannot succeed with "Unisys" on their cards. Instead, choose businesses in which you can win (novel idea) and hire winners to run them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Unisys experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unisys

    Pros

    good exposure to technology in the emerging domains. also very good at knowldge sharing and mentoring

    Cons

    not very good enviornment. not attractive salary. not much recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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