S1 Reviews

Updated April 7, 2014
Updated April 7, 2014
52 Reviews

3.1
52 Reviews
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S1 CEO Philip G. Heasley
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance most of the time (in 6 reviews)

  • s1 certainly has good benefits for their employees and the CEO seems to be a very down to earth person (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Need to support all business units to succeed for the overall company strategy (in 3 reviews)

  • Bad Middle Management and company without HR process (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager, Software Applications
    Former Employee - Manager, Software Applications

    I worked at S1 full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Interesting technologies
    Client base include some of the top financial companies in the world
    Good work life balance most of the time

    Cons

    It's unclear how the acquisition by ACI will impact the long term prospects of the S1 products.
    It can be difficult to advance your career especially in satellite offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better recognition of outstanding work.

  2.  

    Good people with quality skills

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer  in  Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Norcross, GA

    I worked at S1 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Skilled people that you can work with.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities in both career and skills growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Loved my job, great company to work for (QUP)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Austin, TX

    I worked at S1 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    QUP was a great place to let you move up the ladder, till it was bought by S1

    Cons

    S1 has you train your replacement, then give you 3 days notice of your layoff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Somewhat dysfunctional depending on your manager

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator  in  Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Norcross, GA

    I worked at S1 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great manager (in my case)
    Place was well kept and enjoyable to spend the day in. Nice/comfortable furnishings. Cafeteria well stocked and cared for.
    Excellent Salary; benefits not so great.
    Lots of opportunities to work with bright people who were eager to fix what was broken or come up with new and innovative projects.
    I was allowed to collaborate on a side project with others, saved the company lots of $$ and the whole thing went unnoticed.

    Cons

    Politics in management getting in the way of work.
    Decisions coming out of left field and obviously made more for "personal" advantage than company benefit.
    You may not necessarily get recognition for your work but will get ding'd for any small error or what is perceived as such.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourself!
    Some of the "higher ups" are somewhat obtuse preferring yelling and insults to constructive talk. "Disingenuous" can take a whole new meaning. Enforce some sort of quality program starting with the prohibition of insults.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Not Bad

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at S1

    Pros

    Great benefits and decent work/life ratio.

    Cons

    Their banking product is dying.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    they have good development team

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at S1 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company has good development team

    Cons

    no cons to the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice to the management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    It was ok but be prepared to be let go at anytime

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at S1 full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful work environment.
    Nice business to be in with potentially good revenue if implemented right.
    Not bleeding edge but you can learn some cool things.

    Cons

    It seems like with the acquisition by ACI, you are at the whim of a bean counter staff. Reorgs are common and your time at the company is dependent on M&A activity at that point and your luck.

    No criticism, praise or any sort of feedback from management.

    Difficulty dealing with data center folks and other employees who are in different locations around the country. Some can be rude and intransigent. Some strange processes are in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees make your revenue, don't you forget that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good with some holes in the process

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - International Sales Director  in  Weston, FL
    Former Employee - International Sales Director in Weston, FL

    I worked at S1 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People, Friends, Environment and CEO friendship

    Cons

    Bad Middle Management and company without HR process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should be more involved with the current events inside the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great benefits, but lacked true leadership

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    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at S1 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company provided great benefits and salary. The company was willing to spend money when needed. They are also very customer focused.

    Cons

    S1 lacked true leadership and vision. While they were willing to spend money to get where they were wanting to go, they could never figure out where that was exactly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust those with boots on the ground

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent opportunity to learn as a Java developer with but be careful you don't turn into a stagnant pond!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Norcross, GA

    I worked at S1 full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Global workforce, had the opportunity to meet some great people (enthusiastic, intelligent, loyal, hard-working) and the work can be interesting, although the project you work on is luck of the draw most of the time. Some 'exotic' travel opportunities (outside of the lab it's up to you to get out and about and away from the hotel)!

    Cons

    Somewhat drab office environment, and not much fun. Saying that though, there are a few bright sparks in the form of people so it helps make things better! You could work here for a long while, but you won't be exposed to much technology... so it's up to you to continue learning in some way, shape or form!

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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