Savvis
2.9 of 5 123 reviews
www.savvis.com Town & Country, MO 1000 to 5000 Employees

Savvis Reviews

Updated Mar 29, 2014
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2.9 123 reviews

                             

50% Approve of the CEO

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Jeff Von Deylen

(14 ratings)

39% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "some great people, really hard workers (but not appreciated) great basic salary"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Good pay and benefits are there"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Complete lack of work/life balance, sweatshop and 24x7 demands are the norm"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Senior Management knows how dysfunctional Operations at the mid-level and the tech front lines and has done nothing to correct it"
    in 4 reviews
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A great place to learn a vast number of technologies.

Software Support Engineer (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

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

ProsExposure to lots of technologies
Smart engineers

ConsToo much needless management and process
Poor pay for tenured employees

Advice to Senior ManagementPay the employees that have spent their whole careers developing at Savvis market rate.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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An Ok Company

Principal Consultant (Former Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

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

ProsDriven employees dedicated to excellence. Still working on integrating into the Century Link community. More work to be completed soon.

ConsNeeds more management support. Still working on integrating into the Century Link community. More work to be completed soon, but should have been completed over a year ago.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent

Senior Architect (Current Employee)
North Chicago, IL

I have been working at Savvis full-time for more than 10 years

ProsCan move up. Work hard and you will find opportunity.

ConsNot many, it is a good company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fair

Sales Executive (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

ProsGood base pay, incentive comp a bit low, products are diverse

Conssome of the products don't work as suggested re: cloud and management is too layered.

Advice to Senior Managementreduce management structure and simplify reporting structure

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Leading-edge technology company....cloud computing in the midwest!

Director (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

I have been working at Savvis full-time for more than 3 years

ProsA great place to work...team oriented.

ConsLack of cooperation and collaboration across technology teams.

Advice to Senior ManagementHold tech teams responsible for collaboration.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good learning opportunities about the hosting world

Project Manager (Former Employee)
New York, NY

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

Pros1. Data Center Audits Experience
2. Managed Hosting/Colocation understanding
3. Complex outsourcing solutions experience
4. Good international experience in the hosting world

Cons1. No career path
2. Little recognition for good work

Advice to Senior Managementnurture, develop and invest in your talented people.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very laid back and fun work environment

IT Support Specialist (Current Employee)
Weehawken, NJ

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

ProsComfortable work area, with TV's, kitchen, and game room. 4 day work week.

ConsSometimes long hours. Must be able to cover different shifts.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more staff.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Savvis is a great company to work for

Incident Analyst (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

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

ProsThey have very generous pay and benefits and most of the people who work there have good attitudes and are easy to get along with.

ConsI can't think of any cons really. I mean they give starting employees insurance within a month of starting and 4 weeks of paid vacation time!

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Web Administrative (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

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

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

Conswork/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 Senior ManagementBe 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

CIO ORG Side (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

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

ProsThere 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.

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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