Savvis

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Savvis Reviews

Updated November 29, 2014
Updated November 29, 2014
140 Reviews
3.1
140 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance was exceptional (in 7 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits are there (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Work / Life balance was a problem at times for sure (in 5 reviews)

  • Disconnect from Senior Executive management and workers not in St Louis, MO (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very innovative Company, Employee skills development oriented company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - I T Surport Specialist in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - I T Surport Specialist in Herndon, VA

    I worked at Savvis full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    My manager was very knowledgeable and leads with compassion for all his direct reports.

    Cons

    Distance to and from work was my biggest Cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not sure what the status of the company is at the moment after been sold to Century Links but I will keep the SAVVIS image and leave that untouch.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Swimming in a sea of mediocrity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Savvis full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great local team with really nice people and camaraderie.

    Cons

    Mediocrity, as a sales rep its ok to make 50% of your #, and you don't get canned! Only 30% of the 2nd year sales reps stay around bc it not challenging, and the culture is definitely more telco (beauracacy) and its difficult to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop more of a culture, and strive for 100% of quota and create more of a Win Win environment.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work fo!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Coordinator in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Coordinator in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Good Balance of work and personal life. Great environment

    Cons

    Lack of Training, The internal promotion was almost not existent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Long term professional.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Savvis

    Pros

    Good training opportunities offered to staff.

    Cons

    Frequent reorganization and management changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More all hands calls and strategic goals sharing.

  6.  

    terrible compensation execution for sales people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    comp plan pays well but is still not market competitive

    Cons

    DO NOT work at Savvis as a sales person. Sales people are leaving or actively interviewing. Reps waited over 3 months for a comp statement. When I received my comp statement it was wrong - by a large amount. Compensation is done manually - on spreadsheets - pay is often wrong or late and comp statements are spotty at best. Worst comp plan execution I have ever experienced at any company in over 15 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay your people correctly. If sales people made these errors they would be fired.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall Good - DBA / IT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Savvis full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    * Great people to work with
    * Pay initially is nice.
    * 401k match
    * Nice benefits
    * Environment to learn all sorts of different technologies
    * Comp time for any night/weekend work

    Cons

    * Lack of competing pay after a while.
    * Bonuses / Raises seemed to be few and far between.
    * Work / Life balance was a problem at times for sure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Hire more people to support the additional after hours / weekend work. This would cut down on the burn out.
    * Compensate the good workers to prevent them from leaving.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    IT Support

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Savvis

    Pros

    Remote Job. Work from home.

    Cons

    Contract lost. Group laid off.

  9.  

    Best I ever had.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Big time growth opportunity with much advancment.

    Cons

    None than I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Billing Analyst I

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Savvis

    Pros

    The pay was good and on time, I learned Corporate America's culture.

    Cons

    Downsizing, no balance and assurance for a long-term job security.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, not so great leadership

    Current Employee - Program Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Savvis as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people are wonderful. Smart, friendly, and mostly helpful. In cloud, they are pretty cutting edge for a STL company.

    Cons

    Poor communication from executive leaders. Path of the business, seeing 'what's next' and personal development seem to take a back seat. Executives seem too busy to help, to chat, and even to attend meetings they've asked you to set up for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your management peers. Get a consistent message and share it with your teams.

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