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Savvis Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
137 Reviews

3.2
137 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • some great people, really hard workers (but not appreciated) great basic salary (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Work / Life balance was a problem at times for sure (in 6 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Long term professional.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good training opportunities offered to staff.

    Cons

    Frequent reorganization and management changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More all hands calls and strategic goals sharing.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall Good - DBA / IT

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    • 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

    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
  3.  

    IT Support

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Remote Job. Work from home.

    Cons

    Contract lost. Group laid off.

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  5.  

    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

    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
  6.  

    Billing Analyst I

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

  7.  

    Great people, not so great leadership

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

    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.

  8.  

    It was fun....for a while.

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

    Pros

    The members of the rank and file are very fun to work with. There is a lot of talent at that company at this level. They are laid back, work hard and tend to enjoy what they do. You can learn a lot here in a short time.

    Cons

    The management layer is bloated and somewhat unorganized. Not a clear vision on how to execute a company vision. Part of this is attributable to a bit of blurred vision coming from the C and VP level post CTL 'merger'. But even prior to that this problem existed to some extent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shake of the large telco influx, get back to building slick products the market wants and move on. Empower the employees to take some risk so you're not perceived as being slow to react.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The company is extremely volitale since the acquisition by CTL

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company Culture was amazing. Work life balance was exceptional.

    Cons

    Since the acquisition by CTL the company has been extremely volitale. The company has had a hard time with creating a one Company mindset.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Establish company wide implement process and procedures. Communicate clearly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It's a job, not a career

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

    Pros

    Casual atmosphere and dress, free soda

    Cons

    Lots of people are just slackers, taking up space, doing the least possible to keep their jobs; the best people move on to other employers, leaving the slackers behind. Also, the outlook is bleak because it appears all or most of the St. Louis jobs will be relocating to CenturyLink headquarters in Monroe at some point - or at least that's what the rumor mill says. Morale is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency would be appreciated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Nice people... slow moving culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Director  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Director in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    good people: smart, trustworthy
    adequate compensation
    good technical resources

    Cons

    slow in meeting the demands of the market, particularly in the IaaS space. If AWS represents the fast moving end of the spectrum, Savvis is on the opposite side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cultivate a more entrepreneurial, risk taking culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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