Savvis Reviews

Updated June 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good company, bad management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Technical Specialist in Weehawken, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Technical Specialist in Weehawken, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and stability Flexible schedule Managers do not micromanage

    Cons

    no cross training no opportunity to advance and learn new technologies race is factored when considering advancement in company those who do less work are somehow seen as being very competent very unprofessional when speaking to colleagues over the phone

    Advice to Management

    none - management is only concerned when an incident negatively affects the client, then its SOP of CYA


  2. Helpful (1)

    Overall good company that allows your voice to be heard

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Operations in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to voice an opinion and make changes You can work on many different technologies depending on department Ability to move up or around to other departments Casual environment

    Cons

    Hard limits from parent company on internal move raises No official work from home policy Sales tends to sell packages without the proper support

    Advice to Management

    Allow upper management to give higher internal raises at their discretion.


  3. Location is the key...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, Mid-to-Senior level managers that listen, great collaboration between co-workers within business units. Cxx level management is not tolerating poor performance and has been putting poor performing players out to the pasture which has been long overdue.

    Cons

    CTL gave us all the extra-costs of being CTL employess (taxed benefits, higher health ins premiums, less PTO) while deferring any benefits that might offset the higher costs. A lot of wasted money spent on projects destined for failure. Location is key to finding the good places to be. Savvis' business units try to work autonomously and their competing goals and legacy processes cause friction between them.

    Advice to Management

    We're way to eager to hold on to old technology that has gone past its expiration date. Additionally we're throwing too much money out the door to reinvent some tools just to turn around and buy other companies that already figured it out. I do see a lot of hope with our current direction


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  5. It has been good so far.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Savvis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance has been good so far.

    Cons

    Shift timings are not employee friendly.


  6. Overall a pretty good working experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Savvis full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many of the Agile Team Members are very highly qualified. They are willing to help you understand many of the development elements in the upcoming Sprints.

    Cons

    Sometimes management needs to allow the workers more chances to recommend process improvements. It is sometimes difficult to figure out who to talk with.

    Advice to Management

    Work with the teams - ask the members for more ideas. Track all suggestions and provide definitive answers (Yes, No, Maybe).


  7. Helpful (4)

    Confused management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Getting to do some interesting things from time to time. 9 to 5 job.

    Cons

    Lack of direction, mediocre managers. Demotivated employees. It has been worse since the Century Link take-over.


  8. Senior Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong technical People and respectful

    Cons

    chaotic, people work in silos, not much collaboration


  9. no leadership

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Savvis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    most people in the office are nice. Good business strategy.

    Cons

    lack of leadership and accountability kill this company slowly. High pressure environment with no clear direction creates frustration. Most of the management team are more concern about keep their jobs than about improve the business. This push the best people out and eventually the company left with low performers.

    Advice to Management

    Start from the top. replace managers with leaders.


  10. Savvis

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Savvis full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    the work schedule is perfect

    Cons

    since savvis took over, most of people in my department left for other jobs which tell the whole story


  11. Helpful (1)

    Some good folks, but a disaster waiting to happen

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Management Director
    Former Employee - Product Management Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have a nice suite of Cloud offerings, and a killer list of marquee customers

    Cons

    Internal processes are probably 10-15 years behind the curve. Operations is a train wreck. Don't hold your breathe if you actually have a customer that needs a complex environment on line in less than 4-6 months

    Advice to Management

    People outside of Missouri actually can have valuable input. You should listen to them occasionally. The MO good ole boy network is not the ultimate font of knowledge..



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