Savvis Reviews

Updated June 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Inept leaders, this company will fall in on itself soon

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Savvis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lot's of interesting work to do, some very dedicated and hardworking people.

    Cons

    Atmosphere of intimidation and much in-fighting among leaders. Leaders not credible, and lack experience to understand the costs of what they want. VPs promote "yes-men", engineers get burned out. All the "leadership and development" and "better process" gets preached to the choir, and few are willing to tell the emperors they have no clothes.

    Advice to Management

    Resign and let CTL find real leaders to replace you. 95% are a fraud.


  2. Post acquisition of Ciber ITO

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Savvis full-time

    Pros

    Motivated management who wants to make a difference

    Cons

    More words than real results

    Advice to Management

    Break silos and re-dress organization in cross functional disciplines. Spread and allow expertise to flow across business lines to add value to engagements elsewhere.


  3. It has its ups and downs.

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

    I have been working at Savvis full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits are there.

    Cons

    Too much work per individual.


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  5. Helpful (7)

    Disorganized, out of touch Mgmt. who are too lazy or clueless to fix long standing, systems company issues.

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Good hard working people holding up the base of the company doing the grunt work. Free soda. Cafeteria with decent food. Nice looking building?.... does that even count?

    Cons

    - Sr. Mgmt has no concept of strategy. No forethought. Everything is just knee jerk reactions. No push for documentation or company wide process'. Everyone is frantically trying to get other people to fix their problems. No accountability, just a promotions for the most incompetent people imaginable. - Nothing works. Nothing. The corporate email system constantly halts and stutters throughout the work day making it impossible to be productive for any length of time (has for the last couple of years). Phone systems just hang up or wait forever to dial, The document system is like something out of the 90's with no oversight or controls. The ticketing/CMDB/billing DB system is an absolute joke with a replacement on its way that looks way worse. At the end of the day anyone with a brain is left wondering "This is a tech company? Really?" - There is a distinct almost visible thresh hold of competence that can be seen across the Sr. Mgr to Director level of mgmt. Most at or beyond this level are clearly out of touch with the teams they manage and have come to depend on their ability to schmooze up their supervisors or blame people lower on the totem pole for their inability to do anything but react to events. These incompetents are then brought into rooms where business decisions are made which effect the entire organization.

    Advice to Management

    Clearly less than 20% of the employee base is winning the bread for the overwhelmingly fat & lazy majority. Seek out these few gems and promote them or at least ask them what you can do to make their jobs better and take seriously their response. There are CLEAR long standing deficiencies with the organization. It would seem that no one at the Sr. Mgmt level is driving any sort of initiative to develop global process' to ensure any measure of success between what is being sold customers and what they are actually getting. This is not an exaggeration. Take 1 day to sit with every level of the people supporting the product life cycle wonder how you did not see the glaring holes in company process.


  6. Overall a great place to work

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

    I have been working at Savvis full-time

    Pros

    Great people, most frontline and middle management really seem to care about making things better and doing things the right way.

    Cons

    Sometimes poor communication between groups. Very silo'ed environment.


  7. Account Executive

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -Strong brand recognition -Fair comp package -sales management has a willingness to get creative on deals

    Cons

    -Internal sell is more often difficult that external sell -overly bureaucratic and process driven -operational corporate culture


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good salary and benefits but turnover is high, morale is low and many groups are understaffed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Architect in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Security Architect in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Savvis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are some smart people at the company, salary is good, vacation and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Some groups are painfully understaffed and morale is very low. If you work with Savvis customers on a regular basis, you can see long wait times for problems to be fixed, open cases not getting a response. You have to babysit everything to make progress.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people in groups that are sorely understaffed. Improve product offerings to customers by applying customer feedback and improving the technology


  9. Helpful (1)

    Buyer II

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer II in Chesterfield, MO
    Former Employee - Buyer II in Chesterfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Savvis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great vacation plan for the employees

    Cons

    Has been acquired and things are really changing

    Advice to Management

    Don't show so much favoritism


  10. Excellent opportunities on the egde of technology evolution

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent professional development and training opportunities for those who seek them Highly collaborative environment Very large investments in technology

    Cons

    Savvis is still very much an organization whose identity is in flux due to aquisitions. 2013 will be a defining year for how well Savvis stays focused.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on our core competencies


  11. Excellent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Architect in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Architect in North Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Savvis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not many, it is a good company



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