Savvis
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www.savvis.com Town & Country, MO 1000 to 5000 Employees

Savvis Reviews in Santa Clara, CA

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Jeff Von Deylen

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    Overall a pretty good working experience

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsMany 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.

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

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

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    Sales Executive (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    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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    The good, The bad, and The Savvis

    Professional Serives (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsInternet Hosting company puts you to work servicing some of the Internet's biggest names. The company's data centers are pretty technologically advanced, and working in them does have some degree of prestige. The health benefits are fair, and there is an ESPP.

    ConsThe company is based out of Saint Louis, and has offices around the globe. Many sattelite offices appear overlooked, with favor instead placed on Saint Louis employees and offices. Is a career path in a location outside the "favored area" (STL) worth it? Not really.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSupport Jim. He has a vision, and is probably the only person, at this point, who can right the ship. Too much time has been devoted to reorgs, and not enough time has been given to fix things that have been disfunctional for years.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a bad place to work; the company has definitely turned itself around in the last few years.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsUnbelievably friendly and helpful colleagues. Many people at SAVVIS have been through two acquisitions (Exodus -> Cable & Wireless -> SAVVIS) involving round after round of layoffs, so the remaining people are those who you would want to work along-side; there is a mutual respect amongst your peers. Managements' visions have done good things to the company as it picks up larger and larger customers while providing bigger and better services. Lower level management has always been willing to bend over backwards to allow time off for personal needs.

    ConsSince acquiring the datacenters from Cable & Wireless, raises have been minimal at best. That's assuming you even get one. Very little room for growth or promotion, but the opportunities do arise if you look for them. The company has slowly become more and more "corporate" in the sense that many company changes over-complicate things and are frustrating to deal with on a daily basis.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing, but consider rewarding your employees with better compensation. 2% raises every year (or sometimes every other year) to employees with stellar manager reviews provides little incentive to improve.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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