SirsiDynix Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
58 Reviews

4.6
58 Reviews
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SirsiDynix CEO Bill Davison
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They do a great job of creating a challenging work environment that is still fun and enjoyable (in 9 reviews)

  • Average work/life balance - at best (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • As soon as the new products are out, it will be better (in 3 reviews)

  • Also, as others have mentioned, you and your spouse must both participate in a wellness program in order for the company to match HSA contributions (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very accommodating to my needs as I do what I can to be a hard worker for the company.

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    Current Employee - Associate Support Analyst  in  Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Associate Support Analyst in Lehi, UT

    I have been working at SirsiDynix full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This company gives you the opportunity to be trained and coached on skills that you might not have acquired in your career. The atmosphere here is not stressful, but we all work together to be successful.

    Cons

    Making an industry change cost me as far as pay is concerned. I will be able to learn what I can and then increase the dynamics that will be competitive for my future career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improving training opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Surround yourself with some of the smartest people on the planet...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lehi, UT

    I have been working at SirsiDynix full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    All of the people I interact with want to innovate and continue to grow in their profession. Management provides significant opportunities for you to grow your skill set by giving you opportunities that will push you. SirsiDynix provides an environment that supports the growth and improvement of their people.

    Cons

    If you like to just show up to work and collect a paycheck, I would move on and apply somewhere else. If you take professional development seriously and see yourself in roles with continued increases in responsibility over the years, then SirsiDynix is the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bill Davison and his team do an exceptional job at making employees feel valued. Members of the executive management team, including David King, Sheridan Richey, Scott Wheelhouse, Berit Nelson, and Eric Keith, are all approachable and listen to suggestions for improvement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Variance.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Lehi, UT
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Lehi, UT

    I worked at SirsiDynix full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are a lot of great developers at the company. The teammates make it a great place to work. Nice office, good location. Good game room. Increasingly positive outlook. Great opportunities to learn technology and grow skills. A broad range of technologies and skill sets to learn.

    Cons

    Poor management. Sometimes poor mentoring, training, and career development. Too many management changes. Micro-management problems. Hiring people below average pay (retention/turnover). Recovering from layoffs and losing many senior developers. Old and dirty code bases on some projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train managers better or hire better; and give them smaller teams so they can be focused and in-tune with team. Hire managers with better technical background and better mentoring/guiding skills. Actively train lead developers on mentoring skills and leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Everyone should work somewhere as awesome as SirsiDynix!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SirsiDynix for more than a year

    Pros

    It is easy to come to work because of the wonderful people on my team.

    Many opportunities for growth.

    Admirable leadership and great atmosphere.

    Cons

    I wish there wasn't so much training, but I understand the importance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep giving your employees feedback on their performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales
    Current Employee - Inside Sales

    I have been working at SirsiDynix full-time

    Pros

    Company atmosphere, people, awesome customers, internal promotions

    Cons

    Development is slow. As soon as the new products are out, it will be better. Some of the owner decisions/policies are rather odd and difficult for our type of company. I hear it was worse in the past, but seems to have gotten better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The comp plan for sales is pretty confusing and often invites unhealthy competition, rather than constructive competition, between inside and outside sales reps.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Engineer in Lehi, UT

    I have been working at SirsiDynix full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people and work environment. Challenging work and great relationships with colleagues make this company great. SiriDynix has a great team.

    Cons

    Health insurance is slightly high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep making your employees happy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    7th best midsized company in the US? Really?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lehi, UT

    I have been working at SirsiDynix full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - People you work with are great. Average work/life balance - at best.

    - Ping pong/pool table/foosball in break room - fairly common for tech company.

    - Food can be had - for a price - on site.

    - Hiring a lot of new people, and long standing company (30 years in business)

    Cons

    - 4 CEOs in the last 4 years. 4 HR managers in the last 4 years. Meddling middle managers.

    - No career path at all. Overly tedious/ nonsensical "mandatory" trainings.

    - Insurance package is horrible. Not enough bad thing I can say about the insurance offered here.

    - Fractured company policies and hierarchy. Vast separation between staff of varying levels.

    - Ridiculously antiquated code. Refuse to move to newer coding standards.

    - Never end of life a product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Actually take employee feedback into account - you ask for it.

    - Create a career path.

    - Promote "grow from within" mentality.

    - Stop talking like you are 25 years old, just to say cool.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    SirsiDynix Response

    Mar 27, 2014Recruiting Manager

    Thank you for your comments. It’s unfortunate that your experience has been very atypical of most of our employees. As you can see from the plethora of other great reviews, most employees have an ... More

  9.  

    Was once a good company, then it sold out.

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    Former Employee - Tech Writer and Software Test Engineer  in  Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Tech Writer and Software Test Engineer in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at SirsiDynix full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    For about 9 years, it was a great company to work for.

    Cons

    In my ninth year there, the company sold out, and the layoffs commenced. Customers became dissatisfied and the new management micromanaged everybody. In time, the office where I worked laid off all 200+ employees and the office closed entirely.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand that now, where the company still exists in some form that layoffs occur like clockwork. Are you simply hiring people for low pay and then laying them off so that you can hire replacements at low pay? That's the impression I've been given by what I've read. I hope you have stopped micro-managing everything withe the excuse that you are utilizing Agile and scrum techniques.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fun Ride

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    Current Employee - Senior Field Sales Consultant  in  Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Field Sales Consultant in Lehi, UT

    I have been working at SirsiDynix full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people with a solid product vision. Bright outlook for new employees. Excellent upper management.

    Cons

    Too many bridges have been burned by mostly former executives. The company needs a solid finished product delivered soon to hush the naysayers. The competition is unfairly staffed with former employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the product vision going to reach the completion of the product. Get the software out to the market, so you won't have to worry about the competitors. Don't step over the rusty coins to pick up the shiny new penny.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best decision I ever made

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SirsiDynix full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with from the executives down through the rank and file. Everyone is committed to the common goal of providing the best library user experience and this focus shows.

    Cons

    Development is in the process of creating a next generation Integrated Library System. This process takes time but it will greatly benefit our users and the company in the long run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing a great job. Keep your focus on the library user and we will continue to see great success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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