SirsiDynix

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SirsiDynix Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
56 Reviews

4.6
56 Reviews
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SirsiDynix CEO Bill Davison
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.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lehi, UT

    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
  2.  

    Everyone should work somewhere as awesome as SirsiDynix!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  3.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Engineer in Lehi, UT

    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
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fun Ride

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Field Sales Consultant  in  Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Field Sales Consultant in Lehi, UT

    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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best decision I ever made

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

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employee morale is a focal point.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Sirsidynix, since their move to the new office building in Lehi, has taken great strides towards making sure their employees are taken care of with both in-office perks, extraordinary benefits, and through supervisory/subordinate reaching out. For the first time in my career, it really feels like a company really cares about the employee rather than us just being another number on a spreadsheet.

    Internal staff are friendly, willing to help each other, and the office atmosphere is one of the best around. They have internal competitions like miniature golfing, video game, pool, and table tennis championships. Don't forget the golden golf putter!

    Sirsidynix is also invested in their products. They are making significant leaps ahead of the competitive technology within the market. They are employing lots of new development staff to work on new and innovating software that will impress the marketplace for years to come.

    Cons

    Sirsidynix is owned by a private equity firm which could mean higher turnover at times, and due to the nature of private equity, there is also a bit of uncertainty in which the ownership will evolve down the road.

    Sirsidynix is definitely not in automatic mode right now. There's a lot of new technology so the employees are working hard to keep up with supporting it. There often also can be times where internal communication could be lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe that inter-department communication regarding software and philosophy would greatly help the efficiency of supporting said software.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    One of the Best Employers I've Ever Worked For...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lehi, UT

    Pros

    - Fantastic work environment, great breakrooms, relaxation rooms, gym in building, fun events and parties.
    - Excellent advancement opportunities
    - Great benefits, 401k w/matching, HSA Matching, Adoption Assistance, etc.
    - Family friendly
    - Willing to take chances on good candidates
    - Wonderful Managers, very professional **see Cons

    I seriously love working here, the only reason I put any cons is for full disclosure.

    Cons

    - Health Insurance is High Deductible/HSA
    - Actual pay is not as high as other companies, however the fringe benefits make this a bit more of a meh than a con
    - Performance Reviews are arbitrary and inconsistent
    - Lack of professional development for employees, advanced training and skills improvement

    **Some managers are clueless and lack leadership skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As often as we are asked to review our peers and we are reviewed. It would be nice if there were some bottom up reviews of supervisors, managers and department heads.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    My kids would rate SirsiDynix with 5 stars

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Trainer  in  Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Sales Trainer in Lehi, UT

    Pros

    There have been many family focused activities throughout the year. From movies to trick or treating, to a wonderful Christmas Party with Santa just for the kids, all have been a hit. SirsiDynix realizes that it is more than just making the work life of the employee enjoyable, but making sure the whole family is happy. My kids think I work in the coolest place and I would agree.

    Cons

    Not having Diet Mountain Dew onsite. Every company I have worked for has problems, but SirsiDynix strives to constantly improve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company with great managers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lehi, UT

    Pros

    Every manager I've worked with has been very interested in helping me succeed. They care about their people. It's a fun place to work with a great corporate culture. I really enjoy the good work/life balance. The people I work with are good at what they do and fun to be around.

    Cons

    Salaries start kind of low. I wish we got more paid holidays (not all the federal holidays are included in our holiday schedule, but we do get "flex days" we can use whenever we like).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice to hire more experienced developers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Best company I have ever worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer  in  Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer in Lehi, UT

    Pros

    Salaries are very competitive. Main office is a new building and is a very clean, comfortable place to work. Environment is upbeat, but not stressful. Job is motivating, but not overwhelming. Always learning and improving on the job. Very accommodating for family time. Break room, food, sodas, etc are great. I rarely leave for lunch. I love the food that is brought in.

    Cons

    Inter-departmental fueds are annoying, specifically between development/project management and other departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help certain departments to work better with other departments. I think if each department understood better what the other departments do, they would have more respect and tolerance for them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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