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. 1 person found this helpful  

    SirsiDynix provides opportunities for employees to learn and grow.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 10 years

    Pros

    Great People / Great Environment / Great Company
    I love the people within the company as well as the customers we have the opportunity to work with. We have amazing mentors within our company in our peers, and in leadership positions who have great company/product knowledge and experience. SirsiDynix provides the tools, resources and the opportunities to improve my skills and broaden/expand my professional experiences. I have the opportunity and am empowered to make the most of my job position while helping to build our company. This allows me to feel like I'm contributing to the success and growth of SirsiDynix.

    Cons

    SirsiDynix is working towards the delivery of many new, very innovative products for our customers. Need to make sure they are delivered in a timely manner, and are well tested before their release. We have made significant strides in rebuilding trust in our customer base, and need to continue this growth through the timely delivery of quality products and services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let's keep moving forward!!! Morale has improved greatly over the last couple of years. Need to keep the trend upward. Delivering quality in products and services is key to continuing our customer relationships, which, in turn, will help us continue to grow into an even better company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A place to call home & all homes have their problems

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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

    Likes to hire from within and promote those with potential.
    A lot of effort put into making employees feel welcome and creating a fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    Working with a small customer base in enterprise software is difficult, the company has a hard time prioritizing development to meet the needs of all customers. The company is trying to make some hard shifts in it's software and it is taking a lot of time and effort to make those a reality, not unexpected just difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work and make a cohesive product strategy. The company needs to be unified under some common banners and specific goals. BLUE(Best Library User Experience) is great, in which ways should we work towards it today?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top technology company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SirsiDynix full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Co-workers are the best in the industry. Everyone is willing to help each other for the success of our customers and of our company. Upper management is always on top of the latest and greatest technology to provide the best experience for our customers.

    Cons

    This is a global company so sometimes the hours are unusual. There is so much going on at all times that the work space is sometimes too noisy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase staff in service providing areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Family and Friends with the greatest minds and hearts for libraries!

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Sales in Lehi, UT

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

    Pros

    The company atmosphere is truly a family oriented environment with some of the most intelligent staff in the industry. The emphasis on the library user experience and revenue generating opportunities create a very unique opportunity for libraries who cho0se to partner with SirsiDynix. The leadership team is the best in the industry! I have served the library community my entire career with this company, and this is by far the BEST Executive/Management leadership during my tenure.

    Cons

    The market is very competitive with so many options and many libraries are faced with choices to provide the best services to their patrons, students, and staff. The negative tactics of other vendors in the industry often create major investments in sub-par software and functionality offerings. SirsiDynix has been the victim of many of these negative tactics as it has sustained over decades as one of the most utilized system in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course with Development. Invest in your staff by increasing the staff levels of Development (largest department in the company) and Support to ensure we not only continue to deliver the best software in the industry, but also provide the best support to our partner libraries as we strive to succeed in lieu of the challenges of today and beyond. Focus will be the key and follow thru will be essential.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SirsiDynix full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    SirsiDynix offers great opportunities for advancement, mainly looking for internal candidates first. Great support staff throughout the whole company. SirsiDynix has a lot of long tenured people working for them which shows they are a 1st class company.

    Cons

    Some decisions are the effect of the venture capitalist firm that owns SirsiDynix which can affect productivity and sales, it would be nice if we had more leeway in this area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it going, the future looks great!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SirsiDynix full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people, great customers, great industry

    Cons

    benefits declining yearly, poor incentives and raises that don't keep up with inflation.

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

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Finance  in  Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Finance in Lehi, UT

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits are just the start. SirsiDynix is all about taking care of the employee and the customer. I work directly with the executive team and their primary concern is keeping customers and making sure employees have the best possible experience. So many activities and opportunities to grow within the company nobody should ever get bored. Great managers who really care about their co-workers.

    Cons

    It is tough to find anything bad about this company. There are complaints that the salary is below market but the perks make up for it in so many ways and the experience is so good I feel extremely marketable after having worked here for 3 years. I have been tempted to leave for more money but the amount of money really couldn't compensate for all the extras that you get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work. Keep expanding and maintaining good customer retention policies. I see your efforts and know that this company will continue to grow and have amazing success under your leadership.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work. Pros definitely outweigh the cons.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV

    I have been working at SirsiDynix full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - It's a work hard, play hard environment (get stuff done, play pool/fooseball/xbox)
    - Opportunity to work with lots of new technologies
    - Plenty of opportunities to take charge, if you're willing to work for it
    - Most of management are smart, talented, hardworking folks

    Cons

    - Tends to hire straight-out-of college, so more senior developers end up training from the ground up
    - There are still quite a few legacy products that either need to be maintained, or need to be considered when writing new code
    - Sometimes the external demands dictate software release dates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    SirsiDynix Response

    Oct 29, 2013Recruiting Manager

    Thank you for your review, as well as for your hard work and dedication to the development of our products. Our Engineering teams are amazing!

  10.  

    Uhm Yeah

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SirsiDynix

    Pros

    The co-workers are pretty good at this company.

    Cons

    The executives care more about spending money on their offices then on their employees. Mass lay offs every week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat employees like you want to be treated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Positive- With Exception

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lehi, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lehi, UT

    I worked at SirsiDynix full-time

    Pros

    Company has come a long way after being acquired in 2007. Better management dedicated to cleaning up many messes has made it stronger financially and technologically.

    Cons

    Company spends too much money on "stuff" rather than investing in the employees for the long term. There has been a huge amount of employee turnover over the last few years for two main reasons- opportunity and compensation. The company is a good start for someone coming out of college or someone looking for a fresh start. While they have added a number of new customers, it is also true that they have lost quite a few as well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    SirsiDynix Response

    Sep 11, 2013Recruiting Manager

    Thank you for your ratings and feedback. I see that you are a former employee and I’m unsure when you were last employed with us, but I do want to offer information in response to the statements ... More

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