Steria

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Steria Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
129 Reviews
2.8
129 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • For me the only real plus has been the work life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Worked with some really good people and everyone put in alot of effort to deliver to the customers (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • No clear strategy from senior management (in 9 reviews)

  • Lack of direction on career progression (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Interesting experience, enriching

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Vice President in Noida (India)

    I have been working at Steria full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is a lot of freedom to do your own thing, and the federated structure of the worldwide organization gives a lot of flexibility to all employees, to adapt to local needs. Also respect and trust for employees is quite high.

    Cons

    The federated structure itself is a major problem for Steria, with the company not being able to draw synergies across the globe, be it people, processes, or information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need to focus on synergies across the globe, and perhaps crack the whip on forces within the organization who oppose this.

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

    Management just in it for for themselves

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hemel Hempstead, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hemel Hempstead, England (UK)

    I worked at Steria full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some goos people at the coal face

    Cons

    No clear strategy from senior management
    Don't expect any support from management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Excellent company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Warrington, North West England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Warrington, North West England, England (UK)

    I worked at Steria full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, friendly, nice 'buzz'

    Cons

    Don't always value their best staff as well as they should; saw good people leave due to this

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Graduates/Juniors get treated like a team of slaves. No Career progression

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Information Management Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Enterprise Information Management Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Steria full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good expenses policy. Some good people at low levels

    Cons

    I joined the junior intake EIM program with promises of an exciting career, with opportunities to develop and be rewarded in line with annual review processes if performance was to a high standard.

    Steria are backwards in every way - no reward process, graduates are expecting to join and leave on exactly the same salary. Management in this area have no influence on your career and neither do you! Pay rises only given if you go and find yourself a long term role at a daily rate that more than justifies the increase in pay. No recognition of past performances - even if you work 50-70 hour weeks most weeks (which is "normal"). No effort is made to keep high performers (5 have left this team in the past 6 weeks). Steria are willing to watch people walk. People are seen as replaceable bodies on seats. More politics than a G8 summit meeting. Your only chance of maybe getting something close to what you want is if you are pals with the right people high up - they'll be happy to admit this. Not had a single penny spent on me for training since I joined. Forgotten about once you've joined your next project. Achievements are ignored. Feedback is ignored. Performance reviews are ignored and treated like mandatory box ticking exercises. Don't get me started on the 1980's equipment and technical support processes.

    Bottom line - do not join Steria if you are junior and have any career progression hopes. Join a (much more highly paid) competitor instead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sort out the way you place people on projects - skills first, not just availability. Actually reward based on performance or dont sell yourself as a company that cares - because you dont.,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stuck with same old senior managers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Steria full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are some really good, committed people who deliver services and support those who deliver services. Some good long-term relationships with some clients which have been nurtured over the years.

    Cons

    Years of cautious, penny pinching management has led to years of under investment in training and development. There is a lack of leadership and vision at the top. A recent employee survey yielded very low scores for managers. Same old faces at the very top who have failed to grow this business in the way it could have grown. They push through bids which, if they win them, they can't then deliver

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more open management and manage according to merit. Get away from the blame culture and try to gain a real understanding of what talents you have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Experience is useful for overall career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Steria full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is opportunity and IF you are liked or the golden person you will be able to access it. BUT there is always someone who cannot move who will try and block you. Need to be very good an politics

    Cons

    Too much politics and once a decision has been made, managers don't listen anymore
    Opportunity is restricted to those that are liked
    Middle managers climb over those that below them if they have any potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your most valuable resource your staff -

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Avoid if you value your development and growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Steria full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good catering, Holborn location offers good after hours entertainment.
    Weekly operations Huddle communications meeting.

    Cons

    Propensity for horizontal internal promotion coupled with lack of real training opportunities has meant that the calibre of subject matter expertise is comparatively poor.
    IT equipment provided to employees is outdated and woefully inadequate - everyone working off legacy desktop systems that run out of date software. No real interest in developing employees.
    Managers not producing team strategies nor road maps. Lack of any real governance framework

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good workculture but salary is always at 50 %ile of market value

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Pune (India)

    I worked at Steria full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Workculture is good and workload is high

    Cons

    Salary is very low compared to other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take care of your employees financial needs and keep them at par with outside market

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Good Work Life Balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Noida (India)

    I worked at Steria full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Environment and culture, Very Good people policies, Respect for individuals

    Cons

    Not enough new customers future unscertain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should be more aggressive in getting new projects

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Infrastructure service line

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Steria full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good ideas within the service line.
    Lots of opportunities to work for various accounts though not all accounts are doing well
    Knowledgeable people

    Cons

    Management are like butter. Slippery. Not to be trusted.
    Getting in with the "right crowd" is key. Not based on merit
    Management are all up each other which is damaging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are your greatest assets not to be treated like goods
    Listen, listen listen
    Show understanding and dont be quick to dismiss.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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