The SAVO Group Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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  1. Software Test Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The SAVO Group full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well balanced, career Opportunities, Great place to work.

    Cons

    Product design direction required. Sales have to pick up.


  2. Sales Operations

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The SAVO Group full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, good culture

    Cons

    Tough market, must wear many hats

    Advice to Management

    Aim high


  3. Great company, improvements needed but working on it

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at The SAVO Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, lots of opportunities to grow and contribute. Lots of very smart folks who work hard. Ability to make a real difference exists here.

    Cons

    Unfocused product management team over the past couple of years. Still investing too much in dud products that should be dropped asap to focus on core competencies.

    Advice to Management

    Continue being as transparent as possible when it comes to all types of communications. New CEO's honesty about state of the business is refreshing to see and will help employees feel comfortable staying.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Sinking Ship

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The SAVO Group full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Generally felt like they were trying to establish a positive company culture. Casual work environment. Decent kitchen & food available.

    Cons

    Senior management relatively immune from recent two rounds of layoffs, except the CEO who was ousted. Continually flounders in regards to customer responsiveness.

    Advice to Management

    SAVO is supposidly selling SOFTWARE as a service, yet fails to prioritize technology & infrastructure. SAVO is also far too rigid & inflexible. Their release cycle is one of the worst I've ever experienced. Clients would report issues, which would get fixed, could be rolled out, but would instead sit for months until the next major release. There has been very little technology innovation or forward thinking - only "sell sell sell."


  6. Helpful (4)

    Marketing

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at The SAVO Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    relaxed environment, snacks, nice office

    Cons

    Two rounds of lay-offs yet still dont seem to get rid of the problems. At least the CEO was finally canned. Because they are on skeleton crew, I would not expect to come to SAVO to "climb the corporate ladder." Expect things to stay as they are. Looking to quickly recover from bad leadership and sell asap. BEWARE

    Advice to Management

    clean house, respect your workers ideas


  7. Anonymous

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at The SAVO Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture in Chicago is great. Cool offices. Great atmosphere .

    Cons

    Management from the CEO down have all worked together before at more than one company so it's pretty much an old boys club.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair and set expectations that are realistic.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great work environment. Great people. Understanding team and managers. Love being here!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at The SAVO Group full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Office culture, People, Compensation all attractive.

    Cons

    Product - Now with lot of product lines offered, company is kind of struggling to hold its feet down. Hope the market improves for the company for the better future.


  9. Helpful (8)

    Great people and work culture. Clueless Management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The SAVO Group full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing people. You feel like they are family. Great work culture. Management tries to make the place fun and stress-free. Decent but not outstanding products. Though management pumps them up to be greater than they are. Stronger competition is replicating these products, so the future gets harder.

    Cons

    Top Heavy senior management. Too many talkers and too few doers. Everyone wants to give orders to others. Promotions handed out in a haphazard manner to people who have not earned it. It is obvious that the promotion was given first, and the reasons were adjusted in later. SAVO is a small company, and this should be run very frugally. Instead we see many people with fancy designations making a lot of money without matching responsibilities or revenue generated. Too many levels and managers with 1 report. Management needs to act fast to get rid of workplace cancers. Compensation at lower levels is not great. Barely market. Raises and bonuses are nothing to write home about. No 401k Match. This is not highlighted when they give you an offer. Hurting financially.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the people with fancy titles who do not add to the bottom line. Add more doers (QA and Dev people) who will help you produce a good reliable product. Reduce the levels of command to just a few.


  10. Amazing work environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Help Desk in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Help Desk in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at The SAVO Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is growing very fast. The executives genuinely care about the employees and are readily available to talk with at a moments notice. Fantastic customer list that continuously grows.

    Cons

    Room for advancement is limited and sometimes feels impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Keep thinking bigger and striving for greater things


  11. Go for it!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at The SAVO Group full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everything about SAVO has been amazing. Easily the best job I have ever had.

    Cons

    I would like to see more women in leadership positions.

    Advice to Management

    Create a way to submit both positive and negative feedback about coworkers. SAVO is generally pretty amazing about hiring great people, but there are a few bad apples. Take a better look at those who have high turn over rates or transfer requests constantly circling around them.



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