Unisys Reviews in Blue Bell, PA

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
701 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance, management supports innovation (in 47 reviews)

  • Flexible working Hours ( really flexible) can do Work from Home as well (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • Compensation, Senior Management - No people management skills (in 23 reviews)

  • Don't waste your time with trying to get into L2 or upper management positions (in 23 reviews)

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  1.  

    On a good track with new services!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Blue Bell, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Bell, PA

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

    Pros

    New services
    Security focused
    Great low cost outsoursing solutions

    Cons

    large company - many chiefs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lots of training and opportunity once inside

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Interesting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Channel Sales  in  Blue Bell, PA
    Current Employee - Channel Sales in Blue Bell, PA

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

    Pros

    Filled with highly technical, knowledgable, smart engineers, long history in IT, gets the job done, most employees here over 20 years

    Cons

    Old thinking, can't get out of the past, not nimble or agile, weighed down with their internal institution, horrible marketers, cannot figure out the new way of doing business, potentially lost in the past

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes and hire new blood, advertise, make your solutions known to the public, take care of all of your people, not just a select few. Innovate!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Run Away as Fast as You Can!

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    Current Employee - Senior Director  in  Blue Bell, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Blue Bell, PA

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

    Pros

    Only reason to work here is if you have 30 years of seniority and are hanging on to retire. The good ole boy network is the only way to either keep your job or gain any chance of growth.

    Cons

    Horrible, and I mean horrible place to work. Unless you are a brown nosing, uneducated individual who enjoys 0, yes, zero merit increases every year, this place is not for you. Most middle management has evolved from fixing machines in the 70's-80's and reached their Peter Principle 20 years ago. Individual initiatives are squelched and/or stolen from you and by all means don't try to implement any kind of positive changes. These are perceived as "boat rocking" and usually not understood by the people who are still telling stores about Univac 1. I was a Sr. Director at this ill managed albatross for over 25 years. They have lost most of their major clients like Dell and spend more time trying to find ways to reduce cost versus generating revenue. YOU CANNOT CUT YOUR WAY TO LONG TERM PROFITABILITY!
    Unisys is a company that is in a continual 15 year downward spiral and has no chance of ever recovering. If you are a young, educated individual who is trying to make a difference and start a career, DO NOT come to Unisys. You will end up leaving within 1-2 years. First you are young and second you are educated both are traits, looked down upon by middle management. Unless you are a good ole boy or crawled around inside machines in your past....Run Away as Fast as You Can! there is a better life out there and that goes for all of you still there who think there is nothing better. Trust me there is. Get out before they push you out to prop up next quarters margin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its too late for them. They don't listen anyway. Bring them a program that generates over 30 points of margin, generating over $300M in NEW and Growing topline revenue and be told that your program is not a core competency and be shut down. That is the forward thinking you will find at Unisys.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Potential to grow & progress depends...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Blue Bell, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Bell, PA

    I worked at Unisys full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits changed over the years but were very good. Worked with many people who were interested in seeing me be successful & were very supportive. Potential to move forward but must know the right people.

    Cons

    Rely on yourself to find work/life balance. Depending on your position, you could be expected to 'check in' during personal time. Company supported training was (many times) politically driven. If they thought you were someone on the 'fast track' training was provided; otherwise, expect to do it on your own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to remember "The 141-year history of Unisys is one of reliable, technically excellent, tenacious people". The majority of these people are the one's you rely on to get the real work done. You need to remember this & acknowledge that this is why you are successful. Hiring inexperienced people just because it costs less isn't always the better answer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Doing the best they can

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Blue Bell, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Bell, PA

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, Casual atmosphere

    Cons

    losing business, unstable, shaky future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    making everyone come back to the office vs the previous flexible work arrangements has created a lot of unrest and dissatisfaction. The cube farm is full of people on the phone. Let people work from home, it was the only perk you were able to provide and now that's gone, anyone that's halfway decent will follow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Culture Change

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Blue Bell, PA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Blue Bell, PA

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

    Pros

    People are smart, collaborative, empowering. Lot's of room to grow and develop your professional skills and areas of competence. Employess at all levels can make meaningful contributions.

    Cons

    Too bureaucratic. Need to figure out creative ways to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the good work around transformation towards a performance culture!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Lot's of promise

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Blue Bell, PA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Blue Bell, PA

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

    Pros

    Great people by in large
    Solid portflio

    Cons

    Still inconsistent in delivering predictable results
    Not certain enough of top management is leading and truly driving results

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course and hold key BU and geography leadership truly accountable for results

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great co-workers, but lousy executive and upper managment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contract Manager  in  Blue Bell, PA
    Former Employee - Contract Manager in Blue Bell, PA

    I worked at Unisys full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The company offers a good salary. The company has many world class employees and subject matter experts to learn from and gain the necessary skills and work experience to be marketable in the IT profession.

    Cons

    Only take a job with this company if you have no other choices. The company is in a death spiral and has been shrinking for nearly 25 years. Unisys has poor upper and executive management, who lack the vision to reverse the trend and grow the company. The employees are always looking over their shoulder anticpating the next round of layoffs. The upper executives only seem to be interested in maximizing their compensation and using Unisys as a springboard to executive positions at other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire competent entrepreneurial executives. There have been countless startup technologies companies over the last twenty years that have left Unisys in the dust. Abandon the low margin "me too" services that Unisys has bet the ranch on over the last 20 years and develop innovative products and services that can put Unisys on the road to success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Downsizing is the Way of Life

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Blue Bell, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Blue Bell, PA

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

    Pros

    Never have to worry about middle/upper management being in any way more innovative, educated or smarter than you.

    Cons

    The services division of the organization is mainly managed by ex-Field Engineers (repair people) who have decades of experience fixing equipment that required tubes and transistors. Their main objective is to hold on to their over inflated positions of which they are sorely under qualified to be managing. Education, ideas, strategy means nothing. Just make sure that you keep your incompetent management team ""looking good". If you enjoy this kind of mindless, degrading work, Unisys is for you!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bite the bullet. Rid yourselves of this cancer that has been taking the company down for 15 years. The perceived value you will lose, is only a perception perpetuated by those "hanging on" based on seniority alone. Most of your real talent is walking out, or being walked out the door by these same people who are willing to sacrifice the good of the company for their own security and insecurity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Nice place to work, but lacks job security

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Director  in  Blue Bell, PA
    Current Employee - Program Director in Blue Bell, PA

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

    Pros

    IT professionals have many opportunities in R&D, data center services, field service support for end-users, client technical consulting and more.

    Cons

    Business success and business continuity leaves much to be desired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Define business strategic direction; anticipate market change; align strategy and direction to meet changing markets and organization strength in the marketplace.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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