Unisys Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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Unisys President & CEO Peter Altabef
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is well above-average (in 63 reviews)

  • Work from home is the best part of the job (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • Don't waste your time with trying to get into L2 or upper management positions (in 27 reviews)

  • communication from senior management on strategy (in 24 reviews)

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  1. Incident Management

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    Former Employee - Incident Management in Blue Bell, PA
    Former Employee - Incident Management in Blue Bell, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Unisys full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers were great people to work with.

    Cons

    Very unstable company. Financially, the company is not doing very well. Recent company wide reduction in force.

    Advice to Management

    Make the company profitable again. Find someone that would lead the company to profitability, someone that has a vision.


  2. Senior Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Pennsylvania in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Pennsylvania in Malvern, PA

    I have been working at Unisys full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    The business itself hasn't done extremely well, so getting promotions and raises is very difficult.


  3. no future

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst/Architect in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst/Architect in Malvern, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Unisys (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    worked with great people and products over the yearss

    Cons

    management never went with real company strengths. constant layoffs


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  5. Unisys was a meat grinder

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    Former Employee - Director in Blue Bell, PA
    Former Employee - Director in Blue Bell, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Unisys (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people that I worked with were excellent and were the best at their jobs. I worked there for over 13 years and came up through the ranks starting as a consultant to become a Director level.

    Cons

    Unisys Board of Director's manages by their economic whims and if laying hundreds of people off can make them $.02 per share, then so be it. They disregard the fact many people have multiple years invested. What is worse is that they don't even give people a chance to look internally for another opportunity. Further, it seems that the HR system is negatively rigged so that it flags anyone who tries to come back to Unisys after a RIF for the delete file.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people. If they are experienced and willing to come back for more abuse - please take them back.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Not Bad

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Bell, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Bell, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Unisys full-time

    Pros

    Great staff of people to work with. Many have been with the company a long time.

    Cons

    No salary increases in several years. Limited advancement opportunities. Ongoing layoffs. Not the place to be if you wish to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your current staff. Have more open, ongoing communication.


  7. Helpful (6)

    Good but chaotic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Unisys full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you show initiative, you can go far in this company. I've worked in both sales and product management. The work life balance is far better than my last company.

    Cons

    The change over to the new CEO is causing chaos like I've never seen. His first quarterly call to the street, he committed to laying off 8% of the work force. True enough, there have been layoffs, as would be expected. But there has been zero communication as to if the layoffs are over, or if there are more to come. On top of that, there seems to be no communication on how these layoffs align to any change in direction for the company, or in fact, what the new direction is. No raises, ever. And very little bonus in the past two years.

    Advice to Management

    Be more communicative. Because of the way this layoff was handled, I know we have lost several very good people who left on their own. I myself am interviewing, and will continue to interview until I either get a new job, or am told that I am safe.


  8. Good Company to work at Unisys

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Blue Bell, PA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Blue Bell, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Unisys (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work Culture was good, Good work life, Employees are friendly.

    Cons

    Internal Politics, depends on the team where you working and for what


  9. Good company, but direction not always understood

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Paoli, PA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Paoli, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Unisys full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Flexible work schedule/telecommuting - Great teamwork

    Cons

    - Very few chances for salary increases - Benefits (ok, not great)

    Advice to Management

    Need a concrete direction for the company and then propagate it all the way down to the employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Be Careful if you

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Blue Bell, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Blue Bell, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Unisys full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The environment is great if you are on a contract but then that is really the client's environment isnt it? Staff positions are treated like toilet paper.

    Cons

    Cannibalistic senior management. no employee development. It's an environment that primarily promotes fear as their motivation. Be happy you have a job should be the HR slogan. The new CEO seems a little stupid. His "ideas" have been lightweight and laughable.

    Advice to Management

    ditch this CEO and his entire senior management team. Create an environment where people WANT to work not like the current HAVE to work environment


  11. Solutions Architect

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Bell, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Bell, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Understand mission critical and have some compelling technologies.

    Cons

    React slowly to changing market conditions. New senior leadership. Time will tell

    Advice to Management

    Engage with customer facing people at all levels



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