Unisys Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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Unisys President & CEO Peter Altabef
Peter Altabef
37 Ratings

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. Helpful (2)

    Was Great, Is Changing

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    The Unisys That Was was a great place to work for me and many others, so I and others stayed there many years. Most of my managers were really good. Very flexible work environment.

    Cons

    The Unisys That Is is going through wrenching change. No longer a stable place to work. The Fear is back and will be there for some time. A really good place to get experience if you are just starting out. CEO too new to rate.

    Advice to Management

    Transferring work to cheaper, much lower-productivity labor is a huge risk. In the long run, you get what you pay for.


  2. Large company mentality, slow moving.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Unisys full-time (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large, stable company. Well known name recognition. Strong global presence with well placed data center for hosted solutions and data security.

    Cons

    Reduced sales comp plans by 40 percent in 2015. 20 percent employee reduction expected in 2015. Company is still trying to figure out what markets to go after.

    Advice to Management

    Show a better appreciation for sales people and invest more in good pre sales engineers.


  3. Great coworkers

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Loved working with the people there, lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Not good at selling their products.


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  5. Still Adjusting

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    Former Employee - Consultant III in Snellville, GA
    Former Employee - Consultant III in Snellville, GA

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

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

    Pros

    Well established and well known in the Information Technology industry dating back to the first computing machines. Huge support for working from home.

    Cons

    Company constantly adjusting. Restructuring due to new president, or regional changes are par for the course. Much of the company is older, and there isn't much done to knowledge share or mentor younger or less experienced. Mostly trial by fire.

    Advice to Management

    Hire or train personnel to reduce project overload.


  6. Excellent corporate culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Unisys

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I started at Unisys as a programmer in 1989 and after 5 years moved to Business Analysis. From my first day at Unisys I enjoyed the corporate culture. I felt well treated and professionally supported - encouraged but not pushed to develop my professional skills. I also felt that we were ethical in our dealings with our customers; this might have cost us some contracts and this only cemented my pride in working for the company.

    Cons

    In my particular group we were rated based on meeting our 'billable targets' every year and yet we had minimal or no control over being selected for billable projects. Obviously this added stress to the job. As long as you were lucky enough to be billable and did good work you were safe. My luck ran out and I was laid off. However this is not true for all groups in the organization so new employees would be wise to position themselves to be independent of billable ratings.

    Advice to Management

    Don't judge any employee on billable work. Look at productivity. Certainly employees can't expect to turn down work, be idle and retain their jobs. But anybody willing to take on any project they are offered by HR should NOT have to worry about being laid off.


  7. Great People, unclear where Unisys is going

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laguna Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laguna Hills, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Great talent to work with. Everyone is committed to customer success.

    Cons

    Unclear which direction Unisys is going in the rapidly changing IT Services space.


  8. Great Company. Poor Leaders

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unisys full-time

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

    Pros

    Great company. Amazing people and awesome solutions. Never a dull moment. So much to learn.

    Cons

    Very poor leadership. om leaders cannot think beyond Quarter or beyond 'Send work offshore'.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in R&D. Our products are great, but loosing out due to poor investments.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Unisys full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good coworkers, stability, hands-off management, good training support

    Cons

    Cutting benefits, no significant salary raise in 5 years, company constantly on budget pressure and danger of net loss.


  10. Technical Consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unisys full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong resources to help formulate solutions to customer problems. Essentially, a real broad and deep reach back which proved invaluable in engagement.

    Cons

    Management did not know about my forward engagement. Months passed before I was recognized as being under someone at the management level. Manager cannot forget about their forward deployed!

    Advice to Management

    Infuse REGULARLY face-to-face meetings between forward deployed and managers on an agreed upon schedule.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Not Bad

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Bell, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Bell, PA

    I have been working at Unisys full-time

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

    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.



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