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Unisys Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
744 Reviews
2.9
744 Reviews
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Unisys Chairman and CEO Ed Coleman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance, management supports innovation (in 56 reviews)

  • Flexible working Hours ( really flexible) can do Work from Home as well (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • Don't waste your time with trying to get into L2 or upper management positions (in 25 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Always on the Edge of Greatness, but never makes it there.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

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

    Pros

    The work-life balance is well above-average. As a working person with a family, there is more understanding and acceptance of family needs for employees than I've ever experienced in my 15 year career. The engineering group is solid and develops great innovative products and ideas.

    Cons

    There are a lot of long tenured employees here who have never worked anywhere else. Approx 30-35% of the employee population is age 45+. So it's not uncommon to hear that employees have worked here for 15, 25 even 40 years. Many live in a bubble believing they are over-worked and underpaid. For those who have experienced working at other companies which have much higher demands for less pay you often wonder what most people do all day and why they are complaining in the first place.

    There's a very strong culture of "we always did it this way" which keeps new ideas dead in the water before they ever have a chance to get any traction. Decisions are made via "death by consensus" so moving ahead on any project, activity or otherwise takes far too long to get action on.

    As much as we have some great products to offer, we do not have the ability to take any of them to market adequately. So new sales consistently suffer and the overall company growth is stagnated. New business has primarily been due to renewal of existing contracts or vertical sales through existing clients.

    There's a general lack of accountability from middle and senior management to their teams which tends to create a passive-aggressive kind of atmosphere. Everything is fine or the world is on fire...there's no in-between.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that simply renaming business units will not solve our problems - this has occurred several times in my short tenure. Blow up the entire management structure from top to bottom. Remove all the matrixes leadership and keep it simple. Everyone has a title of manager or VP although many of these individuals don't even have another person reporting to them. Get some fresh perspective in the company to really drive accountability and challenge new thinking. Set actual company objectives and drive the people of this organization to get results.

    Figure out how to make new sales happen. We have two tremendous products right now that we've been trying to sell for over a year now. I can't fathom why we can't figure this out.

    Exit the European market altogether, it's a drain on company resources and we consistently lose money from this region quarter after quarter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Portfolio Sales Executive in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Portfolio Sales Executive in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Good company, but got messed up in merger with Sperry.

    Cons

    Take 2 $3.5 B companies with 15,000 employees and wind up with one $3.5 Billion company with 7,500 employees. Lost half the work force and have the revenues, thus losing a lot of customers. Dumb, greedy management on both companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think thru the mergers in the future because this one is a failure

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    IT Specialist/Desktop support

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unisys (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked at Microsoft on behalf of Unisys, so I can't really say anything about its office culture because I have never been there, but Microsoft was great.

    Cons

    I got laid off on 9/5/2014.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When management wants to lay off an employee, they should give the employee a notice period so the employee would at least gets prepared for that moment , instead of telling them that you are laid off on the same day. Pack up your stuff and leave !!!!!!

    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, below average pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer
    Current Employee - Network Engineer

    I have been working at Unisys full-time

    Pros

    The work environment is excellent - so much to learn about networking. They'll bring in people who may not have the most experience because they'll accept a lower starting rate - it's how the contact is structured. It's not the company's fault, and the education and exposure makes you more profitable for your next career. The company is understanding and leaves you alone as long as you do your job. Great starter job / 2nd job.

    Cons

    Salary is low after 2-3 years of working here, and due to the structure of our contract, bonuses and raises are slim to never.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to make employees feel more important - then you won't have so many leave to get higher paying jobs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Working Expereince

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Management in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Project Management in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Lots of Global Travel

    Cons

    Lots of Global Travel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    GOOD

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unisys

    Pros

    GOOD, work life balance, good salary, good leadership

    Cons

    NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NO

    Recommends
  8.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    work-life balance - relaxed environment

    Cons

    No direction from upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do your jobs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Overall good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You are not micromanaged.
    They will not overwork you.
    Very good support system.

    Cons

    Working remotely makes it difficult to perform the job but they offer the tools to make it work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Sr. Hardware Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Mission Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Mission Viejo, CA

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

    Pros

    Very good company, good management and culture

    Cons

    Expand on product line offering

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Non

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good entry-level job, terrible opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Printer Technician in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Network Printer Technician in Thousand Oaks, CA

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, people i work around are nice and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Company doesn't care about employees, poor benefits and no room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees, even the low ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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