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Unisys Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
785 Reviews
3.0
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Unisys President & CEO Peter Altabef
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Work-life Balance as you move along thee career niche (in 63 reviews)

  • Flexible working Hours ( really flexible) can do Work from Home as well (in 36 reviews)


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

  • Compensation, Senior Management - No people management skills (in 24 reviews)

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  1.  

    Worked there for 11 years. Met my wife there.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unisys

    Pros

    Challenging cross functional emphasis. Rewarding experience. Good work-lif balance. One of my former bosses always told me "family always comes first".

    Cons

    Not all bosses would follow the above advise. Expectations were different for different departments. Maybe I was just lucky. But overall company values were family and group oriented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a more consistent review process of employees. Mine were quite different depending on who I was working for at the time.

  2.  

    Great company until the decision to hire a new department head.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible time, easy access from home when required. It was a great company to work for until they hired the new department head.

    Cons

    None until the new management came in. Unisys also does not provide coffee to employees, which in my mind is essential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flexibility with proposal department employees is essential. Providing coffee to employees is also essential.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    satisfactory work at Unisys Global Services India

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unisys

    Pros

    Got to learn Objective C with on site training

    Cons

    rigid and hierarchical structure of the company employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Enjoyable career beginning

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Representative in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Support Representative in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Unisys

    Pros

    Its great to have guaranteed hours and I've made great friends. The work environment is enjoyable. The management that cared are great.

    Cons

    Depending on the contract, the call volume can be overwhelming. Certain managers at times can be apathetic and ineffective.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Politics... Lots of Politics!!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support Specialist III/Agent Level II in North Salt Lake, UT
    Former Employee - Support Specialist III/Agent Level II in North Salt Lake, UT

    I worked at Unisys full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ability to gain lots of experience. great platformer company to start off a career with. Decent benefits. Decent starting wage for only needing a high school diploma. Opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    If you are with UTS, it is very difficult to migrate over to UIS, as they have to technically fire you before they can hire you again. UTS got the short end of the stick as far as benefits go. Also, the advancement oppurtunity is very limited there, as all the higher paying positions are with UIS. Also, most of the managers play politics, and don't care about their employees. If you are looking to avoid drama in the work place, this is not the place for you. Unfortunately, it does take more than a good honest hard worker to get perks within the positions. It takes a lot of brown-nosing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you get reports of suspicious activities about your supervisors, you should look into it, rather than just trusting them over all of their underlings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Awesome company, amazing team, fantastic environment . . .mediocre pay and benefits.

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Unisys as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to move around the company and try and learn new things. Great exposure to new technologies and concepts as well as varying roles of Information Technology. The people you work with will be your best friends and will feel like family in a matter of days or weeks. You'll actually LOOK FORWARD to going into the office, not because of the job, but because of the people you have the honor of sharing a work space with. Team building events and parties every time you turn around. It's a big ol' company that acts like a small start up and that's a good thing when it comes to environment, attitude and work relationships. The ability to work from home as often as necessary for certain positions is also very nice.

    Cons

    Their purse strings are extremely tight when it comes to compensation. You may find that your pay isn't quite in line with your skill set and market value. Not just your self-assessed market value but what you may actually find as offers from other companies. It may sound like a petty gripe, and it is, but it's my only REAL complaint. You'll see some people who should be earning virtually double their pay but are not because they got caught in a freeze.

    The benefits are good but not phenomenal by any stretch of the imagination. Similar to what you'll find out there in other big companies but I've seen small companies with better benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really don't have anything to advise as the management is very in touch with their employees from my experience. They listen and take action as quickly as possible. They'll fight for you and stand by your side every step of the way so I have nothing of benefit to add.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Ok

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unisys full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great resume builder and experience

    Cons

    Lack of career mobility

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unisys

    Pros

    Work culture and regular team lunch

    Cons

    Not much scope for contractors

  10.  

    Superb Work Culture

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    • 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

    Unisys gives nice flexibility of work, Work from Home facility

    Cons

    Company is not trying to retain good technical People.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not the Best, Not the Worst

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

    I worked at Unisys full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you have a great manager, like i did, then working for Unisys is for the most part pretty good from the day-today perspective. The work-life balance on the Federal Systems projects is hands-down superior to the private sector but only if you work on a competent team. Training opportunities do exist but the types of training will likely depend upon the particular group you are working in.

    Cons

    Your salary is unlikely to ever be increased even if you are a top performer and everyone else on your team will most likely be paid the same as you regardless of their skill level, competency, and or performance. This was probably the second most demoralizing aspect of any job I've worked. There appears to be little opportunity for upward movement, though lateral transitions are not uncommon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You really can't expect your top performers to stay with the company or be happy when the team they work on is less than competent and receiving roughly the same compensation for inferior work. Recommend you "get the right people on the bus." (And it would follow that you need to get some people off the bus too.)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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