Unisys Reviews

Updated August 31, 2014
Updated August 31, 2014
694 Reviews

2.9
694 Reviews
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Unisys Chairman and CEO Ed Coleman
Ed Coleman
350 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A great place to work, but be careful.

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    Former Employee - Field Service Technician  in  Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Unisys full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Everyday was different and I loved that. I never knew from one day to the next where I was going to be assigned or what I was going to be needed to do. It was never boring!

    Cons

    My direct manager never had actual work experience in the field. He's simply a "desk manager" with no understanding or appreciation of what a Technical Field Engineer does or has to go through. His ready answer to any problem was just get it done. He just saw the Spreadsheet and nothing else. A more junior manager was a Technician and I more often then not contacted him for advice, and since he actually did my kind of work, was a much, much better source of information on how to resolve my customer/technical issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers need to understand the work the people under him do. He just can't threaten them to do work they already know. I felt he just made you feel like your job is always at stake if you don't figure things out yourself, but when you do try to resolve it without disturbing him, you get lectured on not confirming with him first. It felt like a no-win situation. Along those same lines, there were no raises or money incentives. No matter how much good work I did or the positive reviews clients sent along to my manager (with me CC'ed on it) I never got so much as an atta-boy from him. The junior manager I mentioned previously DID compliment me but he had no input on my promotions/bonuses. I've worked 70-80 hours a week for jobs when the clients servers went down in an emergency and I was there to restore everything but my direct manager said nothing. I loved the work, but not my manager.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    On a good track with new services!

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    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Contract workers view

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    Current Employee - Field Service Technician
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician

    I have been working at Unisys as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Work is different every day. You can work at your own pace. You learn new skills every week, to advance your career. You have good coworkers to help you.

    Cons

    Too many to list, without sounding bitter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing experience with some pain

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    Current Employee - Consultant II  in  Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Consultant II in Harrisburg, PA

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

    Pros

    Unisys has a lot to offer me, but they are not fair about it. With that being said, pros would be my coworkers have a ton of experience and advice to offer. The company is knowledgeable in their areas of expertise. Work form home options, compensation when traveling, fair vacation and sick policies, and somewhat stable employment if assigned to good projects.

    Cons

    Salary and incentives are terrible.One significant raise despite two significant promotions. Company is experiencing hardships, thus salary increases are infrequent/non-existent, layoffs, and there is too much overhead in terms of upper management (those who don't actually contribute to the bottom line or client relationships). Seems like the people that are actually making the company money are paid terrible. Company charges client way more than the actual employee doing the work will see. I've had four different HR managers, and only met two in person (none of which I worked with on a regular basis).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect and compensate employees who are actually contributing. increase salary for those who have done time, have contributed to the success of Unisys, and who have awesome performance and great reviews (especially those who have reviews from clients and coworkers). When your valued employees are complaining, you know the company is doing something wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Can do better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unisys as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    OK in all departments. Can do better when it comes to treating their employees.

    Cons

    Salaries are low, not market standards.
    Management is rigid, not open for newer technologies. Need to open eyes and let young and fresh minds take over.
    Brown noser will of-course move fast upwards and go places.
    Executives are fearful and insecure of their positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to open eyes and let young and fresh minds take over.
    Let bright ideas come in and let people be creative.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible working time, Personal growth. Good support from HR

    Cons

    No Salary Hikes, Not much career growth

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent internship

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Unisys as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very willing to help and genuinely nice people.

    Cons

    Low moral, which mad it difficult to consider going back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop off shoring all the jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Management is holding the company from moving forward

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Great commercial capabilities that could be leveraged into Federal

    Cons

    Federal leadership is focused on internal politics via stead of building customer relationships required to build business
    No new business has been won is many years
    Continued layoffs, but not at the right levels. Need to focus on non client facing roles first
    Duplicative overhead functions that do not support client facing programs and add little value- resource management, ops concierge, sales operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at overhead costs first when cutting costs. How are these functions contributing to building the business? Hold all overhead functions accountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    12 years at Unisys and a lot of change

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Steady paycheck, somewhat steady work

    Cons

    Company continues to perform poorly. Benefits are constantly being taken away, some without notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop collecting bonuses when the company consistently performs poorly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Big System Integrator part of beltway bandit

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    Former Employee - IT Manager
    Former Employee - IT Manager

    I worked at Unisys full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Big company with with good benefits lot of big contracts

    Cons

    No career growth, dead end Govt. sector contracts, very little investment in employees in terms training and career development. Company segregated into fiefdoms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consolidate business sectors, break down fiefdom culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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