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Unisys Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
685 Reviews

2.9
685 Reviews
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Unisys Chairman and CEO Ed Coleman
Ed Coleman
346 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.  

    Contract workers view

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

    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
  2.  

    Growing experience with some pain

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant II  in  Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Consultant II in Harrisburg, PA

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Can do better

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

    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
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  5.  

    Decent internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

    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
  6.  

    Good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    Pros

    Flexible working time, Personal growth. Good support from HR

    Cons

    No Salary Hikes, Not much career growth

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    BORING

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

    Pros

    Not a stressful environment at all

    Cons

    Become stagnant with your skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your peeps busy!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Eh, could be better, but overall just an Okay company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support Analyst  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Support Analyst in Indianapolis, IN

    Pros

    --Unisys is a large global company with many oppourtunities, as long as relocation was an option.
    --One of the few companies that offer a pension and 401k retirement options.
    --Unisys makes available needed training.

    Cons

    --They are considered an outsourcing provider, or at least the division I worked for, but in reality it was nothing more than taking a cut of profit for staffing us there, just like any other contractor.
    --You are at the mercy of the parent hiring company you work for. This position was with Eli Lilly & Co.
    --Contractors are not treated all that well at Lilly, in fact some managers let it be known that you can be gone in '3 clicks and a few keystrokes' LOL, so if you are hired by Unisys to work at Lilly, work here at your own risk.

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

    One of the best companies to retire but not a company to catapult your career to the next level

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Reston, VA

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, Good HR Practices, Initial Compensation offered is good as per industry standard.

    Cons

    Old and myopic management who have lost track of what is happening around and where the industry is heading ! Negative politics and resistance towards outsourcing which leads to cost inflation and subsequently looses grounds to the other players in the industry who substantially outsources work to offer a very competitive price to it's clientele. Marketing style is that of the mid-80's. Employees are not trained on new stuff, especially when the industry is going through lot of paradigm shifts. Creativity and new ideas are seldom awarded and adopted !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes , adapt or perish !!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people, too many vice-presidents, driven by the bottom line

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director, Operations
    Former Employee - Director, Operations

    Pros

    Employees, employees, employees. Those who survived the monthly layoffs strive to do their best under difficult circumstances. Every attempt is made to "keep the customer happy."

    Cons

    Employee morale is low, those employees with greater than 30 years experience are systematically targeted for reduction. Went several years (4+) without a raise, and raises approved for my team were minimal (1-2%). Over the past five + years, Unisys attempts to came by hiring external candidates as Vice Presidents. The ratio of Vice Presidents to employees is significantly higher than elsewhere, and the VP's attempt to implement their initiatives and tend to leave after a couple years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why waste the time; management has one thing on their mind, cutting costs! Employees keep the company afloat, make a feeble attempt to show some type of employee appreciation!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Not the company that I went to work for.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Technical challenge; some new product releases.

    Cons

    Management does not allow flow of new ideas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees, start an innovation program and fund it. Encourage participation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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