Unisys
2.9 of 5 580 reviews
www.unisys.com Blue Bell, PA 5000+ Employees

Unisys Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated Mar 25, 2014
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2.8 45 reviews

                             

63% Approve of the CEO

Unisys Chairman and CEO Ed Coleman

Ed Coleman

(27 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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As a long time employee, I would definitely recommend Unisys.

QA Analyst/Tester (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

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

ProsGreat People. Very flexible work hours.

ConsSqueezed by economy just like everyone else

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Lack of Vision in the Federal Marketplace

Engagement Manager (Current Employee)
Reston, VA

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

ProsCompany promotes & encourages industry certifications

ConsLack of management leadership to retain right staff. Continued lay offs & cost cutting measures but are not resolving the real issue - which is inability to grow the business.

Advice to Senior ManagementBiggest bang for the buck is to cut Executive level mgmt. The Federal organization has continued to decline over the past 6 years, yet the exec level mgmt stays the same.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Constant struggle with management for resources

Business Development Executive (Former Employee)
Reston, VA

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

ProsWant to work at a big system integrator with a brand name they have it. Some good past performance with some clients.

ConsManagement is weak in public sector, they were missing their numbers so always looking to cut costs and push out sales people by blaming them for systemic issues in the company

Advice to Senior ManagementReplace public sector leadership and invest in resources to bid successfully

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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YOU WERE NOTICED- Coming from a former "Top Performer"

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Reston, VA

I worked at Unisys full-time

ProsI was consistently rated as a top performer and laid off without notice.

ConsOff the cuff remarks below but if I really tried, I could expand on this area immensely. This organization is going through very difficult times and has implemented (from my perspective) severe cost saving measures to stay afloat. This includes:

- Hiring for your rolodex and then expect to be terminated.

- Coffee makers removed as a cost saving effort.

- Styrofoam cups removed as a cost saving effort. The executive team recommends that if you have a client visiting the office, bring a mug from home for their use (not a joke).

- Layoffs occurring throughout the organization and without notice. I have witnessed several hundred occur at all levels of the organization over the last few months. Typically, you show up for work and your badge and laptop is confiscated with no explanation or advance notice leaving you in the unemployment line.

- There is no promotion potential, nor a promotion process or career paths. Once you’re on board, any career movement is "lateral", without an increase, even if your title/ responsibilities are expanded.

- There are no pay raises....at all. The only route to a pay raise is an "unplanned salary action" which usually requires a threat to resign, even then its very difficult.

- There are no bonuses unless you are an executive, nothing.

- While we are on the executives..they are very arrogant and pompous. They all have their initials embroidered on their shirt sleeves, drive sports cars and sign pink slips if you’re not billable like it’s going out of style.

- Benefit plans recently changed, Unisys executives blamed it on Obamacare but really initiated as a cost saving effort... if you have a family stay away as it is very expensive.

- Executives realize Unisys is going through tough times, in fact...the President advised it is best to "keep your head down and keep working" at a recent all employee town hall.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a serious look at the way you are treating your employees. People will only "keep their heads down" so long.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Worked many different exciting roles over the years from which I had many learning and teaching experiences.

IT Specialist (Current Employee)
Reston, VA

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

ProsUnisys is keeping up with technology. Unisys provides education opportunities.

ConsNot keeping current customers happy.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the customer.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Program management

Program Director (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

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

ProsSmart engineering culture and really care about the customer; ethical to a fault.

ConsWorkload is heavy and expectations to be independant are high - self starter motivation needed

Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more time understanding the delivery side so to appreciate the quality

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not bad...if you want to be a number

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Reston, VA

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

Prosi was able to spend lots of time with my family

Consbored.
my team was overstaffed and i had to look for things to do.

Advice to Senior Managementuse resources wisely

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for

Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
Reston, VA

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

ProsAt this company I was able to do a variety of tasks and get experience in several different aspects of a business. Specifically HR, admin, IT, technical writing

ConsUnisys is a IT services company so if you are working on a particular project, there is a chance the project will end and you will have to find somewhere else to go.

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good experience

Network Design Engineer (Former Employee)
Arlington, VA

I worked at Unisys as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsCompany keeps employees informed of changes weekly.

ConsSlow to give raises for promotion.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall positive, but information needed to perform job can be hard to come by, especially for new employees.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Reston, VA

I worked at Unisys full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood health benefits and schedule flexibility, promoting work-life balance.

ConsNot enough support from upper management, which makes it difficult to implement improvements in processes and procedures for their employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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