Unisys Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated October 25, 2014
Updated October 25, 2014
721 Reviews
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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.  

    Good place to start your career

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

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

    Pros

    It's a multicultural environment with very good program management and devoted colleagues. Lots of training available for those who want to expand their abilities and tuition reimbursement is flawless.

    Cons

    The overall company has historically not given increases for the past 5 years. So if not Mgmt, don't expect much. The Finance Mgmt leads much to desire when it comes to work life balance and micromanaged Mgmt style. Other departmental areas seem to not have the same impact on their employees. Telecommuting is discretionary depending on department, do as I say, not as I do type of leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't overlook the knowledge base and learn to appreciate those

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Challenging place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Reston, VA

    I worked at Unisys full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work if you are a self-starter

    Cons

    Your only noticed if things are going wrong

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get involved with your people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Disappointing with regard to salary, promotions and pay increases

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

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

    Pros

    The people I work with are the best thing about working at Unisys. Quite a few people have left the company and then come back to Unisys. Work schedules are flexible.

    Cons

    Business has been declining over the last approximately 6 years, as it has with many government contractors. However, since Unisys federal business represents @ 15% of the company's business. Therefore, it is often difficult to convince the corporate structure that certain procedures and policies must be implemented in order to comply with legal requirements of government contract.
    Unisys is a difficult place at which to get a promotion. Often they have their employees perform jobs at least one layer above their titles, but no increase in salary is forthcoming.
    The indirect staff has not had raises for 4 years now. In order to try to cut costs, quite a few people have been laid off resulting in an increase to the workload of remaining staff.

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

    Great place for advancement if you have the right Director in your corner

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager II in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Manager II in Alexandria, VA

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

    Pros

    Great advancement for management positions
    Great Pay
    Worked from home twice a week

    Cons

    Directors have favorites
    Some managers did not get along with TSA federal workers always was conflict on projects because of non communication from the federal workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more minorities and women in management positions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Management is holding the company from moving forward

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

    I have been working at Unisys full-time (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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    12 years at Unisys and a lot of change

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

    I worked at Unisys full-time (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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Reston, VA

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

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    OKay place to work - bring back telecommuting option

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Good people
    Sometime flexible hours, compensation is good

    Cons

    Bad leadership
    Office politics, stuck in bad old ways

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of your dead load and keep really good employees

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

    System Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    No Cons at this time due to the good work the company does.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not very challenging company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Soluution Architecct in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Soluution Architecct in Reston, VA

    I worked at Unisys full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There good work life balance and good benefits

    Cons

    You get rusted as there is not much challenging work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have coherent strategy to manage different groups and sectors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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