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In short, we aim to create the best possible experiences.
As a company, we provide software for libraries. This includes the core software that every library needs, as well as a variety of additional web-based and cloud based tools. No matter where you start in SirsiDynix, you will play a valuable role in creating the best possible experience for any user of our innovative software solutions, whether that person is a library patron or a librarian.
As an employer, it is our goal to provide the best possible experience for anyone we hire. Whether you are with us for two years or twenty, we want you to gain valuable expertise and knowledge that will help you get to your dream job, even if that dream job eventually takes you somewhere else. As importantly, we want you to enjoy what you do and look forward to doing it each day.
When employees are asked what they like best about working for SirsiDynix, the most frequent response is one of two things (and sometimes both): I love the people I work with or I enjoy solving complex problems on a daily basis. Of course, we offer competitive pay, benefits and perks, but our greatest advantage as an employer comes from these two elements.
SirsiDynix serves a unique industry of dedicated professionals who are passionate about what they do. In turn, we owe it to them to be passionate about what we do. There is no role that is unimportant in achieving our goal of creating great experiences, even if you are not serving in a technical role.
One typically doesn’t become a librarian on a whim or as a temporary career option. Like teachers and others who are devoted to serving the public, librarians are often librarians for life. What better type of customer to partner with?
And with the myriad of career opportunities out there, it takes a lot to attract and keep talented people. But those who come to SirsiDynix and stay are not only knowledgeable and skilled in their respective fields, but they are also open to learning new things and sharing their expertise with others. Whether you are an entry-level analyst in Customer Support or a senior software engineer in Development (or somewhere in between), you have the opportunity to both learn and teach on an ongoing basis.
After 37 years in business, you’d think we had it all figured out. In fact, the library industry is changing more rapidly now than it has since the introduction of computerized cataloging decades ago. With the rise of ebooks and other electronically deliverable content, mobile devices, and accessibility of information through the intranet, libraries face challenges that we have the opportunity to help them overcome.
But it’s not as simple as developing and providing innovative solutions using the newest technologies. Our customers often vary greatly in needs and wants, and many factors must be considered when designing and building the best possible solution or feature. Whether you are dedicated to developing the products, installing and supporting the products, selling and marketing the products, or supporting the company in an administration role, you’ll be constantly challenged to grow and learn.
Like most companies, we offer a wide range of benefits and perks. The list below is not all-inclusive and is for the USA only. If you are interested in career opportunities outside the USA and have questions about benefits offerings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medical, Dental and Vision insurance from day 1
Company-paid and supplementary life insurance
Health Savings Account with company-matched contributions
Company-paid short-term and long-term disability
18 days of paid vacation plus 3 floating holidays
9 paid holidays
Bonuses and incentives for some departments and functions
401(k) and Roth IRA
Breakrooms stocked with a variety of snacks
Free drinks, including soda, tea and coffee
Massage chairs and meditation room
Pool, foosball, ping pong and video gaming systems
Bagels, muffins, or other treats on Fridays
Employee events and parties throughout the year
Book club, knitting club, and other groups
Wellness program with company-sponsored incentives and events
As a global company, we have the great privilege of providing software for and serving libraries in more than 70 countries. To ensure we are able to serve those customers well and provide them the best customer experience, we maintain a presence in several major markets.
Lehi - Utah, United States (Global HQ)
Carlsbad - California, United States
Kitchener - Ontario, Canada
Watford - United Kingdom
Paris - France
Madrid - Spain
Melbourne - Victoria, Australia
Taipei - Taiwan
Shanghai - People's Republic of China
I have been working at SirsiDynix full-time
Understanding staff, great hours, busy work but not overloaded, great pay and benefits, wonderful managers and co-workers, great work environment.
None that I can think of...
I interviewed at SirsiDynix (Lehi, UT) in June 2017.
This job seemed like an excellent opportunity, and I felt like a job helping out libraries would be somewhat more fulfilling than just helping some random corporation make money off a useless product. Reading through some reviews on Glassdoor, and looking on the company site, SirsiDynix sounded like a great place for someone without experience to get a start in their career as a Developer. Reviews seemed to indicate that pay was lower than normal, but I was okay with that as the company seemed to be honest in its posting of an “Entry-Level” position. Many other companies often list something as entry-level, but then require years of experience to be considered. As such, I felt that lower pay was acceptable to have a chance to get started with my career, and use the knowledge and experience I would gain (in addition to what I did have) to add value to the company as well.
A short while after applying, I followed up with a contact of the company through a job board, and was pleased to get a quick response. The recruiter I was in contact with was good at communicating with me, and I soon was able to have a phone interview and take an online assessment test. I got the impression that I would hear back before too long, but I was mistaken. It took longer than I expected to hear back. I followed up a few times, and even tried to email the company for recommendations of things to study, so that I would be better prepared to work, in the event that I did get hired - I was a little rusty on my coding, and thought specific recommendations would be a good supplement to my own refreshing. However, it was not to be. When I finally heard back a few weeks later, it turned out that they didn’t need the position filled after all. Perhaps that was a nice way of giving the typical, “we decided to move forward with other candidates who more closely...” (i.e. corporate version of - “let’s just be friends”) response. It would have been nice to hear back a little sooner that they weren’t even going to consider me, but as a lot of places may not have gotten back to me at all, it was nice to at least have a response.
I suppose it’s a little bit like Charlie Brown who thinks that he is finally going to have a chance to kick the football, only to have Lucy pull it away at the last second. I can’t really fault them though. Just because it may have been a good opportunity for me, doesn’t mean it would have been the best opportunity for them. It’s not really important how awesome I may or may not be, but what specific things I can do for the company, and what would best meet their needs.