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SirsiDynix Overview

Lehi, UT
201 to 500 employees
1979
Company - Private
Information Technology
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
SirsiDynix is the leading provider of software solutions and associated services for libraries. SirsiDynix solutions automate and optimize the entire operation of a library as well as enhance a library's ability to serve its users and community. These solutions ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Highest Rated CEOs:2014 (#4)

Best Places to Work:2014 (#7)

Company Updates

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    SirsiDynix BLUEcloud Acquisitions in Alpha Release

    October 24, 2016, LEHI, UT- SirsiDynix is pleased to announce the alpha release of BLUEcloud Acquisitions. BLUEcloud Acquisitions is the SirsiDynix solution that revolutionizes the collection development and acquisitions process. SirsiDynix released the BLUEcloud Acquisitions alpha release to development partner SAPLN, the South Australian Public Library Network.

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    Santa Clara County Library Returns to SirsiDynix Horizon

    October 11, 2016, LEHI, UT-SirsiDynix is pleased to welcome Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) back to the family of Horizon libraries. Formerly a long-time Horizon library, SCCLD, is returning to Horizon after a 1 year interim adoption of another ILS.

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SirsiDynix – Why Work For Us?


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What we do

 

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.

 

Great People

 

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.

 

Challenging Work


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 jobs@sirsidynix.com.

 

Health and Well-being

 

  • 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

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • 401(k) and Roth IRA

 

Other Perks

 

  • 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


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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.

 

Americas

Lehi - Utah, United States (Global HQ)

Carlsbad - California, United States

Kitchener - Ontario, Canada

 

Europe

Watford - United Kingdom

Paris - France

Madrid - Spain

 

Asia Pacific

Melbourne - Victoria, Australia

Taipei - Taiwan

Shanghai - People's Republic of China

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    I worked at SirsiDynix full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of paid vacation time as well as personal days. Pay was decent. I felt like I was treated well and appreciated.

    Cons

    I saw a lot of RIFs when I was there, which hurt morale.

    Advice to Management

    Make all of the employees feel valued.

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SirsiDynix Interviews

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    Entry-level Java Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lehi, UT
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    Application

    I interviewed at SirsiDynix (Lehi, UT) in June 2017.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Question concerning what a past supervisor would say with regard to my work performance.   Answer Question
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SirsiDynix Awards & Accolades

  • Utah's Top Workplaces, Salt Lake Tribune, 2015
  • Employees’ Choice Award - Top 50 Medium Sized Companies, Glassdoor, 2014
  • Utah's Top Workplaces, Salt Lake Tribune, 2014
  • Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award - Top 50 Medium Sized Companies, Glassdoor, 2014
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