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"It has its ups and downs."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Savvis full-time

Pros

Good pay and benefits are there.

Cons

Too much work per individual.

Other Employee Reviews for Savvis

  1. Helpful (7)

    "Disorganized, out of touch Mgmt. who are too lazy or clueless to fix long standing, systems company issues."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Savvis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good hard working people holding up the base of the company doing the grunt work. Free soda. Cafeteria with decent food. Nice looking building?.... does that even count?

    Cons

    - Sr. Mgmt has no concept of strategy. No forethought. Everything is just knee jerk reactions. No push for documentation or company wide process'. Everyone is frantically trying to get other people to fix their problems. No accountability, just a promotions for the most incompetent people imaginable.

    - Nothing works. Nothing. The corporate email system constantly halts and stutters throughout the work day making it impossible to be productive for any length of time (has for the last couple of years). Phone systems just hang up or wait forever to dial, The document system is like something out of the 90's with no oversight or controls. The ticketing/CMDB/billing DB system is an absolute joke with a replacement on its way that looks way worse. At the end of the day anyone with a brain is left wondering "This is a tech company? Really?"

    - There is a distinct almost visible thresh hold of competence that can be seen across the Sr. Mgr to Director level of mgmt. Most at or beyond this level are clearly out of touch with the teams they manage and have come to depend on their ability to schmooze up their supervisors or blame people lower on the totem pole for their inability to do anything but react to events. These incompetents are then brought into rooms where business decisions are made which effect the entire organization.

    Advice to Management

    Clearly less than 20% of the employee base is winning the bread for the overwhelmingly fat & lazy majority. Seek out these few gems and promote them or at least ask them what you can do to make their jobs better and take seriously their response.

    There are CLEAR long standing deficiencies with the organization. It would seem that no one at the Sr. Mgmt level is driving any sort of initiative to develop global process' to ensure any measure of success between what is being sold customers and what they are actually getting. This is not an exaggeration. Take 1 day to sit with every level of the people supporting the product life cycle wonder how you did not see the glaring holes in company process.


  2. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -Strong brand recognition
    -Fair comp package
    -sales management has a willingness to get creative on deals

    Cons

    -Internal sell is more often difficult that external sell
    -overly bureaucratic and process driven
    -operational corporate culture

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