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"Was once a good company, then it sold out."

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Former Employee - Tech Writer and Software Test Engineer in Huntsville, AL
Former Employee - Tech Writer and Software Test Engineer in Huntsville, AL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at SirsiDynix full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

For about 9 years, it was a great company to work for.

Cons

In my ninth year there, the company sold out, and the layoffs commenced. Customers became dissatisfied and the new management micromanaged everybody. In time, the office where I worked laid off all 200+ employees and the office closed entirely.

Advice to Management

I understand that now, where the company still exists in some form that layoffs occur like clockwork. Are you simply hiring people for low pay and then laying them off so that you can hire replacements at low pay? That's the impression I've been given by what I've read. I hope you have stopped micro-managing everything withe the excuse that you are utilizing Agile and scrum techniques.

Other Employee Reviews for SirsiDynix

  1. Helpful (7)

    "7th best midsized company in the US? Really?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lehi, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SirsiDynix full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - People you work with are great. Average work/life balance - at best.

    - Ping pong/pool table/foosball in break room - fairly common for tech company.

    - Food can be had - for a price - on site.

    - Hiring a lot of new people, and long standing company (30 years in business)

    Cons

    - 4 CEOs in the last 4 years. 4 HR managers in the last 4 years. Meddling middle managers.

    - No career path at all. Overly tedious/ nonsensical "mandatory" trainings.

    - Insurance package is horrible. Not enough bad thing I can say about the insurance offered here.

    - Fractured company policies and hierarchy. Vast separation between staff of varying levels.

    - Ridiculously antiquated code. Refuse to move to newer coding standards.

    - Never end of life a product.

    Advice to Management

    - Actually take employee feedback into account - you ask for it.

    - Create a career path.

    - Promote "grow from within" mentality.

    - Stop talking like you are 25 years old, just to say cool.

    SirsiDynix Response

    Mar 27, 2014 – Recruiting Manager

    Thank you for your comments. It’s unfortunate that your experience has been very atypical of most of our employees. As you can see from the plethora of other great reviews, most employees have an ... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Fun Ride"

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    Current Employee - Senior Field Sales Consultant in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Field Sales Consultant in Lehi, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SirsiDynix full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people with a solid product vision. Bright outlook for new employees. Excellent upper management.

    Cons

    Too many bridges have been burned by mostly former executives. The company needs a solid finished product delivered soon to hush the naysayers. The competition is unfairly staffed with former employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the product vision going to reach the completion of the product. Get the software out to the market, so you won't have to worry about the competitors. Don't step over the rusty coins to pick up the shiny new penny.


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