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Updated April 28, 2017
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  1. "The PEOPLE are the best part of SI Group!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schenectady, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Passionate, positive people that care about the important work we do.

    Cons

    During this period of growth, it seems like workloads are heavy and also growing. Need more resources!

    Advice to Management

    As we continue to grow, please remember that the employees are the foundation and drivers of our success!


  2. "Producer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SI Group (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great, talented people who are awesome at doing what they do.

    Cons

    Upper management hasn't had a clue about what to do with this company for decades. It was once a Cadillac publisher of print magazines, but once the digital age rolled in, the company has been chasing the fire truck and it's now become a take-over piggy bank. So many good people are being let go. Trust your future to it if you dare.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your rank-and-file edit staff. Real talent is not a dime-a-dozen. Real talent that is not stressed to the max makes for the kind of product that people will buy. Reward your staff. Nurture them. Find ways to help them succeed without burning out. Given the situation with takeover vultures circling, it's probably too late.


  3. "HR Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niskayuna, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niskayuna, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SI Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    SI Group is an outstanding place to work. The environment is extremely friendly and welcoming. I really feel like I have been able to grow here as a professional.

    Cons

    I do not have any negative comments about SI Group.


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  5. "Well-rounded with a Strong Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niskayuna, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niskayuna, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SI Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Strong connection between value and strategy
    - People are always looking to help you move forward in your career
    - Safety is a number one priority

    Cons

    - Titles across all locations are not very consistent
    - Decentralized training

    Advice to Management

    Spread the word to surrounding community of what SI Group is and does.
    Keep up the good work with safety compliance and respecting environmental needs of the area too!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operator in Schenectady, NY
    Former Employee - Operator in Schenectady, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SI Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Family owned.

    Cons

    Tough work schedule at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the business in the family


  7. "Intern Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niskayuna, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niskayuna, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for. You are able to make a real impact within the company, no matter what position you hold.

    Cons

    A lot of employees are of an older age and a lot of new hires have connections within the company.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great family owned business"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FINANCE STAFF in Niskayuna, NY
    Current Employee - FINANCE STAFF in Niskayuna, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big enough to have great experiences. Small enough to have an impact with growth opportunities. Family type atmosphere provides a friendly environment.

    Cons

    Learning how to be in a growth mode. Sometimes still slow to respond to a changing environment. Overall employee age is older and in transition now.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused.

    SI Group Response

    Jul 14, 2016 – Brand & Communications Coordinator

    Thank you for taking time to submit your feedback and for your long-time commitment to SI Group.


  9. "Great Company, Great Staff, Great Learning Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niskayuna, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niskayuna, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work at. One of the best things about this company is its friendly staff that have very sophisticated and intelligent mind sets. You'll learn as you grow and there is always room for new ideas and improvement. Your input is always taken into consideration and SI Group will always award you for your suggestions and ideas that are put into place, big or small.

    Cons

    Growing at a slow pace in the IT department and a little unorganized but SI Group is definitely making a noticeable effort to work on this day by day.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

    SI Group Response

    Jul 26, 2016 – Communications

    We pride ourselves on cultivating an environment that encourages diversity of thought. We’re glad you think so too.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great small company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Freeport, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Freeport, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small Company - very few layers in the organization.
    As an engineering this is a place where you can impact the course of the company - as a site-level engineer you can give input into not only site but also corporate level work processes.
    Good work-life balance.
    Long-term business outlook is excellent.

    Cons

    Being a small company, it's difficult to move positions unless someone else quits/retires or changes jobs.
    Less work process than larger companies (this is bad when you're trying to learn, good when you know what you're doing and want to get things done).


  11. "Benefts Review - Company Cares about it's employees!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niskayuna, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niskayuna, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefit package for employees is very generous! Insurance plans are rich and the company contributes substantially to the premium cost. There is a Wellness focus and rewards! Discount massages on site! Reimbursement for Gym Memberships. Exercise facility on site at Headquarters. Great Retirement benefits - 401k w/employer match AND a very nice Defined Contribution plan, also. Company still gives all employees turkeys at Thanksgiving and hams at Christmas, along with a handshake of appreciation from the President/CEO and Leadership team. Tuition Assistance - continuous learning & development environment.

    Cons

    1) Vacation policy is not competitive at all levels.
    2) Some sites have flexible or modified work schedules to allow for a more balanced work/life. <-- More openness to employees working alternative schedules and / or working from home, etc.
    3) No Insurance buy out program for individuals not electing insurance benefits or opting out.
    4) A vacation buy up or sell program would be nice!

    Advice to Management

    Maybe expand benefit offerings to employees to be able to select those benefits that are most meaningful to them. (Get creative! 1st time home buyer incentives, Student Loan repayment plan)

    SI Group Response

    Jul 25, 2016 – Benefit Manager - NA

    Thank you for recognizing the value of our benefits offerings. We continue to evaluate the benefit platforms we offer our employees, and appreciate your feedback. If you have future suggestions or ... More


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