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Savvis Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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  • Parent company (CenturyLink) doesn't share the Savvis vision (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Savvis, a great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director IT Outsourcing in Mendon, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Director IT Outsourcing in Mendon, MA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Savvis (More than a year)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial growth environment focused on delivering best in class services to customers. Great opportunity to bring new ideas and offers to market.

    Cons

    Purchased by CenturyLink and the creative, entrepreneurial environment eroded and finally faded away. Telco's don't get cloud and services.


  2. "Strange place"

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Savvis full-time

    Pros

    You will learn technology if you stick with it.

    Cons

    There are some really terrible middle management in the Saint Louis area. I mean so ridiculous that you'd think you were in a movie. Never sure in my years there whether I was really doing a good job or not. I'd have one manager say I was the best worker ever, he or she would leave, then the new manager would make sure I would go from 4.0 evals down to 2 or less. Rinse repeat. Very strange place. I think the Saint Louis area problem is still some sort of nepotism issue. Not really sure.

    Advice to Management

    Sell everything to someone else. They are still calling themselves Savvis how many years after they were bought by CTL??


  3. "Your hard work is never appreciated and management shows favoritism"

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    Former Employee - Tier II in Chesterfield, MO
    Former Employee - Tier II in Chesterfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Worked there for 9 months.. great environment , good pay, great work place. Incentives are awesome. On the job learning scope tremendous.

    Cons

    Management sucks... they show favoritism to there employees who suck up to them. Fire ppl after they go on vacation. Zero proof. HR LACKS A BACKBONE. ZERO ETHICS. NO APPRECIATION FOR HARDWORK. TOILING FOR HRS ON END.. NEVER ENDING WORK.. NO STRATEGY IN PLACE WHILE WORKING.

    Advice to Management

    There should be a hiring and firing process, with proper warnings and written letters. Management should be under as much scrutiny as employees. Hire and fire shud be HR's authority not management.


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  5. "Solid place to hang your hat"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Client Partner in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Client Partner in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Savvis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Savvis prior to CenturyLink was a flat organization that reacted well to client demands.

    Cons

    The purchase by CenturyLink turned the environment into a much more siloed organization and less personal.


  6. "Highly disorganized, fair pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Savvis full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are fair, no complaints. The merger with CenturyLink will likely create many more opportunities.

    Cons

    Legacy Savvis is not for a person with family or a life/hobbies. Staying afloat and still enjoying a work / life balance is near impossible. You are expected to work at 2am, and be back at work the same day for your "8-5". Highly unorganized in regards to internal processes, such as IT improvements, and efficiency. Internal communication when there is a breakdown is non existent.

    Advice to Management

    Drive efficiency and eliminate handoffs.


  7. "Swimming in a sea of mediocrity"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Santa Clara, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great local team with really nice people and camaraderie.

    Cons

    Mediocrity, as a sales rep its ok to make 50% of your #, and you don't get canned! Only 30% of the 2nd year sales reps stay around bc it not challenging, and the culture is definitely more telco (beauracacy) and its difficult to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Develop more of a culture, and strive for 100% of quota and create more of a Win Win environment.


  8. "Very innovative Company, Employee skills development oriented company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - I T Surport Specialist in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - I T Surport Specialist in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Savvis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    My manager was very knowledgeable and leads with compassion for all his direct reports.

    Cons

    Distance to and from work was my biggest Cons.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure what the status of the company is at the moment after been sold to Century Links but I will keep the SAVVIS image and leave that untouch.


  9. "Great place to work fo!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Coordinator in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Coordinator in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Balance of work and personal life. Great environment

    Cons

    Lack of Training, The internal promotion was almost not existent.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Good - DBA / IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Savvis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    * Great people to work with
    * Pay initially is nice.
    * 401k match
    * Nice benefits
    * Environment to learn all sorts of different technologies
    * Comp time for any night/weekend work

    Cons

    * Lack of competing pay after a while.
    * Bonuses / Raises seemed to be few and far between.
    * Work / Life balance was a problem at times for sure.

    Advice to Management

    * Hire more people to support the additional after hours / weekend work. This would cut down on the burn out.
    * Compensate the good workers to prevent them from leaving.


  11. "Best I ever had."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big time growth opportunity with much advancment.

    Cons

    None than I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


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