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Pros
  • great environment , good pay, great work place (in 4 reviews)

  • good people: smart, trustworthy (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Parent company (CenturyLink) doesn't share the Savvis vision (in 3 reviews)

  • Telco's don't get cloud and services (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Start-up to Acquired"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company that encouraged innovation and took great care of employees.

    Cons

    Savvis was acquired in 2011 and subsumed into the parent company in 2015.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  2. "Savvis, a great place to work"

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    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.

  3. "Nice place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good people- nice culture. Really liked my co-workers

    Cons

    poorly financed- need to spend more time thinking of the overall culture of the company.

    Advice to Management

    spend more time thinking of culture


  4. "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??


  5. "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.


  6. "Great company! Good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity for growth within the company. Nice compensation but they need to boost up the bonus to keep their employee content.

    Cons

    Better bonus for had working employees!!

    Advice to Management

    Employees need better bonus package to be appreciated!!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sr software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to work for beginner and intermediate engineers.

    Cons

    Company wants to take the business to next level by good cloud product, but management directs the team to develop crappy product at the end through away, no proper direction, work like secure their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Have good technical team, give the freedom and let them come up with high class product.

  8. "Solid place to hang your hat"

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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.


  9. "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely thorough solution development. Deep competency of pre-sales and post sales technical staff. Thoughtful leadership team.

    Cons

    Still steeped mainly in co-location, and to a lesser extent, manage hosting. Could not figure out cloud play, and consistently getting beat by competitors with more aggressive marketing posture (eg. equinix, rackspace, AWS)

    Advice to Management

    Need to sponsor much higher alignment between sales and marketing as you've ventured into new market spaces. Too much reliance on Sales to carry the message, value prop... no air cover.


  10. "SAVVIS Inc"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay, great work environment

    Cons

    Upper Management was totally clueless. Nepotism and Favoritism ran rampant.

    Advice to Management

    Management should actually know how to do the work they are over seeing.


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