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Savvis Reviews

Updated December 15, 2016
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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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    • 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. "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


  3. "Solid place to hang your hat"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "Savvis is a very forward thinking company."

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

    Pros

    The people that work at Savvis are great. They do whatever it takes to get the job done.

    Cons

    Integration with the new company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to explore previous direction before the merger.


  6. "Great place to work fo!"

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    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.


  7. "Long term professional."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good training opportunities offered to staff.

    Cons

    Frequent reorganization and management changes.

    Advice to Management

    More all hands calls and strategic goals sharing.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Good - DBA / IT"

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    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "It was fun....for a while."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Savvis full-time

    Pros

    The members of the rank and file are very fun to work with. There is a lot of talent at that company at this level. They are laid back, work hard and tend to enjoy what they do. You can learn a lot here in a short time.

    Cons

    The management layer is bloated and somewhat unorganized. Not a clear vision on how to execute a company vision. Part of this is attributable to a bit of blurred vision coming from the C and VP level post CTL 'merger'. But even prior to that this problem existed to some extent.

    Advice to Management

    Shake of the large telco influx, get back to building slick products the market wants and move on. Empower the employees to take some risk so you're not perceived as being slow to react.


  10. "Happy...when we were Savvis"

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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
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Savvis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Savvis had a relaxed atmosphere with great talent. The pay and benefits were competitive and there were many growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Savvis was acquired by CenturyLink and we are now a much larger company with a much smaller presence in St. Louis. Because of the acquisition, there is a trend for employees to find better opportunities outside of the company and a lot more overall dissatisfaction.


  11. "Location is the key..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, Mid-to-Senior level managers that listen, great collaboration between co-workers within business units. Cxx level management is not tolerating poor performance and has been putting poor performing players out to the pasture which has been long overdue.

    Cons

    CTL gave us all the extra-costs of being CTL employess (taxed benefits, higher health ins premiums, less PTO) while deferring any benefits that might offset the higher costs. A lot of wasted money spent on projects destined for failure. Location is key to finding the good places to be. Savvis' business units try to work autonomously and their competing goals and legacy processes cause friction between them.

    Advice to Management

    We're way to eager to hold on to old technology that has gone past its expiration date. Additionally we're throwing too much money out the door to reinvent some tools just to turn around and buy other companies that already figured it out. I do see a lot of hope with our current direction



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