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Savvis Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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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. "Technical Service Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Was a good place to learn the basic troubleshooting steps for circuit connectivity.

    Cons

    Hectic call center environment with call after call.


  2. "good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    well intended group of people

    Cons

    need to focus on consistency

  3. "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.


  4. "Tough work with good people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you get to work with are good folks and the technology is cutting edge. There are many opportunities if you are interested in tech.

    Cons

    The management is near sighted and the change to CTL caused a lot of shift in culture and focus. While the pay is decent, the stress is great.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise management to focus on their bread-and-butter with large clients and custom solutions. Trying to compete with other specialized IT shops for a small win should not be priority.


  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. "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.


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

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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.

  8. "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.


  9. "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.


  10. "terrible compensation execution for sales people"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    comp plan pays well but is still not market competitive

    Cons

    DO NOT work at Savvis as a sales person. Sales people are leaving or actively interviewing. Reps waited over 3 months for a comp statement. When I received my comp statement it was wrong - by a large amount. Compensation is done manually - on spreadsheets - pay is often wrong or late and comp statements are spotty at best. Worst comp plan execution I have ever experienced at any company in over 15 years.

    Advice to Management

    pay your people correctly. If sales people made these errors they would be fired.


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