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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. Helpful (1)

    "Chaos, at every level"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Town and Country, MO
    Current Employee - Operations in Town and Country, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have health benefits as required by US labor laws.
    They pay you on time, usually.
    Want to sit around and not do your job? This is the place for you. No one is held accountable, no one cares and no one knows. Goals and numbers are made up last minute and you are judged harshly anyhow.

    Cons

    Absolute Chaos. The problem with Savvis is that there is no corporate culture. Its as if they took people from all corners of the earth and threw them under the general umbrella of a company name with no direction, authority or even general job description outside of "make money". Things like honestly and work ethic are secondary if even that once you get to the Senior Manager level. Manager and lower are beaten down with moving goals so no one cares and no one is driving this thing.

    Advice to Management

    Do something besides fudging numbers to make your bonus. If you don't want to do anything then get out of the way for those that want to.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good for politic players"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The office is kind of fancy looking from outside
    The salary is ok, the training, reimbursement is easy

    Cons

    Too much politics. People are not enjoying their works.
    The few people that I like, who are nice and hard working, are among the firsts to get laid off.
    Some terrible people live happily there.

    Advice to Management

    Being acquired saved Savvis

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, bad management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Technical Specialist in Weehawken, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Technical Specialist in Weehawken, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and stability
    Flexible schedule
    Managers do not micromanage

    Cons

    no cross training
    no opportunity to advance and learn new technologies
    race is factored when considering advancement in company
    those who do less work are somehow seen as being very competent
    very unprofessional when speaking to colleagues over the phone

    Advice to Management

    none - management is only concerned when an incident negatively affects the client, then its SOP of CYA


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Overall good company that allows your voice to be heard"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Operations in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to voice an opinion and make changes
    You can work on many different technologies depending on department
    Ability to move up or around to other departments
    Casual environment

    Cons

    Hard limits from parent company on internal move raises
    No official work from home policy
    Sales tends to sell packages without the proper support

    Advice to Management

    Allow upper management to give higher internal raises at their discretion.


  5. "Location is the key..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  6. "It has been good so far."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance has been good so far.

    Cons

    Shift timings are not employee friendly.


  7. "Overall a pretty good working experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many of the Agile Team Members are very highly qualified. They are willing to help you understand many of the development elements in the upcoming Sprints.

    Cons

    Sometimes management needs to allow the workers more chances to recommend process improvements. It is sometimes difficult to figure out who to talk with.

    Advice to Management

    Work with the teams - ask the members for more ideas. Track all suggestions and provide definitive answers (Yes, No, Maybe).

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Confused management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Getting to do some interesting things from time to time. 9 to 5 job.

    Cons

    Lack of direction, mediocre managers. Demotivated employees. It has been worse since the Century Link take-over.


  9. "Senior Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong technical People and respectful

    Cons

    chaotic, people work in silos, not much collaboration


  10. "Savvis"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the work schedule is perfect

    Cons

    since savvis took over, most of people in my department left for other jobs which tell the whole story


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