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Sayers Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Service Delivery Engineer in Moline, IL
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Engineer in Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I've worked for Sayers for 6+ years and it's been one of the best companies I've worked for. They are very family oriented provide a great work/life balance. Salary and benefits are comparable with other jobs in my area.

    Cons

    Contract work is subject to ending.


  2. "No growth opportunities (unless you're a relative or close friend)!"

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

    I worked at Sayers full-time

    Pros

    It's a job with some level of benefits.

    Cons

    I don't know about any of the other Sayers locations, but the Moline location encourages preferential treatment based on affiliation. Family and close friends of the management will move up to better positions- even without relevant experience or education- while "outsiders" stay locked in dead-end jobs. This also means that these people can spend more time watching tv, shopping online, or playing on their cellphones- while everyone else is expected to continue to work. This is the problem of the corporate office though- HR should be doing a better job looking at qualifications and competency via objective means, rather than simply believing relatives or cliques when it comes to hiring decisions and job structure at this location. Unless you're absolutely in need of work- I would look elsewhere, less you grow steadily more frustrated and disgusted at the lack of ethical treatment.

    Advice to Management

    HR should be more involved in hiring decisions for this location. The least biased methodology would be to test candidates, and stay involved in skills that individual employees offer. You're losing some very smart and talented people due to promotions going to the wrong people.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "No transparency, probably past its prime."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sayers (More than a year)

    Pros

    All the technical and sales folks are great to work with, very supportive environment.

    Still able to finance presumably expensive sales kick offs in Cancun.

    Cons

    Now a slave to their financial backers, which means layoffs on a whim with no discussions with the rank and file about what this means for the future.

    Sub par benefits and salary.


  4. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Vernon Hills, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to be long-term; stable company, loyal to employees; very realistic expectations of workers. Management team legitimately cares about their people. If you work hard they will take care of you.

    Cons

    Only a small to mid-sized company; not necessarily a place where you "climb the ladder". Bigger companies might offer bigger year 1 salaries - need to look at this long term. Training isn't extensive - you need to be somewhat self-sufficient.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop the postitive company culture that you have.


  5. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Prospect, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Prospect, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun, family based company. We were a team!

    Cons

    Became the boys club with new management

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employess - LISTEN


  6. "Great Company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sayers is a progressive company. The team of management professionals collectively have worked in the private sector. They bring this knowledge to our company and they understand the challenges implementing new technologies and completing projects.

    Cons

    We are a small company and growing. As a small company we experience growing pains and need to fill Project Management positions a bit faster.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  7. "Great place to work"

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

    Pros

    It is a fun atmosphere. Management is very open to new ideas as long as you can present a valid business case. Creativity and innovation is recognized and valued. Management is very forward thinking.

    Cons

    Upper management is extremely busy so it is hard for them to always respond to their employers in a timely manner.

  8. "Great people, always working to grow and improve"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Director in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management listens to the employees and implements feedback. Dedicated and invested in company and individual growth. They are doing a great job at analyzing new markets and opportunities and investing when and where appropriate.

    Cons

    Sometimes communication is weak and structure is lacking. Typical small company stuff.


  9. "Great Place to Be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, culture, everything, ping pong table

    Cons

    Smaller company, similar challenges to other companies in this size

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on what makes us great.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sayers - a good choice for the self-starter."

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work environment. Very entrepreneurial. Fun group of people.

    Cons

    It's a small company (60 or so employees), so the opportunity for career advancement is limited.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more often with the work force


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