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Sirius Computer Solutions Reviews

Updated July 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Many long tenured employees and great work/life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • years with the company are employee recognition, solid core values, career opportunity, and great people (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Aggressive growth will drive need for more heads to ensure work-life balance stays somewhat in check (in 6 reviews)

  • Some sales people make BIG money though they are often the ones with big IBM mainframes or very good control of their accounts (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Cheap Company with a Culture that is stuck in the 90s"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Specialist - Mobile in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Solutions Specialist - Mobile in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Good Lower level Management
    -Nice Perks in office
    -Incentive plan was really nice if you are billing.

    Cons

    -Can't close deals to keep you billing
    -The tech industry has left Sirius in the 90s with business practices that are dated and not geared to retain quality talent
    -Extremely Cheap - One coworker had to battle to be able to expense 3 Dollars in vending machine receipts amongst other things.
    -Stayed after an acquisition under false pretense of an investment into mobility.. dedicated sales person was promptly repositioned with another business unit shortly after acquisition

    Advice to Management

    -Take culture cues for tech companies that are actually successful at what you are trying to. Instead of trying to drag along a 15+ year old culture that no longer has a place within this industry.
    -Provide competitive compensation to quality developers - instead of less than H1B visas are making in the same position.
    -Make a real investment in mobile or another emerging technology or enjoy your sinking ship.


  2. "Acquire, acquire, acquire"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managed Services Associate Project Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Managed Services Associate Project Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sirius Computer Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work with some great talent; good manager; business is always coming in so there's always something to do & they are regularly acquiring companies to expand our portfolio

    Cons

    Not a positive environment; people don't feel appreciated (middle management does a good job of it, but senior management negates it all);

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example. Do what you say, mean what you say, say what you mean. Don't make decisions on things you know nothing about, especially when the people in the trenches are tying to educate / advise, to ensure success as the outcome.

  3. "DSGM"

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    Former Employee - Director of Sales & General Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Director of Sales & General Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sirius Computer Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of great people and engineers.

    Cons

    Executive leadership gets in the way of growth.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the Sales Leader


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Growing Company but not without its faults"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Specialist in San Antonio, TX
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sirius Computer Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    CEO has had great vision to transform the company to continue its growth in partnering and expanding the technology solutions portfolio.

    Cons

    Culture is challenging with structure of comp plan and collaboration with a team.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the culture and collaboration challenges so that the team can work together better and more efficiently for the greater good for all involved.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Lumbering Giant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Sirius Computer Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you like a big company that partners with IBM, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Recent acquisitions are disjointed. Many long-time employees are overworked.

    Advice to Management

    Less silos.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Employee Relations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sirius Computer Solutions (More than a year)

    Pros

    new company department growing fast

    Cons

    new management with old culture


  7. Helpful (2)

    "slow tired mainframe oriented company trying to buy its way into the virtualization market"

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    Former Employee - Iss in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Iss in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sirius Computer Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good account managers good marketing programs very good operations support

    Cons

    few local resources, no organic growth they try to hire growth and steal it from other VARS

    Advice to Management

    better to pay a salary and let reps work on penetration into new opportunities than keep everyone on the commission only treadmill

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Trust but verify"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sirius Computer Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    lots of clients, plenty of travel

    Cons

    Bonus program is obscure at best. It will always be a complete surprise what you get and why. Usually, considerably less than you expect.

    Revolving door of techs.

    Pre-sales and post-sales have little contact. The implementers usually walk into a complete surprise

    Hard-core IBM to the detriment (and derision) of all other areas.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Chaos reigns"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sirius Computer Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, great upfront bonuses, large company with decent resources

    Cons

    Much turmoil, at least in immediate region. Large amount of hiring over the last two years without regard for Strategy or Account planning or distribution. Reps beginning to squabble and fight over territory. Communication extremely poor.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to Business model and Sales execution and focus on legitimate competitors. Grow business from new customers and provide clearer Value statement. Vendor Sell sheet is getting to be watered down with too many Vendors.


  10. "Flexible work ethic with focused marketplace"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Product Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sirius Computer Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work environment with strong focus in building relationships with manufacturers products that work with good support.

    Cons

    Inner company communication and backend process is broken. Sales and technical engineering teams do not communicate. 4 tear sales model does not work in all markets. Relationships with customers is diminishing with the length of time for quotes and inaccuracy.

    Little collaboration on opportunities between product specialists and delivery engineering. Work ethic can be improved in offices to work as a team instead individually.


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