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Unisys Washington Reviews

Updated January 24, 2017
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  • Poor communication between upper management and workers (in 55 reviews)

  • Work life balance can suffer if you let it (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Engagement Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Unisys (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great mid-level leadership and great opportunity to take on different roles and training.

    Cons

    The knowledge gap between upper level and mid-level management seems too large.

    Advice to Management

    Lower and mid-level management should get some additional information and face time from the execs to understand what's in the pipeline in other areas.


  2. "Service Management Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Service Management Analyst II in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Service Management Analyst II in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great to be able to work from home! Caring people who want to see you succeed; great team work and recognition.

    Cons

    You can easily working 60+ hours a week because there's a lot to do!

    Advice to Management

    The company has a positive attitude and leaders who support their associates. Exceptional leaders driving success within the organizations.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "You're on your own"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. Coworkers are great. Work/life balance was good, but isn't with every Unisys position. Reccommend if you're looking to gather IT experience.

    Cons

    Multiple management changes. Hard to address and have payroll issues correctly in a timely manner. You're really on your own and can easily get lost in this company - they're almost too big and you can be lost in the global shuffle. If you're an experienced IT pro, this isn't the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Your people will breed corporate success - don't forget about your troops in the field getting the work done.


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  5. "Exit interview"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Delivey Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Service Delivey Associate in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits can have work life balance,

    Cons

    Slow growth and development company seems to be constantly shrinking.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Global Sr. Portfolio & Offering Architect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director Solution Architect in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Director Solution Architect in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance. You can work from home. Very less travel.

    Cons

    Lack of passion, lack of motivation. Serious lack of leadership. Lack of vision and thought leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Hire go getters and passionate leaders.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Dell Field Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Your boss is cringing from the bating Dell gives him or her. So they don't drive with you.

    Cons

    Unbelievably bad Carpetbaggers. They are taking advantage of the collapse of North American industry. Look it up yourself. Dell, HP, and Apple run the worst overseas sweatshops the world has ever seen. It is slavery in the world. They bring their standards to the USA. They run their employees into the ground. They take advantage that in some countries if you lose your job you are subject to the equivalent of a human rights violation. Avoid this company. It is a round-robin of broken parts absentee policy. Lack of micromanagement and economic terrorism. Sold to us in the USA by scoundrels preying on the individual and feasting on the flesh of this backwards economy like vultures.

    Advice to Management

    Get a job as a dishwasher.


  8. "growth of career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good platform for fresher to start

    Cons

    growth and appraisal Is not good

    Advice to Management

    give opportunity to everyone


  9. Helpful (3)

    "They live up to their bad reputation as being bottom feeders"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Umm...hold on...this might take a minute....or 90. I might have to come back to this one. Seriously - the only good manager we have is not even w/ Unisys! Oh, I have one - They're large enough to have a lot of opportunities. Not that you'll get it if you apply b/c they'll make you feel guilty about leaving your current position in the first place, but hey - a boy can dream!

    Cons

    holy moly - where do I start? Their management is SO egotistical and backstabbing. They're like used car salesman! You're supposed to bow-down to them even if they don't speak to you. Morale is HORRIBLE and there will be a mass exodus off of one of their contracts soon b/c people are just so tired of being lied to and used. Problems usually start at the top and trickle down to the workers, and is no exception. As an employee, if you can't trust your own manager, who CAN you trust? Benefits are ridiculously expensive and PTO is pretty bad. Oh, and if you say a WORD about this to another coworker, expect to be written up. Not one false truth in this section, sadly.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management - act like you give a damn. Don't stand up at all-hands meetings, interrupting everyone b/c you think you're THE MAN, start telling us how busy you are, but 'we should feel lucky that you showed up at all", and expect us to care about all the money Unisys generates when you're not even going to give people a cost of living raise!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good coworkers, stability, hands-off management, good training support

    Cons

    Cutting benefits, no significant salary raise in 5 years, company constantly on budget pressure and danger of net loss.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "We had such high hopes that were shattered the first week"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sr. Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Sr. Engineer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Unisys full-time

    Pros

    None that i can think of

    Cons

    Mgmt lies, benefits worst in the industry, very disorganized, and give employees no options but to leave

    Advice to Management

    Only been w this company for a month (they won a govt contract) and they are unbelievably bad. First they lost a bunch of my coworkers' intake forms that had their ss# on them, then lied when asked what happened. They didn't send some people's paychecks on time and others were wrong (and no direct deposit in over a month), benefits a total ripoff ($3,000 deductible!), and we had to drive to their hq and were forced to sit through 3 agonizing, boring and self-promoting hours of what they call 'orientation'. They also didn't answer any meaningful questions (about paychecks and benefits, for one) - they just sat up there and bragged. So unnecessary and wasteful.
    They might have won the contract, but they lost the staff's faith and trust. Lots of good people leaving when all they hoped for was respect and honesty.



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