Unisys Reviews

Updated 31 August 2014
Updated 31 August 2014
692 Reviews

2.9
692 Reviews
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Unisys Chairman and CEO Ed Coleman
Ed Coleman
349 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance, management supports innovation (in 47 reviews)

  • Flexible working Hours ( really flexible) can do Work from Home as well (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • Compensation, Senior Management - No people management skills (in 23 reviews)

  • Don't waste your time with trying to get into L2 or upper management positions (in 23 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good but not challenged enough

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Associate  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in London, England

    I have been working at Unisys full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company is very flexible to work for. You are able to work remotely if needs be. Get the opportunities to travel with work. Need to have the ability to be a self starter within the company.

    Cons

    Managers are more than likely not in the same location as you so you may only get the chance to meet them a couple of times a year. Career advancement seems to be linked with time spent with the company rather than the ability of the candidates. A lot of people within the company are unwilling to help when requesting information. There is an attitude that it is not within their role

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have better structures in place around scheduling and have the plans for the year fully prepared to allow people to schedule time off if necessary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Working hard to change.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Director  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in London, England

    I have been working at Unisys full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Since I joined 2 years ago, this company has transformed. New people with good ideas, more marketing spend and really delighted clients. Flexible around where you work and good salaries.

    Cons

    "The Corporation" ie the US business wants to run the show and it takes quite a lot of pushing back to stop them dictating what happens in the rest of the world. I don't even mean strategically. They want to manage the tactics too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your regions! Stop spending the lions share of your marketing budget in the US and listen to what the regions want.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Challenging, aging employee population with lots of IP knowledge to share but little marketing investment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Director  in  Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Leeds, England

    I have been working at Unisys full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Mobility encouraged. And offices across the globe.
    A lot of Technology know-how from most employees being technologists for decades in some cases (many employees have been with Unisys over 20 years)

    Cons

    Lack of marketing budget.
    Some employees are set in their ways and find it difficult to embrace change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in marketing and branding, it is not good to hear clients say they thought we folded years ago.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    This was ok but not really great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Analyst  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Test Analyst in London, England

    I have been working at Unisys full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    No worry, just chill and work - no progress

    Cons

    No worry at all, you cant make any change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give some more money

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    this is a senior sales role with responsibility for certain set of clients.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Account Executive  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Client Account Executive in London, England

    I have been working at Unisys

    Pros

    Unisys has a good image, opens doors at clients
    re-use of international assets, especially from US is strong capability
    freedom in organizing one's own job

    Cons

    senior management focus too much on internal prganization
    too many internal regulations making life very difficult to handle
    too many old people, no instream of young people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not only focus on using off-shore, develop a sufficient and healthy local, mix of young and older pool of staff
    create a hip and cool image, a clear and effective organization
    focus on the clients

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    positive signs, but too little too late....?

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Unisys

    Pros

    there ARE still some good people within the company but they are dissatisfied and growing disenfranchised, the new CEO Ed does appear to be making better executive decisions and Q2 figures look better... but it will be hard to change the status quo and re-float the company.

    Cons

    over the last couple of years the company appears to have had an indiscriminate 'slash & burn' agenda which has demoralised and weakedn the company capability to the point of risking existing business let alone enaling new business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Exec management should take the lead from Ed (new CEO) and focus on the main contributors to the problems rather than blanket bomb and include the successful parts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    To sum it up, it's not great.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Leicester, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leicester, England

    I have been working at Unisys

    Pros

    Employees come and go at whatever time they please, sickness policy in place but never used. Managers are a rare site as they always tend to be otherwise engaged, either on other accounts or due to personal reasons.

    Cons

    Very poor management. Over one year of service, I've had SDMs. Policies such as sickness are not being followed. Staff always kept outside of the goings on and there is little or no possibility of individual growth in the form of certifications etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show your faces more. Apply processes and procedure such as sickness policy more wouldn't go amiss as people will, and do, take advantage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Break the Cycle

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Human Resources in London, England

    I worked at Unisys

    Pros

    Great infrastructure of systems and centralised resources. You definitely notice it when you've moved on from Unisys to a new organisation. It goes without saying that on an individual level many of the people were great and I learned a lot from professionals who probably didn't realise that they were mentors or role models.

    Cons

    where to begin - hours, morale, poor leadership, having to go to work in the mornings with a fire extinguisher on your back because you never knew whwre the next one was going to break out. In fact, to illustrate the point, every time someone got yanked from what they were doing, or was 'stood up' for important meetings, the most most common reason given (like that made it all ok) was that they had been called to a 'fire drill' Pur-lease!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop replacing mediocrity with overpaid new troops. Review the need for such top-heavy presence at the board. Continue stripping down the walls to the many silos that continue to thrive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    emotional intelligence missing in strive for bottom line supremacy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at Unisys

    Pros

    Some genuinely knowledgeable and good people who want to do a good job and deliver good service. The recognition at an immediate line manager level that my contribution is appreciated and that the performance feedback process is taken seriously - personal good luck rather than what's reflected more widely.

    Cons

    Poor, disjointed leadership. Badly executed strategy. A lack of credibility with its workforce and in the market - also beginning to be reflected in parts of its client base. Lack of appreciation at the number of hours every individual is expected to work to get the job done - a 70/80 hour working week is not uncommon in most parts. An inability to distinguish between a lean workforce versus an emaciated one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pressing the accelerator pedal harder when the tank is almost empty is no guarantee that you will complete the journey. Sometimes you just need to stop and take stock of what it's doing to the engine.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sleeping Giant or Comatose Dinosaur?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Director  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Program Director in London, England

    I have been working at Unisys

    Pros

    Collaboration with skilled people, with a strong culture and work ethic.

    Cons

    Lack of vision and strategic leadership - a "sleeping giant" can only be in decline for so long and still hold out hopes of recovery.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop driving people towards "hand to mouth" behaviours - look beyond the current Quarter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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