Unisys Reviews

Updated 31 October 2014
Updated 31 October 2014
721 Reviews
2.8
721 Reviews
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Unisys Chairman and CEO Ed Coleman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance, management supports innovation (in 56 reviews)

  • Flexible working Hours ( really flexible) can do Work from Home as well (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • Don't waste your time with trying to get into L2 or upper management positions (in 25 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Slow to innovate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unisys

    Pros

    People are mostly very customer focussed which ensurs a high quality of service delivery and high customer satisfaction. Customers rarely complain about the standard of services

    Cons

    Ultra conservative, risk averse. There are significant process "hoops" that must be jumped through for very basic sales activities such as unsolicited proposals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    adopt a more entrepreneurial culture that is vibrant and not so stodgy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    They have no idea on how to treat staff, there "American" model does not work in Australia

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician (Defence) in Sydney
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician (Defence) in Sydney

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

    Pros

    cant say anything nice about management, the people you work with (upper management excluded) are generally very good

    Cons

    staff ongoing training non existent, staff pay rises non existent, company supplied uniforms, I got two shirts once (been working for them over 3 years). Apparently we do a fantastic job but that's all we get, bonus's for excellent performance don't exist for non management. wage parity non existent, I work with others doing exact same job (same age) but they get 20-30k more, some get 10-20k less, seems they pick a sum out of the air and that's your carved in stone wage for ever, don't expect a pay rise ever. Too stingy to even provide a Christmas party for staff. Most staff constantly on the look out for jobs elsewhere, I could go on forever !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the American influence, Their rules DO NOT apply in Australia yet we are forced to live by them. Start treating your staff like they are your biggest asset, bring back in wage parity, give all non management staff the pay rises and cpi increases as dictated by Australian work standards ! After all everyone knows the Aussie operation and the profits we generate here are propping up the American circus which haemorrhages money. Get an Australian CEO who has a set of balls ! Pay staff weekly instead of monthly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Steer clear. Do not recommend experienced individuals to work for this company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Work-Life Balance
    Good platform for entry level position only (leave once you have obtained

    Cons

    Performance review is rubbish - no mention of salary review whatsoever and if you bring it up, it's pretty much a NO as all money is controlled by Head Office in the U.S. (seems like this company is living in the GFC period, continually cutting expenses at all cost at the perils of losing the best quality staff)
    Everything relating to money has to be approved by Head Office in the U.S.
    This company is very reactive to news/events that affects them. They try to be proactive once something happens and by then it is way too late.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees aren't just a number. They need to change their view that "everyone is expendable and replaceable".
    Change your approval structure as it is driving your company to the ground.
    Needs to work on retaining its employees and yes it means investing in employee incentives such as salary increases, potential bonus, career development and further training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not a Tier 1 - which offers more opportunity for good staff to get noticed and advance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities for advancement.
    Good pay for the more senior roles.
    Number of staff who have stayed with the company for many years (well over 20 years).. suggesting it can't be too bad a place to work

    Cons

    Salary reviews do not occur each year...hence where some staff have worked in same roles for over five years and haven't had a salary review in over two years it can result in churn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More regular personable communication by company leaders to staff will only serve to help build a stronger more cohesive and collaborative culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Bottom of the Pile

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Technician in Brisbane
    Current Employee - Field Technician in Brisbane

    I have been working at Unisys as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Team is good (workmates, that is)
    Job flexibility

    Cons

    Contractor rates are only barely livable
    Management by abdication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incentives are backwards - why am I being encouraged to finish work quickly but not well?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Canberra
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Canberra

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

    Pros

    Great for internal development, support, challenges, type of work

    Cons

    Work life balance can be challenging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Worked at worse companies but they could be better

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Engineer in Canberra
    Current Employee - Customer Engineer in Canberra

    I have been working at Unisys full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Global company with opportunities to work outside your home country, Partner discount and benefits scheme, leave entitlements, flexible working hours, local management

    Cons

    the biggest drawback to working here is the lack of training and experience of some staff combined with a lack of communication and guidance. the training most staff receive is only as good as the person who trained the person who trained them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify the processes for accessing the online employee portal and reporting time sheets and leave. Have a suitably trained and experienced training team.

    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work once you settle in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

    I have been working at Unisys full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Unisys don't just talk about work place flexibility, they live it and breath it, which makes a nice change. It is an environment of "we trust you will get on and do it". You need to be fairly self motivated to work here and get your head around a matrix organisation but once you do, it all falls into place.

    Cons

    Having such great flexibility means the fibre that can hold teams together (i.e. the social aspect) can begin to come apart at the seams. As a company they need to gather people together more often and work on encouraging employees to connect more often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Dissapointing. Company shows little respect for the individual.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

    I worked at Unisys

    Pros

    International Company
    Some good products and solutions.

    Cons

    Lack of dignity and respect.
    Poor career options.
    Not allowed to challenge the status quo.
    No work/life balance.
    Management lacks people skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is the people that make up a company. Treat them with respect, not just as a employment number.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company, great environment for employees, great heritage

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, excellent training plans, highly approachable management, very flexible policies to aid employees

    Cons

    Personal growth depends on your own initiative, not structured

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is one of the oldest IT companies and has lots of opportunities to at least pick up one hot area of technology and bounce back. Unisys is entrenched into many facets of technology and one innovative idea can propel it into a billion dollar business!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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