Savvis is a high-end managed hosting company with co-lo and MPLS network
Sr. Solutions Engineer (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 9, 2014
Savvis is a high-end managed hosting company with co-lo and MPLS network. Really was a challenge to work and learn so much so fast at a highly detailed level of expertise. Will work you hard but it's rewarding to be able to use your entire skill set all the time. Very busy.
Associate Engineer (Current Employee) – Town and Country, MO – November 8, 2013
A typical day includes an average workload with an occasional crisis that needs handling. Plenty of time to advance your personal IT knowledge and work with others who share the same sentiment. The hardest part of the job is the technical aspect. Depending on the subject matter you can investigate further or assign to the appropriate team to get a task completed. I enjoy being able to focus without distraction and advance my skillsets.
Very productive work place, responsibility for performance was very high
Network Operations Specialist (Former Employee) – New York, NY – October 16, 2013
SAVVIS was responsible for carrying the Stock Exchange live all over the world, in every market. Responsibility was high and work load was very detail oriented. Triple redundancy was the corner stone to their success with keeping clients happy with the service.
Straight work week Monday- Friday
Commute was to the lowest area of Manhattan and thework shifts start very early in the a.m.
Network Implementation Specialist (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – August 1, 2013
There was not much to learn, but I did create a training manual for my group. Management was okay. My co-workers seem to be friendly. The hard part of my job was getting use to the attitudes. Was going home for the day.
My manager provided free company polo shirts for meeting our goal.
I would get my break and lunch time in most of the time.
Strategic Account Manager (Former Employee) – Reston, VA – May 30, 2013
Savvis, an industry leader no doubt, has a very bad reputation amongst customers and potential clients for arrogance. The culture has not changed much, albeit the solutions are very mature and competent. Working at CenturyLink was a great opportunity, until I realized there are still 3 very large multi-billion dollar organizations still having difficulty years later in assimilating solutions, cultures, and selling strategy. Earnings potential is great, but it just depends on how much discombobulation you can put up with. I tend to lean more towards a streamlined organization that might not pay as much on a base, but has more maneuverability.
good pay, industry leading solutions, good training
old culture, no inter-company integration, complicated commission structure, LONG pay cycles
Web Engineer (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – June 22, 2012
Working for a fortune 100 client resolving their web application issues. Management was "normal" typical corporation management. Nothing horrible but nothing shined either. Co-workers were all great, young, and smart. Hardest part of the job was a balance of work and life. The most enjoyable part was the employees were like minded and fun to be around.
Dis-organised company, primarily driven by what the customer want and not what Savvis can offer
Datacenter Engineer (Current Employee) – Slough, ENG – May 22, 2012
Dis-organised company, primarily driven by what the customer want and not what Savvis can offer. Sales promise expectations that either the company or the DC team have no input in and are usually left under pressure to deliver.
Global Sales Executive (Former Employee) – Dallas – February 27, 2012
If you are a "hunter" and will really put in the time and effort, the compensation, at least in the past has been excellent. That being said, what the effect of the recent purchase by CenturyLink will be on that is hard to determine. Sales management and senior sales management tends to be weak. Focus is more on colocation opportunities than managed services, but still the compensation is good.
Good environment, high tech company in the forefront of technology
Business Development Director (Former Employee) – Miami florida – February 21, 2012
Savvis was a great learning experience that implemented a state of the art, layer 2 internet infrastructure with private network access points being able to provide QoS and SLA's over the internet. Savvis was the first company to use the internet as a B2B delivery mechanism.
great share profit sharing program, open door executive leadership.
manager (Former Employee) – St. Louis – February 2, 2012
I left Savvis late in 2010. While there, I worked in a support department. Since I left, Savvis was acquired by CenturyLink, and the manager I worked for has left the company. My ratings reflect my experience there, so someone considering Savvis would be better served to consider reviews of those who have more recent experience with the company.
flexible about working away from the office;
tends to highly compensate a few, reactive (vs. planful), siloed (vs. integrated across functions)