SAI Global Reviews

Updated 13 Jan 2021

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2.8
36%
Recommend to a Friend
42%
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SAI Global Chief Executive Officer Peter Granat
Peter Granat
79 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work life balance and flexibility(in 18 reviews)

  • "The work from home due to COVID-19 is a nice perk because the open floor plan in the offices isn’t conducive to getting anything done(in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior Management seem to change their opinions with the wind and operate a "Donald Trump" style of leadership(in 13 reviews)

  • "Upper management are not up to the mark(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Tech manager"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SAI Global full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good career prospects and opportunities for progression

    Cons

    Long hours and high demands

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good people but poor work/life balance"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at SAI Global full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    SAI has attracted some talented folks but they will struggle to retain them without change.

    Cons

    Post-pandemic work/life balance never normalized and working excessive hours is a company-wide norm.

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  3. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Auditor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SAI Global full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Autonomy, great training and quality of life.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities and paid training for other areas of the business.

  4. "Positive Changes"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management finally realized that we need to make major investment in our products in order to remain competitive. Now that they are investing, we can see the positive results.

    Cons

    A decent amount of red tape, not always easy to get things done..

  5. "You will get chewed up and spit you out"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SAI Global full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great if this is your first job so you can have your initial experience under your belt and then move on. I had a good experience working with my colleagues. I guess this is the situation when you work for a small company that was acquired by a Big Bother is watching you company They were a bunch of dedicated people who always strived to do an outstanding job and always delivered no matter the obstacles. The small company run the business like family;very supportive of each other

    Cons

    Human Resources is bad . They don’t follow up their own protocols. I would 0 in a scale to 10 in communications with employees. Basically they are very good in threatening you if they consider you violated their not so confidentiality agreements in which it can be considered double standard In order to work with SAI you have to agree to sign non competence clauses on which if you leave the company you can’t work on similar job with another company for a year. You can’t work as a consultant for the clients you used to help for a year. Basically they are making their best efforts to cut your livelihood for a year. You also have to realize that SAI will exploit any small business to the breaking point because they are interested in one thing only;their profits. There were small companies who were doing well doing on their own by making their normal profits as usual. However when these small companies were acquired, they were under a lot of pressure to make the numbers. Some of these offices closed and some of these businesses, SAI cut them loose because of one bad year. Again SAI Global doesn’t care about people that gave their best years of their lives to help the company It’s about EBIDTA . No sacrifices, No hard work, No rewarding client satisfaction Just EBIDTA IT people is bad. It takes months before someone answers. Their travel policies are ridiculous

  6. "Just so so"

    3.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Officer in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SAI Global full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    work life balance is ok

    Cons

    carrer ceiling is very obvious

  7. "My review"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Lead Auditor in Brisbane

    I worked at SAI Global part-time

    Pros

    a company that valued employees

    Cons

    no cons they were good to work for

  8. COVID-19
    Helpful (2)

    "Going downhill"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SAI Global full-time

    Pros

    Remote work A few knowledgeable good colleagues are still around but probably interviewing.

    Cons

    The company used COVID as an excuse to cut salaries, benefits, bonuses, and reduce headcount. Although there was an announcement that everyone would be affected by the cut, some groups closer to the CEO still got their bonuses. When COVID started earlier this year, instead of supporting the employees, the CEO announced that the company would be laying off employees for an entire week, so everyone in the organization was expecting to lose their jobs. Everyone became stressed and tense during that week. No cuts affecting the C-level group during the pandemic were communicated to show that everyone had their share of sacrifices. The CEO commits too many communication mistakes and has a very self-centered approach to results instead of stimulating team collaboration and effort by highlighting it as critical for its achievements. "Global company, local resources" - You are expected to cover many timezones. Work-life balance? It is not part of SAI's core values. People are continually leaving SAI due to the terrible working conditions that reflect in knowledge not being retained. Usually, there are no bonuses but in the rare cases that you might receive one, it will be enough to buy two cappuccinos at Starbucks.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "It was a job..."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SAI Global full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team and great work colleagues

    Cons

    Little to no training offered, management restructures all the time, salary not competitive, If you were not in the right "click" then you'll never go anywhere.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Poor culture, rude Executives and bad culture"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SAI Global full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The team was good, coffee machines, yearly Christmas party

    Cons

    Some of the Executives were really rude, one of them based in America told me I am you boss and you do what you told. They are looking to sell the business so no investment in L&D or Product

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