SAI Global Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated 28 Apr 2019

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SAI Global Chief Executive Officer Peter Granat
Peter Granat
84 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. Helpful (4)

    "Culture is appalling"

    2.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at SAI Global full-time

    Pros

    The colleagues are amazingly supportive

    Cons

    Upper management are not up to the mark

  2. Helpful (6)

    "Confusing and Floundering"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people in the trenches working hard to make a difference in this tough space.

    Cons

    Upper management from CEO to CMO on down are not experienced in this space it would appear. They have recently let go some very good, innovative people who could actually help change course but moreover their technology is old. They need to sell off, partner or get a plan and go with it.

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  3. Helpful (6)

    "Terrible from all angles"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Learning in Milton Keynes, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at SAI Global full-time

    Pros

    Great modern building in MK, Heron House in particular is beautiful and overlooks a lake. Some of the people there are absolute gems. Free Tea / Coffee

    Cons

    Work/Home balance is terrible, you are expected to work often out of hours. Very high staff turn over. Lack of training. IT support terrible. Lack of direction by management. Employees unskilled people for high priority jobs just to get bums on seats rather than seeking the right fit for the role. Would rather work the competent staff into the ground rather than admit the issue may be on their side. Support from line management leaves a lot to be desired, though this is not their fault, it is because they have no support from the UKLT or upper management.

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  4. Helpful (8)

    "SAI Needs to Press the Reset Button"

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

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

    Pros

    - Excellent benefits package - Hardworking and kind colleagues - Convenient location - Flexible hours and the ability to work remotely are certainly a plus

    Cons

    The office culture is abysmal, which is bizarre given that the people who work for the company are wonderful individuals. Have received little to no training, support, encouragement, or consideration from upper management; a virtually impossible workload across the board makes interdepartmental communication very difficult and strained. Lack of resources is a constant area of stress. Ruthless attention is paid to the bottom line as opposed to the well-being and performance of employees. More focus on selling the product instead of making sure the product works, or whether or not we're even able to deliver the product. Solutions are reactive rather than proactive - a lot of time and energy spent on addressing dire emergencies that wouldn't have existed had anyone had the foresight to prepare for these problems beforehand. There's a lot of wasted potential. CONSTANT turnover and reshuffling of roles. The general frustration and despondency felt by all the staff is palpable.

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  5. "Hard working employees, aloof upper management"

    3.0
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Waltham, MA

    I worked at SAI Global

    Pros

    The people here were very nice to work with, professional and cared about their piece of the product. Seems to be a good work life balance. Work is interesting.

    Cons

    There doesn't seem to be suitable response from upper management (which is based in a different country) to problems that arise in the local office. Nor does there seem to be an understanding by them of what is required to actually make things work.

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  6. Helpful (7)

    "Sales Manager"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SAI Global full-time

    Pros

    not many to mention, this company has been going downhill for a long time and a lot of work needs to be completed to bring it up to where it should be

    Cons

    unrealistic expectations of growth - lack of ongoing support and training, lack of marketing budget, lack of qualified upper management

  7. Helpful (3)

    "Don't know the business"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Strong history of content with the merger

    Cons

    upper management has no idea what they have. They do not understand the business; they try to run it from Australia and hire out-of-business people to run it.

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  8. Helpful (8)

    "Company run by clueless incompetants"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Ascot, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SAI Global

    Pros

    Great camaraderie with a fun group of colleagues. Even in the midst of uncertainty and frustration, we were able to have a laugh and keep each other's spirits up.

    Cons

    Where to begin? In all my years of working I've never worked for a company with such clueless upper management. How can you bring in a new CTO on board and within 1 month he decides to outsource the entire development resources across the company? How can someone in such a short time even know what resources exist exist in the first place, let alone IF they can be outsourced at all. What sane company outsources core financial systems which are the basis of the companies revenue streams? Then when outsourcing commences, you put all the staff on notice so the ones with key sills leave before they've been able to hand over their knowledge. Dishonesty with strategic partners was shocking to see, leaving them with unrealistic expectations and not telling them how many key staff are being lost via outsourcing redundancies. Mismanagement seems to be the key skill across various levels of the company, from the upper level to certain aspects of middle management. For the lack of a simple phone call to renew the lease on some office space, the company had to pay a great deal more to secure alternative accommodation plus the costs of relocating!!! Again and again we saw projects going through costly investigation and design phases only to be cancelled before any development could take place due to costs. The phrase "Better Together" has never been more inappropriate!

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Evolving Organization"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment to work in. It's relaxing, conducive to getting the job done and most employees are great to work with. Pay is competitive.

    Cons

    No clear view on career path or career opportunities. Very fast and changing environment. State of upper management constantly changing. Because of this, it appears the company is in too much change and unable to settle and become stable. Performance evaluation and career growth things are absolutely vague and appear irrelevant to this organization

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  10. Helpful (5)

    "AWFUL PLACE TO WORK Please be aware of this company"

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

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

    Pros

    None that I am aware of

    Cons

    Poor leadership lack of communication upper management doesn't care about employees just about the numbers managers are unqualified no growth opportunity departments don't help each other and even if you ask for support they will ignore you Culture, management, dress code, no employee retention strategies Very Out-dated technology. Poor job flexibility. Management is a complete joke.

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