SAI Global Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 17 Dec 2020

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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. "Just so so"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

  2. COVID-19
    Helpful (2)

    "Going downhill"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  3. COVID-19
    Helpful (10)

    "Disorganized company that won't get out of its own way"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy the folks I work with (for the most part), and we all complain about the same things to each other. You will learn a lot here, but in the end, it's not worth your sanity.

    Cons

    - If you are someone that appreciates being valued and respected, this is really not the place for you and I urge you to look elsewhere. - Recruiters and interviewers will mislead you and the hiring process does not allow for any negotiation. - No work-life balance. I frequently work until 10 PM on projects due to workload intensity. - High-value projects are put on hold, and then suddenly start up again... and you are to blame for its failure. - Lean team operations with no budget to dedicate to the betterment of the organization. - Leadership doesn't understand the value of activities/software that have a high ROI because of the initial investment. - If you are a woman, you absolutely will be treated like a doormat. - Bully culture from the top - they expect you to work past your capacity but won't give you any help and then will take full credit for your work. - The CEO is a robot, who when asked about the culture told people to, "leave if you don't like it... culture is what you make of it". - CEO made an announcement about layoffs earlier on during COVID and left everyone hanging for a week. I remember that as the worst week of my life. No one has been the same since that massive bout of anxiety.

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  4. "OK"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    people, work-life-balance, free coffee and fruit

    Cons

    Challenging times, competition, negative publicity

  5. "Good mid management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Frankfurt am Main
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SAI Global full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexibility / international/ leader / strategic goal

    Cons

    Strategy execution/ work life balance

  6. "Opportunity"

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

    I have been working at SAI Global full-time

    Pros

    Great exposure & opportunity to develop, plus you’re given the autonomy to use & execute your skill set/experience. Great work life balance and flexibility.

    Cons

    Usual large corporation challenges, things can take time to get done

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting place to work, with lots of change"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team members, collaboration, flexible schedule with 1-2 days work from home allowance, market leaders, great new content in Learning. Work life balance is generally very good, people don't seem to work more than 7-8 hours a day

    Cons

    Lots of change and more to come, old systems the company seems to be stuck with, when teams are at capacity often cause for longer work days to meet deadlines.

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    SAI Global Response

    October 23, 2019APAC Recruitment Lead

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We appreciate your input and are happy to hear you’re enjoying your experience here. If you have any further feedback to share please email us at hehelpdesk@saiglobal.com

  8. "company is going down hill, do not bother"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Account Manager 

    I worked at SAI Global full-time

    Pros

    good work life balance

    Cons

    all about making money, do not care about customers

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  9. "Not a bad company to work."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Integration Developer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay. Good people. Work life balance. Good office and desk. performance base increments. Approachable managers.

    Cons

    Some time reach to some internal teams is difficult.

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  10. "BDM"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAI Global full-time

    Pros

    Breath and depth of offerings, flexible work life balance

    Cons

    Lack of consistency in strategy which adds too much unnecessary complexity

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