I worked for them also
We liked to refer to our senior strategy as snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. The ex-secretary of the treasury, with a truly inflated opinion of himself from signing money, essentially did a hostile takeover with Sperry's own cash and resources. A personnel bloodbath ensued. Including at least one suicide.
No one who actually had an idea what we did bought the idea that the economies of sharing processes had merit. Everything about what was produced by the two companies was completely different from each other. Even to the parts level.
Sperry had a lot of cash, and owned huge amounts of real estate (factories, HQ, etc.). Everything was sold and many times leased from the buyers. Debt incurred was astronomical. The direction moved from a technology based Sperry (though in a really large number of instances, dismally managed) company to complete BS. With Sperry at least we could fix things for customers. There were direct paths to the guys that actually knew how to do things. That was fixed by the merger. I understand that at takeover the UNIX port to the existing mainframes was canceled as not being useful. Unisys would have been years ahead in providing real MIPS, storage, etc. for UNIX servers. It could have been transformational.
The retirement plan was gutted. Free health care for life became an option that eventually cost more than the entire retirement benefit.
But on the other hand, please keep buying Unisys stuff to try and avoid our loosing all retirement benefits.