SunGard Reviews

Updated 13 April, 2015
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
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  1. Learning Opportunity

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON

    I worked at SunGard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Staff was kept when EIM was purchased
    Family feeling
    Upper Management tried to keep us positive
    Very team focused
    Great PM's

    Cons

    Worried about bottom line- therefore clients had to pay for upgrades which they refused to
    Seem to buy small profitable companies, bleed them of resources, layoff all staff and shut company down
    HR not effective
    Deals were hampered with clients because by accounting because of meeting revenue quota's and ownership of source code
    Farmed many jobs to India reducing staff in North America and UK

    Advice to Management

    Work with staff - they are on the front lines with the clients and understand the needs and wants
    Try to remember not everything is about the bottom line - Many staff worked long hours to keep clients happy

  2. Supporting corporate customer base

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herzliya (Israel)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herzliya (Israel)

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    No employee development plans, no courses, no improvement in compensation over time
     Dying branch of the company, general consensus (from management as well) just a matter of time till it shuts down completely

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great organisation to sell for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great organisation to sell for. Perk, power and money.

    Dwindling pockets of professional, dedicated and individual contributors.

    Cons

    Fanciful marketing programs that creates an illusion of career progression to lure in fresh graduates. The reality is that fresh graduates are meant to be cheap and disposable meat-shield to be thrown in front of clients.

    Work-life balance is non existent. Most projects are in death-march mode, customer support consist of being abused by client and trash talked by middle-management for not managing client expectation.

    Increasing sales presence thanks need to juice up balance sheet in preparation for IPO. Think 2 Sales to 1 Project resource. Strong process in place to assure revenue so that senior management can move on to the next cash cow.

    If you are a potential customer, be very careful. You will be misled. Check multiple reference through your own network and not just the ones provided by the sales. Check where the reference is working after the deal is closed.

    Company reorganisation, followed by retrenchment, is a annual event. The thinning middle management has led to growing psychological pressure imposed onto rank and file.

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  5. They dont care about employee health

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to learn.good salary

    Cons

    they dont care about employee health.if a long term employee has medical certificate for 2 months leave and has undergone serious health issues they just want u to take 2 days leave because they will lose business.they dont care anything about employee health.One of a very know person was forced to come to work irrespective of their health issues...

    Advice to Management

    Please fire the manager at the singapore lcoations

  6. Helpful (4)

    Sales People Treated like "Pawns" towards The Management's Quota and Club Reservations

    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They serve Starbucks coffee...and have a nice surplus of legal pads and pens.

    Cons

    Sales Compensation and Quotas are not in line with the Industry trends and the "solution selling" messaging the company subscribes to.

    Advice to Management

    Try to actually listen to the Sales People on what is going on and work accordingly to streamline instead of making "gut" like decisions or picking favorites when driving opportunities.

  7. Helpful (1)

    To many layoff and turnovers in Philadelphia location

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    Talented group of young, friendly and professional group in

    Cons

    Some mid management unethical and unprofessional

    Advice to Management

    Reward the right employees

  8. Helpful (2)

    Constant upper management reorgs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA (US)

    I worked at SunGard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employees were young and intelligent

    Cons

    Constant upper management reorgs
    Constant layoffs
    Poor hiring skills

    Advice to Management

    Focus

  9. Helpful (3)

    Treated a 24/ 7 job like a 9 to 5. No incentives. Poor managment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mid Range Specialist II in Carlstadt, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Mid Range Specialist II in Carlstadt, NJ (US)

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the folks that work at Sungard are enjoyable to work with. The hours when employed were nice and convenient.

    Cons

    The Management is absolutely heartless. When Sungard acquired Comdisco, they of course promised the world. They decided to fire people the week before christmas. Made a comment to my manager which he didn't like. F' him. I hate this place.

    Advice to Management

    Retire

  10. Helpful (3)

    bad

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    retirement life style if you like. Not much pressure from work

    Cons

    not a good place to learn new technology

  11. consultant

    Current Employee - Consultant in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexibility good shift timings, very good for ppl who want to earn money for pocket money

    Cons

    job insecurity. they give good hike to both good performer and a bad performer

    Advice to Management

    come down to ground level and check

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