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SunGard Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
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2.9 253 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin

Russell P. (Russ) Fradin

(82 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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Pros
  • If you are put in right project they work life balance would be excellent (in 39 reviews)

  • flexible work times, easy work environment, good salary, good work life balance (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Though upper management is overly dependent on micro management (in 12 reviews)

  • Very fragmented structure with multiple business units , complicated communications (in 10 reviews)

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    very happy

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Montreal, QC

    Prosinternational company which is known all over the world

    Constraining process is not good at all

    Advice to Senior Managementwork on training and employee packages

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    Good for experience, but for the long haul may not be the best choice.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsSeem to explore new ideas and technologies which allow growth for the company. They seem like a family oriented company, when it is in there best interest. Pretty fair when it comes to time off and working from home.

    ConsYou just never know when you are going to get laid off as they have been going through a rough time. Seems like a clear cut line in the sand with respect to the old product and new product. Seems like two groups within Sungard trying to achieve the same goal. No unity. Lots of miscommunication and people just don't share responsibilities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust tell the truth and don't beat around the bush. You would gain more of our respect if you just told us how it is.

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    Good work-life balance, poor career opportunities

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsThe work-life balance is probably the best I've had in my career. And for around a year, there's the ability to learn both the technological and business-based aspects of your role.

    ConsOnce you've been in the job a while, boredom tends to creep in. There is realistically very little chance of career progression owing to the acquisition-based nature of the company, meaning teams work in silos without much interaction across products, let alone departments and divisions. The compensation package is not fantastic, but owing to the good work-life balance, it's acceptable. Senior management can be based in another part of the globe, meaning you don't have any contact with them from one year to the next.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCareer progression for employees needs to improve, otherwise good talent will always be on the look out for jobs elsewhere. Senior management needs to improve interaction with it's staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Love my coworkers

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI have an amazing group of coworkers, which is one the reasons that I have stayed as long as I have.
    My immediate managers are caring and genuinely look out for those people who work under them .

    ConsLack of concern for employee morale, limited ability to move up in the company, high benefit copays and stagnant salary.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWith the lack of even basic loving raises and the increased cost of benefits, many employees are making less than they did years ago.

     

    Good company to settle down. Not sure after the acquisition by Datatel

    Senior Engineer (Former Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsThe higher education sector - Laid back, Life - Work balance (i know), excellent opportunities for learning for freshers, safe for women

    ConsThe typical in any small organization. long term-ers and politicians.. as long as you are not wronging anyone, it's a good organization to be there.

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    The company is not what it used to be

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere are still some good projects to work on.

    ConsManagement really doesn't care about employees. Pay is becoming lower and lower day by day. This company used to be among the best paying ones, now sadly, even TCS can pay better than them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGain back your clientbase.

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    Good Sales organization poor sense of strategy or direction

    Senior Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsGood Sales organization, Overall Good and well meaning people and great breadth of products + nice recognition program for successful sales

    ConsNot enough R&D expenditure and overall too many acquisitions that have resulted in a lack of shared culture and in a great difficulty to understand the company's offer. No real product strategy either and a definite lack of enthusiasm.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on Financial Middle-Office and Back-Office which are the core strenghts of the company and shed the rest. Define a product strategy backed up by a serious R&D budget
    Make sure the customers and employees have a sense of direction for the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Software Engineer

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsOverall people in Sungard are nice people

    ConsCost cutting at a lot of level, a lot outsource to India.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is a lot of talent in US that know the business logic better.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good

    Senior Associate - Regulatory Reporting (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    ProsWell managed, Good environment, work culture

    ConsPolicies molding, over recruitment, Hierarchy

    Advice to Senior ManagementTransparency in discussion

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Specialist /Principal Software Engineer"Bangalore

    Specialist Product Development (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsCompensation and benefits are better compare other Services company like Infy, Wipro, TCS etc.

    To an extent flexible work timings but that too depends on your total tenure with company and whom you are reporting to. You can get very good deal if you bargain.

    Here your salary review is done twice a year and at times you may get mid year increment. Performance payout is good , and almost 80 % of people at least manage to get minimum of 110 % of base case mentioned in the letter and almost 80% of people get 10% average hike a year. At times they pay even up to 250 % of what is mentioned in the letter.

    If you are put in right project they work life balance would be excellent.You can spend time on self learning, on your family and meet to targets easily.

    ConsAt times you get tired with doing same monotonous work. You exposure to latest technology will be very less.

    There are two many managers/lead per developers and majority of them are redundant non techie guys who do not add any value and simply do people management and at times they do not even do that.

    Very less onsite opportunities, specially for longer term.

    If your product is terminated / sunset then it difficult to find a place for you on another project/product. Job security is less but they give good retrenchment money.

    Advice to Senior ManagementVery very average static management. They are slowly running company like a service base company instead of product base company which may earn some revenue but good things of being product company are gone.

    Company may come up with IPO by 2015 and to increase the face value, they are selling of lots of less performing assets.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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