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SunGard Reviews

Updated 13 August, 2014
Updated 13 August, 2014
270 Reviews

3.1
270 Reviews
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
85 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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  1.  

    very happy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Montreal, QC

    Pros

    international company which is known all over the world

    Cons

    training process is not good at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work on training and employee packages

    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    Pros

    Seem 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.

    Cons

    You 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 ManagementAdvice

    Just 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.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very large company...too many disparate businesses

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    Lots of product lines catering to just about every market. Globally recognized name (can be a pro or con).

    Cons

    SunGard grows by acquisition but does not do a great job of integrating those new businesses. The senior people in each acquired unit tend to have their eye on the door or on a more senior role elsewhere at SG and you are left with a lot of C+ talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through on some of the integration of the acquired businesses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Work culture is pretty good
    Have WFH facility.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Engineer  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Pune (India)

    Pros

    Good company to work in.

    Cons

    Have good work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sudden change in upper management , reflects the produtivity

  6.  

    Good work-life balance, poor career opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Once 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 ManagementAdvice

    Career 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Love my coworkers

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I 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 .

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

  8.  

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

    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company is not what it used to be

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are still some good projects to work on.

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Gain back your clientbase.

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Sales organization poor sense of strategy or direction

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not 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 ManagementAdvice

    Focus 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Senior Software Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)

    Pros

    Overall people in Sungard are nice people

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a lot of talent in US that know the business logic better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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