SunGard
2.9 of 5 226 reviews
www.sungard.com Wayne, PA 5000+ Employees

SunGard Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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2.9 226 reviews

                             

68% Approve of the CEO

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

Russell P. (Russ) Fradin

(75 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "flexible work times, easy work environment, good salary, good work life balance"
    in 33 reviews
  • "Very flexible work environment with relatively low workload stress"
    in 17 reviews
Cons:
  • "unless you're upper management or sales you won't be raking in big bonuses and perks but they are there"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Very fragmented structure with multiple business units , complicated communications"
    in 9 reviews
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Good company to work for.

Technology Consultant (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at SunGard full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood work/life balance. Opportunity for promotion/recognition if you put in the work. Vacation days above average for the US. Could get more sick days.

ConsHowever, in terms of actual positions to go up the chain, it is limited unless you count on employee turnover. It is more and more acting like a "big company". Bureaucracy is growing.

Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to basics. Streamline the bureaucracy.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Complex Organization

Program Manager (Former Employee)
Sacramento, CA (US)

I worked at SunGard full-time for more than 3 years

ProsLots of opportunities being associated with a larger organization

ConsLots of acquisitions/mergers to contend with

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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One of the very good company in Financial Domain.

Senior Engineer - Product Development (Former Employee)
Pune (India)

I worked at SunGard full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood Work-Life Balance.
Get to work on latest cutting edge technologies.
Very good scope to learn new technologies.
Situated in the middle of the city.

ConsNo Onsite.
If you end up in any legacy project, then its very difficult to move out to any other project.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Company Is Falling Apart

Sales Executive (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsKnowledgeable people, global presence, name recognition

ConsOn-going cost and benefits reduction program (going on for 5 years), lack of investment into product development, no collaboration between product groups, impossible to fulfill quotas, new commission plan has lower payouts, high turn-over, just announced up-coming head count reduction because they have not met thier financial projections, management is only focused on thier budget and spreadsheets,

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your products and people. You neglect both

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Project Manager (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsGood salary, good work life balance

ConsNo carreer opportunities, no training, Owned by private investors since 2005 which makes a lot of uncertainty about future.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore communication about future of the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Mixed Experience. Most is the positive

Specialist - Test Automation (Current Employee)
Pune (India)

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

Pros1. Work life balance.
2. Clear policies
3. Good work content.
4. Supportive teams.
5. Cool benefits and facilities.

Cons1. Limited growth.
2. Management is not so technical and dynamic.
3. Growth of company is not so visible.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf someone raise the concerns, take them seriously and positive.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Account Executive (Current Employee)
Wayne, PA (US)

I have been working at SunGard full-time for less than a year

ProsThis is a great place to really own your own territory. All of the tools and resources are provided for your success. As long as you can allocate these resources and pull in Engineers and other AE's when needed, you will be successful.

Work/Life balance is excellent. As long as you give it 100%, you can leave by 5 PM every day.

ConsThere are about 3,000 products.
Very hard to use certain internal systems.
If you are not technical, you MUST understand business drivers or you will sink fast.

Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more one on one time with new hires.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place - long hours, hard work, can be very tough but rewarding.

Director (Current Employee)

I have been working at SunGard full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe people and the team work is what works well.

ConsNot enough staff - runs very thin.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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legacy product hub

Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Pune (India)

I worked at SunGard full-time for more than a year

Prosopportunity to learn, new financial product,good work life balance

Consboring and lazy place, no career growth

Advice to Senior Managementlisten to employee

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsBenefits, great coworkers, client exposure

ConsLittle exposure to upper management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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