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SunGard Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 248 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

Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you are put in right project they work life balance would be excellent(in 38 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 9 reviews)

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    Constant upper management reorgs

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Ramon, CA (US)

    ProsEmployees were young and intelligent

    ConsConstant upper management reorgs
    Constant layoffs
    Poor hiring skills

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus

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    SunGard

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe benefits at SunGard are good.

    ConsThe management at SunGard (at least in my business unit) makes terrible decisions.

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    Bad Management with no way to stop declining sales.

    IT Manager (Current Employee) Wayne, PA (US)

    ProsNot many. Management is too reactive to classify anything in the Pro category. Free Coffee.

    ConsDisorganized SR Management. Sales Ops team is a joke. IT ignores them. Declining Sales with no way to stop the bleeding. Data issues and irregularities. Constant fire drills. No plan. Tons of turnover.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood luck with the spin off.

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

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    Not forward looking

    Systems Analyst (Former Employee) North Atlanta, GA (US)

    ProsGood salary. Good work from home policy since they closed the local office.

    ConsNot forward looking, very little chance for advancement. No sense of job security - people are let go all too often, and there does not seem to be a relationship between the people who are let go and the effectiveness of that person in their job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSupport the people who work their tails off.

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

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    Not the best company in the world

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsForcing of bad technologies and products

    ConsSalary isn't bad, Working hours are relativly standard, there isn't overtime.

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

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    Opportunities, level of autonomy very dependent on segment/dept that you work in

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsGenerally little micro-management, able to work independently with relative autonomy. Often given responsibility within short time of joining.
    Strong products in most areas
    Most managers allow some working from home although not formally implemented

    ConsLittle training/development although management/HR are trying to address this
    Big focus on cost & bottom line
    Working practices dependent on manager
    Business segments are silo-ed with minimal opportunity to move across
    Frequent reorgs and structural changes

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you are serious about training and development, you need to allocate resources and money and apply it across the board to all functions

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A lot of job to do in order to achieve the theoretical values

    Technical Consultant (Current Employee) La Goulette (Tunisia)

    Prossalary, trainings, values, holiday balance

    Conshuman dimension , carrer path, management of the 24/7 operations

    Advice to Senior Managementyou need to fill the gap between theorical values and the reality of the business on the groud

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Mid Range Specialist II (Current Employee) Carlstadt, NJ (US)

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

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementRetire

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Once great, now slowly sinking.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Parsippany, NJ (US)

    Proswages can be competitive and there's a good chance you'll run into some excellent people all throughout the organization that are great at their job and excellent to work with. They do attract some good talent.

    ConsAnnual reorgs for no apparent reason. unless you're upper management or sales you won't be raking in big bonuses and perks but they are there. Massive drive to move everything possible to Florida, but again unless you're high enough up relocation help isn't available. Layoffs/downsizing/rightsizing seem to be happening more and more frequently with a big push to get and stay very lean. Work Life balance has become non-existant for many, depending on your role/department. Benefits get worse and worse each year.

    Advice to Senior Managementthe company is TOO lean, with many co-workers working 6 days a week just to keep up, with no compensation for doing so. Forcing older workers out in favor of hiring someone with no experience for less in FL is seriously draining the knowledge base of Sungard's products and it is being reflected in the increasingly unhappy customer base.

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

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    Unfocused in the market, uncommunicative to employees

    Analyst (Former Employee)

    ProsGood work/life balance
    Excellent and competent peer co-workers
    Decent benefits

    ConsUnfocused product strategy; the company can't seem to decide between building or buying, which confuses the market as well.
    Very little communication between management and employees leaves you guessing as to how to benchmark your own performance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate to your employees what is expected of them and provide professional training and development if they lack specific skills.

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

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