SunGard Reviews

Updated 22 September, 2014
Updated 22 September, 2014
267 Reviews
3.1
267 Reviews
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
90 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you are put in right project they work life balance would be excellent (in 43 reviews)

  • flexible work times, easy work environment, good salary, good work life balance (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Work Life balance has become non-existant for many, depending on your role/department (in 8 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Aquisiton growth company, but needs great improvement

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

    I have been working at SunGard

    Pros

    There are several locations if you are interested in moving (mostly in the US, but globally as well). In addition there are several 'areas of interest' within the company (Insurance, Disaster Recover, Education) and it is a large so there are lots of opportunities available.
    The benefits are decent, with company contribution to group RRSP, Employee Assistance Program in addition to Health/Medical & Dental.

    Cons

    Sungard grows by buying smaller companies - yet they don't seem to be very proficient at it. Back office changes are chaotic and unpredicatable, and communication is contradictory from one week to the next.
    Incorrect first of the year payout, lack of ability to bring integrated staff into the online pay stub processing (the manual work around for paper copies leaves MUCH to be desired), conflicting/confusing travel coverage [for those employees that are consultants to clients]. Very disappointing for a company that grows by aquistion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Document aquisition processes & adhere to them. Have at least one 'specialist' (project/program manager) to oversee integration with milestones, targets etc to make sure that there is a single point of information flow.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Learning Opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON

    I worked at SunGard full-time for more than 10 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of potential but accountants run the show

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at SunGard full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    SunGard, Recovery Services, is an exciting environment that allows technicians full freedom to learn and do things that most folks only dream about. Due to our hands on approach we learn more in 6 months across more enterprise equipment than most people do in production for years. The excitement of recovering clients during a disaster is like no other workplace - you know you're doing good by helping out companies and ultimately, people.

    Cons

    Management talks about caring and that people are valuable. Unfortunately that's only talk, it always, always, comes down to money for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pretending that your employees are important. Either do it or be truthful about it. You'll get more respect as a result.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    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

    I have been working at SunGard

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at SunGard

    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
  7.  

    Excellent Company for freshers to start their career in Product Support.

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

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

    Pros

    Good Salary and work also is very good,Excellent work culture, flexible work environment, good infrastructure, good facilities

    Cons

    Didnt found out any problems as yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since i am new joinee didnt found any shortcomings in management, but the Selection procedure does take time .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent Stay here!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work Life balance, Flexibility, Product Setup, No Bench

    Cons

    Transport, Out of Pune reach

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Decent place to work. Managed Services is tough business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Accounts Manager
    Current Employee - Technical Accounts Manager

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers. Lots of smart dedicated people. Decent tools.

    Cons

    Sometimes expectations from mgmt are too high. Can't perform miracles for free! W/L Balance is a challenge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the technical people to understand the issues. Not just selling services.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Overview of the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SunGard

    Pros

    Good time off policies, relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    They don't hire locally anymore. Mainly outsourcing and downsizing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    No Growth Opportunity

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

    I worked at SunGard full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    SunGard offers decent work-life balance, work from home, and stability.

    Cons

    Biggest drawback is lack of career growth and development. The recent efforts to promote career growth has been superficial.
    Salary stays stagnant and many people are leaving the firm as the economy improves and opportunities arise outside the firm
    Also, Asset Management group is very disorganized, lacking strategy and vision. Many competing products with an army of car-salesman type management.
    Lastly its glorifies the above breed of car salesman type personality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1.Create a career track for existing employees
    2. Create a strategy , vision and improved communication between products
    2. Fire incompetent management and sales staff and pay market rate for your existing performing employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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