SunGard

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SunGard Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

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

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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    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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    Great place to work...

    Lead Associate (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    Pros1. Good encouraging place.
    2. Company policies are transparent.
    3. CEP policy is really helpful for higher studies.
    4. If you are a outstanding performer, every year you can expect exact 20% of salary hike.
    5. Flexible job timings.

    Cons1. Due to high packages, u may face problems due job change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat support from managers...!!!

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

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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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    Sales People Treated like "Pawns" towards The Management's Quota and Club Reservations

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

    ProsThey serve Starbucks coffee...and have a nice surplus of legal pads and pens.

    ConsSales Compensation and Quotas are not in line with the Industry trends and the "solution selling" messaging the company subscribes to.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to actually listen to the Sales People on what is going on and work accordingly to streamline instead of making "gut" like decisions or picking favorites when driving opportunities.

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    To many layoff and turnovers in Philadelphia location

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTalented group of young, friendly and professional group in

    ConsSome mid management unethical and unprofessional

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward the right employees

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    No career growth , only escape is to leave !

    Applications Specialist/Consultant (Former Employee) Melville, NY (US)

    Pros- The culture is pretty lax, no micro-management
    - Work/ Life Balance, decent vacation
    -Easy for commute for folks living on Island
    -Most people are friendly except few in IT and admin

    Cons-This place is dead end place where your professional career dies. You will be doing the same job even after 10 years of service
    - The business unit management is pretty shortsighted and does NOT invest in their employees
    - They promote people who belong to the long island "group"
    - Also, the top management leading this business changes every six months

    Advice to Senior Management- Provide career path
    -Have clear strategy for organization and employee growth
    -Pay employee at par with the industry

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

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    Good company but watch out

    Sales Executive (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    Pros- In many ways a social environment with flexible hours
    - There are some very strong products within the company which can sell well.
    - Good company to work for if you like a strong sales environment, if you don't and want to build longer term client relationships SunGard can be challenging.

    Cons- First and foremost a very sales orientated organisation. Which doesn't need to be a bad thing, but as of late it has become sales for the sake of sales without the necessary development in the product and this is bad. Whether this has historically always been this way, I do not think so but for the last 2 years this has definitely been reality.

    Advice to Senior Management- Don't lose yourself in quarterly targets, this is very dangerous for SunGard but most of all the clients. To achieve the best results for clients targets should be flexible over a 1 to 2 year period.
    - Don't be afraid to axe managers who are fundamentally ill equipped to handle their position.
    - Create a more open environment where all are capable of voicing their concerns.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Product company

    Specialist- Testing (Former Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsFlexible in terms of timing

    ConsProvides minimal exposure to latest technologies, terrible managers

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider hiring better managers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Internship for HR

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork with different many different departments: Compensation, Training and Development, Recruiting, and International Mobility.
    Lot of independence and opportunity for joining any project going on in the HR department.
    Opportunity to work closely with HR leadership
    Quiet office (could be pro or con depending on your personality)

    ConsHigh wall cubicles so you can't easily talk to your neighbors

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

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