SunGard Reviews

Updated 11 September, 2014
Updated 11 September, 2014
265 Reviews
3.1
265 Reviews
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
89 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.  

    Specialist /Principal Software Engineer"Bangalore

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    Current Employee - Specialist Product Development  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Specialist Product Development in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Compensation 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.

    Cons

    At 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 ManagementAdvice

    Very 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Product company

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    Former Employee - Specialist- Testing  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Specialist- Testing in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Flexible in terms of timing

    Cons

    Provides minimal exposure to latest technologies, terrible managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider hiring better managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Could be great, but drug down by "real" company values.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SunGard for less than a year

    Pros

    You can express your professional opinion without fear of termination.
    You do get a fair benefits package and paid time off.
    Educational reimbursement is solid.

    Cons

    Though upper management is overly dependent on micro management. Even your emails are micromanaged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apparently everything I have to say advice wise is bad language.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    sungard

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    work life balance, time off policies,

    Cons

    compensation, work from home policy

  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great if you are part of inner circle!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Wayne, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    People are for the most part highly qualified and motivated.

    Cons

    Senior management follows old boys network. You are clearly either in or you are out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at turnover rate and employee comments more seriously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Good benefits, awful work experience and management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. That's it.

    Cons

    Poor leadership; poor planning; poor compensation; no loyalty to customers or employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hmmm, I really can't say bring in new management as that is what is done 2-3 times per years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    It is good for permanent members not temporary

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunGard

    Pros

    Product based company so its good

    Cons

    Employees get less facilities than competitors

  9.  

    great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    good pay and good people

    Cons

    lack of challenges on a daily basis

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Employee of the year

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Excellent work culture, flexible work environment, good infrastructure, good facilities.

    Cons

    Worst management, management has no capability of handling stuffs. no growth, no salary increment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop listing to others, apply your own brain, observe things, you should know who really works and deserves.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very sales centric organisation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work if you are self motivated and strive to create and add value to the company. Open working environment with generally very helpful colleagues who are willing to aid and guide people who are willing to learn and contribute

    Cons

    Very sales centric with an obsession with hitting targets and revenues. Organisation is made up of several companies bought over time leading to messy silos and overlapping products. Middle managers are overwhelmed with daily responsibilities on top of managing teams making it easy for incompetent staff to hide and shirk responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SunGard is a very global organisation with a lack of culture due to a large geographical spread of offices and an obsession with selling. Consider grooming talents within the organisation to build a stronger culture (and eventually stronger managers) rather than rely on the experienced workforce who have no loyalty and flutter to the next higher paying vendor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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