Sungard Availability Services

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Sungard Availability Services Reviews

Updated 11 August, 2014
Updated 11 August, 2014
274 Reviews

2.8
274 Reviews
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Sungard Availability Services CEO Andrew A. Stern
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is decent, but only b/c there is no urgency or direction in the organization (in 14 reviews)

  • great place to learn new skills (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Most of the upper management has only been with the company 3 years or less (in 20 reviews)

  • Senior management out of touch with the actual impediments to performing the work (in 15 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good shop

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work, very challenging! Something new almost all the time, if you like to do more than just daily break fix stuff this is the shop for you!

    Cons

    Its a big corporate setting, you don't get that family feeling outside of the team your in. Inner team is great! You will work with some of the titans in the business, but outside of that I feel management does not care much about staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your focus on business, but don't forget who keeps you guys in business. Show a little love to the worker bees and it will come back 10 fold.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent place to build an IT sales resume

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Money is pretty good. Great training.

    Cons

    Bad tools. Management in constant state of flux. High turnover.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is what you make of it

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    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer  in  Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    Pros

    If you demonstrate that you can handle responsibility, you'll get it, assuming you have a good manager.

    Cons

    If you're ambitious, management role vacancies are few and far between.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication from the top down are few and far between. We hear from the CEO once a quarter, but in between him and the individual contributors, the business objectives of the managers are a mystery.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Positive

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The majority of employees are great people.

    Cons

    Salary freezes have impacted moral.

  6.  

    No a place for software engineers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Satisfactory compensation
    No work pressure

    Cons

    No good work for coders, qa and software guys
    No real products to work on
    just support and maintance work on portals

    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager Senior Systems Engineer

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    Current Employee - Manager Systems Engineering  in  Wood Dale, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Manager Systems Engineering in Wood Dale, IL (US)

    Pros

    Challenging opportunity to support Disaster Recovery customers in both DR planning and execution.

    Cons

    Company has gone through many RIF's over the past few years. It appears they are going through extensive reorganization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen well and consider thoughts and opinions of long term employees when offered.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company to work

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    Current Employee - QA-Specialist  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - QA-Specialist in Pune (India)

    Pros

    Good Work life balance. Competitive salary.

    Cons

    Too many changes of strategic directions.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I negotiated contracts for the companies numerous service offerings.

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    Former Employee - Contract Specialist  in  Wayne, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Wayne, PA (US)

    Pros

    Decent work/life balance, great coworkers in my department, not a stuffy corporate environment.

    Cons

    The company leadership changed while I was there and the new leadership team struggled to find its footing and seemed to be steering the company in a direction that I did not like. Leadership changed again after I left and I've heard it is a much better environment there now.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Its great to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Tons of mobility and growth

    Cons

    Nothing I could have thought of

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work until new management showed up.

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer
    Current Employee - Senior Developer

    Pros

    Was a decent work environment, great team.

    Cons

    Management changes caused major disruption. Large part of the team ended up quitting (The manager that caused the disruption ended up leaving the company shortly after the team was disbanded)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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