SunGard
2.9 of 5 227 reviews
www.sungard.com Wayne, PA 5000+ Employees

SunGard Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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2.9 227 reviews

                             

68% Approve of the CEO

SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin

Russell P. (Russ) Fradin

(75 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Cheap. Cheap.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SunGard full-time

ProsGood group of people to work with.

ConsFlat structure, very little career movement.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more or lose your top consultants to the competition.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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This company is alright to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SunGard

ProsCo-workers are very loyal to the company

ConsCompensation is below market value

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Has potential, but typically

Monitoring Technician (Current Employee)
Thornton, CO

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

ProsPlenty of different technology to learn. Schedule gives plenty of days off.

ConsNo leadership qualities in management. No accountability. Projects are rarely fully thought through. A lot of micromanagement, does not promote a culture of creative thinking unless in a clique.

Very few written processes or impossible to find if they have been written. Feedback on how the process is working is not asked from the people that are required to follow it.

 Lower Management promotes Favoritism.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote cross-pollination of information between different departments. Change the mindset of pushing back tickets to the original assigning group to moving the ticket forward. It's all of our jobs to help the customer.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Boston, MA

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

Prosgood jumping board to move up

Conshorrible management, no career advancement

Advice to Senior Managementbe smart about people management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Ontario, CA

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

ProsWas a good copany to work for, my product is closing on end of life, and there are no propects else where in the company for me, strange for such a large company

Consno inter company movement, or mechanism is in place, or, it is very hard to find

Advice to Senior Managementinter company movement, needs to be improved, I have heard for years that it is iproving, but I have not seen any improvement

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

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1 year experience in SG as TL

Team Lead (Current Employee)
Tunis, TX

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

Prosgood salary
good working environment
good equipment

Consprocedures not clear
managers not oriented to service improvement
security restrictions affecting production

Advice to Senior Managementprovide clear answers
provide clear procedures

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

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Think twice before joining this company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsThe benefit package is competitive and they have a very good 401K. Co workers are friendly and there is always plenty of work to be done.

ConsLack of flexibility
No communication
Constant reorganization
The environment feels more like that of a kindergarten than an office, employees treated like children, scolded for various actions, like that of a child
Workload distribution is uneven, many have nothing to do while a few select employees have more to do than they can complete in an eight hour day
Overtime is encouraged and admired, hours worked are broadcasted by many as an accomplishment, it almost feels like a competition on who can work the most

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat those that work hard with respect and remove those that do not
Communicate better with employees
Realize that some who log in long hours are milking the system and stretching out their responsibilities. This is partially in response to low to no raise etc.
Provide a career path
Stop trying to pacify employees with hollow remarks on how management is taking steps to improve morale, we are smarter than that and it sounds ridiculous. We know change will never happen, its the Sungard way.
Odd behaviors are overlooked and almost encouraged.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Lack of any senior leadership and clear direction

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsNice benefits. If you can work with little direction and feedback it is an ok job. Great point solutions.

ConsLack of clear direction, defined roles and common goals. Lack of communication between the C-level and the workers. The company tends to position the lower paid workers to take ownership to figure it out, with out being full educated on the company business plan. people are not paid based by value or workloads. Unrealistic workloads.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhy do we need so much management if management can not give clear direction or make business changes?

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

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Consistent Opportunity to Achieve results

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Wayne, NJ

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

ProsThrough the downturn in the economy had my best years in earnings. Ability to work in a flexible wfh and office environment. Opportunity to work with people with significantly different experiences to help me grow my skills. Ability to contribute across business lines like a small company while still working for a big company

Constakes a long time to remove bad managers, Finance/accounting has too much say/internal systems are challenging to work with and need to be improved to facilitate sales

Advice to Senior ManagementValue customer and contact relationships more then geographic lines, show your top performers in revenue you value them as much as the performers who out perform quota by the percentage over quota, improve marketing efforts to return our brand value

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

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Not what it once was

Programmer Analyst (Current Employee)
Birmingham, AL

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

ProsVery flexible work environment with relatively low workload stress. A lot of freedom in day-to-day work. Still staffed by good people at the ground level.

ConsWork environment has slipped since the last re-org (from groups by product to groups by function). Some groups are mired in contention over which group is really in charge. Products that aren't growing aren't providing growth opportunities for employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementRefocus on the fundamentals - find problems customers will pay us to solve and solve them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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