SunGard
2.9 of 5 247 reviews
www.sungard.com Wayne, PA 5000+ Employees

SunGard Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2014
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2.9 247 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
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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosretirement life style if you like. Not much pressure from work

    Consnot a good place to learn new technology

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    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    Prosflexibility good shift timings, very good for ppl who want to earn money for pocket money

    Consjob insecurity. they give good hike to both good performer and a bad performer

    Advice to Senior Managementcome down to ground level and check

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    Avoid like the plague!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsFree breakfast on a Friday, global experience, looks good on your CV. Some very interesting clients. Lots of FTSE 100 company's and Fortune 500 client exposure.

    ConsMicromanaging to the extreme from the US and tactical. There was no strategic thinking. Heavily sales focused. Before joining I looked at the reviews on glassdoor and ignored the advice given. If you are a focused seasoned professional do not join this company as you will regret it. The US heavily micromanage and do not appreciate professionals who are qualified in their field of expertise. It's tactical fantastic, think about today and not tomorrow. Very political, only the US are looked after. Outside of the US different rules apply and you have no say or opinion. If you challenge the US or voice an opinion you will be viewed as a threat to the US who do not have a clue about strategy and are behind the times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the deadwood and the yes men. Review your employee Retention and the reasons why there is a high turnover of good experienced staff.

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

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    Business Analyst (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsStaff was kept when EIM was purchased
    Family feeling
    Upper Management tried to keep us positive
    Very team focused
    Great PM's

    ConsWorried 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 Senior ManagementWork 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

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

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    Worst Company to join at

    Senior Product Developer (Current Employee)
    Pune (India)

    ProsUSed to have work life balance totaly depends on your product. We were then forced to work 10 to 12 hours 7 days a week yes i am right even saturday and sunday
    Nothing else if you are good in showing off then you might get good bonus

    ConsBad work environment , no worklife balance in my product at least
    Old timers dont work and are appraised as well so if you are one of them then you will never leave Sungard and tswy there are lot of good things written about the company here.
    If you are in Pune and being a non Marathi then god save you.Even the internal working language is marathi and you are suppose to be total alien if you are not one.
    Firing is happening at rapid place both higher ed and public sector are closed and more than 150 people are fired . its facing difficult time and even some of the existing and suppose to be loyal clients are moving away.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey wont change , Advice to all the new people joining in the company better dont.

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

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    hire & fire

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
    Pune (India)

    Prosinitial pay package !! nothing else

    ConsVery unprofessional people.Old junk think they are some kind of genius which they are not.They think company is their personal property.Complete miscommunication between different Business Units.Managers treat their subordinates as slaves.Have seen many good people forced to leave due to the mismanagement of their seniors.The company has a no bench policy so people are kicked out once they are on bench.No onsite at all !

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    Could stand improvement

    Product Architect (Current Employee)
    Pune (India)

    ProsImmediate team is smart and a pleasure to work with

    ConsLack of focus. Runs as a bureaucracy e.g. IT Dept has shut down R & D initiatives because the platforms needed were not already on approved list , and so were many of the needed components in the tool chain.

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBenefits, talented people, devoted customers

    ConsManagement, lack of long-term strategy, too much emphasis on short-term goals to meet monthly numbers, lack of HR support for employees, poor equipment and software tools for employees, no training or opportunity for advancement at all and very low pay

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on your employees. Give them the tools they need to be successful. Reduce the number of managers and only keep the ones who can really do the job.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A nice place for having a laugh at the cafeteria

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Paris (France)

    Pros- Good geographic position (in the center of Paris)
    - Friendly colleagues

    Cons- worst top management ever, with poor skills in both management and technique
    - very low salary compared to similar jobs
    - no career opportunities
    - zero respect for clients
    - massive de-localizations in Tunisia with a huge loss in quality processes and software engineering knowledge

    Advice to Senior ManagementSungard Global Trading was previously GL Trade and was acquired by Sungard in the end of 2010. I predict this firm will go bankrupt within a year or two if it keeps managing people like in the 80s, with zero reactivity and no respect for their employees. Wake up Sungard GT before it's too late ! The world doesn't wait for loosers companies unfortunately, only the best will survive.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Corporate banking professional services

    Manager - Professional Services (Current Employee)
    Pune (India)

    ProsManaging a team of dedicated professionals who are focussed in delivery. Direct interactions with external clients. Working on Listed derivatives space.

    ConsLack of control within India. Control is dictated by segment side persons and they can make arbitrary decisions at times with no reasons for their actions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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