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Updated February 21, 2015
Updated February 21, 2015
180 Reviews
3.2
180 Reviews
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
180 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you are put in right project they work life balance would be excellent (in 46 reviews)

  • Best work culture, Management, Infrastructure, Transportation, Compensation (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Work Life balance has become non-existant for many, depending on your role/department (in 9 reviews)

  • Though upper management is overly dependent on micro management (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Decent place to work. Managed Services is tough business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Accounts Manager
    Current Employee - Technical Accounts Manager

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers. Lots of smart dedicated people. Decent tools.

    Cons

    Sometimes expectations from mgmt are too high. Can't perform miracles for free! W/L Balance is a challenge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the technical people to understand the issues. Not just selling services.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Malvern, PA

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

    Pros

    Ability to travel and meet other people

    Cons

    Disorganized upper management. Low employee morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with one another across teams. Listen to the employees.
    Stop taking away benefits and then try to make it seem like it is in the best interest of the employees. There have been minimal raises in the last 6 years. Combine that with more out of pocket expenses for less benefits and employees are making less than they did years before.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Culture is Gone, Time to Abandon Ship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunGard

    Pros

    If you are lucky to have descent leadership at the top of your segment, there may be hope albeit with a short window until the ownership change happens - and it is happening. Long term career, nope. Runway - 12-24 months. It's been 10 years since the LBO and the PE owners will want the "event" to happen so they can cash in on this line item in the portfolio that has been a huge under performer and invest in other things.

    Cons

    The once entrepreneurial spirit and leadership is completely gone and left are the very few who decide on a day by day basis to jump ship. The Segments do not work together, the administrative work as well as the procedures are disparate and gotten to the point of silly. Couple that with a lack of focus on the delivery, Project Management and Investment and the ship is sinking. Clients are leaving and the reputation that was once stellar has gone to poor and "steer clear."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cash in and get this over with, get the roadshows going so the pain ends for all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    The people are very unhappy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    The view of Jacksonville is beautiful!

    Cons

    Executive management only cares about the sales team.
    The other teams are constantly being told how much their efforts to withstand the system and process frustrations are appreciated.
    Large system improvement projects are consistently put on hold for incidents, defects and sales support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. It is obvious what is deemed important.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Descent company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunGard

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, not very documentation oreinted, good health insurance, descent benefits.

    Cons

    Company is still growing, so not so many clients. Energy division is altogether different than Consulting. Consulting comprises of small set of team where as Energy divsion is just like a big company. Make sure you know where you are joining and make appropriate decision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your team

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Tumultuous work experience and continuous layoffs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunGard

    Pros

    Flexibility, work-life balance, location, decent benefits

    Cons

    The intensive efforts to reorganize and "get lean" resulting in high employee turnover and layoffs, led to lack of retention of skilled and loyal employees. Over a short period of time, several managers left positions for new roles internally or new opportunities outside of the organization. Serious lack of communication among the staff as the reorganization efforts ramped up. Often left to make sense of new role in a short amount of time with limited planning and understanding of certain department functions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication to the staff to the extent possible and perform better planning to manage department change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Varies by Office

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administration in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Administration in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits package including vacation accrual and tuition reimbursement and work/life is good depending on your location.

    Cons

    It depends on your location and your manager, as in any company. some divisions have alot of attention directed to them and their product is kept up to date. others are not actively supported and they end up getting laid off and / or their office closes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish it was more structured in terms of pay increases but I think they have made small steps in the right direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Solid company in a state of transition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Bright professionals working in the ever changing financial services industry
    Compensation is competitive and the business model is solid

    Cons

    Prone to re-organization in order to solve issues
    Lots of turnover in senior management over the last few years has created distraction

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for. Excellent people, bonus, helps, health care etc. Great environment and salaries are reasonable.

    Cons

    hard to go up. All is settle and established. Not for a whole life.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    over all good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunGard (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great Salary and Benefits, work from home allowed

    Cons

    too many reorg is not good for the company and employees either

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please do not reorg too much

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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