SunGard Reviews

Updated June 13, 2014
Updated June 13, 2014
266 Reviews
3.1
266 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales People Treated like "Pawns" towards The Management's Quota and Club Reservations

    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at SunGard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They serve Starbucks coffee...and have a nice surplus of legal pads and pens.

    Cons

    Sales Compensation and Quotas are not in line with the Industry trends and the "solution selling" messaging the company subscribes to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to actually listen to the Sales People on what is going on and work accordingly to streamline instead of making "gut" like decisions or picking favorites when driving opportunities.

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Treated a 24/ 7 job like a 9 to 5. No incentives. Poor managment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mid Range Specialist II  in  Carlstadt, NJ
    Current Employee - Mid Range Specialist II in Carlstadt, NJ

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

    Pros

    Some of the folks that work at Sungard are enjoyable to work with. The hours when employed were nice and convenient.

    Cons

    The Management is absolutely heartless. When Sungard acquired Comdisco, they of course promised the world. They decided to fire people the week before christmas. Made a comment to my manager which he didn't like. F' him. I hate this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cheap. Cheap.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    Good group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Flat structure, very little career movement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more or lose your top consultants to the competition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    This company is alright to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunGard

    Pros

    Co-workers are very loyal to the company

    Cons

    Compensation is below market value

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    good jumping board to move up

    Cons

    horrible management, no career advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be smart about people management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Think twice before joining this 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 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Lack 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 ManagementAdvice

    Treat 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.

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

    Less pay great people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Call Center  in  Lombard, IL
    Current Employee - Call Center in Lombard, IL

    I have been working at SunGard

    Pros

    The people, non-management co-workers. The co-workers are very professional and a joy to work with. Each department has great employees that work well together but with tools that are inadaquate to perform their job functions.

    Cons

    Upper management (SVP level) is only concern with the bottom line and that is to get the money in and keep it in. No raise is higher than 4% each year and is seldom given to the staff that deserves it. In most cases the management rather have you get the product out without understanding the full concept of each product. There is a revolving door at Sungard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your managers, don't over work your workers. Let go of products that are not producing properly and improve on those that have made money for SunGard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    bad

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    not a good place to learn new technology

  10.  

    consultant

    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at SunGard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    come down to ground level and check

  11.  

    Worst Company to join at

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Developer  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Developer in Pune (India)

    I have been working at SunGard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    USed 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

    Cons

    Bad 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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