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SunGard Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 251 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

Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you are put in right project they work life balance would be excellent(in 38 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 9 reviews)

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    1 person found this helpful  

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

    Senior Sales Executive (Current Employee) New York, NY

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry 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.

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    3 people found this helpful  

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

    Mid Range Specialist II (Current Employee) Carlstadt, NJ

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

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementRetire

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    • Disapproves of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    Cheap. Cheap.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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)

    ProsCo-workers are very loyal to the company

    ConsCompensation is below market value

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Consultant

    Consultant (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    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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    3 people found this helpful  

    Think twice before joining this company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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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    1 person found this helpful  

    Less pay great people.

    Call Center (Current Employee) Lombard, IL

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsUpper 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 Senior ManagementListen 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    bad

    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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    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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