SunGard Reviews

Updated October 25, 2014
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
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  1. 4 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 (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. 1 person found this helpful

    To many layoff and turnovers in Philadelphia location

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    Talented group of young, friendly and professional group in

    Cons

    Some mid management unethical and unprofessional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the right employees

  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Constant upper management reorgs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA

    I worked at SunGard full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Employees were young and intelligent

    Cons

    Constant upper management reorgs
    Constant layoffs
    Poor hiring skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus

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  5. 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 (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
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Cheap. Cheap.

    • 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

    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
  7. This company is alright to work for

    • 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

    Co-workers are very loyal to the company

    Cons

    Compensation is below market value

  8. 1 person found this helpful

    If you consider yourself a professional in your field, stay away.

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

    I worked at SunGard full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers were great. Clients were terrific to work with and provided interesting business challenges.

    Cons

    Management is the worst I've ever seen, from mid level to the business unit VPs. They have no experience in solving problems, very poor negotiation skills and deplorable people skills. Managers are petty and childish. There is too much micromanagement which squashes creativity and innovation. Promotions are based on 'old boy' cliques and friendships. Actual skill, experience and results are not part of the equation. Turnover of skilled employees is high, while employees with lesser skill and experience remain and are expected to solve complex problems with no direction from management or documented processes to reference.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Real change and progress won't occur until significant management changes are made. Middle managers need to be evaluated on their ability to retain employees as well as providing direction, processes and procedures for their teams. If a manager cannot meet these kind of minimal standards,, they should not be in the position. Stop promoting your friends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people 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 (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
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Awful Professional Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    Ability to network and find opportunities in other companies.

    Cons

    Management, management, management. Inexperienced management with no concern for the growth of their employees. Stale management that are all very comfortable in their present positions, with no desire to learn, grow, or advance professionally. This unfortunately does not allow the people that they manage to grow and results in forcing the smarter, harder working, more motivated talent right out of the company. This is rampant in the Sungard VPM segment of the business. In addition, all focus is on billable hours. The core of the company is like a bad car dealership, caring only about sales and nothing else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change. A comprehensive change in management is desparately needed if there is any hope of being successful and competitive in the future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 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 (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

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