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

SunGard Reviews

Updated Jun 19, 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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    Diverse, Positive, Open

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTransparency, Multi-ethnic, Many opportunities to learn

    ConsSome days can be slow

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue being transparent and open

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I had an overall positive experience interviewing with SunGard

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThey offered more than I expected. Office culture seems to be very laid back.

    ConsI haven't started working yet so I have none to speak of so far

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Continual change in management and expectations

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWith right set of managers you have the ability to take ownership of projects and move forward.

    ConsConstant Management change and new prioritizing of goals makes it difficult to met expectations timely.

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    Great Internship for HR

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork with different many different departments: Compensation, Training and Development, Recruiting, and International Mobility.
    Lot of independence and opportunity for joining any project going on in the HR department.
    Opportunity to work closely with HR leadership
    Quiet office (could be pro or con depending on your personality)

    ConsHigh wall cubicles so you can't easily talk to your neighbors

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A company in transition

    Vice President (Former Employee)
    Jacksonville, FL

    ProsSunGard offers good benefits, and has some great people working there, many who are devoted to their customers.

    ConsSince the LBO, the organizational structure has been transitioning from a business unit centered structure (or silos) to a far more inefficient functional organizational structure. This causes senior management to have to know and understand the operations of many business units, their needs, and their customer base. This is a failing proposition. The organization is also embracing off-shoring, an exercise that is doomed to fail in the long term, and which can only hurt the company as foreign employees leave SunGard to pursue better paying jobs, taking with them the expertise necessary to maintain operations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut control of your business units back with the folks that know and understand the products. Senior management cannot know, nor understand, the breadth of business that they are being asked to, and as such, the business units suffer.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Sungard

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTechnology, workplace, commitment to quality, shift to long term focus

    ConsDownsizing cycles, outsourcing, upper management distance

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    Complex Organization

    Program Manager (Former Employee)
    Sacramento, CA

    ProsLots of opportunities being associated with a larger organization

    ConsLots of acquisitions/mergers to contend with

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for.

    Technology Consultant (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood work/life balance. Opportunity for promotion/recognition if you put in the work. Vacation days above average for the US. Could get more sick days.

    ConsHowever, in terms of actual positions to go up the chain, it is limited unless you count on employee turnover. It is more and more acting like a "big company". Bureaucracy is growing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to basics. Streamline the bureaucracy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood salary, good work life balance

    ConsNo carreer opportunities, no training, Owned by private investors since 2005 which makes a lot of uncertainty about future.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore communication about future of the company.

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

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    Account Executive (Current Employee)
    Wayne, PA

    ProsThis is a great place to really own your own territory. All of the tools and resources are provided for your success. As long as you can allocate these resources and pull in Engineers and other AE's when needed, you will be successful.

    Work/Life balance is excellent. As long as you give it 100%, you can leave by 5 PM every day.

    ConsThere are about 3,000 products.
    Very hard to use certain internal systems.
    If you are not technical, you MUST understand business drivers or you will sink fast.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more one on one time with new hires.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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