SunGard Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
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Pros
  • If you are put in right project they work life balance would be excellent (in 46 reviews)

  • Work culture is comfortable and flexible (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is non existent (in 9 reviews)

  • Constant upper management reorgs (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Quality and Processes Below industry standards

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at SunGard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Software provider with a global presence
    Major clients with high bill rates
    Growing

    Cons

    Lack of solid processes inline with industry standards
    Latest and greatest technology tools aren't in use
    20 year old technology
    Hires a lot of interns with no knowledge of industry

    Advice to Management

    Primary focus should be on providing high quality software solution. There seems to be a focus on the financial side with little attention paid to the technology side of the products. Invest in a level of quality standards program. IEEE may be a good start.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Great place if you don't have a life

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

    I worked at SunGard full-time

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

    Pros

    Worked with some great people, benefits are OK.

    Cons

    Constant over time, unrealistic deadlines. Upper management is either too cheap to hire enough people to do the work or just don't care about the staff. Management only values people who are in the office for long hours, regardless of whether they are working or not.

    Advice to Management

    Take a walk around the office and get to know the people who work for you. Ask them about their experience at SunGard and work life balance. There is more to life than working 24/7


  3. Helpful (2)

    Accounting and Finance

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA

    I worked at SunGard

    Pros

    None
    I hope they had at least one

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Insurance is very high when company is self-insured with desk jobs. Prob profiting from employees
    Performance evaluation is a joke. Reads comment from a screen?
    No coaching/ Poor training
    No opportunity growth
    No investment to employees
    Systems and tools are outdated.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers who are truly qualified


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  5. Awful Company!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SunGard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Paycheck. A job. Something to do.

    Cons

    Completely political sales culture, abusive managers, no sense of direction.

    Advice to Management

    Fire them all.


  6. Helpful (5)

    Cheats Unethical Criminals and Fraudsters

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at SunGard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    SunGard is considered a Retirement company. a place where you goto if you don't want to do any work, take hefty bonuses as a mid manager and above and retire.

    Cons

    Its not google. Its a company dominated by Unqualified Top Execs who run a bureacracy. They unleash personal vice and vendetta agenda through the bell curve. each of their products is a defunct legacy. 90% of the employees including the executives are incompetent and arrogant. There is no engineering discipline or practices in the company, so if you are expecting to learn anything, contribute or be rewarded for your work, you are in the wrong place. don't expect any work day to be intellectually rewarding or stimulating in any way. also understand this is "not" a software engineering or technology company. except for the head quarters everyother office is either a sales location or a bodyshop. the company has no future, no growth prospects, and when the company doesn't grow neither do you. the firm has reached end of life. nobody wants to buy its products or services and all those who have in the past are desperate to get out. for the last 5 years the company is in a hard cost cutting mode and they even lockup the coffee machine half of the time to reduce coffee consumption, just so that they can maintain the bottomline and make an exit. in the last decade the top line has gone from $9 billion to $2billion. that says everything. the company struggles to release software in 1.5 year release cycles. and it prides itself in agile. they use WinForms ASP and Struts and pride themselves as Technologists. the sales team puts 15000 dollars worth of one time server setup fees to clients and calls their managed server offering "cloud" there are no global opportunities to travel the world for example europe and asia or the other way around. the most incompetent people have skyrocketed to VP positions. in a company with 10000 odd employees 1000 are directors and vp's the company was formed from 100 odd acquisitions and hence has 100 odd religions and religious wars all around you. there is no culture or ethics, its a free for all

    Advice to Management

    "You" "are" "the" "problem"


  7. Supporting corporate customer base

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herzliya (Israel)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herzliya (Israel)

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    No employee development plans, no courses, no improvement in compensation over time
     Dying branch of the company, general consensus (from management as well) just a matter of time till it shuts down completely


  8. Helpful (5)

    Another year, another reorganisation and another round of layoff

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

    I have been working at SunGard full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of work to do if you like to gain experience. Make sure you do not get yourself locked into onerous contract and you'll be fine to leave after a few years.

    Cons

    The annual layoff has begun. People are being let go and workload is dumped on those who remained.

    Technology company with old products (20+ years old) with minimal R&D for past 4-5 years. Technology competency has dropped to the point that C-Level people admitted that it is easier to buy a new product than build it.

    Management, from top down to middle, has no regards of people who worked for them. In their eyes, resource are expected walk when told, fart when told and controlled with onerous contract clause.

    Lame attempts by senior management to white wash failure of management. This year the theme is to blame employee for not being engaged. Rounds of employee engagement initiative were brought out of dustbin, re-branded and preached as gospel.

    Career opportunities are plenty, except the added responsibilities is not matched with added salary. Attempts to negotiate salary is brushed off, labelled as disloyal, ignored or threatened.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the people with respect.


  9. Monkey see monkey do

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Lombard, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Lombard, IL

    I worked at SunGard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No accountability. No punishment for making mistakes, not even a slap on the wrist. Stupid management but no micromanagement. Lots of bonus pay, if you don't mind hanging around on stupid troubleshooting calls and build hours of OT.

    Cons

    Crappy applications and systems. Incompetent developers and IT support teams.

    Advice to Management

    Don't quit your comfy positions, no body will hire your stale no good talents. And keep protecting your do nothing crowd lazy azs buddies too.


  10. They dont care about employee health

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to learn.good salary

    Cons

    they dont care about employee health.if a long term employee has medical certificate for 2 months leave and has undergone serious health issues they just want u to take 2 days leave because they will lose business.they dont care anything about employee health.One of a very know person was forced to come to work irrespective of their health issues...

    Advice to Management

    Please fire the manager at the singapore lcoations


  11. Helpful (4)

    Worst Company and Management to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA

    I worked at SunGard full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    I wish there was any...

    Cons

    -Low Salary
    -Crazy work hours
    -No work life balance
    -No mentoring or training from Management
    -No appreciation for employee
    -Management is rude and does not know how to manage ppl
    -Micro Managing
    -I have ppl come to me and tell me they are afraid to talk to their manager because they don't want her to get mad.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together and fire the managers who are not leaders or all the good employees will slowly leave.



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