SunGard

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SunGard Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
285 Reviews
3.2
285 Reviews
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
99 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you are put in right project they work life balance would be excellent (in 46 reviews)

  • Best work culture, Management, Infrastructure, Transportation, Compensation (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Work Life balance has become non-existant for many, depending on your role/department (in 9 reviews)

  • Though upper management is overly dependent on micro management (in 12 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK Company with limited career growth opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at SunGard

    Pros

    Good salary, flexible hours and work from home opportunities (for some), good work-life balance, some very talented, driven and friendly people, a drive to move to lean and agile project management and engineering practices, nice bright and modern offices (before move out of Midtown).

    Cons

    Benefits squeezed down year after year, little to no bonus payments, flat structure leading to limited career growth opportunities, some staff were not up to par but somehow managed to avoid staff cuts while talented people were lost, questionable standard of work from offshore office, little real synergy between product groups or business units.

    SunGard is not as well known in the industry as it should be, and where it is known it is because of one specific product and not for the company as a whole. Working for SunGard doesn't come with as high a reputation that it deserves.

    SunGard is a sales focused company. If you are not working directly in sales you will be second-class in the company.

    This is a very large company and senior management can appear to be out of touch with individual contributors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to promote the SunGard brand as a whole. Keep a high bar when hiring and don't be afraid to get rid of dead wood (but make sure it is the right people). Think long term when moving work offshore; is it really the right thing to move work offshore when it takes two to do the job of one onshore person and quality is compromised? Don't scrimp on benefits and bonuses; you will lose talent to competitors. Have a consistent and fair work from home policy. Don't focus so much on sales as a primary goal; focus on quality first and sales will come.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company for the right type of person

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

    I worked at SunGard

    Pros

    Ability to contribute and make a difference

    Cons

    Too many restructurings and changes in priorities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Sungard as a Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Best place to work, no issue with work life.

    Cons

    Lack of training, motivation

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  5.  

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Work culture is comfortable and flexible. Depending on the teams you work for, sometimes work is challenging and a good learning.

    Cons

    Team lack coordination when individuals work out of different locations. Its not always favourable.
    Budget constraints is often a reason quoted, be it for bonus/compensation, recruitments, travel, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Varies by Office

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administration in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Administration in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good benefits package including vacation accrual and tuition reimbursement and work/life is good depending on your location.

    Cons

    It depends on your location and your manager, as in any company. some divisions have alot of attention directed to them and their product is kept up to date. others are not actively supported and they end up getting laid off and / or their office closes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish it was more structured in terms of pay increases but I think they have made small steps in the right direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company bad leadership

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

    I worked at SunGard

    Pros

    Different technical challenges, good people

    Cons

    Poor leadership and strategy execution

  8.  

    Overview of the company

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

    I worked at SunGard

    Pros

    Good time off policies, relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    They don't hire locally anymore. Mainly outsourcing and downsizing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Decent

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

    I worked at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed environment.
    Work Life balance is good

    Cons

    No future visibility
    Pay Package below average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Solid company in a state of transition

    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Bright professionals working in the ever changing financial services industry
    Compensation is competitive and the business model is solid

    Cons

    Prone to re-organization in order to solve issues
    Lots of turnover in senior management over the last few years has created distraction

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very large company...too many disparate businesses

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Lots of product lines catering to just about every market. Globally recognized name (can be a pro or con).

    Cons

    SunGard grows by acquisition but does not do a great job of integrating those new businesses. The senior people in each acquired unit tend to have their eye on the door or on a more senior role elsewhere at SG and you are left with a lot of C+ talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through on some of the integration of the acquired businesses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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