SunGard
2.9 of 5 226 reviews
www.sungard.com Wayne, PA 5000+ Employees

SunGard Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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2.9 226 reviews

                             

68% Approve of the CEO

SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin

Russell P. (Russ) Fradin

(75 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Treated a 24/ 7 job like a 9 to 5. No incentives. Poor managment.

Mid Range Specialist II (Current Employee)
Carlstadt, NJ

I have been working at SunGard full-time for more than 5 years

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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bad

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SunGard full-time for less than a year

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)

I have been working at SunGard full-time for more than 3 years

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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Cheap. Cheap.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SunGard full-time

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)

I have been working at SunGard

ProsCo-workers are very loyal to the company

ConsCompensation is below market value

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Consultant (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at SunGard full-time for less than a year

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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Think twice before joining this company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SunGard full-time for more than a year

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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Worst Company to join at

Senior Product Developer (Current Employee)
Pune (India)

I have been working at SunGard full-time for more than 3 years

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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hire & fire

Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
Pune (India)

I have been working at SunGard for less than a year

Prosinitial pay package !! nothing else

ConsVery unprofessional people.Old junk think they are some kind of genius which they are not.They think company is their personal property.Complete miscommunication between different Business Units.Managers treat their subordinates as slaves.Have seen many good people forced to leave due to the mismanagement of their seniors.The company has a no bench policy so people are kicked out once they are on bench.No onsite at all !

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Could stand improvement

Product Architect (Current Employee)
Pune (India)

I have been working at SunGard full-time for more than 3 years

ProsImmediate team is smart and a pleasure to work with

ConsLack of focus. Runs as a bureaucracy e.g. IT Dept has shut down R & D initiatives because the platforms needed were not already on approved list , and so were many of the needed components in the tool chain.

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