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SunGard Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 253 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

Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you are put in right project they work life balance would be excellent (in 39 reviews)

  • flexible work times, easy work environment, good salary, good work life balance (in 14 reviews)


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

  • Very fragmented structure with multiple business units , complicated communications (in 10 reviews)

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    Good work-life balance, poor career opportunities

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsThe work-life balance is probably the best I've had in my career. And for around a year, there's the ability to learn both the technological and business-based aspects of your role.

    ConsOnce you've been in the job a while, boredom tends to creep in. There is realistically very little chance of career progression owing to the acquisition-based nature of the company, meaning teams work in silos without much interaction across products, let alone departments and divisions. The compensation package is not fantastic, but owing to the good work-life balance, it's acceptable. Senior management can be based in another part of the globe, meaning you don't have any contact with them from one year to the next.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCareer progression for employees needs to improve, otherwise good talent will always be on the look out for jobs elsewhere. Senior management needs to improve interaction with it's staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Love my coworkers

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI have an amazing group of coworkers, which is one the reasons that I have stayed as long as I have.
    My immediate managers are caring and genuinely look out for those people who work under them .

    ConsLack of concern for employee morale, limited ability to move up in the company, high benefit copays and stagnant salary.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWith the lack of even basic loving raises and the increased cost of benefits, many employees are making less than they did years ago.

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    over all good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat Salary and Benefits, work from home allowed

    Constoo many reorg is not good for the company and employees either

    Advice to Senior Managementplease do not reorg too much

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

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    Sales-led, Product-centric organisation with minimal integration

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros1. Occasional interesting / intelligent people which makes the day shine.

    2. Flexible working hours.

    Cons1. Inter-product politics has led to significant challenges when implementing solutions comprising of multiple products.

    2. Ageing products controlled by a handful of old-timers.

    3. Confusing titles, responsibilities and seniority.

    4. Limited career prospect, below average salary and thankless work.

    5. Obsessed with meeting sales and revenue targets.

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

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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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    Sales People Treated like "Pawns" towards The Management's Quota and Club Reservations

    Senior Sales Executive (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThey serve Starbucks coffee...and have a nice surplus of legal pads and pens.

    ConsSales Compensation and Quotas are not in line with the Industry trends and the "solution selling" messaging the company subscribes to.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry 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.

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    Feedback about SunGard as an organisation

    Director (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    ProsExcellent work life balance
    Flexibility
    Good remuneration
    Open environment

    ConsLack of career path
    Needs to be more dynamic

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to provide more challenges and vision to the staff which has the capacity to deliver much more than it has.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work in at the start of your career with excellent work life balance and opportunities. Fairly flat organ

    Project Consultant (Current Employee) Oxford, England (UK)

    ProsA fantastic place to start your career and learn from one of the most highly skilled staff in the industry. Great opportunities to pick or choose the work that you would be interested in and given responsibilities straight away. Good work-life balance with flexible work times as long as you finish the tasks assigned on time.

    ConsBenefits don't tend to go up with the amount of experience you gain. Depending on which segment you are on, there is little opportunity to go to different products, move up in the organisation and expand your horizons.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting Diversity of colleagues

    Specialist-Product Development (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsSense of ownership over product development and deliveries.
    Work life balance.
    Initiation of new technology adoptions in financial world and opportunity to explore free thoughts during sessions like hackathons.

    ConsLack of centralized resources to learn about other products being developed in the other parts of the world.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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