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SunGard Reviews

Updated January 16, 2015
Updated January 16, 2015
291 Reviews
3.2
291 Reviews
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
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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. 5 people found this helpful  

    A company in transition

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

    I worked at SunGard full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Since 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 ManagementAdvice

    Put 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Sungard

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunGard

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Downsizing cycles, outsourcing, upper management distance

  3.  

    Complex Organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities being associated with a larger organization

    Cons

    Lots of acquisitions/mergers to contend with

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    However, 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 ManagementAdvice

    Go back to basics. Streamline the bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Project Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary, good work life balance

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication about future of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    SMB Account Executive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Wayne, PA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Wayne, PA

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

    Pros

    This 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.

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    Spend more one on one time with new hires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company

    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, great coworkers, client exposure

    Cons

    Little exposure to upper management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    If you work hard and are effective, there are rewards

    Current Employee - Full Time
    Current Employee - Full Time

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

    Pros

    Great products, interesting clients and employees.
    Cutting edge technology and always looking for best practices in development of new products and services.

    Cons

    Complex structure internally but getting better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the innovation anticipated, exciting times ahead

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    1 year experience in SG as TL

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Tunis, TX
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Tunis, TX

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

    Pros

    good salary
    good working environment
    good equipment

    Cons

    procedures not clear
    managers not oriented to service improvement
    security restrictions affecting production

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide clear answers
    provide clear procedures

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sr. Netbackup Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior NET Backup Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior NET Backup Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at SunGard full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Company is good, salary is competitive and they fight for their employees when they try to leave.

    Cons

    but is slow on making decision at production level, no sense of criticality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to be more energic with your engineers, way to soft.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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