SunGard Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
271 Reviews

3.1
271 Reviews
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
86 Ratings

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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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Company Is Falling Apart

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Knowledgeable people, global presence, name recognition

    Cons

    On-going cost and benefits reduction program (going on for 5 years), lack of investment into product development, no collaboration between product groups, impossible to fulfill quotas, new commission plan has lower payouts, high turn-over, just announced up-coming head count reduction because they have not met thier financial projections, management is only focused on thier budget and spreadsheets,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your products and people. You neglect both

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Software Consultant

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Consultant  in  Chico, CA
    Current Employee - Software Consultant in Chico, CA

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

    Pros

    Independate work - left virtually alone. Was able to learn and work with a wide range of clients. Travel all trough out the united states.

    Cons

    Management lacked true leadership
    Unclear as to how you were rated

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    efinancePLUS k-12 Division is ok

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great manager.. small team but everyone is awesome in helping you learn the product

    Cons

    new team, not everyone knows products...some customers not happy... because team is small you will be on the road 100% Project managers are not that great at their jobs but again everyone is new..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more team training,. don't over pack the schedules...consultants need down time...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Project Manager

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    • 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 for 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
  6.  

    SMB Account Executive

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    • 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 for 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
  7.  

    Great company

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, great coworkers, client exposure

    Cons

    Little exposure to upper management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place - long hours, hard work, can be very tough but rewarding.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

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

    Pros

    The people and the team work is what works well.

    Cons

    Not enough staff - runs very thin.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK place - not totally honest in interviews so beware

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People - very smart and mostly helpful. Lots of modern tools.

    Cons

    Work life balance is terrible. It's OK - not to be working as long as your phone and laptop are handy. Expectation is that your life if now dedicated to the customer - not just you work day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't burn people out. Spend the money to get enough help.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    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 for 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cheap. Cheap.

    • 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

    Pros

    Good group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Flat structure, very little career movement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more or lose your top consultants to the competition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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