SunGard Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
271 Reviews
3.1
271 Reviews
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
94 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you are put in right project they work life balance would be excellent (in 44 reviews)

  • flexible work times, easy work environment, good salary, good work life balance (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.  

    Underpaid for responsibilities as a Manager

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    Former Employee - Practice Area Manager
    Former Employee - Practice Area Manager

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

    Pros

    smart and intelligent people, excellent experience obtainied in field

    Cons

    Lack of strategic direction, not concerned about clients, no backing from senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow people to do their jobs, pay market salaries for management, stop laying off the best talent

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

    Very corporate and slow-paced

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Lombard, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Lombard, IL

    I worked at SunGard as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    You have a ton of free time, and it seems like the management doesn't really care what you do

    Cons

    You don't do any substantive work

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Poor Management leads to Unhappy Employees

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    - The people I worked with on a daily basis were great.
    - Process and Procedures were well documented and clear. Human Resources "stuff" was always easy to take care of.
    - Benefits and PTO are very good.

    Cons

    - Management (middle and senior level) cannot see past themselves. I am not sure if this "closed minded" philosophy is dictated from the Executive Team, but it exist across multiple segments.
    -Failure to reward employees with a pay raise. In my 5 years, never received more then a cost of living raise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconsider the philosophy for performance reviews. The current reviews were a joke and provide zero road map for development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what it once was

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    Very flexible work environment with relatively low workload stress. A lot of freedom in day-to-day work. Still staffed by good people at the ground level.

    Cons

    Work environment has slipped since the last re-org (from groups by product to groups by function). Some groups are mired in contention over which group is really in charge. Products that aren't growing aren't providing growth opportunities for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Refocus on the fundamentals - find problems customers will pay us to solve and solve them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not great but getting better

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    Great benefits - generous vacation policy. They seem to have finally heard the complaints of a dissatisfied workforce and are making changes for the better.

    Cons

    Low wages and no raises. No opportunities for upward movement. Both of these are driven by our continual loss of customers to competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit reorganizing; Focus on Customer Service and new products. Stop nickel and diming. How hard should it be for a developed to acquire a $25 piece of software that will enhance productivity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, lot of change

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    Current Employee - HRBP in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - HRBP in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    During my tenure with SunGard, the management team put a lot of programs and processes into place that helped employees grow and develop. The team truly understood where they were going and how to achieve the next level.

    Cons

    The constant change with little to no employee communication made it difficult to focus as you were always wondering when the ax was going to fall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall SunGard has been a good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at SunGard

    Pros

    one of the best things that I like working for SunGard is their flexibility in work schedules and their understanding of the balance of work and family. They do that better then any other company I have worked for.

    Cons

    In certain areas growth is not the easiest, the structure is more flat which is bad and good but makes climbing the corporate ladder difficult.

    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    It is OK, but not great.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Wayne, PA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Wayne, PA

    I have been working at SunGard

    Pros

    The working environment is good and the benefit is sort of acceptable. It is OK to start and be there for couple of years.

    Cons

    Growth opportunity is limited. Management doe not really have clear vision for the employee. Sometime feels like management does not want to see you grow. You won't get the position until you leave the job. The management feeling appears like daily job is going OK, so why need to promote someone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe employees should be rewarded when they are loyal to the company and do good work. If someone is not qualified for the next level, there should be some program to prepare her/him for that, therwise why the employee would stick with the company. The career growth should be clearly defined for the employee, otherwise talented people will always make this comany as a station to move somewhere else.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    More work needed to foster equal treatment of all employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at SunGard

    Pros

    -Close relationships with colleagues almost family like
    -Fosters Team atmosphere
    -Mature operations processes
    -Company works to preparing newcomers to the industry

    Cons

    There seems to be an inside group that gets special treatment and appears to be immune to the potential downside of the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate the perceived 'in-crowd' so that all employees can feel that they have equal footing with all other employees. This will go a long way to fostering more loyalty and in the long term better employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, VT

    I have been working at SunGard

    Pros

    Sungard has great benefits and is extremely understanding about taking vacation and leave. The pay is adequate and the people you work with are generally good people

    Cons

    Work can be very boring. My particular sector doesn't have a lot of room for advancement. There can be infighting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think Sungard should offer some sort of team building exercises or trips somewhere. Maybe just one or two days a year where the message is about fun.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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