SunGard Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. Great Internship for HR

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at SunGard as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work with different many different departments: Compensation, Training and Development, Recruiting, and International Mobility. Lot of independence and opportunity for joining any project going on in the HR department. Opportunity to work closely with HR leadership Quiet office (could be pro or con depending on your personality)

    Cons

    High wall cubicles so you can't easily talk to your neighbors


  2. Helpful (1)

    Average experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Knowledge Manager in Lombard, IL
    Former Employee - Knowledge Manager in Lombard, IL

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There was a lot of opportunity to learn and increase my skill. Got 4 certifications while working there and was only there for 2 years. Also, management implemented some of my ideas.

    Cons

    I am committed to knowledge management and knowledge sharing. This company is not.

    Advice to Management

    Giving lip service to knowledge management and knowledge sharing is not a recipe for success, nor is investing in cool tools and technology. No amount of technology amount of technology can make up for a corporation whose mission, leadership, and culture do not recognize and support knowledge sharing practices and investments in intellectual capital and innovation practices.


  3. Very good place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Tinton Falls, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Tinton Falls, NJ

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

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Salary, good location, good working environment. The company provided me with The opportunity to travel and train in a new environment.

    Cons

    When the company was taken over I was not sure where the company was going if the divison was going to be elimanated.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to current employees.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    A company in transition

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

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


  6. Sungard was a challenging place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Burlington, MA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place for self-starters to work. Many challenging projects & clients to work on, teams were spread out with many interesting personalities. Compensation was commensurate with ability. Management was engaged with all project work at detail level. Quarterly Town Meetings to keep the staff informed of company progress.

    Cons

    Some projects required short deadlines for delivery causing teams to work long hours in short time spans to deliver projects on time. Demanding customers.


  7. 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


  8. Some strong products and people. Possible IPO impacts current performance.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

    I worked at SunGard (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    In SunGard FS Asset Management segment I saw some very strong products, leaders and teams. Strong global presence in US, Europe and Asia.

    Cons

    The long discussed IPO causes senior management to cut back on product and marketing budgets to improve profitability, which had a negative impact on delivering enhancements and new products.

    Advice to Management

    Add funding for new products, enhancements, market research and marketing!


  9. Good company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Go back to basics. Streamline the bureaucracy.


  10. Complex Organization

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities being associated with a larger organization

    Cons

    Lots of acquisitions/mergers to contend with


  11. Software Enginner -Summer Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at SunGard as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's got a great work environment. Nice people around.

    Cons

    I dint find any cons so far.

    Advice to Management

    Recruit more young brains.



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