SunGard Reviews

Updated April 26, 2015
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  1. 1 year experience in SG as TL

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

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

    Pros

    good salary
    good working environment
    good equipment

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    provide clear answers
    provide clear procedures

  2. Helpful (1)

    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)

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

    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 Management

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

  3. Consistent Opportunity to Achieve results

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

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Through the downturn in the economy had my best years in earnings. Ability to work in a flexible wfh and office environment. Opportunity to work with people with significantly different experiences to help me grow my skills. Ability to contribute across business lines like a small company while still working for a big company

    Cons

    takes a long time to remove bad managers, Finance/accounting has too much say/internal systems are challenging to work with and need to be improved to facilitate sales

    Advice to Management

    Value customer and contact relationships more then geographic lines, show your top performers in revenue you value them as much as the performers who out perform quota by the percentage over quota, improve marketing efforts to return our brand value

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  5. Helpful (3)

    20+ years going from $50 million to $5 billion in revenue translated to fun, challenges, rewards & some disappointments.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA

    I worked at SunGard

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    For many, SunGard was a start up that grew up and matured, so being a part of that was just incredibly rewarding and gave many an opportunity to flourish in an controlled entrepreneurial environment.

    Cons

    At a macro level, the pros also became challenges and as the Company matured the entrenched management struggled to keep up and adapt. At a micro level, the single largest deficiency is in the area of formal employee training/career development..

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the silos and introduce substantive training/career development, especially management training. The best developer, sales person, customer service rep or accountant does not necessarily make the best manager.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at SunGard

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company for career development with great management to help guide you

    Cons

    Conflicting personalites can make it a frustrating environment and there are HR issues.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Wow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solution Architect in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Solution Architect in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at SunGard

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    SunGard is at times an amazing place to work, and then you get the other extreme where you want to just shake your head in astonishment at some decisions. More often that not, you get an opportunity to work in an international setting and those Sungard colleagues sitting across from you are smarter than you, more experienced than you, and knows everything about you before you even sat down. Then you recognize how cool and down to earth almost everybody is and you get on with it. You always learn something new everyday.

    Cons

    I'll list in no particular order:
    1)Its huge - 23,000 employees around the world.
    2)Its fragmented - Very large segments all vying for the attention and budget/compensation dollars. 3)There's a reorg every year - new managers every year, new expectations.
    4)Very top heavy
    5)BS routine about "titles don't really matter" - really?

    Advice to Management

    You've got really great people working at SunGard. They are a dedicated and professional bunch. Take care of them and they will take care of you.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Application Support at SunGard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Support in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Applications Support in New York, NY

    I have been working at SunGard

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large well-established company with a good reputation, yet has a small-company feel since the company consists of a large number of small business units. Good work atmosphere, diverse workforce, many talented co-workers, interesting products and projects. Strong vision at the executive management level.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to gain visibility with management above your immediate supervisor since the organization tends to be very hierarchical. Not easy to learn about opportunities in other business units since each unit is self-contained.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way of sharing information and job opportunities across business units; provide a way of rotating people into other assignments across business units to increase retention and cross-fertilization.

  9. Fragmented consulting practice

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at SunGard

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The unit I worked in had lots of bright people who cared a lot about their work- but started to slide downhill soon after I joined. People were more than willing to lend a hand and teach, and quite fun to be around.

    Cons

    Attrition was significant during the time I was there. People (including myself) left for greener pastures, on the whole, so I've got to think that the Sungard experience was solid as a stepping stone.

    The company, during my time there and as far as I could see, was an amalgam of separate, small business units who didn't communicate much even though they worked on similar things.

    Advice to Management

    Paying below-market wage contributed to attrition, as did a promotion/bonus system that was not transparent. Since I've left, I think progress has been made in the business unit I was with towards working with other parts of the firm.

  10. Great company with a major downside.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Junior Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at SunGard

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The flexibility to work from home and from any city is a great advantage. This is huge from a savings point of view as well as to balance work/life balance. The bosses are very supportive and understanding of you and your family situations. This makes it easier to relate and mention any thing to them. The perks are extremely good and the company is very nice in giving whatever is needed without asking questions. The important thing here is the word "asking". This shows that the company knows what an employee needs and therefore reduces severe time and uncomfortable situations.

    Cons

    Professional growth is very limited due to less jobs at the top. I know employees who have worked for almost 5 years in the same position. This is a serious issue as it leads to low morale and hence less productivity.

    Secondly, as we are in a very niche segment, knowledge cannot be transferred to any other company. This is a major hindrance because for any reason if someone wants to leave, getting a job makes it extremely difficult.

    Thirdly, training provided is very limited as everyone is extremely busy. all new employees are expected to jump in and learn on the job.

    Advice to Management

    Please create a system for promoting employees and setup milestones if needed.

  11. You benefit at SunGard if you do the work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Tester in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - QA Tester in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at SunGard

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As a long tenured employee if SunGard, I have seen many changes over the years. Overall SunGard is a good place to work. For the most part, the management team has taken the time to develop their skills as managers. I receive regular feedback on how I am performing and what I need to do to receive a promotion. The team I work with at SunGard are all solid performers and are always willing to give you a hand if you get stuck. WE have learned to work as a virtual team which includes employees from all over the world.

    Cons

    SunGard needs to establish a formal telecommuting policy so all employees are treated fairly.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees farily regardless of location.

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