SunGard Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 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

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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company but watch out

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    - In many ways a social environment with flexible hours
    - There are some very strong products within the company which can sell well.
    - Good company to work for if you like a strong sales environment, if you don't and want to build longer term client relationships SunGard can be challenging.

    Cons

    - First and foremost a very sales orientated organisation. Which doesn't need to be a bad thing, but as of late it has become sales for the sake of sales without the necessary development in the product and this is bad. Whether this has historically always been this way, I do not think so but for the last 2 years this has definitely been reality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Don't lose yourself in quarterly targets, this is very dangerous for SunGard but most of all the clients. To achieve the best results for clients targets should be flexible over a 1 to 2 year period.
    - Don't be afraid to axe managers who are fundamentally ill equipped to handle their position.
    - Create a more open environment where all are capable of voicing their concerns.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Associate  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    1. Good encouraging place.
    2. Company policies are transparent.
    3. CEP policy is really helpful for higher studies.
    4. If you are a outstanding performer, every year you can expect exact 20% of salary hike.
    5. Flexible job timings.

    Cons

    1. Due to high packages, u may face problems due job change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great support from managers...!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    sungard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    work life balance, time off policies,

    Cons

    compensation, work from home policy

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  5.  

    TEST LEAD

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Lead  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Test Lead in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good place to work
    Opportunity to gain knowledge

    Cons

    Growth rate in terms of Designation is not as much as in other place

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    overall good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)

    I worked at SunGard full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work life and environment
    Good team collaboration interaction
    lots of people willing to help

    Cons

    There were some times where it was necessary to work late hours to finish the job at hand.
    Some tasks may be repetitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interact more with the people and improve communication.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Best FS company to work

    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Pune (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Pune (Brazil)

    I worked at SunGard full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good domain knowledge, best products

    Cons

    Less aggressive, Less prone to newer technologies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to think more about ground level employees

  8.  

    Good work life balance though a lot of micro management, and US focussed company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Pune (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Pune (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, one can get home at a decent time, spend time with family and kids, Work is technology driven, if you get your numbers, you make the cut, no nonsence..

    Cons

    Tends to be heavily reliant on US based market, not much by way of investment in product development as such, tend to be more sales and services driven.. Sr management tends to micro manage.. which leads to trust issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more hands on, understand what employees are looking for..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    One of the very good company in Financial Domain.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer - Product Development  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer - Product Development in Pune (India)

    I worked at SunGard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Work-Life Balance.
    Get to work on latest cutting edge technologies.
    Very good scope to learn new technologies.
    Situated in the middle of the city.

    Cons

    No Onsite.
    If you end up in any legacy project, then its very difficult to move out to any other project.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Mixed Experience. Most is the positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist - Test Automation  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Specialist - Test Automation in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    1. Work life balance.
    2. Clear policies
    3. Good work content.
    4. Supportive teams.
    5. Cool benefits and facilities.

    Cons

    1. Limited growth.
    2. Management is not so technical and dynamic.
    3. Growth of company is not so visible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If someone raise the concerns, take them seriously and positive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging with a lot of learning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)

    I worked at SunGard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunities, Focus on technologies , challenges and a lot of learning and explorations , Processes help streamline activities

    Cons

    No company wide culture , Too much emphasis on processes at certain times leading to lack of flexibility. Huge emphasis on heirarchy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the transparency helps build trust, motivates the employees and allows us to know the bigger picture and contribute more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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