SunGard Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
266 Reviews
3.1
266 Reviews
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
89 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what it once was

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at SunGard full-time for 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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Living in the past, running the company on a shoestring with a dis-functional leadership team.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bethlehem, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethlehem, PA

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

    Pros

    There are no pros to working here...

    Cons

    Low salaries, no opportunity for advancement, poorly developed software solutions, management team that is not open to new ideas, micro-management from the top down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes. When you speak of operating under the guise of best practices, you need to realize that employees that have been in the company for 30 years have no sense of best practices. Open up the door to new ideas and insights before you tank the company with your controlling silo's and your micro-management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not great but getting better

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 for 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, lot of change

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HRBP  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - HRBP in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at SunGard full-time for 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    some chance to use new technologies; but limited chance to promotion unless being talkative

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at SunGard

    Pros

    gain some experience with new and currently populate technology and financial industries.

    Cons

    benefit cutting down;
    often froze pay hike;
    too much bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    put more attention on what employees already achieved and less on being talkative

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at SunGard

    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.

    Recommends
    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  

    Company in transition

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Director  in  Wayne, PA
    Current Employee - Global Director in Wayne, PA

    I have been working at SunGard

    Pros

    Liked the people I worked with.

    Cons

    SunGard is owned by large private equity companies. Their focus right now is cost reduction, even if it means cutting essential services, especially in the finance and accounting area. They are also an aggressive outsourcing company, moving many jobs to India.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Until the 'liquidity event" happens, which will probably be in 2012, there is not much they can do. Cutting costs doesn't mean you get a better product or better information.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    It is OK, but not great.

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    • Senior Management
    • 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
  11.  

    Excellent

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

    I have been working at SunGard

    Pros

    Oppurtunity to work with very brilliant technology experts.
    Oppurtunity to work with cutting edge technology.
    Family like relationship with co-workers.

    Cons

    Jobs are increasingly outsourced.
    Highly stressfull workload.
    Salaries are not as competitive as other companies.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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