Sungard Availability Services

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Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. The new Sungard AS

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Sales in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Finally has leadership that cares about it's people
    Pays well
    Clear product roadmap and future direction

    Cons

    Truly global strategy requires that employees continue to think big and have patience during period of transformation

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire talent from within
    Sungard AS has extraordinary talent within the organization. Leadership needs to continue to retain its most valuable asset. It's people.

  2. Educational

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

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a wWealth of knowledge to be gained from working at Sungard Availability Services. Working with the people at Sungard they are true professionals.

    Cons

    Lack of consistency from upper to lower management

    Advice to Management

    Stick to a style and see it throughl

  3. Helpful (1)

    Sungard Availability Services not a great place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Not many pros. Company does not understand value of employees. Have not laid everyone else off, yet.

    Cons

    Attempt to save company through attrition and cost savings. No growth strategy or employee satisfaction. beaurocracy and passive aggressive behavior.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees. The ones that remain are who are keeping the company alive. Understand that.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Place to learn and then move on.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn quickly across a wide breadth of services/solutions

    Cons

    Under staffing results in long hours and very high volumes of work for the existing employees.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that you are compensating your high performers in line with the market (or even more, given the long work hours and heavy workload expected of Sungard employees). Be proactive about it. Don't wait until they say they are leaving (by then it is too late).

  6. Helpful (2)

    Sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Sales in Wayne, PA
    Current Employee - Sales in Wayne, PA

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pros would be listed here if there were any

    Cons

    I've seen better management at a 6 year olds lemonade stand. Upper management is a complete joke. This is a company whose products and management are both still stuck in the 80s and will soon be a memory just like that time period. People are a company's greatest resource is a foreign concept here. Promises will be made then broken when it comes time for management to fulfill their end of the bargain. Dont waste your time working here.

    Advice to Management

    Quit. Let some qualified people replace you.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Do not work here. run !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Test Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    work from home for some indiviuals, work over time for contractors and get benefits for full time employees. The package is okay but it could be better. Do not get time in a half for working overtime if you are full time.

    Cons

    No communication within organzation, high school way of thiking, you have certain groups that only help each other for promotions and if you fit their morals or values then you get promoted. Management do not commuicate with the people who are under them and they just give orders. If you have the same culture and vaules as them then you will suceed. They will work you to death and if you have a life outside of this job then this place is not for you. If you don't be married to this job, are not available 24/7 then go somewhere else and even you work hard still promotions are rare. There is a high burn out rate, people do not work here very long, turn over rate is increasing and only if HR would listen to the needs of the employees who leave. But they will just replace you with some one else.

    Advice to Management

    higher people who have educution and not just because they are your friends or have the same ethinical background as you. Stop higher high school graduates to lead, take control if they have no leadersipp skills or education background. It does not make sense to have someone in charge of people who graduated from college with a degree or have certifcations. The growth of the company won't grow if you do not listen to your employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Great place to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Availability to many different technologies.

    Salary/Compensation is at or above market

    Cons

    Product development is nonexistent and lacks forward thinking.

    Outsourcing strategy has not worked. India is no longer a cost savings initiative.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on a few new products and stabilize the current service offerings.

  9. Helpful (5)

    Ten little Indians

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

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many many many Executives to talk to when you are not busy.

    A tremendous amount of technology from which to learn.

    Cons

    I just escaped from my jail cell. If you get this message send food and water.

    Many changes occurring to get the Business righted. Those that resist change would not survive here.

    Advice to Management

    Stop holding meetings to ask employees ideas just so you can complete a checklist item to cash in your bonus at the end of the year. Asking for advice and then ignoring it gets old.

  10. Helpful (4)

    Until You Find Something Better

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician
    Current Employee - Technician

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time

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

    Pros

    Good pay & benefits. Excellent place for workaholics and micro-managers. It's not the absolute worst place to work.

    Cons

    High employee "burn-out" rate. Horrible work/life balance. Extensive international outsourcing and skeleton domestic crew. No career path growth, no back-filling of past employees.

    Advice to Management

    Implement employee advise / feedback. For years upper management has been engaging employees in "feel good" sessions, but discussions are just all talk. If you haven't already noticed your good talent is starting to formulate their exit strategies.

  11. Helpful (4)

    Skill-set draining due to lack of use

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

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good people, good preventive maintenance on infrastructure

    Cons

    No investment in employees or facility.

    Advice to Management

    open the purse strings

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