Sungard Availability Services

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Sungard Availability Services Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
Sungard Availability Services – San Ramon – “View of the mountain from the office”

Sungard Availability Services – San Ramon – “View of the mountain from the office”
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.4 262 reviews

31% Approve of the CEO

Sungard Availability Services CEO Andrew A. Stern

Andrew A. Stern

(110 ratings)

29% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is decent, but only b/c there is no urgency or direction in the organization (in 14 reviews)

  • great place to learn new skills (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Most of the upper management has only been with the company 3 years or less (in 20 reviews)

  • Senior management out of touch with the actual impediments to performing the work (in 15 reviews)

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    Manager Senior Systems Engineer

    Manager Systems Engineering (Current Employee) Wood Dale, IL

    ProsChallenging opportunity to support Disaster Recovery customers in both DR planning and execution.

    ConsCompany has gone through many RIF's over the past few years. It appears they are going through extensive reorganization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen well and consider thoughts and opinions of long term employees when offered.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great work-family balance culture, great employees, promotes inward mobility, stable company, your opinions matter!

    Current Employee (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsComing to work is not a burden. If you have to be away from your family/children, you are happy to come to Sungard Availability Services. Managers are focused on working with employee's career growth strategies and always offering encouragement to do more. There is plenty of opportunity to grow and stay current on new technologies. Work Hard, Play Hard Culture. Great people and professional organization. I would recommended to anyone in the IT field who is seasoned or just starting a career. No better place to work!

    ConsSungard Availability Services offers many opportunities for career advancement and career training. I cannot think of any reason not to consider.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was a great working enviornment!

    Senior Systems Engineer (Former Employee) Carlstadt, NJ

    ProsLearned new Technologies as they came down the pike.Had to adapt to new customers IT requirments. In 2009 as the sr. System Engineer I was the vangaurd in implementing 36 HP Integrity Itanium Servers for a major Health/Pharmaceutical clint for Sungard. This included Visio and Excel Sheets for documentation. Participate in the 911 disaster recovery of major Corporations for their Hewlett Packard IT Environments. Was well compensate both in salary and weeks of vacation. The customer was always put first.

    ConsOn call 24/7. Some times had to fly out to different SunGard site, due to disasters or staffing issues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI am a diligent and dedicated team player with strong organizational and personal skills.

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    Great Customers and Great Service offering with lots of opportunities

    Service Delivery Manager (Current Employee) Wayne, PA

    ProsWork life balance, virtual office option, compensation, flex time, some travel. The service we offer is very valuable and you get an opportunity to impact a customer immediately in a positive way.

    ConsCareer path is not as clear cut depending on your position. The company does not provide a credit card for travel so everything is out of pocket and reimbursed which can be tough if you travel more than a week at a time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStrike a deal with American Express or another card company and move towards a company credit card for customer facing roles.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWorked with an incredible group of people for several years, loved the perks employees got, not to mention the excellent benefits package provided by SunGard.

    ConsI felt that the company was not so supportive of it's employees on several levels. I also felt that after the buyout and the company went private, it spent money on unnecessary things, like trips to vegas, AC, etc.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Up and coming

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) King of Prussia, PA

    ProsThe people I work with are very talented. Our teams are empowered to self-organize and work together within and across their scrum teams. We're building new products using periodic feedback from our customers who are very excited to see our progress every three weeks.

    ConsThere are still some corporate functions that remind you that you work for a big company, and sometimes things in some of these corporate areas take longer to get done than one would like.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the momentum going forward.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company to work for, but headed in the wrong direction

    Network Engineer I (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGreat team. Team was very intelligent and highly technical. Senior engineers are great mentors to junior engineers. It was a great place to work and learn. If you came in as a junior, you would gain experience at an exponential rate and leave almost a senior. Work from home policy was also very beneficial.

    ConsCompany is starting to outsource a lot of work to India. Many US engineers are being replaced, and the trend is only continuing in that direction. Heard of recent layoffs as well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOutsourcing to India is not the solution!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Still a great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsGreat boss. We have the opportunity to work with the latest technologyy everyday. It is rewardibg to assist our clients in their time of need during disasters.

    ConsThis type of work can be stressful at times. The industry is changing and we are challenged to adept to it in these tough economic times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the staff who have been here. New ideas are great from new leaders, but therre is a lot of experience right under their nose.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful opportunity for experienced professionals, Management is very supportive

    Service Delivery Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsUnlimited growth opportunities if you are a self starter. Company is growing and service offerings are expanding.

    ConsIn process of streamlining processes but in the meantime, it creates extra hours and work to maintain.

    Advice to Senior ManagementExpand stock offering to Service Delivery Managers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I Like Sungard

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSungard is a good place to work with a lot of opportunities for growth and learning. Good people. Good TImes.

    ConsSungard could offer better bonuses and a bit more competitive pay. Also they are slowly doing away with some of the good perks that used to be offered.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlso they are slowly doing away with some of the good perks that used to be offered.

    Sungard could offer better bonuses and a bit more competitive pay.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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