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Run, don't walk

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Former Employee - Recovery Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - Recovery Specialist in Philadelphia, PA

I worked at SunGard

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Employees are paid fairly
Good exposure to latest technology

Cons

Upper management treats the service business as if it were a manufacturing company.
Failing business model (Recovery-side) with continual re-organizations and downsizing.
Unhealthy atmosphere which has created a miserable work force.
The new business model's aim is to create a jack-of-all trades technician (+customer service specialist) that will destroy the one strength that the company had - depth of knowledge and talent.
Insane increase of the number of team meetings - 33% of your time is spent in a meeting rather than in front of the customer.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Wow

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    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Fantastic! From a 2-week programmer job to a 24-year career ending as General Manager!!!!

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President/General Manager in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President/General Manager in Calabasas, CA

    I worked at SunGard

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hi-tech; corporate discipline; opportunities for growth; rewards for success; responsibility & accountability enforced.

    Cons

    M&A's distracting and disturbing to the core.

    Advice to Management

    Take the company public again and let other share in its success; private control is good for management but poor for everyone else, especially with only Board oversight.


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