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The Few, the Proud...

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI

I worked at SunGard

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

Pros

The company that was purchased by SunGard had generous vacation allowances. SunGard allowed us to keep them. There are a number of good people in the ranks of the division, many of whom are good people to work with. The projects are challenging, and with a small staff, there is room to play a number of roles.

Cons

As some have pointed out, there are a number of different divisions in the company. Each is its own entity. Our division was purchased by SunGard, and then SunGard was its self purchased. There was a strategy of reducing head count via attrition and layoffs, in an attempt to make the division more profitable. Besides being demoralizing, it also makes it difficult to advance your career in a company that is shipping whole departments overseas. Our location shrank about 70% before I left.

Advice to Management

There is only so many people who are redundant. After a while it becomes necessary to limit the scope of the business if you are going to keep reducing headcount. Many of your employees are as intelligent as you are, if not more so. Don't make the mistake of keeping your employees out of the loop.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good Company, a little on the unfair side- needs stronger management./ better communication

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at SunGard

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

    Pros

    As a consultant the bonus program is very good and helpful to your overall compensation. Most management were supportive of a good balance between work and home life even if you traveled a lot. Benefits were competitive and affordable. The individual contributors are the strong suit of the company with many failures in management. Some of the best industry knowledge there is and I believe they stand behind their products well and are willing to invest the technology into making things better where so many employers shirk on costs for improving technology these days. Employees gain create strong bonds with each other

    Cons

    An ' old boys club'-- company needs to act fairly and offer a voice to the employee. Awful communication, experience as an employee and a customer and on both ends, SunGard has a ton to learn. Often encourages you to add hours and is only considered with the bottom line bill to their clients to make money, not the overall value or need. If you were not maximizing your billable hours you were of less value to the company, even if you had to 'pad' the hours in favor of SunGard. Company is somewhat discriminatory and does not have a very big heart.

    Advice to Management

    None

  2. Helpful (3)

    Probably the worst place I have ever worked

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Newark, NJ

    I worked at SunGard

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

    Pros

    Had the ability to travel internationally to other offices, so I gota few fully paid trips out of them. Some of the people are down to Earth, but the Management fosters a back-stabbing political climate. Very easy hours: 9-5 at the worst.

    Cons

    Worst Management I have ever seen. A complete lack of concern for the customer. Poor and antiquated technology. Zero opportunity for advancement. Extremely poor compensation and benefits. There was no communication from management about anything. You had to rely on the rumor mill to learn anything. Lousy office environment since they were too cheap to invest in anything.

    Advice to Management

    These people are so far beyond help.

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