SunGard

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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

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Customer Service and Quality.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at SunGard

    Pros

    You can be a slacker and still get a paycheck.

    Cons

    You represent a company with a reputation for poor customer service and poor quality. SunGard focuses solely on Sales and does not strive for good customer service or product quality. They sell a client a bad product and then when the client complains they try to sell them another product that won't be as bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change focus away from sales and toward product quality and customer service. At some point a viable competitor will enter the market and take business away from you, if they haven't already. Or clients will go back to in-house solutions. Clients will not put up with poor quality and service forever.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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