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Poor Management leads to Unhappy Employees

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Former Employee - Consultant in Birmingham, AL
Former Employee - Consultant in Birmingham, AL

I worked at SunGard full-time (More than 5 years)

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

Pros

- The people I worked with on a daily basis were great.
- Process and Procedures were well documented and clear. Human Resources "stuff" was always easy to take care of.
- Benefits and PTO are very good.

Cons

- Management (middle and senior level) cannot see past themselves. I am not sure if this "closed minded" philosophy is dictated from the Executive Team, but it exist across multiple segments.
-Failure to reward employees with a pay raise. In my 5 years, never received more then a cost of living raise

Advice to Management

Reconsider the philosophy for performance reviews. The current reviews were a joke and provide zero road map for development.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Lousy Management, Low/Capped Commissions & Yes-man Culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive Sales in Wayne, PA
    Former Employee - Account Executive Sales in Wayne, PA

    I worked at SunGard full-time

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

    Pros

    Not much is pro at SunGard. Some large clients would be about it. No one seems to be happy; most employees appear miserable. Lots of overlay organizations, so you may find a group or role that is ok.

    Cons

    Bad place to work all things considered. There are much better places to go if you are lookiing.

    Low/capped commissions provide little incentive if you are trying to hit high numbers. Make sure you obtain and read carefully the comp plan before you join!

    Lousy management, heavily politicized with lots of changes of direction, brown-nosing, etc. This kind of culture stiffles innovation and productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of them and restructure.


  2. Opportunity to learn if you are self-driven, but no direction from management.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at SunGard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Large organization with products / clients that touch all parts of the financial industry. If you are curious, you can speak to people and learn a great deal. Employees are generally nice and share info. Good benefits. Work / life balance is achieveable.

    Cons

    Little room for upward mobility. You may get more responsibility, but not an increase in salary or title. The organization is poorly run and each product line acts like its own fiefdom. There is little collaboration among the groups. There are lots of politics behind the scenes.

    Advice to Management

    Break down the walls between groups. Encourage / force working together. Maybe even restructure the whole org. Promote smart people and get rid of mediocre people.


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