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Lack of any senior leadership and clear direction

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at SunGard full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Nice benefits. If you can work with little direction and feedback it is an ok job. Great point solutions.

Cons

Lack of clear direction, defined roles and common goals. Lack of communication between the C-level and the workers. The company tends to position the lower paid workers to take ownership to figure it out, with out being full educated on the company business plan. people are not paid based by value or workloads. Unrealistic workloads.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Why do we need so much management if management can not give clear direction or make business changes?

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Sr. Netbackup Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Senior NET Backup Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior NET Backup Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at SunGard full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Company is good, salary is competitive and they fight for their employees when they try to leave.

    Cons

    but is slow on making decision at production level, no sense of criticality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to be more energic with your engineers, way to soft.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Think twice before joining this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The benefit package is competitive and they have a very good 401K. Co workers are friendly and there is always plenty of work to be done.

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility
    No communication
    Constant reorganization
    The environment feels more like that of a kindergarten than an office, employees treated like children, scolded for various actions, like that of a child
    Workload distribution is uneven, many have nothing to do while a few select employees have more to do than they can complete in an eight hour day
    Overtime is encouraged and admired, hours worked are broadcasted by many as an accomplishment, it almost feels like a competition on who can work the most

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat those that work hard with respect and remove those that do not
    Communicate better with employees
    Realize that some who log in long hours are milking the system and stretching out their responsibilities. This is partially in response to low to no raise etc.
    Provide a career path
    Stop trying to pacify employees with hollow remarks on how management is taking steps to improve morale, we are smarter than that and it sounds ridiculous. We know change will never happen, its the Sungard way.
    Odd behaviors are overlooked and almost encouraged.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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