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Great salary, great benefits, not so great managers

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Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Wayne, PA
Former Employee - Account Executive in Wayne, PA

I worked at Sungard Availability Services

Pros

-Salary+ commission is excellent
-Outstanding benefits
-Nice coworkers
-On site cafeteria and gym
-Nice office building

Cons

-Managers need more leadership training
-Poor communication between executives/managers and managers/employees
-Boys club
-Claim to be "collaborative" but it is a traditional hierarchy, flat - the word 'collaborate' used more as a noun/corporate buzz word instead of a verb.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Provide leadership training to managers. Collaborate effectively - lot of very smart and experienced sales reps who could help with innovation, listen to their ideas. Get rid of boys club mentality.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok place

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Ramon, CA

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services

    Pros

    - company in the Managed services space trying to move everything to the cloud.
    - forward thinking product ideas
    - some of the new senior management team members are good.

    Cons

    - trying to compete with the likes of AWS and Rackspace... good luck :)
    - poor leadership and execution track record; people who know how to get things done are pushed aside.
    - major re-orgs every three months.
    - almost no

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    replace yourself, or do not allow your executive staff hire their friends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    When the economy improves, almost everyone will be gone!!!

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    Current Employee - Senior Recovery Specialist  in  Carlstadt, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Recovery Specialist in Carlstadt, NJ

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services

    Pros

    it's a job with benefits

    Cons

    there is not enough space here.. cronyism, good-old-boy networking, you name it, mgt SUCKS!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give back your "golden parachute" incentives and pay the people that actually DO the work!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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