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Helpful (7)

Should be the last resort for IT Talent

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Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Philadelphia, PA

I worked at Sungard Availability Services full-time (More than a year)

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

Pros

Pay is competitive Decent benefits Great coworkers Liberal remote work policies

Cons

Constant reorgs and layoffs Requires employees to pay for travel out of pocket and get reimbursed Depressing work areas with vast empty poorly lit cubicle farms and dirty and worn out office furniture No training Management lacks focus, direction, and integrity Outdated and disjointed internal systems Sungard claims they want to be the IT employer of choice. They really should be the IT employer of last resort. New hires are dumped in depressing work areas and given little or no training or orientation. While the people for the most part are helpful and friendly, there is an overall morale problem brought on and fostered by frequent layoffs. Upper management's solution to every problem is to "reorganize", which is a euphemism for layoffs, and then rehire the positions of the staffers who are the victims of management's ineptness and lack of vision and customer focus. My best advice if you must accept a position at Sungard is to keep looking for something else while you're working there so that you can lay them off before they do it to you.

Advice to Management

Recognize that when an executive constantly feels the need to reorganize his organization the executive is the problem, not the organization.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    If in sales stay away; SINKING SHIP!

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Representative in Wayne, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Representative in Wayne, PA

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Pay for cell phone and happy hours.

    Cons

    Too many to list, have adopted a call center attitude, sales reps. report to three managers. The managers are not in it to help you they are in it for themselves and to build their castles, which was one VP's own statement. The company has cut comp. plans year over year and once strong name in the 90's early 2000's is now a revolving door.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to senior management be honest with your employees either sell the company like it is rumored to do or start treating your employees like you did in the early 2000's with respect, especially the top reps.


  2. Up and coming

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people I work with are very talented. Our teams are empowered to self-organize and work together within and across their scrum teams. We're building new products using periodic feedback from our customers who are very excited to see our progress every three weeks.

    Cons

    There are still some corporate functions that remind you that you work for a big company, and sometimes things in some of these corporate areas take longer to get done than one would like.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the momentum going forward.


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