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Helpful (4)

Great Opportunity Squandered

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Director in Wayne, PA
Current Employee - Director in Wayne, PA

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

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

Pros

Strong industry growth; great reputation

Cons

Unable grow with market; very inward focused

Advice to Management

figure it out

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Sweatshop and Pinnacle of Dysfuntion~ How are they still in business and as customer why would you stay? Go Elsewhere

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

    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

    Potential virtual office and flexible hours. Benefits not bad.

    NO raises or bonuses in years.

    Cons

    Ineptness on so many levels, extremely disjointed and dysfunctional. NO teamwork of any kind, India Team is worthless, causes more work on the US teams, so no savings, costs the company more. Inflexible work hrs in India, only work their shift, will leave job in the middle of a crisis or working an issue, causing US workers to work after hours. Long long hours and high demanding and extremely unhappy customers. Which is rightfully so!!!!
     Upper management is spineless, clueless and takes no accountability and couldn't plan their way out of a wet paper bag. Passing the buck and ticket pushers, even middle management has not decision making capability.
    Their attitude is"just get it done" without proper tools, proper training or personnel to support. it is a captain-less ship that is absolute "HOT MESS"

    Advice to Colleagues: Leave before it is sold to an Indian company
    Advice to potential job seekers....STAY AWAY, it is worse then where you are currently

    Advice to Management

    Just sell it, ANYONE else can BETTER!!!!


  2. Helpful (3)

    Frustrating - consulting services dis-function

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consulting Director
    Former Employee - Consulting Director

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent name recognition in core business continuity & technology space
    Some very good SME and practice capabilities
    Worked with many top notch people both on a personal and professional level

    Cons

    SunGard has no idea of how to align its various service offerings with core business strategy
    Private equity ownership pressures to provide returns drives a "strategy of the moment" approach
    WAY too much change in the management ranks and direction - 3 managing partners in less than a year.
    Bleeding a lot of very good talent

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the basics! You have a great franchise that can fuel growth IF invest the time and money properly


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