SunGard

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SunGard Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 249 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin

Russell P. (Russ) Fradin

(82 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you are put in right project they work life balance would be excellent(in 38 reviews)

  • flexible work times, easy work environment, good salary, good work life balance(in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Though upper management is overly dependent on micro management(in 12 reviews)

  • Very fragmented structure with multiple business units , complicated communications(in 9 reviews)

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    1 person found this helpful  

    The company is not what it used to be

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere are still some good projects to work on.

    ConsManagement really doesn't care about employees. Pay is becoming lower and lower day by day. This company used to be among the best paying ones, now sadly, even TCS can pay better than them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGain back your clientbase.

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    Senior Software Engineer

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsOverall people in Sungard are nice people

    ConsCost cutting at a lot of level, a lot outsource to India.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is a lot of talent in US that know the business logic better.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Sales organization poor sense of strategy or direction

    Senior Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsGood Sales organization, Overall Good and well meaning people and great breadth of products + nice recognition program for successful sales

    ConsNot enough R&D expenditure and overall too many acquisitions that have resulted in a lack of shared culture and in a great difficulty to understand the company's offer. No real product strategy either and a definite lack of enthusiasm.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on Financial Middle-Office and Back-Office which are the core strenghts of the company and shed the rest. Define a product strategy backed up by a serious R&D budget
    Make sure the customers and employees have a sense of direction for the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No career growth , only escape is to leave !

    Applications Specialist/Consultant (Former Employee) Melville, NY

    Pros- The culture is pretty lax, no micro-management
    - Work/ Life Balance, decent vacation
    -Easy for commute for folks living on Island
    -Most people are friendly except few in IT and admin

    Cons-This place is dead end place where your professional career dies. You will be doing the same job even after 10 years of service
    - The business unit management is pretty shortsighted and does NOT invest in their employees
    - They promote people who belong to the long island "group"
    - Also, the top management leading this business changes every six months

    Advice to Senior Management- Provide career path
    -Have clear strategy for organization and employee growth
    -Pay employee at par with the industry

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good

    Senior Associate - Regulatory Reporting (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    ProsWell managed, Good environment, work culture

    ConsPolicies molding, over recruitment, Hierarchy

    Advice to Senior ManagementTransparency in discussion

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Continual change in management and expectations

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWith right set of managers you have the ability to take ownership of projects and move forward.

    ConsConstant Management change and new prioritizing of goals makes it difficult to met expectations timely.

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    Specialist /Principal Software Engineer"Bangalore

    Specialist Product Development (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsCompensation and benefits are better compare other Services company like Infy, Wipro, TCS etc.

    To an extent flexible work timings but that too depends on your total tenure with company and whom you are reporting to. You can get very good deal if you bargain.

    Here your salary review is done twice a year and at times you may get mid year increment. Performance payout is good , and almost 80 % of people at least manage to get minimum of 110 % of base case mentioned in the letter and almost 80% of people get 10% average hike a year. At times they pay even up to 250 % of what is mentioned in the letter.

    If you are put in right project they work life balance would be excellent.You can spend time on self learning, on your family and meet to targets easily.

    ConsAt times you get tired with doing same monotonous work. You exposure to latest technology will be very less.

    There are two many managers/lead per developers and majority of them are redundant non techie guys who do not add any value and simply do people management and at times they do not even do that.

    Very less onsite opportunities, specially for longer term.

    If your product is terminated / sunset then it difficult to find a place for you on another project/product. Job security is less but they give good retrenchment money.

    Advice to Senior ManagementVery very average static management. They are slowly running company like a service base company instead of product base company which may earn some revenue but good things of being product company are gone.

    Company may come up with IPO by 2015 and to increase the face value, they are selling of lots of less performing assets.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work...

    Lead Associate (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    Pros1. Good encouraging place.
    2. Company policies are transparent.
    3. CEP policy is really helpful for higher studies.
    4. If you are a outstanding performer, every year you can expect exact 20% of salary hike.
    5. Flexible job timings.

    Cons1. Due to high packages, u may face problems due job change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat support from managers...!!!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company but watch out

    Sales Executive (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    Pros- In many ways a social environment with flexible hours
    - There are some very strong products within the company which can sell well.
    - Good company to work for if you like a strong sales environment, if you don't and want to build longer term client relationships SunGard can be challenging.

    Cons- First and foremost a very sales orientated organisation. Which doesn't need to be a bad thing, but as of late it has become sales for the sake of sales without the necessary development in the product and this is bad. Whether this has historically always been this way, I do not think so but for the last 2 years this has definitely been reality.

    Advice to Senior Management- Don't lose yourself in quarterly targets, this is very dangerous for SunGard but most of all the clients. To achieve the best results for clients targets should be flexible over a 1 to 2 year period.
    - Don't be afraid to axe managers who are fundamentally ill equipped to handle their position.
    - Create a more open environment where all are capable of voicing their concerns.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Product company

    Specialist- Testing (Former Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsFlexible in terms of timing

    ConsProvides minimal exposure to latest technologies, terrible managers

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider hiring better managers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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