SunGard
2.9 of 5 247 reviews
www.sungard.com Wayne, PA 5000+ Employees

SunGard Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
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2.9 247 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
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Pros:
  • "If you are put in right project they work life balance would be excellent"
    in 37 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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    Unfocused in the market, uncommunicative to employees

    Analyst (Former Employee)

    ProsGood work/life balance
    Excellent and competent peer co-workers
    Decent benefits

    ConsUnfocused product strategy; the company can't seem to decide between building or buying, which confuses the market as well.
    Very little communication between management and employees leaves you guessing as to how to benchmark your own performance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate to your employees what is expected of them and provide professional training and development if they lack specific skills.

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

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    The company is just okay to work with

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company is just okay to work with

    ConsPlease do not join Iworks BU and in SunGard layoffs are huge nowadays

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Treated a 24/ 7 job like a 9 to 5. No incentives. Poor managment.

    Mid Range Specialist II (Current Employee)
    Carlstadt, NJ

    ProsSome of the folks that work at Sungard are enjoyable to work with. The hours when employed were nice and convenient.

    ConsThe Management is absolutely heartless. When Sungard acquired Comdisco, they of course promised the world. They decided to fire people the week before christmas. Made a comment to my manager which he didn't like. F' him. I hate this place.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetire

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Product Manager (Former Employee)
    Bedford, MA

    ProsLarge company. Good management and smart people.

    ConsOlder technology. Every problem is a fire drill.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTechnology, workplace, commitment to quality, shift to long term focus

    ConsDownsizing cycles, outsourcing, upper management distance

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    The people you work with make the job.

    Applications Support (Current Employee)
    Bethlehem, PA

    ProsWonderful people to work with.

    ConsAdequate raises and bonuses are only given at the management level.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in the staff who are non-management. Family life, benefits and salary are not adequate to keep good employees around once the exonomy picks up.

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    Lots of potential if you work hard

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Burlington, MA

    ProsHigh visibility for accomplishments.
    Mobility for those that work hard and work in a growing product/segment.
    Most managers are very flexible with time and working remotely.

    ConsBureaucracy of a normal large company(job reqs are approved after we need someone for a month, rather than a month before they are needed)

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

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    Software Consultant (Current Employee)
    Chico, CA

    ProsIndependate work - left virtually alone. Was able to learn and work with a wide range of clients. Travel all trough out the united states.

    ConsManagement lacked true leadership
    Unclear as to how you were rated

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    efinancePLUS k-12 Division is ok

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat manager.. small team but everyone is awesome in helping you learn the product

    Consnew team, not everyone knows products...some customers not happy... because team is small you will be on the road 100% Project managers are not that great at their jobs but again everyone is new..

    Advice to Senior Managementmore team training,. don't over pack the schedules...consultants need down time...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for.

    Technology Consultant (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood work/life balance. Opportunity for promotion/recognition if you put in the work. Vacation days above average for the US. Could get more sick days.

    ConsHowever, in terms of actual positions to go up the chain, it is limited unless you count on employee turnover. It is more and more acting like a "big company". Bureaucracy is growing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to basics. Streamline the bureaucracy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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