SunGard
2.9 of 5 227 reviews
www.sungard.com Wayne, PA 5000+ Employees

SunGard Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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2.9 227 reviews

                             

68% Approve of the CEO

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

Russell P. (Russ) Fradin

(75 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "flexible work times, easy work environment, good salary, good work life balance"
    in 33 reviews
  • "Very flexible work environment with relatively low workload stress"
    in 17 reviews
Cons:
  • "unless you're upper management or sales you won't be raking in big bonuses and perks but they are there"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Very fragmented structure with multiple business units , complicated communications"
    in 9 reviews
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Project Manager (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at SunGard full-time

ProsRelation with colleagues were rather good.
It's a very good stepping stone for learning the Financial industry business products from Sungard as you have access to a lot of information that client can't have

ConsLack of share of information internally about company strategy
Attitude with client
Unbalanced pool of resources
Weirdly some products are over priced / service and others don't get the level of revenue allowing the adequate level of resources.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore attention to client satisfaction by product.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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If you work hard and are effective, there are rewards

Full Time (Current Employee)

I have been working at SunGard full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat products, interesting clients and employees.
Cutting edge technology and always looking for best practices in development of new products and services.

ConsComplex structure internally but getting better.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the innovation anticipated, exciting times ahead

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

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Cheap. Cheap.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SunGard full-time

ProsGood group of people to work with.

ConsFlat structure, very little career movement.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more or lose your top consultants to the competition.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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This company is alright to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SunGard

ProsCo-workers are very loyal to the company

ConsCompensation is below market value

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If you consider yourself a professional in your field, stay away.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at SunGard full-time for more than 10 years

ProsCoworkers were great. Clients were terrific to work with and provided interesting business challenges.

ConsManagement is the worst I've ever seen, from mid level to the business unit VPs. They have no experience in solving problems, very poor negotiation skills and deplorable people skills. Managers are petty and childish. There is too much micromanagement which squashes creativity and innovation. Promotions are based on 'old boy' cliques and friendships. Actual skill, experience and results are not part of the equation. Turnover of skilled employees is high, while employees with lesser skill and experience remain and are expected to solve complex problems with no direction from management or documented processes to reference.

Advice to Senior ManagementReal change and progress won't occur until significant management changes are made. Middle managers need to be evaluated on their ability to retain employees as well as providing direction, processes and procedures for their teams. If a manager cannot meet these kind of minimal standards,, they should not be in the position. Stop promoting your friends.

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

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Has potential, but typically

Monitoring Technician (Current Employee)
Thornton, CO

I have been working at SunGard full-time for more than 5 years

ProsPlenty of different technology to learn. Schedule gives plenty of days off.

ConsNo leadership qualities in management. No accountability. Projects are rarely fully thought through. A lot of micromanagement, does not promote a culture of creative thinking unless in a clique.

Very few written processes or impossible to find if they have been written. Feedback on how the process is working is not asked from the people that are required to follow it.

 Lower Management promotes Favoritism.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote cross-pollination of information between different departments. Change the mindset of pushing back tickets to the original assigning group to moving the ticket forward. It's all of our jobs to help the customer.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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High Pressure High Stress Environment

Network Engineer (Former Employee)
Thornton, CO

I worked at SunGard full-time for more than 3 years

ProsLoved my colleagues, many exceptional engineers.

ConsLower management is petty and plays favorites while upper managements only concern is to make sure that the Blackstone group gets it's cut.
Soul crushing on-call
Good old boy mentality with director level management and above.
Aging architecture doesn't really align with it's wanting to be state of the art.

Advice to Senior ManagementSpend the money to bring in the right tools and technology or sell the business to someone who will.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Consultant (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at SunGard full-time for less than a year

Prosgood jumping board to move up

Conshorrible management, no career advancement

Advice to Senior Managementbe smart about people management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Ontario, CA

I have been working at SunGard full-time for more than 8 years

ProsWas a good copany to work for, my product is closing on end of life, and there are no propects else where in the company for me, strange for such a large company

Consno inter company movement, or mechanism is in place, or, it is very hard to find

Advice to Senior Managementinter company movement, needs to be improved, I have heard for years that it is iproving, but I have not seen any improvement

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

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Pros & Cons of SunGard Availability Services

Senior Director, Marketing/Communications (Former Employee)
Wayne, PA

I worked at SunGard full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe job provided a wide variety of responsibilities, and opportunities

ConsThere is a ysfunctional management team.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet some women in senior management positions. Listen to employees and allow them to make mistakes when trying something new and innovative.

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

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