SunGard Consulting Services

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SunGard Consulting Services Reviews in Houston, TX

71 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance, location and infrastructure are nice (in 7 reviews)

  • There are some sharp people that work here and given the opportunity you will learn a lot from them (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Not much career growth, less flexibility in work options (in 3 reviews)

  • It's going through growing pains (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Company with Big Company potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Senior Consultant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Senior Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at SunGard Consulting Services

    Pros

    Good company to work for as they do take care of their people. There are some sharp people that work here and given the opportunity you will learn a lot from them. They do focus on a solid work life balance which is appreciated.

    Cons

    Training and developement needs work. Shoeboxing of employees into roles without many opportunities to delve into new technologies without experience in those technologies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on development of your consultants. It may be good to create specialist divisions that groom selected employees to increase specialized group size. This would lend way to proper career development training tracks. Recognize apptitude as well as experience to allow for more on the job learning opportunities.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sungard Consulting Services

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Consultant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at SunGard Consulting Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Its good company to join .

    Cons

    There immigration system is not very good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at SunGard Consulting Services full-time

    Pros

    You can move ahead by attending happy hours and doing company events if you are into this kinda thing, your actual work and dedication plays no role in your promotion.
     You can oversell yourself and land a job with a higher rank than anywhere else because they do not check and do not care about your work experience, anything to get you in the door. I have seen senior consultants hired as senior managers...

    Cons

    Company do not care about their employees, you are literally just a number. All the good people already left the company, what you have is incompetent self absorbed mediocre Consultants that believe they know it all, 3/4 of them can't speak proper English, promotions are unheard of (unless you are best buddy with some partner), your skills and dedication has nothing to do with it. Pay scale is horrible, they will not give you an annual raise cause CEO has to hit his bonus mark.
    They only have like one or two projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

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  5.  

    Not really a good place to stay unless you are good at maintaining spaghetti code.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Senior Consultant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Senior Consultant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Pay is descent. Some people are nice to work with.

    Cons

    Management has some issues treating employee/consultant as human being and developing you. Can not make any mistakes and expected to be very humble in the client site but they are not going to tell you these.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They don't know there is a thing called internet that a feedback and opinion can be aired.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Used to love this place... but it is now very below average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Senior Consultant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Senior Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at SunGard Consulting Services

    Pros

    There are still some great people here to work with, but the changes in management has brought about some very unsatisfactory results. Get great perks, like Blackstone market, good benefits, and discounts because its a big company. Consulting firm in int he door with lots of large companies, so you can get some good experience here.

    Cons

    It is nearly impossible to get promoted, Sr. management no longer care about what you want for your career or your goals. They encourage you to take your full 4 weeks vacation and take training classes, but then you dont get your bonus, because you are lacking billable hours. Bonuses are sorry and almost non-existant -- might as well take the vacation!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show intrerest in your employees, we are people with needs and goals. Listen to us... sometimes. Dont make promotions so out of reach that employees feel hopeless in advancing thier career. make sure that promotion goals are attainable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great start for a college grad, afterwards get out.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Senior Consultant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Senior Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at SunGard Consulting Services

    Pros

    Competitive initial salary for a college graduate. Company demonstrates great patience in guiding young consultants to the consulting life style.

    Cons

    Not a recognized name and assignments seems more like body shop staff augmentation than consulting work.

    Salary increases are bet. 3-4 % a year. Promotion salary increases are bet 7-15%. There are few opportunities growth and development.

    Top heavy with little regard for development of consultants. Training is mostly on the job. Paid training can occur if one pulls teeth and calls a favor from ones' Godfather.

    After 2-3 years a senior consultant should start to move on. At 4-5 one must be gone in order to obtain the desired salary and career growth opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a real career training and growth program. Higher better senior managers and principals that can manage and sell to a wider client base for higher fees. Principals and partners should come with backgrounds with proven sales capabilities. Restructure the company to be one consulting company instead of competing regional offices. Coordinate better with SunGard sister companies for better offerings to potential clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    SCS pretends to be a consulting company, however they are a staffing company and does not spend any money on training.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Senior Consultant  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Senior Consultant in Houston, TX

    I worked at SunGard Consulting Services

    Pros

    The pay at SCS is great when this is your first job out of school.

    Cons

    You must play into the company politics to get ahead and be promoted. Promotions are a popularity contest and your guide must represent you well to move up in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great people -- underpaid.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Senior Consultant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Senior Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at SunGard Consulting Services

    Pros

    Love the people I work with, they are a family oriented company that understand you have a life outside of work, and really make you feel at home.

    Cons

    I recently went to a salary website and found that I am getting paid in the bottom 8 percentile of all IT consultants in Houston with the same experience and education. Almost ALL of my peers who left Sungard expressed that it was due to higher pay elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have surveys completed by employees as to what their key concerns are and attempt to explain or address these concerns. This may reduce turnover.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Solid Consultants, Decent Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at SunGard Consulting Services

    Pros

    Great consultants and managers are available to help you grow as a consultant if you make the effort to learn from them. Most consultants are very friendly, smart and easy to work with. Work, life balance is good.

    Cons

    Salaries are not consistent for the same position. No structured training. Most training is on the job. There isn't an objective measurement or criteria for promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the overtime incentive and you will align the consultants personal goals with the corporate goals of SCS. Create a standard sales measurement for executives to ensure return on investment.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great opportunity for growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at SunGard Consulting Services

    Pros

    Brightest people in the industry, Strong work ethic, Great benefits, tons of opportunity to learn. A lot of variety in client assignments

    Cons

    The travel can get tough in certain situations. I can be challenging being a relatively unknown services provider in the markets we serve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One can never over communicate; especially given the rate of change at SCS. I would take more time to explain more details as the company grows.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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