SunGard Financial Systems

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SunGard Financial Systems Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
197 Reviews
3.0
197 Reviews
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SunGard Financial Systems President & CEO Russ Fradin
Russ Fradin
69 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • work life balance was good and compensation was average to market standard (in 20 reviews)

  • Global Working Environment: Get to work with people from all over the world (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Local senior management is beholden to corporate and seems powerless to push improvements through (in 11 reviews)

  • There are not many opportunities for career growth or changing roles within company (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Environment

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    Former Employee - Applications Support Analyst
    Former Employee - Applications Support Analyst

    I worked at SunGard Financial Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    work-life balance, great people, great leadership.

    Cons

    very low salaries, training, work is too easy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the pay to keep the quality people from leaving and going to banks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good work environment, slightly monotonous work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SunGard Financial Systems

    Pros

    Office culture, time-off policies, top performers rewarded

    Cons

    Late hours were not recognized by the management, work sometimes tends to be monotonous

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Large, sales-oriented company that tries hard to empower employees at every level of the organisation.

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    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Management trusts you to get the job done; you're not micromanaged. They will invest in you to ensure you have the skills you need to be successful. A lot of employees can work from home. Opportunities to move within the organization and a wide range of products & geographies to work with.

    Cons

    Very sales-focused; you will need to spend time in sales if you want to make it to the top. Not great at orientation: you're sort of thrown in at the deep end. Private equity owners have held the company long enough and will not suffer any tax penalty to sell it...which they're focused on doing. A lot of cost-cutting and nickel & dime'ing going on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    An employee is both an expense line item that could be cut and a valuable asset in which the company has invested years of effort and money. Understanding which is more important to the future growth of the company can be a difficult but critical skill.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Needs better training

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good company values, a lot of training and team support, rewards strong performance, very efficient for a large company

    Cons

    Very siloed, training is broad but not in depth, needs to build better foundation, middle management very disorganised, not transparent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent salary, but zero growth opportunity.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunGard Financial Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with, solid growth. Good work/life balance generally, though some groups are rewarded exclusively for long hours, regardless of how efficient they are.

    Cons

    No promotions, and if you do get one, you won't get a raise with it. Lots of promised promotions and "fantastic opportunities" that never come to fruition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Out-dated systems, company will not invest in products

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunGard Financial Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great career advancement opportunities if you are a go-getter

    Cons

    An overwhelming percentage of systems are outdated and define the term "legacy systems". Management looks for quick fixes and will not do what is necessary revamp existing systems. SunGard will be looking to IPO again and all management decisions seen short-term in nature.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people but not a great company anymore

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    Former Employee - Vice President  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA

    I worked at SunGard Financial Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    World wide scope, great people , enormous range of business, applications and opportunities

    Cons

    The company is so wrapped up in a future sale they have forgotten their customer. Leadership is not interested in anything but a sale. Penny wise pound foolish they mask bug fixes as new functionality while continuing to disinvest in their people and core tech that exists only in powerpoint

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Customer retention in the long run is easier than customer acquisition. Management needs to relate to the customer btw the customer is usually north American

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad no professional

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    Easy way to get in

    Cons

    Ignorance, sadness, no training, software lousy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a life

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Horrible

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SunGard Financial Systems

    Pros

    The "Pros" have left the firm. At this point, this division of SunGard is a joke. There is no leadership; only "fiefdoms" with child-like squabbling. Screaming and temper tantrums are common among managers. This, in turn, leads to very poor product lines, repleat with defects and poor functionality.

    Cons

    Haha! See "Pros". Honestly, too many to list. But there is a word minimum. Severe lack of vision, inappropriate and obnoxious behavior by management, very bad suite of products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do the company a favor....leave. Advice to board....fire management. Rebuild.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Sungard Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Casual atmosphere. Location in NH

    Cons

    Large slow moving company. Technology and product are very old. Technology decisions are personal instead of beneficial to the product line. Majority of developers are located overseas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to move out of the past when the company had no real competitors. Try to give team members input instead of the Micromanagement approach. Try not to single out team members for special treatment and treat the rest of the employees equally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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