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SunGard Higher Education Reviews

Updated May 24, 2014

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3.2 62 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

SunGard Higher Education CEO Ron Lang

Ron Lang

(20 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Ability to work from home is a huge plus(in 5 reviews)

  • No hassle from management about work-life balance from where I sat(in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • The upper management level has changed numerous times throughout the last couple of years(in 4 reviews)

  • Just a very bland company overall and the product lines reflect that(in 3 reviews)

62 Employee Reviews
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    The company is a great company to work for.

    Lead Software Engineer (Former Employee) Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsYou get to make actual contributions to higher education.
    You get your hands on bleeding edge technology.

    ConsLots of high quality long time employees can make advancement difficult.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall, a good learning experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people; decent pay and benefits

    ConsChanging priorities; too much work for too few employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A pretty nice place to work

    Technical Specialist (Former Employee) Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsPositive people and a good work environment.

    Local managers and team. Corporate rarely interfered with local decisions.

    Managers were mostly hands off and relied on employees to do their work.

    ConsThis company doesn't exist anymore after the merger of Datatel+SGHE.

    During the merger the Bain Corporation stripped out all the competent senior management and replaced them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone because they were all fired in the merger.

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

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    Poor communication

    Training & Education (Former Employee) Malvern, PA

    ProsBenefits package is on par with competitors. The hierarchy scale is built on a concept of collaboration; whether it is executed or not depends on your management.

    ConsJust poor overall communication throughout the business lines. Little to no collab on ideas, fore-thinking, plans, movement, etc. Absolutely no culture to speak of. Just a very bland company overall and the product lines reflect that.

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    CIO - Account Executive

    CIO (Former Employee) Orlando, FL

    ProsOpportunity to work with end users

    ConsNot enough, nor consistent communications from management

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsistent communication up and down the line

     

    Good company to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood company to work,
    Office location is in the center of the city

    ConsNo bad things about the company

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    Was ok, got too big after multiple buyouts.

    Services (Former Employee) Maitland, FL

    ProsHigher Education industry at the C level

    ConsToo varied a product/services strategy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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

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    Great company, good vision, strong moral and ethical values, good mission

    Help Desk (Former Employee) Maitland, FL

    ProsWork to support higher education in positive ways.

    ConsSome, not all, of the people I worked with at the central help desk could be immature, emotionally taxing. A few bad apples always have the potential of wrecking an otherwise nice working environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't tolerate inappropriate angry language on the floor. Walk the floor regularly and pull out those who bring their personal problems in to work with them and then get overwhelmed as a result.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    On-Site IT support for educational groups

    Technical and User Services II (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    Prosoutstanding benifits package provided. Lots of time off, great health medical and dental coverage. Project work available as well as operational work.

    ConsSenior site management fails to recognize on-site talent and resources. Teams are very silo focused with little to no cross team functions. individual failures are not corrected and allowed to fester.

    Advice to Senior Managementmajor disconnect between executive management and on-site management. On-site management has no understanding of it's role in shaping the direction of the resources available.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Generally positive. The travel can wear on you, but knew that going in

    Principal Functional Consultant (Current Employee) Malvern, PA

    ProsManagement does not micro-manage. Pay and benefits are OK

    ConsToo many re-org's. Too much upper management

    Advice to Senior ManagementOrg needs to be flatter. Too manay managers doing unnecessary work

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