SunGard Higher Education Reviews

Updated May 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Client Focused

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SunGard Higher Education full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company was great to work for. SGHE was respected in the industry.

    Cons

    Management at the time was more focused on their own careers than the advancement of their team, clients or company goals. The company functioned in silos. So, it was difficult to get anything done.

    Advice to Management

    The company was sold. Hopefully, the management dynamic has changed. Take more stake in your employees! A lot of them stay because they love what they do and they love their clients..... not necessarily the company.


  2. Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at SunGard Higher Education (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    big company, many products to sell

    Cons

    Older technology, no clear direction


  3. Work environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Functional Consultant
    Former Employee - Principal Functional Consultant

    I worked at SunGard Higher Education full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits- Health insurance, 401K travel only on Monday & Thurdsay (which is probably the biggest perk of the job because you get 3 day weekends **every weekend). Travel time is also billable which is a great perk altogether Great work life balance

    Cons

    zero progression or growth. You will be doing the same job for the rest of your career. After 14 years on the job, the only thing that changed was my salary and title, everything else remained the same ... could get boring over time

    Advice to Management

    Allow your people to grow


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  5. Good company, but management is clueless

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at SunGard Higher Education full-time (More than 5 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People work really hard. Talented employees who watch each other's backs.

    Cons

    Lots of long hours and sweat. No bonuses. minimal salary increases.


  6. Satisfied group to work for until reorganization happened

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Paramus, NJ

    I worked at SunGard Higher Education full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best part about working in SHE was the quality of peers you are partnered with. As a SysAdmin/DEV/Jack-of-all-trades, you get to work with talented individuals that are eager to learn the new technology.

    Cons

    Management takes things for granted such as, oh you know, the client and employee's needs. When your staff asks for assistance, spend a little to help them. Bottom line shouldn't sacrifice the needs of your employees and client.

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen instead of staring at the bottom line... it's what causes employees (and clients) to jump ship.


  7. Good Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunGard Higher Education

    Pros

    Good Company to work for starting a career.

    Cons

    There are not really any cons.


  8. Great place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

    I worked at SunGard Higher Education full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life flexibility with WFH options, flexible hours. Management team cared about employees and customers. Went so far to say we have two bottom lines - our and our customers. There was real passion for higher education and furthering the mission.

    Cons

    Being part of the behemoth, SunGard had is share of disadvantages like 'requirements' for various departments that were not as relevant for all operating units.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on customer and their success. They do, after all, pay the bills.


  9. A complete train wreck

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

    I worked at SunGard Higher Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has a decent product and a solid sales force. It holds a solid place as a leader in the higher education ERP space.

    Cons

    Management exhibits no true leadership and sales is permitted to sell vaporware. The middle managers will consistently make commitments their teams are incapable of fulfilling.

    Advice to Management

    Re-establish credibility with customers and reign in the sales people in order to re-establish the brand. Empower the employees to make positive changes for the company.


  10. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at SunGard Higher Education full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Salary, Great Teamwork

    Cons

    Salary, Benefits, Upper Management, Product Development not looking forward


  11. great people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Systems Administrator
    Former Employee - Network Systems Administrator

    I worked at SunGard Higher Education full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    One of the few industries where you are able to feel good about what you do. Individuals are great, knowledgeable, and customer focused.

    Cons

    Office politics and old-boy/girl networks make it so hard/good work is not relevant to being promoted or assigned a good project. Some managers/leaders are indecisive, causing more problems.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the culture you have built and are building. Make a decision and stick with it and your team.



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