SunGard Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
128 Ratings

Pros
  • If you are put in right project they work life balance would be excellent (in 46 reviews)

  • Work culture is comfortable and flexible (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is non existent (in 9 reviews)

  • Constant upper management reorgs (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management kept everyone in the organization very much informed, benefits were very good, there existed the ability to move to any of the other areas of the organization which there were many

    Cons

    Many, many, many levels of management which sometimes got involved in things that they didnt really know much about. Went to a shared services model specifically for accounting which was a very difficult transition

    Advice to Management

    Listen


  2. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company with a lot of opportunities! Professional environment.

    Cons

    Long hours at times, but upper management is appreciative.


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    Senior Information Security Auditor

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internal Senior IS Auditor in Conshohocken, PA
    Current Employee - Internal Senior IS Auditor in Conshohocken, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experienced people who are driven to succeed. Dramatic improvements and consolidations over the last 5 years.

    Cons

    Slow moving decision making process when it comes to internal infrastructure


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Big Corporation, Experience depends on your team

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you're on the right team at SunGard, you'll have an amazing time. My group is awesome, the people are smart and motivated and interesting. Other teams at SunGard are embarrassingly stuck in the past, and new hires leave after a year or two for better operations. If your group seems like forward thinking people you'll probably have a good time. Experiences will vary vastly between teams, mine was 5 stars but there are some stinkers out there.

    Cons

    It's a big corporation that doesn't know exactly what it is. While progress has been made since the era of SunGard as a holding company, it's still not a cohesive whole despite management cramming it down our throats. Underpays developers a bit. Sales really runs the place. Fancies itself as a tech company, but make no mistake: this is financial services firm (and a second-tier one). Best proof: no jeans in the main office, even for developers.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to be a tech company, let people act like they're at a tech company and work on your perks. You sell IT products, your sales people need to be smarter or you need more sales engineers. You're going to get eaten alive by the Fintech revolution if all you can sell to is the old boys club. Also, time to get off the 1990s technology--dump Sybase ASAP (and SQL Server too). You're going to have to do it eventually and nows a good time to leapfrog (although the window is starting to slam shut). Also might want to rethink some aspects of organization, you might have an easier time keeping good talent if you don't keep people working on just one cloistered product.


  6. Great Work Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people here really make it worth getting up and going to work every morning. Very friendly, supportive environment. Everyone works well as a team. Room for growth within the company. The people are also very passionate about the product and their clients.

    Cons

    I have no significant complaints


  7. Driven, competitive and innovative

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to smart people and innovative problem solving using new security technologies. Takes information security and application security seriously Management recognizes talented, hard workers Exposure to global, diverse co-workers and customers

    Cons

    Being high decentralized which created a series of stove piped departments - makes rolling out universal services that benefit the enterprise challenging


  8. Glassdoor Indeed

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - A sales focused company.

    Cons

    - Revolving door management policies - Lip services paid to employee welfare and customer focus - Lately has had a glass ceiling towards women and minorities

    Advice to Management

    - Need a consistent goal for the entire organisation with the follow through. - Ad hoc and yearly changes to the management and priorities causes a lot of confusion with the employees and the clients. - Need better ethical standards while dealing with customers.


  9. Billing Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Billing Analyst in Downingtown, PA
    Current Employee - Billing Analyst in Downingtown, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lot of people willing to help and supervisors were great

    Cons

    Micromanaging and not a lot of room to grow upward


  10. Poor Management,

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    Work Life balance, good. benefits, close to city

    Cons

    Lack of employee's concern, just care about saving money, cutting expense. Too much work and wages are stagant.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to employee's work, stay lean initiative hurting workers with work load and stress. Hire less on top and more people at the bottom so that work can be done on time.


  11. Helpful (3)

    A bank in high tech clothing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Salem, NH
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Salem, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SunGard (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Generally easy going atmosphere but with the upcoming IPO they have been cost cutting

    Cons

    Pay is not going to keep or attract talent. Poor benefits packages. No employee profit sharing or equity compensation except at senior management levels, Stodgy mindset and slow moving. Technology is a decade behind and only changes due to end of life issues related to support. There's no real career path when you become mid level. All business units are very silo-ed - and cross product integration is nearly nonexistent. SunGard was constructed like a Frankenstein monster - bought and assembled via acquisition. Little organic innovation and innovation and forward thinking is neither rewarded nor is it encouraged.

    Advice to Management

    Increase performance based compensation. Get rid of long time employees which can not think outside of the box. Get rid of dead wood and increase pay with those cost savings. Hire talent and allow for innovation. Reward creativity and focus on organic internal growth.



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