SunGard Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
266 Reviews
3.1
266 Reviews
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
89 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you are put in right project they work life balance would be excellent (in 39 reviews)

  • flexible work times, easy work environment, good salary, good work life balance (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Though upper management is overly dependent on micro management (in 12 reviews)

  • Very fragmented structure with multiple business units , complicated communications (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Decent place to work. Managed Services is tough business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Accounts Manager
    Current Employee - Technical Accounts Manager

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers. Lots of smart dedicated people. Decent tools.

    Cons

    Sometimes expectations from mgmt are too high. Can't perform miracles for free! W/L Balance is a challenge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the technical people to understand the issues. Not just selling services.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overview of the company

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

    I worked at SunGard

    Pros

    Good time off policies, relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    They don't hire locally anymore. Mainly outsourcing and downsizing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    No Growth Opportunity

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

    I worked at SunGard full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    SunGard offers decent work-life balance, work from home, and stability.

    Cons

    Biggest drawback is lack of career growth and development. The recent efforts to promote career growth has been superficial.
    Salary stays stagnant and many people are leaving the firm as the economy improves and opportunities arise outside the firm
    Also, Asset Management group is very disorganized, lacking strategy and vision. Many competing products with an army of car-salesman type management.
    Lastly its glorifies the above breed of car salesman type personality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1.Create a career track for existing employees
    2. Create a strategy , vision and improved communication between products
    2. Fire incompetent management and sales staff and pay market rate for your existing performing employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Solid company in a state of transition

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

    I have been working at SunGard full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Bright professionals working in the ever changing financial services industry
    Compensation is competitive and the business model is solid

    Cons

    Prone to re-organization in order to solve issues
    Lots of turnover in senior management over the last few years has created distraction

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    PE ruined SunGard

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

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

    Pros

    Great company through 2005, then it changed

    Cons

    New CEO is not good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust

    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for. Excellent people, bonus, helps, health care etc. Great environment and salaries are reasonable.

    Cons

    hard to go up. All is settle and established. Not for a whole life.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company with limited career growth

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

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

    Pros

    Nice perks: Can work from home from time to time, great gifts on your 5-10-15 years at work.

    Smart developers

    Constantly improving the release cycle and following the best practices.

    Cons

    Re-organization can happen frequently so this can be stressful.

    Depending on the above, you can have a manager that doesn't share the same vision or ideas at all with the previous one so you will need to adapt.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    over all good experience

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

    I have been working at SunGard for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Salary and Benefits, work from home allowed

    Cons

    too many reorg is not good for the company and employees either

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please do not reorg too much

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very large company...too many disparate businesses

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of product lines catering to just about every market. Globally recognized name (can be a pro or con).

    Cons

    SunGard grows by acquisition but does not do a great job of integrating those new businesses. The senior people in each acquired unit tend to have their eye on the door or on a more senior role elsewhere at SG and you are left with a lot of C+ talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through on some of the integration of the acquired businesses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Love my coworkers

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunGard

    Pros

    I have an amazing group of coworkers, which is one the reasons that I have stayed as long as I have.
    My immediate managers are caring and genuinely look out for those people who work under them .

    Cons

    Lack of concern for employee morale, limited ability to move up in the company, high benefit copays and stagnant salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With the lack of even basic loving raises and the increased cost of benefits, many employees are making less than they did years ago.

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