SunGard Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
271 Reviews

3.1
271 Reviews
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
86 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.  

    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
  2.  

    PE ruined SunGard

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    • 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
  3.  

    Very large company...too many disparate businesses

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    • 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
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  5.  

    Good company with limited career growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    I had an overall positive experience interviewing with SunGard

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    They offered more than I expected. Office culture seems to be very laid back.

    Cons

    I haven't started working yet so I have none to speak of so far

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Diverse, Positive, Open

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

    I have been working at SunGard

    Pros

    Transparency, Multi-ethnic, Many opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Some days can be slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue being transparent and open

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The worst VFP Programming Code I have ever worked with (Public Sector)

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

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

    Pros

    The people were great to work with. However, there was very little communication with your immediate supervisor or managers. An 8-5 job so they didn't expect long hours. That is a good thing because any more time spent in front of the some of the sloppiest program code on the planet was enough to drive you insane.

    Cons

    On your first day they sit you in front of a computer expecting you to unravel spaghetti code. It was a nightmare. I dreaded going to work every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time with your people. Have new developers team up with developers that have been there for a while (the ones that could handle the piece of crap programming code) and at least show them what they are getting into. Actually, maybe they should sit down with potential developer candidates but then they may not be able to hire any VFP developers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Continual change in management and expectations

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunGard

    Pros

    With right set of managers you have the ability to take ownership of projects and move forward.

    Cons

    Constant Management change and new prioritizing of goals makes it difficult to met expectations timely.

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