SunGard
2.9 of 5 247 reviews
www.sungard.com Wayne, PA 5000+ Employees

SunGard Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
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2.9 247 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin

Russell P. (Russ) Fradin

(82 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "If you are put in right project they work life balance would be excellent"
    in 37 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 9 reviews
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    Diverse, Positive, Open

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTransparency, Multi-ethnic, Many opportunities to learn

    ConsSome days can be slow

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue being transparent and open

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I had an overall positive experience interviewing with SunGard

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Software Developer III (Former Employee)

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsOn 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 Senior ManagementSpend 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsOverall people in Sungard are nice people

    ConsCost cutting at a lot of level, a lot outsource to India.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is a lot of talent in US that know the business logic better.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Sales People Treated like "Pawns" towards The Management's Quota and Club Reservations

    Senior Sales Executive (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThey serve Starbucks coffee...and have a nice surplus of legal pads and pens.

    ConsSales Compensation and Quotas are not in line with the Industry trends and the "solution selling" messaging the company subscribes to.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to actually listen to the Sales People on what is going on and work accordingly to streamline instead of making "gut" like decisions or picking favorites when driving opportunities.

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    Continual change in management and expectations

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

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    Great Internship for HR

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork with different many different departments: Compensation, Training and Development, Recruiting, and International Mobility.
    Lot of independence and opportunity for joining any project going on in the HR department.
    Opportunity to work closely with HR leadership
    Quiet office (could be pro or con depending on your personality)

    ConsHigh wall cubicles so you can't easily talk to your neighbors

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Could be great, but drug down by "real" company values.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou can express your professional opinion without fear of termination.
    You do get a fair benefits package and paid time off.
    Educational reimbursement is solid.

    ConsThough upper management is overly dependent on micro management. Even your emails are micromanaged.

    Advice to Senior ManagementApparently everything I have to say advice wise is bad language.

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

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    To many layoff and turnovers in Philadelphia location

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTalented group of young, friendly and professional group in

    ConsSome mid management unethical and unprofessional

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward the right employees

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    great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood pay and good people

    Conslack of challenges on a daily basis

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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