SunGard Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
111 Ratings

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

  • Best work culture, Management, Infrastructure, Transportation, Compensation (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life balance has become non-existant for many, depending on your role/department (in 9 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Data Analyst

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at SunGard

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with flexible hours.

    Cons

    Spreading rumors about others (employees).

  2. Sr. Business Consultant

    Current Employee - Connecticut in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Connecticut in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at SunGard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Career Opportunity is good. Work environment is motivational.

    Cons

    Team is very diverse and everyone works remotely.

  3. Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay & benefits. Hard working people

    Cons

    Unstable company. My division had 7 lay offs in 3 years.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees. Don't over hire especially upper management when you you are getting rid of the workers.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Working at a company waiting for the holding period before private equity, sell off. Lesson learned.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Consultant in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Consultant in King of Prussia, PA

    I worked at SunGard

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

    Pros

    Learning who you don't want to work for

    Cons

    See pros. (Working at a company waiting for the holding period before private equity, sell off. Lesson learned.)

    Advice to Management

    Competent Management is a must as they set the tone of the organization.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Good Company. Lots of overtime.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SunGard full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Pays fairly. Work is challenging and varied. People are great.

    Cons

    It would be great if the company provided more training for personal development. Not enough work/life balance. You are expected to be "on" 24/7.

    Advice to Management

    Create program where employees can get certified within their field.

  7. Good benefits, but company always merging and downsizing.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SunGard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits. Nice work environment.

    Cons

    Large company, so depends on division and group.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Going through a rough period

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Sales
    Former Employee - Senior Sales

    I worked at SunGard

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial spirit pervades most of the business units
    Pragmatic management style, less politics than other companies of comparable size
    Accessible senior management

    Cons

    Underinvestment in products has lead to broadly uncompetitive, aging product set
    Too many years of acquisitions have led to an unholy mess that needs to be sorted out. This process is ongoing and made SunGard a much less interesting and fun place to work
    Little support from HR for those who want to manage their career within the group. HR department function as administrators rather than business partners.

    Advice to Management

    1) Stop messing around and get the pain of restructuring the company over with quickly - it will only get worse.
    2) Consolidate around a coherent, winning strategy that you can use to rally your employees and articulate to your customers.
    3) Don't have unrealistic ideas about what the company is worth

  9. Helpful (4)

    Culture is Gone, Time to Abandon Ship

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunGard

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

    Pros

    If you are lucky to have descent leadership at the top of your segment, there may be hope albeit with a short window until the ownership change happens - and it is happening. Long term career, nope. Runway - 12-24 months. It's been 10 years since the LBO and the PE owners will want the "event" to happen so they can cash in on this line item in the portfolio that has been a huge under performer and invest in other things.

    Cons

    The once entrepreneurial spirit and leadership is completely gone and left are the very few who decide on a day by day basis to jump ship. The Segments do not work together, the administrative work as well as the procedures are disparate and gotten to the point of silly. Couple that with a lack of focus on the delivery, Project Management and Investment and the ship is sinking. Clients are leaving and the reputation that was once stellar has gone to poor and "steer clear."

    Advice to Management

    Cash in and get this over with, get the roadshows going so the pain ends for all.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Malvern, PA

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

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

    Pros

    Ability to travel and meet other people

    Cons

    Disorganized upper management. Low employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    Work with one another across teams. Listen to the employees.
    Stop taking away benefits and then try to make it seem like it is in the best interest of the employees. There have been minimal raises in the last 6 years. Combine that with more out of pocket expenses for less benefits and employees are making less than they did years before.

  11. The people are very unhappy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

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

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

    Pros

    The view of Jacksonville is beautiful!

    Cons

    Executive management only cares about the sales team.
    The other teams are constantly being told how much their efforts to withstand the system and process frustrations are appreciated.
    Large system improvement projects are consistently put on hold for incidents, defects and sales support.

    Advice to Management

    None. It is obvious what is deemed important.

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