SunGard Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Manager

    Former Employee - Sales Manager in West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in West Chester, PA

    I worked at SunGard (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Work, Nice People, Good Clients

    Cons

    Management didn't get along, lack of focus, unclear objectives

    Advice to Management

    focus on customers, people, not their turf


  2. Consultant

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

    I worked at SunGard (More than a year)

    Pros

    The structure is very flat, and it allowed me to get face-to-face interaction with not only managing directors, but also executives at clients.

    Cons

    The risk consulting group was very small and not well-integrated with the rest of the firm. Also, senior management of the firm, while approachable, was headquartered on a different continent.

    Advice to Management

    Have senior management in the US, integrate acquired groups, cross-leverage sales forces, and provide a structured training program for new hires.


  3. Good company

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

    I have been working at SunGard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good personalities, the outlook is positive

    Cons

    Bad sense of worker ownership

    Advice to Management

    Fire people that don't do any work please


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  5. Quality and Processes Below industry standards

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at SunGard

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

    Pros

    Software provider with a global presence Major clients with high bill rates Growing

    Cons

    Lack of solid processes inline with industry standards Latest and greatest technology tools aren't in use 20 year old technology Hires a lot of interns with no knowledge of industry

    Advice to Management

    Primary focus should be on providing high quality software solution. There seems to be a focus on the financial side with little attention paid to the technology side of the products. Invest in a level of quality standards program. IEEE may be a good start.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Good coffee, terrible work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Entry in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Data Entry in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at SunGard (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    In my time at Sungard-Omni Department, I met some terrific coworkers and learned a great deal about information systems. On the surface, the atmosphere is fairly relaxed, and the work monotonous and fairly easy, thanks to a great training program setup to spoon-feed instructions.

    Cons

    SunGard is definitely a company focused on the bottom-line, and this is clearly indicated in the poor choice of management in the Omni Service Bureau. All problems occurring were swept under the rug by manager and anyone with potential to be more than just a sheep crunching data, run off with the most high school of tactics. There is a very strong group-think mentality in this department, and in my experience, only the most average of average employees were allowed to move up in any way. See the problem this creates? I'm sorry to say that I would recommend this job only to retirees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  7. Helpful (4)

    A mixed bag

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at SunGard (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Compensation was good, plenty of physical resources.

    Cons

    Extremely poor management, Inconsistent, illogical and arbitrary decision making patterns and ever changing policies suited for the short term convenience of the powers-that-be. Performance reviews of very poor quality. Cliquish and hyper-political work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Get some backbone, roll up your sleeves and engage with your committed employees.


  8. PreSales Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA

    I worked at SunGard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, and 401k match (50% of your first 6%). Good people in the Burlington office, they bring in lunch once a week.

    Cons

    Lots of layers of management. They have at least 15 different people with a COO title in various different groups. As a PreSales Engineer your job is to help close new business and assist in up selling existing accounts. Once the deal is closed and the account is transitioned to Professional Services it's out of your hands, however due to an issue with the product that could have been fixed, but the COO of one of the smaller software groups chose not to fix the client took advantage of an out clause and the COO decided to claw back $5,000 in commission that had already been paid.


  9. Software consultant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chico, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chico, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits time off some ok co workers

    Cons

    Favoritism managers control who gets promotion

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Helpful (2)

    Cutting investment in products will not grow a company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation is fair, vacation policy is good, overall benefits are good, relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Management is completely dis-organized. Very poor training for managers in a company this size. Work-life balance is poor. Lack of investment in products makes cleaning up the mess very difficult. IPO is coming and I fear things will be getting worse.

    Advice to Management

    None, they don't listen anyway.

    SunGard Response

    May 28, 2015 – Program Manager; Talent Acquisition

    Thank you kindly for your review. This is great feedback, and will certainly share with the team. In addition, we are looking to improve learning and development across the organization, so your ... More


  11. RSM

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at SunGard full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits and company as a whole

    Cons

    No Training, throw you into it all

    SunGard Response

    May 28, 2015 – Program Manager; Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for sharing your feedback! We will share this with management as we are always looking for ways to improve.



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