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SunGard Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
285 Reviews
3.2
285 Reviews
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
99 Ratings

Review Highlights

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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cheap. Cheap.

    • 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

    Pros

    Good group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Flat structure, very little career movement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more or lose your top consultants to the competition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    This company is alright to work for

    • 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

    Pros

    Co-workers are very loyal to the company

    Cons

    Compensation is below market value

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you consider yourself a professional in your field, stay away.

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

    I worked at SunGard full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers were great. Clients were terrific to work with and provided interesting business challenges.

    Cons

    Management is the worst I've ever seen, from mid level to the business unit VPs. They have no experience in solving problems, very poor negotiation skills and deplorable people skills. Managers are petty and childish. There is too much micromanagement which squashes creativity and innovation. Promotions are based on 'old boy' cliques and friendships. Actual skill, experience and results are not part of the equation. Turnover of skilled employees is high, while employees with lesser skill and experience remain and are expected to solve complex problems with no direction from management or documented processes to reference.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Real change and progress won't occur until significant management changes are made. Middle managers need to be evaluated on their ability to retain employees as well as providing direction, processes and procedures for their teams. If a manager cannot meet these kind of minimal standards,, they should not be in the position. Stop promoting your friends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good jumping board to move up

    Cons

    horrible management, no career advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be smart about people management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awful Professional Experience

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

    I worked at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    Ability to network and find opportunities in other companies.

    Cons

    Management, management, management. Inexperienced management with no concern for the growth of their employees. Stale management that are all very comfortable in their present positions, with no desire to learn, grow, or advance professionally. This unfortunately does not allow the people that they manage to grow and results in forcing the smarter, harder working, more motivated talent right out of the company. This is rampant in the Sungard VPM segment of the business. In addition, all focus is on billable hours. The core of the company is like a bad car dealership, caring only about sales and nothing else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change. A comprehensive change in management is desparately needed if there is any hope of being successful and competitive in the future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Think twice before joining this company

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

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

    Pros

    The benefit package is competitive and they have a very good 401K. Co workers are friendly and there is always plenty of work to be done.

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility
    No communication
    Constant reorganization
    The environment feels more like that of a kindergarten than an office, employees treated like children, scolded for various actions, like that of a child
    Workload distribution is uneven, many have nothing to do while a few select employees have more to do than they can complete in an eight hour day
    Overtime is encouraged and admired, hours worked are broadcasted by many as an accomplishment, it almost feels like a competition on who can work the most

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat those that work hard with respect and remove those that do not
    Communicate better with employees
    Realize that some who log in long hours are milking the system and stretching out their responsibilities. This is partially in response to low to no raise etc.
    Provide a career path
    Stop trying to pacify employees with hollow remarks on how management is taking steps to improve morale, we are smarter than that and it sounds ridiculous. We know change will never happen, its the Sungard way.
    Odd behaviors are overlooked and almost encouraged.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Worst Company to join at

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Developer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Developer in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    USed to have work life balance totaly depends on your product. We were then forced to work 10 to 12 hours 7 days a week yes i am right even saturday and sunday
    Nothing else if you are good in showing off then you might get good bonus

    Cons

    Bad work environment , no worklife balance in my product at least
    Old timers dont work and are appraised as well so if you are one of them then you will never leave Sungard and tswy there are lot of good things written about the company here.
    If you are in Pune and being a non Marathi then god save you.Even the internal working language is marathi and you are suppose to be total alien if you are not one.
    Firing is happening at rapid place both higher ed and public sector are closed and more than 150 people are fired . its facing difficult time and even some of the existing and suppose to be loyal clients are moving away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They wont change , Advice to all the new people joining in the company better dont.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Lousy Management, Capped/Low Commissions, So-So Products

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Wayne, PA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Wayne, PA

    I worked at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    Some large clients. Not many positives at SunGard.

    Cons

    Terrible sales compensation plan, which includes multiple low caps on commissions, low commissions, and some very low commissions.

    Management is all politics, no vision or leadership.

    SunGard is really a cobbled together group of companies, that is not well integrated.

    A strong "yes man" culture stiffles creativity and productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to be replaced, company restructured.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    hire & fire

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Pune (India)

    I have been working at SunGard (less than an year)

    Pros

    initial pay package !! nothing else

    Cons

    Very unprofessional people.Old junk think they are some kind of genius which they are not.They think company is their personal property.Complete miscommunication between different Business Units.Managers treat their subordinates as slaves.Have seen many good people forced to leave due to the mismanagement of their seniors.The company has a no bench policy so people are kicked out once they are on bench.No onsite at all !

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could stand improvement

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Architect in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Product Architect in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Immediate team is smart and a pleasure to work with

    Cons

    Lack of focus. Runs as a bureaucracy e.g. IT Dept has shut down R & D initiatives because the platforms needed were not already on approved list , and so were many of the needed components in the tool chain.

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