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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.  

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

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    • 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 (less than an 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
  2. 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.

  3. 3 people found this helpful  

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

    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in New York, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try 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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    To many layoff and turnovers in Philadelphia location

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

    I worked at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    Talented group of young, friendly and professional group in

    Cons

    Some mid management unethical and unprofessional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the right employees

  6.  

    Senior Software Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Overall people in Sungard are nice people

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a lot of talent in US that know the business logic better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    No career growth , only escape is to leave !

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Specialist/Consultant in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Applications Specialist/Consultant in Melville, NY

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

    Pros

    - The culture is pretty lax, no micro-management
    - Work/ Life Balance, decent vacation
    -Easy for commute for folks living on Island
    -Most people are friendly except few in IT and admin

    Cons

    -This place is dead end place where your professional career dies. You will be doing the same job even after 10 years of service
    - The business unit management is pretty shortsighted and does NOT invest in their employees
    - They promote people who belong to the long island "group"
    - Also, the top management leading this business changes every six months

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Provide career path
    -Have clear strategy for organization and employee growth
    -Pay employee at par with the industry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Great Internship for HR

    • 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 as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work 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)

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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

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

    I worked at SunGard (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apparently everything I have to say advice wise is bad language.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great if you are part of inner circle!

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

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

    Pros

    People are for the most part highly qualified and motivated.

    Cons

    Senior management follows old boys network. You are clearly either in or you are out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at turnover rate and employee comments more seriously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Good benefits, awful work experience and management

    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. That's it.

    Cons

    Poor leadership; poor planning; poor compensation; no loyalty to customers or employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hmmm, I really can't say bring in new management as that is what is done 2-3 times per years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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