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SunGard Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
270 Reviews

3.1
270 Reviews
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
85 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you are put in right project they work life balance would be excellent (in 39 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 10 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company is not what it used to be

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are still some good projects to work on.

    Cons

    Management really doesn't care about employees. Pay is becoming lower and lower day by day. This company used to be among the best paying ones, now sadly, even TCS can pay better than them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gain back your clientbase.

  2.  

    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

    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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Sales organization poor sense of strategy or direction

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

    Pros

    Good Sales organization, Overall Good and well meaning people and great breadth of products + nice recognition program for successful sales

    Cons

    Not enough R&D expenditure and overall too many acquisitions that have resulted in a lack of shared culture and in a great difficulty to understand the company's offer. No real product strategy either and a definite lack of enthusiasm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on Financial Middle-Office and Back-Office which are the core strenghts of the company and shed the rest. Define a product strategy backed up by a serious R&D budget
    Make sure the customers and employees have a sense of direction for the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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

    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
  6.  

    Good

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

    Pros

    Well managed, Good environment, work culture

    Cons

    Policies molding, over recruitment, Hierarchy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency in discussion

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Continual change in management and expectations

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

  8.  

    Specialist /Principal Software Engineer"Bangalore

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist Product Development  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Specialist Product Development in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are better compare other Services company like Infy, Wipro, TCS etc.

    To an extent flexible work timings but that too depends on your total tenure with company and whom you are reporting to. You can get very good deal if you bargain.

    Here your salary review is done twice a year and at times you may get mid year increment. Performance payout is good , and almost 80 % of people at least manage to get minimum of 110 % of base case mentioned in the letter and almost 80% of people get 10% average hike a year. At times they pay even up to 250 % of what is mentioned in the letter.

    If you are put in right project they work life balance would be excellent.You can spend time on self learning, on your family and meet to targets easily.

    Cons

    At times you get tired with doing same monotonous work. You exposure to latest technology will be very less.

    There are two many managers/lead per developers and majority of them are redundant non techie guys who do not add any value and simply do people management and at times they do not even do that.

    Very less onsite opportunities, specially for longer term.

    If your product is terminated / sunset then it difficult to find a place for you on another project/product. Job security is less but they give good retrenchment money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very very average static management. They are slowly running company like a service base company instead of product base company which may earn some revenue but good things of being product company are gone.

    Company may come up with IPO by 2015 and to increase the face value, they are selling of lots of less performing assets.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Associate  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in Pune (India)

    Pros

    1. Good encouraging place.
    2. Company policies are transparent.
    3. CEP policy is really helpful for higher studies.
    4. If you are a outstanding performer, every year you can expect exact 20% of salary hike.
    5. Flexible job timings.

    Cons

    1. Due to high packages, u may face problems due job change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great support from managers...!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company but watch out

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    - In many ways a social environment with flexible hours
    - There are some very strong products within the company which can sell well.
    - Good company to work for if you like a strong sales environment, if you don't and want to build longer term client relationships SunGard can be challenging.

    Cons

    - First and foremost a very sales orientated organisation. Which doesn't need to be a bad thing, but as of late it has become sales for the sake of sales without the necessary development in the product and this is bad. Whether this has historically always been this way, I do not think so but for the last 2 years this has definitely been reality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Don't lose yourself in quarterly targets, this is very dangerous for SunGard but most of all the clients. To achieve the best results for clients targets should be flexible over a 1 to 2 year period.
    - Don't be afraid to axe managers who are fundamentally ill equipped to handle their position.
    - Create a more open environment where all are capable of voicing their concerns.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Product company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Specialist- Testing  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Specialist- Testing in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    Flexible in terms of timing

    Cons

    Provides minimal exposure to latest technologies, terrible managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider hiring better managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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