SunGard Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
271 Reviews

3.1
271 Reviews
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
86 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.  

    overall good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)

    I worked at SunGard full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work life and environment
    Good team collaboration interaction
    lots of people willing to help

    Cons

    There were some times where it was necessary to work late hours to finish the job at hand.
    Some tasks may be repetitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interact more with the people and improve communication.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Best FS company to work

    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Pune (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Pune (Brazil)

    I worked at SunGard full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good domain knowledge, best products

    Cons

    Less aggressive, Less prone to newer technologies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to think more about ground level employees

  3.  

    Sungard

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunGard

    Pros

    Technology, workplace, commitment to quality, shift to long term focus

    Cons

    Downsizing cycles, outsourcing, upper management distance

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  5.  

    Good work life balance though a lot of micro management, and US focussed company

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

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, one can get home at a decent time, spend time with family and kids, Work is technology driven, if you get your numbers, you make the cut, no nonsence..

    Cons

    Tends to be heavily reliant on US based market, not much by way of investment in product development as such, tend to be more sales and services driven.. Sr management tends to micro manage.. which leads to trust issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more hands on, understand what employees are looking for..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work for.

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

    I worked at SunGard full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Opportunity for promotion/recognition if you put in the work. Vacation days above average for the US. Could get more sick days.

    Cons

    However, in terms of actual positions to go up the chain, it is limited unless you count on employee turnover. It is more and more acting like a "big company". Bureaucracy is growing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to basics. Streamline the bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Complex Organization

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

    I worked at SunGard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities being associated with a larger organization

    Cons

    Lots of acquisitions/mergers to contend with

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    One of the very good company in Financial Domain.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer - Product Development  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer - Product Development in Pune (India)

    I worked at SunGard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Work-Life Balance.
    Get to work on latest cutting edge technologies.
    Very good scope to learn new technologies.
    Situated in the middle of the city.

    Cons

    No Onsite.
    If you end up in any legacy project, then its very difficult to move out to any other project.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Project Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary, good work life balance

    Cons

    No carreer opportunities, no training, Owned by private investors since 2005 which makes a lot of uncertainty about future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication about future of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Mixed Experience. Most is the positive

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

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

    Pros

    1. Work life balance.
    2. Clear policies
    3. Good work content.
    4. Supportive teams.
    5. Cool benefits and facilities.

    Cons

    1. Limited growth.
    2. Management is not so technical and dynamic.
    3. Growth of company is not so visible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If someone raise the concerns, take them seriously and positive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    SMB Account Executive

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

    I have been working at SunGard full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This is a great place to really own your own territory. All of the tools and resources are provided for your success. As long as you can allocate these resources and pull in Engineers and other AE's when needed, you will be successful.

    Work/Life balance is excellent. As long as you give it 100%, you can leave by 5 PM every day.

    Cons

    There are about 3,000 products.
    Very hard to use certain internal systems.
    If you are not technical, you MUST understand business drivers or you will sink fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more one on one time with new hires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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