SunGard Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
270 Reviews
3.2
270 Reviews
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
93 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you are put in right project they work life balance would be excellent (in 44 reviews)

  • flexible work times, easy work environment, good salary, good work life balance (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Work Life balance has become non-existant for many, depending on your role/department (in 8 reviews)

  • Though upper management is overly dependent on micro management (in 12 reviews)

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Company Is Falling Apart

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Knowledgeable people, global presence, name recognition

    Cons

    On-going cost and benefits reduction program (going on for 5 years), lack of investment into product development, no collaboration between product groups, impossible to fulfill quotas, new commission plan has lower payouts, high turn-over, just announced up-coming head count reduction because they have not met thier financial projections, management is only focused on thier budget and spreadsheets,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your products and people. You neglect both

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Software Consultant

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    Current Employee - Software Consultant in Chico, CA
    Current Employee - Software Consultant in Chico, CA

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

    Pros

    Independate work - left virtually alone. Was able to learn and work with a wide range of clients. Travel all trough out the united states.

    Cons

    Management lacked true leadership
    Unclear as to how you were rated

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    efinancePLUS k-12 Division is ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great manager.. small team but everyone is awesome in helping you learn the product

    Cons

    new team, not everyone knows products...some customers not happy... because team is small you will be on the road 100% Project managers are not that great at their jobs but again everyone is new..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more team training,. don't over pack the schedules...consultants need down time...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (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
  6.  

    SMB Account Executive

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Wayne, PA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Wayne, PA

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (less than an 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
  7.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, great coworkers, client exposure

    Cons

    Little exposure to upper management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place - long hours, hard work, can be very tough but rewarding.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

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

    Pros

    The people and the team work is what works well.

    Cons

    Not enough staff - runs very thin.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK place - not totally honest in interviews so beware

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People - very smart and mostly helpful. Lots of modern tools.

    Cons

    Work life balance is terrible. It's OK - not to be working as long as your phone and laptop are handy. Expectation is that your life if now dedicated to the customer - not just you work day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't burn people out. Spend the money to get enough help.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    First few years were the best. But after changes in upper management, things went south.

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst

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

    Pros

    The best parts of my experience was, 1) my co-workers and 2) the contact with our clients and the praise we were given by them for the great customer service our department provided.

    Cons

    SunGard has a bad habit of cutting staff at quarter end to meet their budget and if you are not on the ark then watch out the waters get choppy.
    A lot of smoke and mirrors with SunGard management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should keep the promises they make and really listen to their people on front lines and not the middle managers (and some upper managers) who are out to save themselves and their personal minions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    My experience at SunGard was short but too much reorganization led to layoffs

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology Consultant in Lombard, IL
    Former Employee - Technology Consultant in Lombard, IL

    I worked at SunGard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people were talented and skilled in their positions and eager to share their expertise and bringing a new employee up to speed. The technology was mostly up to date and properly managed.

    Cons

    Upper management was unsure of what direction the company was headed, too many divisions (the result of mergers and acquisitions) made movement in the company difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reorganize the company based on industry sectors, merge and sell-off the unprofitable divisions and concentrate the remaining resources on the profitable areas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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