SunGard

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  1.  

    SunGard is an excellent choice for a career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to contribute to the transformation of the company, smart co-workers, great opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    SunGard has been slow to invest in best in class financial systems and infrastructure, although that is beginning to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management is making some very smart strategic changes.

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

    Constant upper management reorgs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA

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

    Pros

    Employees were young and intelligent

    Cons

    Constant upper management reorgs
    Constant layoffs
    Poor hiring skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus

  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Bad Management with no way to stop declining sales.

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Wayne, PA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Wayne, PA

    I have been working at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    Not many. Management is too reactive to classify anything in the Pro category. Free Coffee.

    Cons

    Disorganized SR Management. Sales Ops team is a joke. IT ignores them. Declining Sales with no way to stop the bleeding. Data issues and irregularities. Constant fire drills. No plan. Tons of turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck with the spin off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    A company in transition

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Vice President in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    SunGard offers good benefits, and has some great people working there, many who are devoted to their customers.

    Cons

    Since the LBO, the organizational structure has been transitioning from a business unit centered structure (or silos) to a far more inefficient functional organizational structure. This causes senior management to have to know and understand the operations of many business units, their needs, and their customer base. This is a failing proposition. The organization is also embracing off-shoring, an exercise that is doomed to fail in the long term, and which can only hurt the company as foreign employees leave SunGard to pursue better paying jobs, taking with them the expertise necessary to maintain operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put control of your business units back with the folks that know and understand the products. Senior management cannot know, nor understand, the breadth of business that they are being asked to, and as such, the business units suffer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not forward looking

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in North Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in North Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Good salary. Good work from home policy since they closed the local office.

    Cons

    Not forward looking, very little chance for advancement. No sense of job security - people are let go all too often, and there does not seem to be a relationship between the people who are let go and the effectiveness of that person in their job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support the people who work their tails off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Treated a 24/ 7 job like a 9 to 5. No incentives. Poor managment.

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    Current Employee - Mid Range Specialist II in Carlstadt, NJ
    Current Employee - Mid Range Specialist II in Carlstadt, NJ

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

    Pros

    Some of the folks that work at Sungard are enjoyable to work with. The hours when employed were nice and convenient.

    Cons

    The Management is absolutely heartless. When Sungard acquired Comdisco, they of course promised the world. They decided to fire people the week before christmas. Made a comment to my manager which he didn't like. F' him. I hate this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    SunGard

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunGard

    Pros

    The benefits at SunGard are good.

    Cons

    The management at SunGard (at least in my business unit) makes terrible decisions.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Once great, now slowly sinking.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ

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

    Pros

    wages can be competitive and there's a good chance you'll run into some excellent people all throughout the organization that are great at their job and excellent to work with. They do attract some good talent.

    Cons

    Annual reorgs for no apparent reason. unless you're upper management or sales you won't be raking in big bonuses and perks but they are there. Massive drive to move everything possible to Florida, but again unless you're high enough up relocation help isn't available. Layoffs/downsizing/rightsizing seem to be happening more and more frequently with a big push to get and stay very lean. Work Life balance has become non-existant for many, depending on your role/department. Benefits get worse and worse each year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the company is TOO lean, with many co-workers working 6 days a week just to keep up, with no compensation for doing so. Forcing older workers out in favor of hiring someone with no experience for less in FL is seriously draining the knowledge base of Sungard's products and it is being reflected in the increasingly unhappy customer base.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Unfocused in the market, uncommunicative to employees

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Excellent and competent peer co-workers
    Decent benefits

    Cons

    Unfocused product strategy; the company can't seem to decide between building or buying, which confuses the market as well.
    Very little communication between management and employees leaves you guessing as to how to benchmark your own performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate to your employees what is expected of them and provide professional training and development if they lack specific skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company is just okay to work with

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    The company is just okay to work with

    Cons

    Please do not join Iworks BU and in SunGard layoffs are huge nowadays

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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