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SunGard Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
291 Reviews
3.2
291 Reviews
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
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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. 5 people found this helpful  

    A company in transition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    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 (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
  3.  

    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 (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

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    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

  6.  

    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 (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
  7.  

    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 (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
  8.  

    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 (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
  9.  

    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 (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
  10.  

    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 (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
  11.  

    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 (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

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