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SunGard Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
285 Reviews
3.2
285 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.  

    No career growth , only escape is to leave !

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Specialist/Consultant in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Applications Specialist/Consultant in Melville, NY

    I worked at SunGard full-time (more than 5 years)

    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
  2.  

    It is good for permanent members not temporary

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunGard

    Pros

    Product based company so its good

    Cons

    Employees get less facilities than competitors

  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great if you are part of inner circle!

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

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

    Pros

    People are for the most part highly qualified and motivated.

    Cons

    Senior management follows old boys network. You are clearly either in or you are out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at turnover rate and employee comments more seriously.

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

    Good benefits, awful work experience and management

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. That's it.

    Cons

    Poor leadership; poor planning; poor compensation; no loyalty to customers or employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hmmm, I really can't say bring in new management as that is what is done 2-3 times per years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    No vision

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

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

    Pros

    flexible work times, easy work environment, good salary, good work life balance

    Cons

    no vision or road map for india centers, weak indian managers, poor appraisal system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve process within the organisation and indian managers should make themselves voiced

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Bad Management with no way to stop declining sales.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not forward looking

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Not the best company in the world

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

    I have been working at SunGard

    Pros

    Forcing of bad technologies and products

    Cons

    Salary isn't bad, Working hours are relativly standard, there isn't overtime.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Once great, now slowly sinking.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Unfocused in the market, uncommunicative to employees

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

    I worked at SunGard full-time (more than an 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

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