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.  

    If you work hard and are effective, there are rewards

    Current Employee - Full Time
    Current Employee - Full Time

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

    Pros

    Great products, interesting clients and employees.
    Cutting edge technology and always looking for best practices in development of new products and services.

    Cons

    Complex structure internally but getting better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the innovation anticipated, exciting times ahead

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cheap. Cheap.

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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

    Pros

    Good group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Flat structure, very little career movement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more or lose your top consultants to the competition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    Relation with colleagues were rather good.
    It's a very good stepping stone for learning the Financial industry business products from Sungard as you have access to a lot of information that client can't have

    Cons

    Lack of share of information internally about company strategy
    Attitude with client
    Unbalanced pool of resources
    Weirdly some products are over priced / service and others don't get the level of revenue allowing the adequate level of resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More attention to client satisfaction by product.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    This company is alright to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunGard

    Pros

    Co-workers are very loyal to the company

    Cons

    Compensation is below market value

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Has potential, but typically

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Monitoring Technician in Thornton, CO
    Current Employee - Monitoring Technician in Thornton, CO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of different technology to learn. Schedule gives plenty of days off.

    Cons

    No leadership qualities in management. No accountability. Projects are rarely fully thought through. A lot of micromanagement, does not promote a culture of creative thinking unless in a clique.

    Very few written processes or impossible to find if they have been written. Feedback on how the process is working is not asked from the people that are required to follow it.

     Lower Management promotes Favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote cross-pollination of information between different departments. Change the mindset of pushing back tickets to the original assigning group to moving the ticket forward. It's all of our jobs to help the customer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you consider yourself a professional in your field, stay away.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Coworkers were great. Clients were terrific to work with and provided interesting business challenges.

    Cons

    Management is the worst I've ever seen, from mid level to the business unit VPs. They have no experience in solving problems, very poor negotiation skills and deplorable people skills. Managers are petty and childish. There is too much micromanagement which squashes creativity and innovation. Promotions are based on 'old boy' cliques and friendships. Actual skill, experience and results are not part of the equation. Turnover of skilled employees is high, while employees with lesser skill and experience remain and are expected to solve complex problems with no direction from management or documented processes to reference.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Real change and progress won't occur until significant management changes are made. Middle managers need to be evaluated on their ability to retain employees as well as providing direction, processes and procedures for their teams. If a manager cannot meet these kind of minimal standards,, they should not be in the position. Stop promoting your friends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    High Pressure High Stress Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Thornton, CO
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Thornton, CO

    I worked at SunGard full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Loved my colleagues, many exceptional engineers.

    Cons

    Lower management is petty and plays favorites while upper managements only concern is to make sure that the Blackstone group gets it's cut.
    Soul crushing on-call
    Good old boy mentality with director level management and above.
    Aging architecture doesn't really align with it's wanting to be state of the art.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend the money to bring in the right tools and technology or sell the business to someone who will.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Current Employee

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Ontario, CA

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

    Pros

    Was a good copany to work for, my product is closing on end of life, and there are no propects else where in the company for me, strange for such a large company

    Cons

    no inter company movement, or mechanism is in place, or, it is very hard to find

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    inter company movement, needs to be improved, I have heard for years that it is iproving, but I have not seen any improvement

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Consultant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    good jumping board to move up

    Cons

    horrible management, no career advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be smart about people management

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

    Pros & Cons of SunGard Availability Services

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director, Marketing/Communications in Wayne, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Director, Marketing/Communications in Wayne, PA

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

    Pros

    The job provided a wide variety of responsibilities, and opportunities

    Cons

    There is a ysfunctional management team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some women in senior management positions. Listen to employees and allow them to make mistakes when trying something new and innovative.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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