Sungard Availability Services
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www.sungardas.com Wayne, PA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Sungard Availability Services Reviews in Houston, TX

Sungard Availability Services – San Ramon – “View of the mountain from the office”

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3.0 8 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

Sungard Availability Services CEO Andrew A. Stern

Andrew A. Stern

(3 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great Experience

    Director (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsI received loads of experience and opportunity. A great group of people to work with on a day to day basis.

    ConsSenior Management was constantly changing. SunGard companies were very adversarial, did not communicate or function well. Lack of synergies. Behind on technology.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in the employee education and technology.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGood Compensation/Benefits. Most managers are very flexible with working from home along with not being too stringent concerning strict daily hours - when you come into the office or leave for the day, as well as how long you take for lunch.
    They try to have department activities outside of the office for team building.

    ConsNot all departments/managers are created equal. Some are overworked & stress levels run very high - other departments have very little to do and appear to have a very stress free atmosphere.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for, but headed in the wrong direction

    Network Engineer I (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat team. Team was very intelligent and highly technical. Senior engineers are great mentors to junior engineers. It was a great place to work and learn. If you came in as a junior, you would gain experience at an exponential rate and leave almost a senior. Work from home policy was also very beneficial.

    ConsCompany is starting to outsource a lot of work to India. Many US engineers are being replaced, and the trend is only continuing in that direction. Heard of recent layoffs as well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOutsourcing to India is not the solution!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior Solutions Engineer (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat people to work with in the local groups. The people located in the Texas market are top notch.

    ConsToo many products to support. Management does not seem to be in sync with business objectives.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    Prosflexable hours, fair pay, supervisors are pretty good as well.

    Conscurrently getting ready for an ipo or sell off, and the work load is ridiculousness.

    Advice to Senior Managementoutsourcing to india and laying off US work force, terrible idea. your going to have a hard time keeping customers happy. i'm already seeing it

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    Better than being unemployed, but move on as soon as you can if you value your career.

    Senior Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThey have a high employee turn over. If you are reasonably competent getting a job here is easy, they are always hiring. If something isn't opened this week, wait a few, someone will quit. Pay and benefits are on par with other companies.

    ConsThe company is it's own worst enemy. The policies and procedures leave no one accountable, no one to blame, and no one in management wants to think. Even clearly defined problems go unresolved. The people who do go the extra mile are worked to death. Innovation is not rewarded, exploration is discouraged. The company is across the board years behind in technology. This is where you go if you want to kill your career. If you are unemployed it will get you back in the market, but leave as fast as you can.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt is your company and they are your rules. You CAN change them. How is that 20% annual customer turn over working for you? How about employee churn? Think maybe you need to fix something?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Sungard, a pretty decent place to work

    Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsA large global company with solid benefits. Plenty of training opportunities. Possibility of working a part of the work week from home. Current management appears commited to improving tools and business processes.

    ConsSalaries frozen for 2 years already. Company going through a significant out-of-country outsourcing push so some US IT positions are likely in jeopardy in the near future. Some of the benefits are being reduced to cut expenses.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeeping salaries frozen for a long time is a good way to make the best people leave the company. Try to avoid that.

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    Only if you need a job - Come here.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    South Houston, TX

    ProsIf you were homeless and needed a job - this would be the place.

    Conswhat are the upsides? getting a paycheck?

    Advice to Senior ManagementOPEN YOUR EYES!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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