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"Wow"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Solution Architect in Charlotte, NC
Former Employee - Solution Architect in Charlotte, NC
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

SunGard is at times an amazing place to work, and then you get the other extreme where you want to just shake your head in astonishment at some decisions. More often that not, you get an opportunity to work in an international setting and those Sungard colleagues sitting across from you are smarter than you, more experienced than you, and knows everything about you before you even sat down. Then you recognize how cool and down to earth almost everybody is and you get on with it. You always learn something new everyday.

Cons

I'll list in no particular order:
1)Its huge - 23,000 employees around the world.
2)Its fragmented - Very large segments all vying for the attention and budget/compensation dollars. 3)There's a reorg every year - new managers every year, new expectations.
4)Very top heavy
5)BS routine about "titles don't really matter" - really?

Advice to Management

You've got really great people working at SunGard. They are a dedicated and professional bunch. Take care of them and they will take care of you.

Other Employee Reviews for SunGard

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic! From a 2-week programmer job to a 24-year career ending as General Manager!!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President/General Manager in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President/General Manager in Calabasas, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hi-tech; corporate discipline; opportunities for growth; rewards for success; responsibility & accountability enforced.

    Cons

    M&A's distracting and disturbing to the core.

    Advice to Management

    Take the company public again and let other share in its success; private control is good for management but poor for everyone else, especially with only Board oversight.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "This is just a stop on the way to something and someplace better"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lombard, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lombard, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They are OK with work/life balance, but only because senior management isn't engaged in employee's lives enough to comment on it.

    Cons

    They'll get micromanagement oriented if they see you coming in late or leaving early, regardless of how valuable you are and how good a job you do. People, particularly management, take extra-long cigarette breaks and call them "meetings." Put on a good, professional game face every day, act like you worship the leadership in the office, and don't try to have fun at what you do - that way, you'll be fine.

    Advice to Management

    Get down to earth and real. You make working here a chore and act like it's a privilege, rather than mentoring and supporting your employees and their growth.


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