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"Good for Grad's"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good experience for college graduates or those wanting to learn a new job in an IT environment.
Good introduction to other industries

Cons

No advancement opportunities
Not family friendly
Management has no experience; nothing is consistent
Reviews are done once a year; employees fill out reviews and then management hits a button. HR never reviewes the reviews for issues or concerns of employee

Other Employee Reviews for SunGard

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Run, don't walk"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recovery Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Recovery Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are paid fairly
    Good exposure to latest technology

    Cons

    Upper management treats the service business as if it were a manufacturing company.
    Failing business model (Recovery-side) with continual re-organizations and downsizing.
    Unhealthy atmosphere which has created a miserable work force.
    The new business model's aim is to create a jack-of-all trades technician (+customer service specialist) that will destroy the one strength that the company had - depth of knowledge and talent.
    Insane increase of the number of team meetings - 33% of your time is spent in a meeting rather than in front of the customer.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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.

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