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

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for SunGard

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Needs to value employees"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Marketing in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SunGard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My initial salary was higher than I expected and I enjoyed most of the people that I worked with every day

    Cons

    no training, general lack of concern and accountability, high-level execs totally out of touch with the employees, so big that the general feel of "it's not my problem" is quite rampant

    Advice to Management

    the only reason that many employees still work at SG is because they need a paycheck. that is a terrible place for a company to be.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "High Pressure High Stress Environment"

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Thornton, CO
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Thornton, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

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