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"Unethical and Incompetent Management at SIMS"

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Former Employee - Project Manager in Lombard, IL
Former Employee - Project Manager in Lombard, IL
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

A handful of quality employees remain. They were somehow sucked in and are disillusioned enough to stay in an effort to somehow make it better. But they will be hitting a wall as long as completely incompetent and unethical mgmt walk the halls.

Cons

Management across the board are unbelievably incompetent. They have zero software industry knowledge and it shows in every breath they take. They bank on the fact that it would cost millions for a client to migrate to a competing product, so all development is half ass at best. Thousands of serious software bugs that are closed as soon as they are logged citing 'no interest', 'no resources'. As though they were never recreated, and never existed. No upfront analysis by experienced BAs No detailed code models. Zip. Run from this company - it will ruin you forever.

Advice to Management

Please resign and move on to something, anything you may be good at in another industry. Clients would leave in droves if they knew how unethical you are. That the corrupt software is a direct reflection of your inability to understand the software industry - and how to run a legitamate financial services company with integrity.

Other Employee Reviews for SunGard

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Watch your head and cover your back"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer/Architect in Lombard, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer/Architect in Lombard, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Dynamic environment that is professionally challenging. Great people that are very helpful and interactive. Very personable environment most of the time.

    Cons

    Extremely political. Immediate managers will hang you out to dry on decisions that you made together and situations out of your control. Middle managers carefully word things so as to cover their butts without letting you know full impact of things.

    Advice to Management

    Give your experts some real support. Lessen the amazing amount of politics and shield your technologists while they are focussed on what they should be doing, getting the job done. Take responsibility for your decisions.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Unfair to employees that work hard for the company"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours and some of the people are great to work with

    Cons

    HR was bad. She was unapproachable and not receptive to employees concerns and issues. Raises were unfair. Employees that knew how to get around the work were rewarded while the employees that did their work on time in addition to helping other were never given any type of recognition. The hours were flexible, but were always abused by a few and those few were never approached. Management knew about this, but choose to ignore it. When you you bring your concerns to management, they would tell you to just worry about yourself. Thus rewarding the employees that don't do work.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to all your employees and not just the ones that do the work all the time. Pay attention to the ones that come in late and leave early. Pay attention to the ones that water plants all day and look out the window. Make sure they are pulling thier weight in the scope of the company and stop rewarding them for things that do not accomplish. There is a problem when management keeps and employee whose work comes back and someone else has to restest the work again.

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