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"A company in transition"

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Former Employee - Vice President in Jacksonville, FL
Former Employee - Vice President in Jacksonville, FL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at SunGard full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

SunGard offers good benefits, and has some great people working there, many who are devoted to their customers.

Cons

Since the LBO, the organizational structure has been transitioning from a business unit centered structure (or silos) to a far more inefficient functional organizational structure. This causes senior management to have to know and understand the operations of many business units, their needs, and their customer base. This is a failing proposition. The organization is also embracing off-shoring, an exercise that is doomed to fail in the long term, and which can only hurt the company as foreign employees leave SunGard to pursue better paying jobs, taking with them the expertise necessary to maintain operations.

Advice to Management

Put control of your business units back with the folks that know and understand the products. Senior management cannot know, nor understand, the breadth of business that they are being asked to, and as such, the business units suffer.

Other Employee Reviews for SunGard

  1. "Sungard was a challenging place to work."

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    Former Employee - Team Lead in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SunGard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place for self-starters to work. Many challenging projects & clients to work on, teams were spread out with many interesting personalities. Compensation was commensurate with ability. Management was engaged with all project work at detail level. Quarterly Town Meetings to keep the staff informed of company progress.

    Cons

    Some projects required short deadlines for delivery causing teams to work long hours in short time spans to deliver projects on time. Demanding customers.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Not forward looking"

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in North Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in North Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SunGard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salary. Good work from home policy since they closed the local office.

    Cons

    Not forward looking, very little chance for advancement. No sense of job security - people are let go all too often, and there does not seem to be a relationship between the people who are let go and the effectiveness of that person in their job.

    Advice to Management

    Support the people who work their tails off.

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