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SunGard Consulting Services Reviews

Updated June 19, 2017
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SunGard Consulting Services CEO Russell Fradin
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Pros
  • I have the work life balance that is important to me, and my co-workers have become friends and mentors (in 14 reviews)

  • Good company for entry level work, College hires get great training to prepare them for the consulting work (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • At 4-5 one must be gone in order to obtain the desired salary and career growth opportunities (in 4 reviews)

  • Billability is critical, and they couldn't keep me billable (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderful company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SunGard Consulting Services full-time

    Pros

    - work life balance
    - great people
    - very reasonable management

    Cons

    I don't see any cons


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Small consulting arm of a Large software company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Principal in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company for entry level work, College hires get great training to prepare them for the consulting work. Focus on energy and utilities. Salaries are on par with other consulting companies.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities are very limited. Especially at higher levels and it is not based on how well you perform, but dependent on the leverage model. Hard to get promoted to Principal or Partner levels. If you are not getting promotion, your annual increases could be 1% or less.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more "Hunters" to Sell more... Expand the client base so you can create more leverage and opportunities for current employees. Take care of your people. In consulting business your number one asset are your people.

  3. "Senior Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Formal promotion track
    Nice people
    Frequent bonuses

    Cons

    They have a hard time attracting and retaining top talent
    Teams vary wildly, I got lucky and had a great team but some people didn't
    Turnover is high

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time making sure employees are happy. Some people want to be paid more, or have more vacation, or whatever it is they want, and if they can't get it from you, they'll get it from someone else. If you want to attract and retain top talent, you should pay more attention to people's needs before they leave, rather than waiting until they've got something better and then counter-offering. By that point, it's usually too late.


  4. "Amazing Place to begin a career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SunGard Consulting Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Learning environment, many humble yet very smart and capable senior people around and willing to help.

    Cons

    Low salaries, organizational structure could be improved .


  5. "Great Company if You're on the Right Team"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SunGard Consulting Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - As Consultants, clients rely on us for guidance so its a great opportunity to shine
    - Excellent work life balance.
    - They encourage outside learning and improving your skills to advance your career
    - Good compensation

    Cons

    - Default yearly raises are paltry and way below cost of living increases
    - How much you like working at Sungard will likely depend on the client you work for. Fortunately I am with a progressive client with a fun work environment
    - IT department is lacking, especially for a software consulting company

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Everything's great except...

    Yearly raises and overtime pay, when available, are poor. We know how much you're billing us out for so share the spoils!


  6. "Senior Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - New York in New York, NY
    Current Employee - New York in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great team and people. Opportunities to work on various projects in different capacities.

    Cons

    Heavily focused on financial industry, capital markets.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  7. "Senior manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at SunGard Consulting Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Deliver projects in small teams to learn more on a daily basis

    Cons

    Lack of Hiring opportunities which leads to slower growth

  8. "Lead Senior Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Senior Consultant .NET Architect/Developer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Senior Consultant .NET Architect/Developer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SunGard Consulting Services full-time

    Pros

    Incredible pay compared to others like IBM, Google, Apple, SCS Pays more
    Great opportunities to learn enterprise technology

    Cons

    Micromanagement for all levels below partner
    Titles are exaggerated and are only worth for marketing and billing the client.
    The company is top heavy, too many chiefs and no Indians.

    Advice to Management

    Revise the title structure and promote only on merit


  9. "Big Company Perks and Expertise, Beautique firm Culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SunGard Consulting Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    What I like most about SCS is that I love the variety that comes with consulting, but the idea of working for a Big 4 where I am one of a herd of people on a project, limiting my exposure doesn't really appeal to me. SCS has smaller projects, but with solid clients that bring us in for our subject matter expertise, versus needing people in droves. For me it translates into more interesting work. I have the work life balance that is important to me, and my co-workers have become friends and mentors. There have been some recent leadership changes, but look forward to seeing where we go from here.

    Cons

    Not as well known as other consulting firms so may be harder to bring on new clients - many know SG from the software products, and don't realize the consulting capabilities that are offered.

    Advice to Management

    While this is a smaller aspect of the SunGard portfolio, it's an area for continued investment.


  10. "Excellent company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SunGard Consulting Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people. Intelligent staff, solid projects, good benefits, pay and work life balance

    Cons

    Continue to get more clients

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow


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