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SunGard Reviews

Updated October 13, 2018
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
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Pros
  • "Good organization with good work life balance" (in 151 reviews)

  • "The ability to work from home and flex your work hours is really nice" (in 25 reviews)" (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "Aweful management, hire and fire, lack of work-life balance" (in 28 reviews)

  • "Big Hierarchy to reach in Senior Management Role" (in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Good honest company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President Engineering in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President Engineering in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very interesting work
    Many opportunities if you seek them out
    Socially and environmentally conscious

    Cons

    Some businesses could have benefitted from proactive help from execs

    Advice to Management

    Leverage synergies across businesses


  2. "good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, nice company, nice facility

    Cons

    benefits are not up to the standards

  3. "Strong tecch, no growth mentality"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    Strong technologists, very good sales people

    Cons

    Not innovative. Bought companies and let them either on the vine.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just milk cash cows.


  4. "Worst people ever met"

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    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator in North Miami Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator in North Miami Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary was higher than in other companies in the area
    Location was close to my home, so I could commute on bicycle sometimes.

    Cons

    An overall atmosphere isn't very friendly, people are rude even they are smiling. They often complain on each other, so pretty quickly you realize that there is no even a clue of what's called team spirit in this company


  5. "Sales"

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

    I worked at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable people and culture

    Cons

    unable to integrate the companies they purchased and and be nimble in todays market. Living off their reputations and not enough development of new produscts

    Advice to Management

    Reward people who have stuck with you


  6. "Great experience"

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

    I worked at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    Global travel opportunities, ability to learn new software and methods.

    Cons

    Many burnout quickly from the 100% travel requirements

    Advice to Management

    Focus on work-life balance


  7. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company, many products. Good sales meetings

    Cons

    Some what cold and impersonal at times

  8. "Lay Offs"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

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

    Pros

    Good pay, Work from home

    Cons

    Major lay offs, communication is not great

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good people instead of outsourcing


  9. "the best place I've ever worked!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    Not only is my team collaborative and supportive but the entire company is as a whole. Our company has a strong sense of community that is felt in every office globally.

    Cons

    Workplace culture doesn't get much better than Indeed. People are young, personable, and a joy to be around. Free catered lunch on wednesdays (very good 90% of the time) and free catered breakfast on fridays (very good 90% of the time). Kitchens on every floor are fully stocked. Coffee machines are top of the line.

    Advice to Management

    Great Atmosphere you never clock watch and rarely do days drag on. It is a young fun environment. You can make a lot of money if you are willing to work for it. Would recommend to anyone


  10. Helpful (1)

    "SunReview"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at SunGard full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Remote employment allowed for developers

    Cons

    No Training given for any new systems


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