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Updated May 24, 2017
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
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Pros
  • I have a nice work-life balance and the overall compensation package is good with a very solid base pay (in 146 reviews)

  • Good benefits and nice work environment (in 59 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance not great, lot's of travelling (in 27 reviews)

  • Big Hierarchy to reach in Senior Management Role (in 35 reviews)

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  1. "Software Developer I"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Bethlehem, PA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Bethlehem, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and nice work environment

    Cons

    Software language for some development teams is outdated


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Large Company with Some Opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Wayne, PA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Wayne, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    SunGard offered many positions to its employees and was a reliable place to work for a decent salary and benefits, and the opportunity to interact with many professional colleagues

    Cons

    There were many subdivisions within the company that were quite fragmented and this ended up causing quite an identity crisis as such a large company. Very corporate feel with a lack of sharing a common vision and sense of value for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate approaches to consolidate or reclassify different business entities to have more of a unified organization. Focus on building a stronger culture where employees feel more engaged and valued.


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    "sungard"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    no production support and the work/life balance was good

    Cons

    no raise for a while and also not in manhattan

    Advice to Management

    take care of the employees


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  5. "Great Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with! Learned a lot from team members and others throughout the organization. The ability to work remotely full-time allowed employees to be more productive without the stress of a commute.

    Cons

    The acquisition could have been handled a little smoother in terms of communicating a clear path for lower tier non management employees. Clear role transitions and training not always consistent.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better internal cross training programs for employees.


  6. "Observations From Within"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Bethlehem, PA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Bethlehem, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    New leadership is capable of identifying and funding change. The majority of the people are truly passionate and committed to what they do. These people want to make a difference in K-12 education.

    Cons

    Underfunded in both compensation and infrastructure. The new leadership is working hard to advance the maturity and stability of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Stay committed to getting the funding needed to right the ship. You have done this in the past so just do it again because you know how crucial it is to the overall operation.


  7. "Excellent work environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SunGard (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work timings, casual dressing

    Cons

    changing projects is not easy


  8. "sungard review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Associate in Lake Mary, FL
    Former Employee - Accounting Associate in Lake Mary, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SunGard (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great people and relaxed enviroment

    Cons

    contract ended before the end date


  9. "Software Engineer GMI"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Almost impossible to get fired.

    Cons

    ARCHAIC RPG. Impossible to move up or to another business unit. Very selfish management.

    Advice to Management

    Hire RPG professionals only.


  10. "wonderful"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    "I have a nice work-life balance and the overall compensation package is good with a very solid base pay

    Cons

    growth is limited. management always puts the blame on low level guys


  11. "Dorector, Product Development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, Product Development in Wayne, PA
    Former Employee - Director, Product Development in Wayne, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexibilty. The ability to have direct effect on the bottom line. Close to home.

    Cons

    Poor senior management. Failure to hire and retain top quality sale people. Flawed bonus program.

    Advice to Management

    Pay sales people more competively. Hire and retain better senior management.


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