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SunGard Reviews

Updated March 2, 2017
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SunGard President, CEO and Director 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 145 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. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and decent benefits and vacation time with somewhat flexible hours as needed. Free parking downtown.

    Cons

    2 and 3 percent raises do not keep up with the cost of living. It is all about the numbers even though they make billions yearly.


  2. "Sungard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    good people, and nice working env

    Cons

    pay is not great, bare minimum for new employees

    Advice to Management

    none


  3. "Software Developer I"

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    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    Software language for some development teams is outdated


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  5. "Software Implementation Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    some of the managers need to improve their management skills

    Advice to Management

    try to be more open with your employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "software developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexible work timing, comparably better hike

    Cons

    old technology, work culture depend on the team in which you are working


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Large Company with Some Opportunity"

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    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "sungard"

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    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


  9. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Customer Appliation Support
    Former Employee - Customer Appliation Support

    Pros

    Great Benefits, pay, people and culture.

    Cons

    HIgh employee turn over in some departments. Some members of managmet team not open to employee's working from home or flexible schedules, while most others are. Lack of consistant policy.


  10. "Great Experience"

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    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.


  11. "Observations From Within"

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    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.



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