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SunGard Reviews

Updated October 18, 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 150 reviews)

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

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

  • Being a product based company, onsite opportunities are next to nothing, or if exist they are for short term only (in 29 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "Dorector, Product Development"

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    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.

  3. "Unorganized with lots of backstabbing thrown in"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and paid time off

    Cons

    Lack of communication, out to touch top management, inept accounting department, constant layoffs of staff not residing in "strategic" locations.

    Advice to Management

    None, and I don't see FIS doing any better from what I gathered talking to their employees.


  4. "SunGard Quick Review"

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

    Pros

    Great people on the delivery teams with willingness to work hard and provide quality service to external clients.

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance given disengagement of leadership team and unwillingness to staff appropriately for client engagements equating to long hours week after week.


  5. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    Some good people. Lots of have been there too long doing what they do the same way and do not want to change.

    Cons

    Poor management. No accountability.


  6. "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co workers were very knowledgeable and professional.

    Cons

    Management unfocused and always chasing the latest shiny object.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "VP Treasury Solutions"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Served the treasury product management set. Great work environment; flexibility. Work / Life balance was valued. Product management leadership was exceptional.

    Cons

    Sales leadership was cutthroat and ruthless. Although Sales staff were paid well, many suffered under intimidation and fear tactics initiated by the Sales leadership team

    Advice to Management

    Reassess how Sales leadership treats its sales staff. There's likely and HR violation everyday; however, Sale staff rarely raise concern due to above average compensation and fear of job loss.

  8. "Service Delivery Executive"

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    Former Employee - Transition Manager in Acworth, GA
    Former Employee - Transition Manager in Acworth, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SunGard (More than a year)

    Pros

    good team work to those that are left to support accounts

    Cons

    loss of talent has impact delivery of service


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Business Development Rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    Strong fortune 500 company, respected technology company

    Cons

    Old, corporate structure, not a lot of interaction between colleagues. Very little oversight/help/ training by management. Makes for a stuffy/ depressing work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Technician"

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

    Pros

    There are no pros. They do not care about you here.

    Cons

    Management is terrible, no morale. Its all numbers to them.

    Advice to Management

    Quit with the micromanagement crap and unrealistic deadlines.


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