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SunGard Reviews

Updated June 26, 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 148 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. Helpful (1)

    "Large Company with Some Opportunity"

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    • 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.


  2. 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


  3. "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.


  4. "Software Engineer GMI"

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    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.


  5. "Opportunity in Finance"

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    Former Employee - User Experience Architect in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - User Experience Architect in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Local product team members were great to work with, and in general, I had many meaningful interactions with the off-shore development resources. Some Product owners were extremely knowledgeable and willing to share that knowledge to help people succeed.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth in the organization for my position. Product and development leads sometimes couldn't get on the same page. Personally, the slow pace of the projects I worked on bored me and moved on to another opportunity outside of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to value employees and challenge them with new opportunities.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great entry level .. no career growth though.."

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    Former Employee - Operation Specialist in Wood Dale, IL
    Former Employee - Operation Specialist in Wood Dale, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SunGard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    My Direct management was very good , only reason I stayed as long as I did. Great for getting your IT feet wet... just dont stay to long or you will never leave

    Cons

    Aggressive Sales Team promises the moon when we are unable to give the moon. They are treated as gods and operations is treated as low class citizens. Every-time someone quit or was let go they never hired a replacement causing others to work 2x-3x as hard. The only way to get recognition is if a customer filed out a comment card praising you ... only 1 co-worker of mine ever got a position comment and they got it by ignoring all tickets/phone calls and catering to the needs of one specific client who was on site. It was a big irony having him get awarded for excellent customer service because he was able to anonymous give bad customer service to 99% of other other customers.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more technical sales people that know the limitations of what they are selling. You shouldn't let people go and have the rest of the staff suffer.


  7. "Architect"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Used to be a have a great combination of Big Company feel and small company work ethics

    Cons

    Lack of direction with recent take over etc.

    Advice to Management

    Provide direction and strategy to atleast key players within the groups


  8. "Ok to work"

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    Current Employee - TX-Texas in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - TX-Texas in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can find some great managers here.

    Cons

    Not the most competitive for salary


  9. "OK Company - not sure about FIS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hanover, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hanover, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Products and services - very deep domain knowledge

    Cons

    Technology lags a bit. Not sure what takeover by FIS will bring


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Keep Busy - lots of work - they are a good company to work for and usually treat employes with respect

    Cons

    Demanding and relentless - high stress with multiple projects and lots of changes - no real guidelines and a long ramp up period to become proficient

    Advice to Management

    Don't have any advice, some managers are good - some not so much - depends on which division you are in and who you work with


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