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Updated January 15, 2018
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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 149 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 28 reviews)

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  1. "Support Analyste"

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

    I worked at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    The colleagues, certain managers, the situation of the building at the heart of Paris

    Cons

    Salaries, organization, tools of overtaken work, the technologies and structures them as well as their late development in front of the competitors, the politics of this American society which destroyed the entrepreneurial spirit and the atmosphere of GL trade when they acquired this GL Trade to make a box for cash with the support and the development offshored in Tunisia

    Advice to Management

    No advice everything was lost in the daytime or SUNGARD offered himself GLTRADE


  2. "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

  3. "Bad Experience, my own learning degraded, gained nothing"

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

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

    Pros

    I worked at SunGard full-time for 3 years.

    Company overall is very good with good policies but what matters is which BU and product you will join.

    "People leave managers and not companies", I think this is the most suitable line here.

    SunGard is a good with employee friendly policies. But what will you do with the company policies if your work is not good, if your leads and managers are not good.

    Cons

    Business Units like Corporate Liquidity and Energy are pathetic and avoid going there completely.

    Particulary in Corporate Liquidity, dont go in TRAX product. People are not good, they are sitting there for years and do as they want in projects (Because of them I left SunGard(FIS)).

    Learning wise, its a big no. You only do configuration stuff, actual development is happening in Belgium.

    People in Belgium treats you as a labourer and only give configuration stuff, they consider people in India least talented to write good code.

    No onsite opportunities.

    You will get good hike during joining but after joining dont expect much raise.

    Advice to Management

    Change the management and leads. Because of them, people are leaving. Hire good people managers from outside and bring fresh leads who can think out of the box.
    Also bring some coding work also apart from configuration stuff.
    Advice BU people in Europe to treat Indian employees with respect.


  4. "Sales role"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people...OK products but frequent restructuring (people being let go...) made it a not very nice environment.

    Cons

    FIS takeover is making things very difficult, solutions were overpriced and lower quality than some of the other competitors' offerings, therefore nearly impossible to sell. Legal negotiations were also extremely difficult and often left with sales.

    If anyone is looking for a long career then look elswhere, Sungard won't be it.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in products, more SAAS solutions. Less software upgrades but done at a much better quality


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Don't be fooled by whats on paper"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SunGard (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big company which helps to bolster your CV
    Ability to work with Teams all around the world
    Lots of potential to increase skills with training
    Mainly Friendly employees, but the social atmosphere died many years ago.

    Cons

    Certain managers use bully tactics to get Tasks/Projects completed, no respect for their employees, they just see the target.

    Unreasonable level of distrust for employees

    Doesn't care about employee retention which leads to the constant need for recruitment due to lack of motivation/engagement within the team. Employees know this. Management still treats them as if they are stupid.

    Unpaid overtime is a must if you want to complete the long list of jobs that you are given. No overtime = Failed deadline.

    Management structure as a whole has many layers and should be cut down in places.

    The effort taken on objectives and tasks are not fairly acknowledged when it comes to appraisal/bonuses. Everyone has to become a salesman to get themselves anywhere.

    Progression within the department is limited and any role that does come up is frequently miss-sold / responsibilities lied about/omitted. Or Budget is cut due to tight restrictions/freeze.

    Motivation to perform comes in fits and spurts but is quickly killed when mundane tasks that should be the responsibilities of other departments are forced upon you.

    Ever decreasing staff due to redundancy in team means more workload for everyone else with hardly any pushback.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating staff like tools to get the job done, show them them some respect, some freedom and eventually they will repay you in kind.

    Stop setting deadlines upon deadlines, having meetings upon meetings to discuss the deadlines. And start being reasonable with your employees.

    For example, if your not willing to do a task yourself maybe the question should be asked of your staff.

    and fairly weigh up what any one person can do at a time. compensate that person properly for the work that they have achieved.

    Oh and some Team Building every once in a while wouldn't go amiss.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Work job of my career"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location - DT, It's a paycheck

    Cons

    IF you are seeking an atmosphere of low morale, low pay increases and horrible upper management, this is the place for you. The management is rude, at times nasty, to the employees and never listens to anything you say. The backstabbing is constant and you will be thrown under the bus at every turn. The software is faulty and project management takes no responsibility. The name FIS is being used because Sungard has such a bad reputation in the industry. They training is minimal and most of the office is from India. Wish I could leave the 3 years working there off of my resume'! Worst place I've ever worked in my life.RUN!!

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the upper management. It's a cancer you can't afford.


  7. "Worst Company to work with"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer - Systems in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer - Systems in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SunGard (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are being hired as manager and you take money from employee you will be promoted.
    Doesn't matter what concrete evidence is put to HR against bribery and harassment, No action is taken again Managers.

    Cons

    Managers ask money against onsite.
    Managers harasses employee.
    Managers don't give the due appraisal and variable payout once u resign.
    Manager threatens employee in name of their relation with Management.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "dishonest, unprofessional, discriminatory, unlawful employment practices"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chico, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chico, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is interesting work and some of the co-workers were wonderful people.

    Cons

    They will fire soon-to-be parents as adoption or birth nears and make up stories about why they were fired. They will not adhere to FMLA requests. They also do not adhere to reasonable accommodation plans and bully vulnerable employees into signing false appraisals and evaluations.

    They do not allow the employee to add their own statements to write-ups that might refute what the manager/supervisor is reporting and refuse to check computer logs to verify computer use.

    When records are requested after leaving, they conveniently leave out any reference to your disabilities or the fact that you had a reasonable accommodation plan. They falsify records and performance appraisals.

    There is also a major issue with discrimination against males at their Chico, CA office. Apparently we aren't allowed to take time off to care for our families, that's what wives are for.

    Advice to Management

    Hire supervisors with higher quality morals and ethics. Preferably someone with managerial experience who is actually willing to take the time to train employees. Educate your HR staff about ADA and FMLA.


  9. "Could be a great place but such a mic mac..and if you are on the wrong solution forget it!"

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    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits of a large company
    Gym in the building
    Flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    Political
    If you are on the wrong solution, its really bad and no potential
    Hard to move internally

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent and flexible to move people and train people to other products if this doesnt work in a department


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Bad Jobs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Great Co-Workers

    Cons

    Management and HR are awful at there jobs

    Advice to Management

    listen to the employees and if it is not broke then don't fix it.


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