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SunGard Reviews

Updated April 11, 2017
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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. Helpful (3)

    "dishonest, unprofessional, discriminatory, unlawful employment practices"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Executive Assistanat"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked for wonderful managers and many of the employees were hard working, team players.

    Cons

    The office politics and lack of moral due to various reasons.


  3. "Business Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "Satisfied"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Lombard, IL
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Lombard, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SunGard (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have a well-defined corporate structure. Everyone in my respective office was friendly and willing to give advice or help.

    Cons

    I was given little time to ask questions i.e. it was like I was not worth their time if I wanted to learn about the different positions there

    Advice to Management

    Provide a list of clerical activities that need accomplishing and list them in order of importance. make a list of people who could use the extra help and why. e.g. end of quarter, large project, personal reasons, etc.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Bad Jobs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "The island of misfit toys"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unsure really but would suggest that with their many office locations you are afforded physical relocation opportunities if that is your interest.

    Cons

    -Lack of business landscape awareness; competitors constantly improving products whereas SunGard only will improve a product when it has already lost customers to a competitor.
    -Complete resistance to change; "we've always done it this way so that's how we will continue."
    -Oftentimes a complete disconnect by employees as to where their paycheck comes from which is satisfied clients. SunGard needs clients, clients do not need SunGard.

    Advice to Management

    Strive to bring in people that are open and willing to change the environment for the good of the company/clients. Staus quo has hurt SunGard over the years and needs to be shown the door.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Hello from the other side"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    They pay money if you work there.
    Supposedly a good place to work if you're in sales, as long as you don't mind having the same fight about your ballooning quota and shrinking territory every year.
    SunGard is no more, now part of FIS

    Cons

    So difficult to get management to compensate high performers at a market rate (experienced this personally and as a manager of a team that outperformed against annual goals).
    Management had a knack for sapping the joy out of work by continually downgrading perks and never ending cost cutting.
    There was management, but no leadership. Lots of talk that doesn't mean anything ("this is a journey"). Lots of management by spreadsheets.
    Group Executives don't fully understand what the business units under them do because SunGard grew by acquiring so many different businesses and then continuously moving them around.

    Advice to Management

    To FIS management: good luck with all that. The previous PE owners acted like a chop shop to extract value out of the business in every way possible, but there are some good people still left.


  9. "Ok to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Good Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SunGard (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work. There's always so much going on that you have the opportunity to get involved in a lot allowing for the ability to learn. Allows for great flexibility and working from home. Very fast paced. Because the company is so big there's opportunity to move within.

    Cons

    Because there is so much flexibility with your schedule and working from home, you are always connected to the office, even on vacations. You need to have the self discipline to give yourself a break from time to time. The pay is on the lower side. Communication isn't always the greatest.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be better with transparency.


  11. "Service Delivery Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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