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SunGard Reviews

Updated February 7, 2017
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  • 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 (2)

    "Decent Compensation, Old and Outdated Technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant I in Wayne, PA
    Current Employee - Accountant I in Wayne, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive Compensation
    Great People
    Decent Management
    Not Resistant to Change

    Cons

    Old and outdated software
    IT infrastructure seems to be lacking

    Advice to Management

    Get better software that actually communicate with each other!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid this place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice view, telework, free lunches every 3 months or so.

    Cons

    EVP is horrible, frequent layoffs, stressful environment, long hours,, poor pay.

    Advice to Management

    Send the UK staff back to the UK.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Information Security Auditor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internal Senior IS Auditor in Conshohocken, PA
    Current Employee - Internal Senior IS Auditor in Conshohocken, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experienced people who are driven to succeed. Dramatic improvements and consolidations over the last 5 years.

    Cons

    Slow moving decision making process when it comes to internal infrastructure


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Big Corporation, Experience depends on your team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you're on the right team at SunGard, you'll have an amazing time. My group is awesome, the people are smart and motivated and interesting. Other teams at SunGard are embarrassingly stuck in the past, and new hires leave after a year or two for better operations. If your group seems like forward thinking people you'll probably have a good time. Experiences will vary vastly between teams, mine was 5 stars but there are some stinkers out there.

    Cons

    It's a big corporation that doesn't know exactly what it is. While progress has been made since the era of SunGard as a holding company, it's still not a cohesive whole despite management cramming it down our throats. Underpays developers a bit. Sales really runs the place. Fancies itself as a tech company, but make no mistake: this is financial services firm (and a second-tier one). Best proof: no jeans in the main office, even for developers.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to be a tech company, let people act like they're at a tech company and work on your perks. You sell IT products, your sales people need to be smarter or you need more sales engineers. You're going to get eaten alive by the Fintech revolution if all you can sell to is the old boys club. Also, time to get off the 1990s technology--dump Sybase ASAP (and SQL Server too). You're going to have to do it eventually and nows a good time to leapfrog (although the window is starting to slam shut). Also might want to rethink some aspects of organization, you might have an easier time keeping good talent if you don't keep people working on just one cloistered product.


  6. "Great Work Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people here really make it worth getting up and going to work every morning. Very friendly, supportive environment. Everyone works well as a team. Room for growth within the company. The people are also very passionate about the product and their clients.

    Cons

    I have no significant complaints


  7. "Driven, competitive and innovative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to smart people and innovative problem solving using new security technologies.
    Takes information security and application security seriously
    Management recognizes talented, hard workers
    Exposure to global, diverse co-workers and customers

    Cons

    Being high decentralized which created a series of stove piped departments - makes rolling out universal services that benefit the enterprise challenging


  8. Helpful (5)

    "A bank in high tech clothing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Salem, NH
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Salem, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SunGard (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Generally easy going atmosphere but with the upcoming IPO they have been cost cutting

    Cons

    Pay is not going to keep or attract talent. Poor benefits packages. No employee profit sharing or equity compensation except at senior management levels, Stodgy mindset and slow moving. Technology is a decade behind and only changes due to end of life issues related to support. There's no real career path when you become mid level. All business units are very silo-ed - and cross product integration is nearly nonexistent. SunGard was constructed like a Frankenstein monster - bought and assembled via acquisition. Little organic innovation and innovation and forward thinking is neither rewarded nor is it encouraged.

    Advice to Management

    Increase performance based compensation. Get rid of long time employees which can not think outside of the box. Get rid of dead wood and increase pay with those cost savings. Hire talent and allow for innovation. Reward creativity and focus on organic internal growth.


  9. "Billing Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Billing Analyst in Downingtown, PA
    Current Employee - Billing Analyst in Downingtown, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of people willing to help and supervisors were great

    Cons

    Micromanaging and not a lot of room to grow upward


  10. "Average. The benefits are sub par."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance is a big pro working for sungard. You can work from anywhere as long as you are connected

    Cons

    The benefits seem to be lacking in every sense. The health insurance out of pocket is very high, along with premiums

    Advice to Management

    Pay well to keep talent


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Brand recognition, track record, location

    Cons

    Cutting costs every year and not investing in business. No longer acquire companies either.



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