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SunGard Reviews

Updated February 14, 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 145 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. "OK Company - not sure about FIS"

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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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


  3. "Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SunGard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Small department was great to work for. Employees are dedicated, friendly, helpful and hardworking. Schedule has been flexible in the past.

    Cons

    Benefits have been lacking for years and so have raises. Outsourcing throughout the firm. Financial Products does not integrate well.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop outsourcing your jobs. Focus on improving your products as opposed to cost cutting to improve bottom line. At a minimum, keep employees salaries in line with inflation.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Monolithic company with scattered organizations that don't interconnect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Services Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Client Services Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you're brought in via acquisition, often you and your co-workers will be able to operate autonomously for a time, but with very little interaction with the "company". Just know that you're working under the sword of Damocles every minute.

    Cons

    No group within Financial systems seems to know or care what any other group is doing. Integration is a pipe-dream. Unless you are in management, expect to see your position off-loaded to a foreign sunsidiary...

    Advice to Management

    Try ti integrate better, and for god's sake don't put one acquired group under the management of a totally un-related group... that's a recipe for disaster!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Decent Compensation, Old and Outdated Technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Mediocre experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Coworkers were great & was interesting to work for global company.

    Cons

    Compensation average, lack of investment back into business.

    Advice to Management

    Invest resources to build products that customers want.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Too many remote managers spoil everything!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great co-workers at office allowing ideas to be spun around.

    Cons

    Too many managers working remotely from home resulting in poor communication and poor morale.

    Too many people have a high level of server and app access causing apps to break daily.

    Advice to Management

    Do not allow managers to work from home all the time.


  9. "strives to be average and succeeds"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SunGard part-time

    Pros

    If you don't like being stressed out or pushed to the limit this is the place for you. They encourage telecommuting - a definite plus.

    Cons

    It's an ok company to work for but senior management doesn't convey an exciting vision or work to engage employees.

    Advice to Management

    Demonstrate to your employees that you understand your customers and how to market to them, instead of focusing on quarterly financials.


  10. "Human Resources Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of Autonomy, recognized for contributions, work from home options, smart/collaborative environment

    Cons

    Compensation philosophy doesn't align well with a high-tech sales/professional services culture but environment has all of the associated challenges and expectations.


  11. "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



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