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SunGard Reviews

Updated April 11, 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. "Mainframe Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Mainframe Developer in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Mainframe Developer in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Better than most companies in opportunity.

    Cons

    Heavy into outsourcing and project driven.


  2. "Lots of diversity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Wayne, PA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Wayne, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced, busy environment, a lot of opportunity to learn, grow and advance.

    Cons

    Depending on what your job description, may take a bit of time to work your way up the ladder.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  3. "Good Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Management kept everyone in the organization very much informed, benefits were very good, there existed the ability to move to any of the other areas of the organization which there were many

    Cons

    Many, many, many levels of management which sometimes got involved in things that they didnt really know much about. Went to a shared services model specifically for accounting which was a very difficult transition

    Advice to Management

    Listen


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  5. 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


  6. 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.


  7. 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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Company review"

    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
    Recommends

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work, Friendly and Flexible work environment. Latest Technology. Competitive Salary, Management takes care employees very well.

    Cons

    working for the company more than 10 years, Other than minor issues that I think every company has to deal with, I do not that I can mention here.


  9. "Inactive CPA with over 20 years of software consulting experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Senior Consultant in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Lead Senior Consultant in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    Good people, relaxed environment with many opportunities and challenges.

    Cons

    Long hours, high demand and the possibility of juggling many projects and priorities.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to WRA management that treat employees with respect and compassion.

    SunGard Response

    May 28, 2015 – Program Manager; Talent Acquisition

    Thank you so much for your review! It's great that you felt challenged with many opportunities! It is key to ensure a healthy work life balance, so appreciate your experience as well as your feedback. ... More


  10. "Sr. Business Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Connecticut in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Connecticut in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Career Opportunity is good. Work environment is motivational.

    Cons

    Team is very diverse and everyone works remotely.


  11. "SunGard"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Art Director in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Art Director in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SunGard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Pay, matching 401k, great management

    Cons

    Centralizing advertisement services was a bit chaotic

    Advice to Management

    Continue to trust those you hire.


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