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SunGard Reviews

Updated June 26, 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 148 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 (1)

    "Cheap. Cheap."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    Good group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Flat structure, very little career movement.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more or lose your top consultants to the competition.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Treated a 24/ 7 job like a 9 to 5. No incentives. Poor managment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mid Range Specialist II in Carlstadt, NJ
    Current Employee - Mid Range Specialist II in Carlstadt, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the folks that work at Sungard are enjoyable to work with. The hours when employed were nice and convenient.

    Cons

    The Management is absolutely heartless. When Sungard acquired Comdisco, they of course promised the world. They decided to fire people the week before christmas. Made a comment to my manager which he didn't like. F' him. I hate this place.

    Advice to Management

    Retire

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Undisciplined, erratic and capricious management decisions"

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

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

    Pros

    Tenure is valued highly. The longer you work here the less likely you will be dismissed. Tenure, called loyalty, is valued higher than productivity or creativity.

    Cons

    The management refuses to engage employees with employee concerns. They dictate what will be good for the employee with a one size fits all approach.

    When requests or suggestions are raised, they are flatly refused. When employees indicate what can be improved, the suggestions go ignored. The pillars (company values) are given a verbal significance, but ultimately are not used when making decisions. Their meaning is twisted to rationalize any decision or non-decision.

    Upper management is open regarding decisions and benchmarking to be in the middle of the pack and then wonder why top talent is not attracted nor retained.

    Advice to Management

    If you want the best engaged talent, then offer the best engaging environment.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Constant upper management reorgs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA

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

    Pros

    Employees were young and intelligent

    Cons

    Constant upper management reorgs
    Constant layoffs
    Poor hiring skills

    Advice to Management

    Focus


  5. Helpful (1)

    "To many layoff and turnovers in Philadelphia location"

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

    I worked at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    Talented group of young, friendly and professional group in

    Cons

    Some mid management unethical and unprofessional

    Advice to Management

    Reward the right employees


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Sales People Treated like "Pawns" towards The Management's Quota and Club Reservations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    They serve Starbucks coffee...and have a nice surplus of legal pads and pens.

    Cons

    Sales Compensation and Quotas are not in line with the Industry trends and the "solution selling" messaging the company subscribes to.

    Advice to Management

    Try to actually listen to the Sales People on what is going on and work accordingly to streamline instead of making "gut" like decisions or picking favorites when driving opportunities.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The "Pros" have left the firm. At this point, this division of SunGard is a joke. There is no leadership; only "fiefdoms" with child-like squabbling. Screaming and temper tantrums are common among managers. This, in turn, leads to very poor product lines, repleat with defects and poor functionality.

    Cons

    Haha! See "Pros". Honestly, too many to list. But there is a word minimum. Severe lack of vision, inappropriate and obnoxious behavior by management, very bad suite of products.

    Advice to Management

    Do the company a favor....leave. Advice to board....fire management. Rebuild.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Worst Company and Management to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I wish there was any...

    Cons

    -Low Salary
    -Crazy work hours
    -No work life balance
    -No mentoring or training from Management
    -No appreciation for employee
    -Management is rude and does not know how to manage ppl
    -Micro Managing
    -I have ppl come to me and tell me they are afraid to talk to their manager because they don't want her to get mad.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together and fire the managers who are not leaders or all the good employees will slowly leave.


  9. "Monkey see monkey do"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Lombard, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Lombard, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SunGard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    No accountability. No punishment for making mistakes, not even a slap on the wrist. Stupid management but no micromanagement. Lots of bonus pay, if you don't mind hanging around on stupid troubleshooting calls and build hours of OT.

    Cons

    Crappy applications and systems. Incompetent developers and IT support teams.

    Advice to Management

    Don't quit your comfy positions, no body will hire your stale no good talents. And keep protecting your do nothing crowd lazy azs buddies too.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Cheats Unethical Criminals and Fraudsters"

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

    Pros

    SunGard is considered a Retirement company. a place where you goto if you don't want to do any work, take hefty bonuses as a mid manager and above and retire.

    Cons

    Its not google. Its a company dominated by Unqualified Top Execs who run a bureacracy. They unleash personal vice and vendetta agenda through the bell curve. each of their products is a defunct legacy. 90% of the employees including the executives are incompetent and arrogant. There is no engineering discipline or practices in the company, so if you are expecting to learn anything, contribute or be rewarded for your work, you are in the wrong place. don't expect any work day to be intellectually rewarding or stimulating in any way. also understand this is "not" a software engineering or technology company. except for the head quarters everyother office is either a sales location or a bodyshop. the company has no future, no growth prospects, and when the company doesn't grow neither do you. the firm has reached end of life. nobody wants to buy its products or services and all those who have in the past are desperate to get out. for the last 5 years the company is in a hard cost cutting mode and they even lockup the coffee machine half of the time to reduce coffee consumption, just so that they can maintain the bottomline and make an exit. in the last decade the top line has gone from $9 billion to $2billion. that says everything. the company struggles to release software in 1.5 year release cycles. and it prides itself in agile. they use WinForms ASP and Struts and pride themselves as Technologists. the sales team puts 15000 dollars worth of one time server setup fees to clients and calls their managed server offering "cloud" there are no global opportunities to travel the world for example europe and asia or the other way around. the most incompetent people have skyrocketed to VP positions. in a company with 10000 odd employees 1000 are directors and vp's the company was formed from 100 odd acquisitions and hence has 100 odd religions and religious wars all around you. there is no culture or ethics, its a free for all

    Advice to Management

    "You" "are" "the" "problem"


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