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SunGard Reviews

Updated June 26, 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 149 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. "PreSales Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, and 401k match (50% of your first 6%). Good people in the Burlington office, they bring in lunch once a week.

    Cons

    Lots of layers of management. They have at least 15 different people with a COO title in various different groups. As a PreSales Engineer your job is to help close new business and assist in up selling existing accounts. Once the deal is closed and the account is transitioned to Professional Services it's out of your hands, however due to an issue with the product that could have been fixed, but the COO of one of the smaller software groups chose not to fix the client took advantage of an out clause and the COO decided to claw back $5,000 in commission that had already been paid.


  2. "RSM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Benefits and company as a whole

    Cons

    No Training, throw you into it all

    SunGard Response

    May 28, 2015 – Program Manager; Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for sharing your feedback! We will share this with management as we are always looking for ways to improve.

  3. "Bad Managers"

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    Former Employee - Benefits Specialist in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Benefits Specialist in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Not much opportunity

    Cons

    Really bad managers. Only their for themselves

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who are qualified not just to fill a position

    SunGard Response

    May 28, 2015 – Program Manager; Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for your feedback! I am sorry that you had a bad experience and felt that there was limited opportunity. We value internal mobility and do want our people to feel challenged and excited to... More


  4. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay, Benefits, and People

    Cons

    Focused on Sales but not Delivery


  5. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    Able to work remotely with unmatched schedule flexibility, Adequate benefits.

    Cons

    Negligible annual salary increases. They frequently change lines on org charts thinking that in and of itself will improve results. Surprisingly poor internal systems.


  6. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    It is a very sales focused organization. They do a good job enabling your ability to close the deal

    Cons

    It was challenging to get them to investment into special projects to advance the technology. We started to fall behind to competitor technology

    Advice to Management

    Invest more into internal growth opportunities, not just external ones.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "SunGard is just another grind if that is your thing. There is nothing super positive nor super negative to report."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SunGard full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people are great, hard working, and dedicated. I rarely had to coax anyone into going the extra mile because everyone put in their fair share and more to get the work done. I will gladly offer myself as a reference to anyone who worked with me or on one of my teams.

    Cons

    Disorganized but getting better. The Professional Services group is going through a seemingly annual push to try to standardize processes without adopting any formal methodologies. Goofy counseling family approach to ratings and feedback. Lack of security... it is hard to find people there who are not in fear of losing their job.

    Advice to Management

    See your investments through in both systems (e.g. JIRA, PIER, SharePoint) and personnel. Sour grapes here but if you have to cut someone lose, take a few moments to wish them well. I heard from dozens of colleagues, customers, and former bosses. Not a peep (okay, maybe one small peep) from my management.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    Pros

    Working from home; work-life balance; friendly working environment and colleagues;

    Cons

    low pay; off shore most engineer jobs to the India; the management team changed frequently; no promotion; the benefit is basic; layoffs if not working on the profit product.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company. Lots of overtime."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays fairly. Work is challenging and varied. People are great.

    Cons

    It would be great if the company provided more training for personal development. Not enough work/life balance. You are expected to be "on" 24/7.

    Advice to Management

    Create program where employees can get certified within their field.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "mediocre"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    autonomy is great and very flexible work schedules.

    Cons

    Sink or swim kind of mentalilty starting out.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better communication to your team on development.


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