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SunGard Reviews

Updated October 18, 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 150 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)

    "VP Treasury Solutions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SunGard (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Served the treasury product management set. Great work environment; flexibility. Work / Life balance was valued. Product management leadership was exceptional.

    Cons

    Sales leadership was cutthroat and ruthless. Although Sales staff were paid well, many suffered under intimidation and fear tactics initiated by the Sales leadership team

    Advice to Management

    Reassess how Sales leadership treats its sales staff. There's likely and HR violation everyday; however, Sale staff rarely raise concern due to above average compensation and fear of job loss.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Bad Jobs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Great Co-Workers

    Cons

    Management and HR are awful at there jobs

    Advice to Management

    listen to the employees and if it is not broke then don't fix it.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Sales Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing people to work with who will really take the time to help you get to the career path you want. Constantly pushing people up, and working collaboratively.

    Cons

    Some of the hiring processes take longer than most people would like. Although if you give it time and take the advice and words from the teams, you will not be disappointed.


  4. "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent comp plan, salary, tools.

    Cons

    minimal advancement, top heavy sales management

    Advice to Management

    Promote successful sales people


  5. Helpful (1)

    "The island of misfit toys"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unsure really but would suggest that with their many office locations you are afforded physical relocation opportunities if that is your interest.

    Cons

    -Lack of business landscape awareness; competitors constantly improving products whereas SunGard only will improve a product when it has already lost customers to a competitor.
    -Complete resistance to change; "we've always done it this way so that's how we will continue."
    -Oftentimes a complete disconnect by employees as to where their paycheck comes from which is satisfied clients. SunGard needs clients, clients do not need SunGard.

    Advice to Management

    Strive to bring in people that are open and willing to change the environment for the good of the company/clients. Staus quo has hurt SunGard over the years and needs to be shown the door.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Approach Cautiously"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Segment I worked for has a great product that's very recognized in its industry.

    Cons

    No Community feel.
    Very little support around helping you to attain your goals; you'll need to be a very good self starter otherwise you will be shown the door quickly.
    Political alignment is a must.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Hello from the other side"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    They pay money if you work there.
    Supposedly a good place to work if you're in sales, as long as you don't mind having the same fight about your ballooning quota and shrinking territory every year.
    SunGard is no more, now part of FIS

    Cons

    So difficult to get management to compensate high performers at a market rate (experienced this personally and as a manager of a team that outperformed against annual goals).
    Management had a knack for sapping the joy out of work by continually downgrading perks and never ending cost cutting.
    There was management, but no leadership. Lots of talk that doesn't mean anything ("this is a journey"). Lots of management by spreadsheets.
    Group Executives don't fully understand what the business units under them do because SunGard grew by acquiring so many different businesses and then continuously moving them around.

    Advice to Management

    To FIS management: good luck with all that. The previous PE owners acted like a chop shop to extract value out of the business in every way possible, but there are some good people still left.

  8. "Remittance Processor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good way to build your resume in the Retirement services industry.

    Cons

    poor management. low pay. directionless company.hard to get promoted


  9. "Ok to work"

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    Current Employee - TX-Texas in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - TX-Texas in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can find some great managers here.

    Cons

    Not the most competitive for salary


  10. "Great Firm"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    The people, competitive environment and compensation

    Cons

    Not sure what it will look like after the merger


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