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SunGard Reviews

Updated April 11, 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 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. 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.


  2. "Billing Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Billing Analyst in Downingtown, PA
    Current Employee - Billing Analyst in Downingtown, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of people willing to help and supervisors were great

    Cons

    Micromanaging and not a lot of room to grow upward


  3. "Average. The benefits are sub par."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance is a big pro working for sungard. You can work from anywhere as long as you are connected

    Cons

    The benefits seem to be lacking in every sense. The health insurance out of pocket is very high, along with premiums

    Advice to Management

    Pay well to keep talent


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I can't think of any. The entire time was a mess, from day one no one provides any direction even to the small things like office space and computer.

    Cons

    This is a horrible place to work. They're extremely disorganized, unprofessional and lacking knowledge. They have an extremely high turnover rate because they mislead the potential hires about the company. Complete waste of time, save yourself and walk away.

    Advice to Management

    The management team in every department, especially brokerage, are a disaster. They don't understand the business and their lack of knowledge has a direct effect on employee success. Hire new management.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Large company with good exposure to major bank's IT divisions

    Cons

    Unstable, overly concerned with quarterly results

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to focus less on egos


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Brand recognition, track record, location

    Cons

    Cutting costs every year and not investing in business. No longer acquire companies either.


  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. Helpful (1)

    "PM"

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

    Pros

    SunGard is a global company. They are known for their education and financial software. Several opportunities to grow within the company.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership who are knowledgeable in the application they manage. The company doesn't invest in new technology nor in their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to invest in all of their software. The application needs to be upgrade as new technology become available enhancing the existing application. Need to stay competitive.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in West Chester, PA

    I worked at SunGard (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Work, Nice People, Good Clients

    Cons

    Management didn't get along, lack of focus, unclear objectives

    Advice to Management

    focus on customers, people, not their turf


  11. "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at SunGard (More than a year)

    Pros

    The structure is very flat, and it allowed me to get face-to-face interaction with not only managing directors, but also executives at clients.

    Cons

    The risk consulting group was very small and not well-integrated with the rest of the firm. Also, senior management of the firm, while approachable, was headquartered on a different continent.

    Advice to Management

    Have senior management in the US, integrate acquired groups, cross-leverage sales forces, and provide a structured training program for new hires.


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