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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
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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. "Interesting but not too structured if u are used to be from a mnc esp banks"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone seem to work without much emphasis on ranks or seniority. Very cooperative in that sense

    Cons

    Can be isolating as majority are of a particular nationality and they tend to always talk in their native language.....not too good esp u are always left out..... And u are unaware of

    Advice to Management

    Improve sales process and customer management. Often end up having to sucumb to customer demands even when sometimes its unreasonable.


  2. "Head of sales Asia on A financial Service product line"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head of Sales in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Head of Sales in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Since everyone is leaving the company it is an easy one to get in for a temporary job to learn a new field until your time come to go..

    Cons

    No employee career policy SunGard has a hire&fire philosophy to protect their profit driven by the internal endless restructuration/integration/product redundancy process.
    This is due to the fact that by definition SunGard is a Puzzle of small companies bough and put together in the same floor with different objectives and target without any corporate strategy but get money in to please stock holders.

    My department was split in 2 one day with reporting line suddenly moving from Hong Kong to Chicago without any employee talks nor concern. Then after one year US management decided it was a mistake to gave split it in 2 so they re-joined both half again but to Chicago who had no idea about our business in Asia. Gluing again 2 groups created double roles since management has been hired and sales team restructured since then including mine.
    A few weeks later my boss COO in the company since almost 20 years was fired on a Friday afternoon before new year with no warning without going back to his desk.. disgusting .. people were crying in the office.
    Then after a few days I was myself fired since they was another manager in place when they regrouped the department together.. No question was asked about career plan.. I was given the choice to find a job internally on my own trying to knock doors like a begger..no chance.
    A big personal chock/pain and disappointment which lasted a long time a little like a wound when you get stabbed in the back.
    When you work at SunGard just make sure you have no expectation for the future and get your bag ready to go anytime you are asked too..

    Advice to Management

    Shame on you, please fire yourselves!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Overall good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Knowledgeable colleagues, good place to learn new things. Management has recently invested a lot in training sales people.

    Cons

    Management is only interested in short-term gains.

    Advice to Management

    Think longer term. Some changes that no one wants to make now can have a much bigger returns in the future.


  4. "They dont care about employee health"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn.good salary

    Cons

    they dont care about employee health.if a long term employee has medical certificate for 2 months leave and has undergone serious health issues they just want u to take 2 days leave because they will lose business.they dont care anything about employee health.One of a very know person was forced to come to work irrespective of their health issues...

    Advice to Management

    Please fire the manager at the singapore lcoations


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Very sales centric organisation"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work if you are self motivated and strive to create and add value to the company. Open working environment with generally very helpful colleagues who are willing to aid and guide people who are willing to learn and contribute

    Cons

    Very sales centric with an obsession with hitting targets and revenues. Organisation is made up of several companies bought over time leading to messy silos and overlapping products. Middle managers are overwhelmed with daily responsibilities on top of managing teams making it easy for incompetent staff to hide and shirk responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    SunGard is a very global organisation with a lack of culture due to a large geographical spread of offices and an obsession with selling. Consider grooming talents within the organisation to build a stronger culture (and eventually stronger managers) rather than rely on the experienced workforce who have no loyalty and flutter to the next higher paying vendor.


  6. "Opportunities, level of autonomy very dependent on segment/dept that you work in"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally little micro-management, able to work independently with relative autonomy. Often given responsibility within short time of joining.
    Strong products in most areas
    Most managers allow some working from home although not formally implemented

    Cons

    Little training/development although management/HR are trying to address this
    Big focus on cost & bottom line
    Working practices dependent on manager
    Business segments are silo-ed with minimal opportunity to move across
    Frequent reorgs and structural changes

    Advice to Management

    If you are serious about training and development, you need to allocate resources and money and apply it across the board to all functions


  7. "Global FS Powerhouse, great work environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Perhaps the widest array of best of breed solutions in Financial systems space
    - Good, open, international work culture
    - Headroom for growth

    Cons

    - Complex organization
    - Career paths not always very clear
    - In some ways still not Global.. more American than it should be

    Advice to Management

    - Simplify structure, reduce M&A
    - Invest in core organizational framework and Organic growth

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Constant change, siloed organisation - succeeds in spite of itself"

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary
    Flexible working conditions
    Relative Independence although depends on team & boss. Some departments are micro-managed, others are left to own devices

    Cons

    Constant change
    Pressure on costs
    Complex structure

    Advice to Management

    Take into account the impact on the staff on the ground before making changes. Think more about the indirect/soft costs of things rather than wide-spread cost cutting


  9. "Peaceful place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Inter-team transparency was very good
    Almost no politics

    Cons

    Salary may be on an average scale


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