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Sungard Availability Services Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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Sungard Availability Services CEO Andrew A. Stern
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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

    Pros

    Start up mentality with a great sense of purpose. Management is doing a great job to evolve into a new business model that includes much needed consulting services

    Cons

    They are finding it challenging to implement new business model but they are focused. Internal processes are evolving, People are a bit reluctant to adjust, but they do.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. You have worked hard to land some big deals and it is paying off. Leverage those successes to gain more big clients


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Always Chaging"

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

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time

    Pros

    New Management is looking for efficiencies, improvements, savings

    Cons

    Unfortunately the drive for efficiencies keeps meaning re-orgs and cuts. Every year there are a few and just about every 2 years is a large re-org.


  3. "Manager Testing and Acceptance"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Financially a well paying job. Experience is never ending, people on the team are hard working and an intellegient group throughout the company.

    Cons

    Moral is low due to the amount of lay offs and restructuring of the company every year. Sending jobs over seas might build on the dollar showing but takes away the highly experience people working in country.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on building the customer relationships. Keep the people working in America as the primary ones contacting the customers.


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  5. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Service Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people that you will work with are some of the best in the industry

    Cons

    Restructures multiple times a year


  6. Helpful (3)

    "work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    decent pay, work-life balance is considerably good. I like the fact that they offer virtual positions

    Cons

    No bonuses at operations level. sometimes i struggle with where my job responsibilities 'end".

    Advice to Management

    The limits of work responsibilities is really important and should be clearly stated. Consider extending bonuses to operations and other levels other than Management. A happy employee is a happy company!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Unorganized"

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

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services full-time

    Pros

    Remote Work Friendly
    Benefits are decent

    Cons

    Unorganized
    No solid vision within departments


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Mayday mayday"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fair pay. Competitive benefits. Company trying to promote from within.

    Cons

    No new products to sell. Constant cost cutting. Eliminating key employees with no transition plan. Shipping jobs off shore.

    Advice to Management

    Sending jobs offshore is not the way to retain current customers. Trying to piggyback on AWS is not the way to attract new customers.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "non family - family"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, not great but solid. Benefits are industry average. Good place to start a career, but if you want to be recognized for your talent transfer to another company your you could end up wasting your best years on the end of the vine if you are not your superiors best buddy.

    Cons

    High school like gossip. Internal departmental cut throats for promotions and survival. Lack of direction by mgmt and too much hand holding that your job is safe when in reality you see one colleague after another get the ax in I'll advised cost cutting in the wrong areas.

    Advice to Management

    Act like professionals where the best people get promoted and not the ones that smile at you but snipe at everyone else. I was told we were a "sungard family" when 911 happened, but when I needed my sungard family for my own minor crisis, which was a non work and non performance related issue I was given the boot as if I had the modern day plague and used as an example for someone's personal agenda. Today, I have rebounded and own a successful start up with 50 employees that are treated equally and fairly. So my advice is to my former sungard brothers and sisters is this. Be there for one another in reality when it counts for each other and not just when in matters to sungard. Good luck to you all.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "My time at Sungard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to start a career. At Sungard, you're always interacting with various teams, which is great for networking.

    Cons

    While working in my position and point of view, it seems that management does not have a handle on the business. At times my department seemed very disorganized and lacking work. Besides that, the constant layoffs and the constant reminder from managers "do not worry your job is safe". Just to be laid off in three months time.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Solutions Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services full-time

    Pros

    Had access to Skills Training and online training portal

    Cons

    Acquired other companies and never integrated them into current culture, comp plans not fair market value

    Advice to Management

    Too many layers of Management



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