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Sungard Availability Services Reviews

Updated July 17, 2018
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Sungard Availability Services CEO Andrew A. Stern
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Pros
  • "Good work life balance and nice Working environment" (in 74 reviews)

  • "They have a very flexible work from home schedule" (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management cares only about inflating their golden parachutes" (in 38 reviews)

  • "Litte to no direction from senior management (again, mostly US-centric)" (in 28 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Sungard AS review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time

    Pros

    Sungard AS is an excellent employee focused company which also offers a growth if you are capable.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "TEM"

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

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company! Great Salary & benefits! Great place to learn

    Cons

    Company is going thru a reorganization.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Lead"

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

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Culture, working atmosphere all are good

    Cons

    Middle management is was worse.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee and their concern


  4. Helpful (2)

    "They're Done, Slow But Sure"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Salaries and Good benefits

    Cons

    The Ship is sinking
    Cronyism helped lead to this,

    Advice to Management

    It doesn't matter


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be a great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Thornton, CO
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Thornton, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    enjoyed my colleagues, promoted from within

    Cons

    Complete lack of company direction, terrible management


  6. Helpful (1)

    "It was a company that employed me for 12 years"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The is a lot of team work, great co-workers and managers, lots of job movement.

    Cons

    They are expanding to other countries so it makes it a bit harder to find a job in the US.


  7. "SVP Sales"

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President Sales in Wayne, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President Sales in Wayne, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    tough to find, some good people still there

    Cons

    poor senior management, NO growth, appears to be tearing apart company to sell off pieces

    Advice to Management

    leave

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Read reviews, research and avoid"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solutions Engineer in Wayne, PA
    Former Employee - Solutions Engineer in Wayne, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * They are a well known brand.

    Cons

    * They are a loss-making unit running on extremely risky debt.
    * They are trying to modernize but they have so much legacy and it's falling.
    * Either people leave or they are fired because they can't continue to pay.
    * Imagine culture at a place where people think it could be their turn tomorrow.
    * Everybody pretends, managers pass on pressure from the top and it's ok to be rude. Everybody is actively interviewing.
    * Before you decide accepting an offer, try reaching out to ex-employees on LinkedIn and ask about their experience.
    * Read TheLayOff for true employee feedback and information published on Bloomberg about their debt.
    * If you can't avoid joining them, keep looking and don't waste any time

    Advice to Management

    Be honest, replace your CEO and focus on your strengths.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Downsized"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Coworkers and pay were awesome. Local mgmt were great.

    Cons

    Every year several layoffs to show they're in the black...

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting go of good techs to save a buck


  10. Helpful (6)

    "American Employees Beware"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The paychecks always showed up on time.
    The few remaining legacy Inflow employees are hardworking and dedicated.
    HR is brutally honest about your long term career prospects at the company.
    They have a very flexible work from home schedule.

    Cons

    Upper management cares only about inflating their golden parachutes.
    They view American employees as expenses to be eliminated, not resources to be cultivated.
    If Sungard Availability Systems was the Titanic, upper management would be the people trying to increase speed after hitting the iceberg on the theory they can make it to New York before the ship sinks.

    Advice to Management

    After you inflate your golden parachutes, please don't land on any other companies.


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