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Updated January 20, 2018
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Sungard Availability Services CEO Andrew A. Stern
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Pros
  • Work/Life Balance and Comp Plan (in 65 reviews)

  • large company with many locations and work from home capabilities full time until they till you that you can't anymore (in 31 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "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)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Friendly people
    - Flexible schedule
    - Good work life balance

    Cons

    - Technically weak
    - Constant financial problems
    - Customers leave at high rate

    Advice to Management

    Look for your competitor (like cloud) and remodel your company to be the best cloud in the market. You have the people, you just need to set the goal.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Network Operation Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Operations Technician in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Network Operations Technician in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, fairly good starting pay. Good work management.

    Cons

    difficult advancement. Yearly raises are barely keeping up with inflation and CPI.
    Some lazy workers, which are not dealt with.
    Work falls on guys who guys who do most, not fair when everyone receiving paycheck.

    Advice to Management

    Crack down on the clowns who milk the system and contribute nothing to company


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Too Many changes"

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    Current Employee - Business Development in Wayne, PA
    Current Employee - Business Development in Wayne, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time

    Pros

    large company with many locations and work from home capabilities full time until they till you that you can't anymore

    Cons

    Too many organization changes with no guarantee of job security.

    Advice to Management

    Work on real moral boosters for sales department to allow us to get away from selling once in a while.


  5. "Former Account Executive"

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

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services full-time

    Pros

    Family Time when not traveling on appointments is great as you work from home.

    Cons

    Support after a sale is tough right now

    Advice to Management

    Hire right people to actually be able to provide what you sell successfully


  6. "Can't recommend."

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

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services full-time

    Pros

    There are some talented people but most have left.

    Cons

    Chaotic environment, constant layoffs/off shoring, non-technical staff setting technical direction, product set is lacking, management is not focused.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Former Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services full-time

    Pros

    Gained invaluable experience and skills, was able to create and maintain a great network, made some great friends. Direct management team was always great!

    Cons

    Employees are a "number", some executive management is unprofessional. Company morale has become really low as there have been many lay-offs over the past several years; seems to be a bad pattern as they move jobs overseas. Work life balance depends on what role you have and who your manager is.

  8. "Great team!"

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

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

    Pros

    I am fortunate to be on a great team!

    Cons

    There needs to be more transparency.


  9. "Project Managet"

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    Current Employee - Junior Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Junior Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company culture is very much welcoming. Different processes lead to a fulfilling job that constantly has employee learning new technologies.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to get in touch with people. Workload is rigorous and demanding. Many hours spent working outside of business hours.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of changes going on"

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Overall there are a lot of good people working for the company.

    Cons

    Lots of top executives are leaving. No direction is obvious. Lots of trouble competing with cloud offerings.


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