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Sungard Availability Services CEO Andrew A. Stern
Andrew A. Stern
381 Ratings
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services full-time

    Pros

    Great place to make Sales

    Cons

    Need more standard services to offer clients

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Managment"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Thornton, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Co workers, scheduled, benifits, salary

    Cons

    Upper Managment, training, poor communication

  3. "Good place to work"

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

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Open environment; standard benefits

    Cons

    Disconnected leadership; uncertainty around company long term future

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Offshoring, offshoring , offshoring, offshoring"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services

    Pros

    The talent that is still left is top notch. Learned a ton working here. Free parking. X x x X

    Cons

    The companies sole focus right now is offshoring jobs to India. Long term, seasoned employees are being replaced by cheap labor - and customers are leaving in droves because of it. Upper management is clueless. Also note - all recent positive reviews are from India employees

    Advice to Management

    Bring jobs back to the US. Perhaps the customers will follow

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Business has challenges"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Work at home, Pay, Flexibility to adjust processes to meet client needs

    Cons

    Offshoring service delivery, current offerings are dated, no significant new products, not enough interaction between product management and customers to uncover emerging needs

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what you want to be in the future and then invest in products and services that support that position. Continued layoffs is not a sustainable business strategy

  6. "Network Engineer II"

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      Current Employee - Network Engineer II in Thornton, CO
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      No overtime, No on call

      Cons

      No cons at the moment

    • Helpful (3)

      "Not recommended if you want to grow your sales career."

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      Former Employee - Commercial Sales Manager in Wayne, PA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Sungard Availability Services full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      There is a great sense of community and team spirit on the sales team.

      Cons

      Their sales process and technology infrastructure is too old to execute sales quickly or accurately.

    • Helpful (7)

      "Once great place to be, now the worst"

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      Former Employee - Manager in Thornton, CO
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Sungard Availability Services full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      The remaining US and UK engineers are some of the best in the industry.

      Cons

      All the off short talent is useless and a waste of money. Bleeding customers. Terrible product development. Process and tooling improvement that actually makes everything worse.

      Advice to Management

      Senior management doesn't listen so why waste anymore breath.

    • Helpful (5)

      "On a scale of 1 to 10 employee morale is currently a negative 5"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Sungard Availability Services

      Pros

      Pay and benefits are good. The lights still turn on. Free parking. Lots of opportunities to learn new technologies. X

      Cons

      Constant layoffs. Multiple rounds every year. It’s only going to get worse going forward as the companies current focus is offshoring most positions to India. One would be a fool to take a job there.

      Advice to Management

      Fire all of upper management

    • Helpful (1)

      "Very good co workers"

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      Former Employee - Lead Senior Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Sungard Availability Services full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Good work life balance, knowledgeable co workers.

      Cons

      lot of traveling, if you don't get good co workers, then life will become miserable here.

      Advice to Management

      hire people who are technically good.

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