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Sungard Availability Services Reviews

Updated January 16, 2019
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  • "Upper management cares only about inflating their golden parachutes" (in 42 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance is non-existent" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome Team"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in Wayne, PA
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in Wayne, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company. Lots of room to grow.
    Very exciting opportunities selling AWS services, Hosted Private Cloud and other DRaaS services

    Cons

    Negative people are the poison.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Very good co workers"

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    Former Employee - Lead Senior Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Lead Senior Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

  3. "Good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA

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

    Pros

    Flexible timings
    good work life balance

    Cons

    need more opportunities in terms of work and onsite


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Sungard AS seems determined to put itself out of business"

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

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

    Pros

    They'll likely allow you to work from home, as they seem to be struggling to pay rent for their office spaces

    Cons

    Constant threat of layoffs & outsourcing. Employee morale (among the few remaining in the US) is in the toilet, and yet every week we'd get an email saying how SGAS is breaking sales records left & right. Opportunities for advancement are nonexistent at the US sites, and pay raises--when they happen at all--are a sub-cost of living pittance. I once had my employee review sent back to my manager because it was "too positive." Evidently, they'd nearly exhausted their funding for raises, so upper management asked him to find more things wrong with my performance, in order to justify a lower raise.

    Sungard has been hemorrhaging customers lately, due to their unreliable services running on underpowered & outdated technologies, and managed by an unskilled & untrained overseas staff they hired off the streets to fill chairs.

    Advice to Management

    Give up? SGAS has become a four-letter word among both prospective employees and customers due to your epic incompetence.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Worst management I've worked for."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thornton, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thornton, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location, hours, pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Typical un-empathetic management that will resort to ad hominem attacks when in the wrong. Toxic work environment marked by a downgrade in employee working conditions, but an upgrade in management's. Still a good-old-boy environment after many years that is in the process of re-siloing it's self. Cyclical layoff cycles.

    Advice to Management

    Stop getting rid of the managers that actually care about their employees and the customer experience.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Run away. Far, far away"

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

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

    Pros

    Dedicated, loyal co-workers. Competiyve compensation.

    Cons

    You are just a number. They will off-shore your job in a heartbeat if they can. Upper management has no appreciation, or clue, as to how hard the front line employees are working.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the business to someone that no how disaster recovery should work.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Layoffs, layoffs, layoffs, layoffs. Companies main focus is offshoring jobs to India."

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

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people who are left are great. I learned a lot working here. The paychecks still come on time. X

    Cons

    Employee morale is extremely low. Every day might be your last as there are multiple rounds of layoffs every year. The company has lost focus on the customer as their main concern is offshoring jobs to non English speaking people for pennies on the dollar. One would be a fool to take a job here.

    There have been 3 rounds of layoffs since Xmas eve. Yes, sungard laid off workers on Xmas eve. What does that say about the company?

    Disregard all the recent positive reviews - they are probably all from upper management doing damage control.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves - you’ve destroyed a once great company to work for.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "sr.project manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time

    Pros

    good organisation to work with

    Cons

    did not found any cons till yet

    Advice to Management

    NA


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Project Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    On time pay, reasonable benefits

    Cons

    Company politics, outdated solutions, top-heavy management, constant lay-offs and outsourcing, no regard for customer or employee satisfaction

    Advice to Management

    The damage has been done. Sell off what you can and keep your dignity