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Sungard Availability Services Reviews

Updated January 12, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Sungard AS review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • 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)

    "Worst Politics, unfriendly Management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Pune City (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Pune City (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    IT infra was good.
    US employees were better.

    Cons

    Poor management and their politics
    Low IQ People exist
    Need more exposure of professionalism

    Advice to Management

    Please learn how to manage the company than hire people. Employee’s talent get hidden for your conspiracy and back end door openings for friends and relatives.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Network Operation Technician"

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    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


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Manual Processes and Re-Orgs Galore!"

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    Former Employee - Channel
    Former Employee - Channel
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My old teammates and then-leader (pre-layoff for the both of us and then some!) were great. Culture working remote was strong but corporate in total chaos.

    Cons

    Buyers Beware! You are a number, not a person. Comp plans & Layoffs.

    Sales Ops is horrible and the “new” management are purely stop-gaps until the company eventually folds. It’s a shame I left a great company to get suckered and tossed out shortly after.

    Advice to Management

    Have a soul.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Companies sole focus is to offshore jobs. Upper management has become a total disgrace."

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    Current Employee - Recovery Services in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Recovery Services 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 pay , benefits , and learning opportunities. The ppl still left are great. Free parking is a nice perk.

    Cons

    Whatever job you have will most likely be offshored as this is the companies primary goal at this point. Total disregard for US employees. Upper management is completely out of touch with reality. Truly sad. Stay far far far away.

    Advice to Management

    Stop offshoring to save a few bucks at the expense of your customers. Try working with the people on the floor and get a clue as to how they operate.


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Former Employee"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Recovery Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hounslow, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hounslow, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is nothing as a pro to say about this company

    Cons

    Company or management will clip your wings and will not allow you to progress. very poor salary and lot of politics. Not a good place to work

    Advice to Management

    Allow people to grow


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