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Sungard Availability Services Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global solid company, refreshing service set, good benefits

    Cons

    Key line of business is dying, moving people around


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Sinking Ship, Stay Away"

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    Current Employee - DCO in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - DCO in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I guess you could consider yourself lucky if you live in the United States and still work for SungardAS?

    Cons

    - They have laid off so many people you now get to try and perform the work of 5 people on your own.
    - In 2017, they have laid off over 300 US employees, today being another one of those magical days where you see people getting their notices.
    - Without hesitation, 3 days after announcing mass lay offs, they send out an e-mail announcing they hired more executives.
    -In all of my years of work, I have never seen morale so low at a company. Several people, including myself, are actively looking for new jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to our customers and your own employees about the health of the company. Treat your employees like adults.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Run To The Hills"

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

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

    Pros

    Work from home, that's about it

    Cons

    Very poor leadership, can't make decisions and when they do, they make the wrong ones. No great products to offer, company is constantly downsizing. Morale is horrible. Just a real down place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Stop getting rid of all your good people and keeping the dead wood with big mouths and bog egos. Having non technical VPs running technical projects is killing the company's morale and we don't deliver as a consequence.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Test manager"

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    Former Employee - Test Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Test Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    No regard for employees. Only interested in profit. Has been reduced to off-shoring most all positions.

    Advice to Management

    Remember your employees are people


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Last One Out, Turn off the Lights Please"

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    Current Employee - RSA/SME/TAM/PA/Trainer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - RSA/SME/TAM/PA/Trainer in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The US Resources that are left are knowledgeable, except for sales and solutions.

    Cons

    Turnover, layoffs and offshore resources that do not understand US businnessses.
    No real updated documentation of processes or procedures since mass layoffs.
    Firing entire departments has crippled delivery of the most basic services to clients.
    Clients are being sold solutions that require operational intervention to overhaul or redesign.

    Advice to Management

    Follow Chevron's move and start the house cleaning at the top... drop Andy.

    Also, last one out of this mess, please turn off the lights.


  6. "Decent Company"

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    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Daytona Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Daytona Beach, FL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Telecommuting, Co-workers, global reach, cloud

    Cons

    constant reorganization, duplication of efforts


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Stay away...if US based"

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    Former Employee - DCO in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - DCO in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very intelligent, hardworking people

    Cons

    They're offshoring/laying off each quarter. Closing data centers, losing customers rapidly. Moral at an all time low. I don't think anyone working there actually likes their job.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Decent Company, depending on your department"

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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 Benefits, good opportunities if you are in the right position to take them.

    Cons

    Constant threat of layoffs, some departments are horrible to work with, some are great, lack of communication inter-departmentally.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employers a little better, learn to change without removing headcount.


  9. "Like any big company"

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    Former Employee - Operations Technician in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Operations Technician in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    In my team and above management was forthright and honest. There were lots of opportunities to move up and around. Compensation was fine.

    Cons

    Moves slow like any large company.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Struggling to find their way"

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

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time

    Pros

    Solid reputation and excellent focus when the disaster strikes

    Cons

    Can't seem to find their way forward and get aligned around what they want to be, where they should focus next, who they are competing against and what they don't want to do.

    Advice to Management

    Get together and work as one team and stop sniping at each other


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