SunGard
2.9 of 5 228 reviews
www.sungard.com Wayne, PA 5000+ Employees

SunGard Reviews

Updated Mar 17, 2014
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2.9 228 reviews

                             

68% Approve of the CEO

SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin

Russell P. (Russ) Fradin

(76 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Constant upper management reorgs

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Ramon, CA (US)

I worked at SunGard full-time for more than a year

ProsEmployees were young and intelligent

ConsConstant upper management reorgs
Constant layoffs
Poor hiring skills

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus

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Treated a 24/ 7 job like a 9 to 5. No incentives. Poor managment.

Mid Range Specialist II (Current Employee)
Carlstadt, NJ (US)

I have been working at SunGard full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSome of the folks that work at Sungard are enjoyable to work with. The hours when employed were nice and convenient.

ConsThe Management is absolutely heartless. When Sungard acquired Comdisco, they of course promised the world. They decided to fire people the week before christmas. Made a comment to my manager which he didn't like. F' him. I hate this place.

Advice to Senior ManagementRetire

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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bad

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SunGard full-time for less than a year

Prosretirement life style if you like. Not much pressure from work

Consnot a good place to learn new technology

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Bangalore (India)

I have been working at SunGard full-time for more than 3 years

Prosflexibility good shift timings, very good for ppl who want to earn money for pocket money

Consjob insecurity. they give good hike to both good performer and a bad performer

Advice to Senior Managementcome down to ground level and check

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Avoid like the plague!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at SunGard as a contractor for more than a year

ProsFree breakfast on a Friday, global experience, looks good on your CV. Some very interesting clients. Lots of FTSE 100 company's and Fortune 500 client exposure.

ConsMicromanaging to the extreme from the US and tactical. There was no strategic thinking. Heavily sales focused. Before joining I looked at the reviews on glassdoor and ignored the advice given. If you are a focused seasoned professional do not join this company as you will regret it. The US heavily micromanage and do not appreciate professionals who are qualified in their field of expertise. It's tactical fantastic, think about today and not tomorrow. Very political, only the US are looked after. Outside of the US different rules apply and you have no say or opinion. If you challenge the US or voice an opinion you will be viewed as a threat to the US who do not have a clue about strategy and are behind the times.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the deadwood and the yes men. Review your employee Retention and the reasons why there is a high turnover of good experienced staff.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at SunGard full-time for more than 10 years

ProsStaff was kept when EIM was purchased
Family feeling
Upper Management tried to keep us positive
Very team focused
Great PM's

ConsWorried about bottom line- therefore clients had to pay for upgrades which they refused to
Seem to buy small profitable companies, bleed them of resources, layoff all staff and shut company down
HR not effective
Deals were hampered with clients because by accounting because of meeting revenue quota's and ownership of source code
Farmed many jobs to India reducing staff in North America and UK

Advice to Senior ManagementWork with staff - they are on the front lines with the clients and understand the needs and wants
Try to remember not everything is about the bottom line - Many staff worked long hours to keep clients happy

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Cheap. Cheap.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SunGard full-time

ProsGood group of people to work with.

ConsFlat structure, very little career movement.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more or lose your top consultants to the competition.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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This company is alright to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SunGard

ProsCo-workers are very loyal to the company

ConsCompensation is below market value

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If you consider yourself a professional in your field, stay away.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at SunGard full-time for more than 10 years

ProsCoworkers were great. Clients were terrific to work with and provided interesting business challenges.

ConsManagement is the worst I've ever seen, from mid level to the business unit VPs. They have no experience in solving problems, very poor negotiation skills and deplorable people skills. Managers are petty and childish. There is too much micromanagement which squashes creativity and innovation. Promotions are based on 'old boy' cliques and friendships. Actual skill, experience and results are not part of the equation. Turnover of skilled employees is high, while employees with lesser skill and experience remain and are expected to solve complex problems with no direction from management or documented processes to reference.

Advice to Senior ManagementReal change and progress won't occur until significant management changes are made. Middle managers need to be evaluated on their ability to retain employees as well as providing direction, processes and procedures for their teams. If a manager cannot meet these kind of minimal standards,, they should not be in the position. Stop promoting your friends.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Consultant (Current Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

I have been working at SunGard full-time for less than a year

Prosgood jumping board to move up

Conshorrible management, no career advancement

Advice to Senior Managementbe smart about people management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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