SunGard Reviews

Updated 15 April 2015
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
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  1. Good Sales Methodology and follow up, weak on R&D and overall motivation of staff

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Sydney
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Sydney

    I worked at SunGard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, diversity of people due to multiple acquisitions, global reach, good training and incentives for sales people. Some segments are doing very well with above par products and people.

    Cons

    Too conservative on innovation, lack of investment and ambition on R&D, synergies between various segments very limited. One weak segment can drag the reputation of the whole company down.

    Advice to Management

    Limit the reach and size and stick to what SunGard does best: Back and Middle Office, Accounting systems and Risk spin-off or sell under performing segments.

  2. "Good work life Balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunGard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent pay structure.
    Excellent opportunity to improve Financial Domain knowledge
    Good exposure to the willing employees
    Good support to pursue professional certifications

    Cons

    Typical Product based work culture.
    Stagnant Growth opportunities.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Company gives Good pay, growth is very slow, the product are very old and the techonology are also old.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunGard

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company gives Good pay, growth is very slow, the product are very old and the techonology are also old.

    Cons

    sometime promotions are not with respect to the performance

    Advice to Management

    no

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  5. Silos

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Well paid for IT, good pension and laid back

    Cons

    Silos and tribal mentality between legacy take overs

    Advice to Management

    take care of your ppl..... the coffee seriously?

  6. Helpful (1)

    Good Company. Lots of overtime.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SunGard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pays fairly. Work is challenging and varied. People are great.

    Cons

    It would be great if the company provided more training for personal development. Not enough work/life balance. You are expected to be "on" 24/7.

    Advice to Management

    Create program where employees can get certified within their field.

  7. Good benefits, but company always merging and downsizing.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SunGard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits. Nice work environment.

    Cons

    Large company, so depends on division and group.

  8. Good company to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Pune (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Pune (Brazil)

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Compensation,Work Life Balance, Great work environment, Great company values

    Cons

    Not much to learn, Need to improve time off policies and other perks

    Advice to Management

    Need to provide more opportunities to employees for their personal growth

  9. Helpful (2)

    Going through a rough period

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Sales
    Former Employee - Senior Sales

    I worked at SunGard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial spirit pervades most of the business units
    Pragmatic management style, less politics than other companies of comparable size
    Accessible senior management

    Cons

    Underinvestment in products has lead to broadly uncompetitive, aging product set
    Too many years of acquisitions have led to an unholy mess that needs to be sorted out. This process is ongoing and made SunGard a much less interesting and fun place to work
    Little support from HR for those who want to manage their career within the group. HR department function as administrators rather than business partners.

    Advice to Management

    1) Stop messing around and get the pain of restructuring the company over with quickly - it will only get worse.
    2) Consolidate around a coherent, winning strategy that you can use to rally your employees and articulate to your customers.
    3) Don't have unrealistic ideas about what the company is worth

  10. Helpful (1)

    Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Malvern, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Malvern, PA (US)

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to travel and meet other people

    Cons

    Disorganized upper management. Low employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    Work with one another across teams. Listen to the employees.
    Stop taking away benefits and then try to make it seem like it is in the best interest of the employees. There have been minimal raises in the last 6 years. Combine that with more out of pocket expenses for less benefits and employees are making less than they did years before.

  11. The people are very unhappy

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL (US)

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The view of Jacksonville is beautiful!

    Cons

    Executive management only cares about the sales team.
    The other teams are constantly being told how much their efforts to withstand the system and process frustrations are appreciated.
    Large system improvement projects are consistently put on hold for incidents, defects and sales support.

    Advice to Management

    None. It is obvious what is deemed important.

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