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Think twice before joining this company

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

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

Pros

The benefit package is competitive and they have a very good 401K. Co workers are friendly and there is always plenty of work to be done.

Cons

Lack of flexibility
No communication
Constant reorganization
The environment feels more like that of a kindergarten than an office, employees treated like children, scolded for various actions, like that of a child
Workload distribution is uneven, many have nothing to do while a few select employees have more to do than they can complete in an eight hour day
Overtime is encouraged and admired, hours worked are broadcasted by many as an accomplishment, it almost feels like a competition on who can work the most

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat those that work hard with respect and remove those that do not
Communicate better with employees
Realize that some who log in long hours are milking the system and stretching out their responsibilities. This is partially in response to low to no raise etc.
Provide a career path
Stop trying to pacify employees with hollow remarks on how management is taking steps to improve morale, we are smarter than that and it sounds ridiculous. We know change will never happen, its the Sungard way.
Odd behaviors are overlooked and almost encouraged.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Lack of any senior leadership and clear direction

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

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

    Pros

    Nice benefits. If you can work with little direction and feedback it is an ok job. Great point solutions.

    Cons

    Lack of clear direction, defined roles and common goals. Lack of communication between the C-level and the workers. The company tends to position the lower paid workers to take ownership to figure it out, with out being full educated on the company business plan. people are not paid based by value or workloads. Unrealistic workloads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why do we need so much management if management can not give clear direction or make business changes?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A boat with no direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Geneva (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Geneva (Switzerland)

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

    Pros

    - Great to get experience.
    - People you work with are nice and smart.
    - Facilities are more than OK.

    Cons

    - Lack of strategy : today is "do what we were doing yesterday" even if everybody acknowledged that it is no longer working.
    - Package is below average/median.
    - No carrier management. You see the HR department twice, first and last day, and your manager has no say on his/her budget nor carrier development paths.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top managers: stop focusing on the IPO and check the mid-management, right now they are left to their own device with very little success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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