SunGard
2.9 of 5 226 reviews
www.sungard.com Wayne, PA 5000+ Employees

SunGard Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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2.9 226 reviews

                             

68% Approve of the CEO

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

Russell P. (Russ) Fradin

(75 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "USed to have work life balance totaly depends on your product"
    in 32 reviews
  • "Very flexible work environment with relatively low workload stress"
    in 12 reviews
Cons:
  • "unless you're upper management or sales you won't be raking in big bonuses and perks but they are there"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Very fragmented structure with multiple business units , complicated communications"
    in 9 reviews
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TEST LEAD (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

ProsGood place to work
Opportunity to gain knowledge

ConsGrowth rate in terms of Designation is not as much as in other place

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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No vision

QA Analyst (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

Prosflexible work times, easy work environment, good salary, good work life balance

Consno vision or road map for india centers, weak indian managers, poor appraisal system

Advice to Senior Managementimprove process within the organisation and indian managers should make themselves voiced

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

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Bad Management with no way to stop declining sales.

IT Manager (Current Employee)
Wayne, PA (US)

I have been working at SunGard full-time

ProsNot many. Management is too reactive to classify anything in the Pro category. Free Coffee.

ConsDisorganized SR Management. Sales Ops team is a joke. IT ignores them. Declining Sales with no way to stop the bleeding. Data issues and irregularities. Constant fire drills. No plan. Tons of turnover.

Advice to Senior ManagementGood luck with the spin off.

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

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Very good culture

Senior Engineer - Product Development (Current Employee)
Pune (India)

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

ProsGood Culture, Management is good, good opportunities and emphasis on learning

Conshiring whould be central, not specific to teams

Advice to Senior Managementkeep it up

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A company in transition

Vice President (Former Employee)
Jacksonville, FL (US)

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

ProsSunGard offers good benefits, and has some great people working there, many who are devoted to their customers.

ConsSince the LBO, the organizational structure has been transitioning from a business unit centered structure (or silos) to a far more inefficient functional organizational structure. This causes senior management to have to know and understand the operations of many business units, their needs, and their customer base. This is a failing proposition. The organization is also embracing off-shoring, an exercise that is doomed to fail in the long term, and which can only hurt the company as foreign employees leave SunGard to pursue better paying jobs, taking with them the expertise necessary to maintain operations.

Advice to Senior ManagementPut control of your business units back with the folks that know and understand the products. Senior management cannot know, nor understand, the breadth of business that they are being asked to, and as such, the business units suffer.

No, I would not 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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SunGard

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SunGard

ProsThe benefits at SunGard are good.

ConsThe management at SunGard (at least in my business unit) makes terrible decisions.

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Opportunities, level of autonomy very dependent on segment/dept that you work in

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I worked at SunGard full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGenerally little micro-management, able to work independently with relative autonomy. Often given responsibility within short time of joining.
Strong products in most areas
Most managers allow some working from home although not formally implemented

ConsLittle training/development although management/HR are trying to address this
Big focus on cost & bottom line
Working practices dependent on manager
Business segments are silo-ed with minimal opportunity to move across
Frequent reorgs and structural changes

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you are serious about training and development, you need to allocate resources and money and apply it across the board to all functions

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not forward looking

Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
North Atlanta, GA (US)

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

ProsGood salary. Good work from home policy since they closed the local office.

ConsNot forward looking, very little chance for advancement. No sense of job security - people are let go all too often, and there does not seem to be a relationship between the people who are let go and the effectiveness of that person in their job.

Advice to Senior ManagementSupport the people who work their tails off.

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

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Not the best company in the world

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SunGard

ProsForcing of bad technologies and products

ConsSalary isn't bad, Working hours are relativly standard, there isn't overtime.

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

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