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SunGard Reviews

Updated 13 August 2014
Updated 13 August 2014
270 Reviews

3.1
270 Reviews
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
85 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you are put in right project they work life balance would be excellent (in 39 reviews)

  • flexible work times, easy work environment, good salary, good work life balance (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Though upper management is overly dependent on micro management (in 12 reviews)

  • Very fragmented structure with multiple business units , complicated communications (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Sales Methodology and follow up, weak on R&D and overall motivation of staff

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Miami, FL (US)

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for. Excellent people, bonus, helps, health care etc. Great environment and salaries are reasonable.

    Cons

    hard to go up. All is settle and established. Not for a whole life.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Nice company to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Associate  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Lead Associate in Pune (India)

    Pros

    Best work culture, Management, Infrastructure, Transportation, Compensation

    Cons

    Job security, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

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  5.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Pune (India)

    Pros

    Promotion point of view good company.
    Benefits are also good.
    Policies are very employee friendly.

    Cons

    Personal growth some time becomes stagnant.
    Sometimes work life balance can not maintained.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes work life balance can not maintained,please have a look.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company with limited career growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    Nice perks: Can work from home from time to time, great gifts on your 5-10-15 years at work.

    Smart developers

    Constantly improving the release cycle and following the best practices.

    Cons

    Re-organization can happen frequently so this can be stressful.

    Depending on the above, you can have a manager that doesn't share the same vision or ideas at all with the previous one so you will need to adapt.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    over all good experience

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

    Pros

    Great Salary and Benefits, work from home allowed

    Cons

    too many reorg is not good for the company and employees either

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please do not reorg too much

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hugely variable, increasingly US-centric, shambolic systems

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

    Pros

    There's a good view of London from the window.
    Reasonable benefits
    Some parts of the company can be good to work in

    Cons

    Internal systems are a total omnishambles
    Management hugely variable some good, others petty-minded
    Increasing US-centric nature of the company, owners clearly desperate to offload the company hence absurd targets imposed top-down.
    Terrible work-life balance
    Canary Wharf is not London.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sort out the appalling internal systems (or lack thereof)
    Listen to the businesses rather than impose from the top

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Very large company...too many disparate businesses

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    Lots of product lines catering to just about every market. Globally recognized name (can be a pro or con).

    Cons

    SunGard grows by acquisition but does not do a great job of integrating those new businesses. The senior people in each acquired unit tend to have their eye on the door or on a more senior role elsewhere at SG and you are left with a lot of C+ talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through on some of the integration of the acquired businesses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Work culture is pretty good
    Have WFH facility.

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

    Pros

    Good company to work in.

    Cons

    Have good work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sudden change in upper management , reflects the produtivity

  11.  

    Good work-life balance, poor career opportunities

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

    Pros

    The work-life balance is probably the best I've had in my career. And for around a year, there's the ability to learn both the technological and business-based aspects of your role.

    Cons

    Once you've been in the job a while, boredom tends to creep in. There is realistically very little chance of career progression owing to the acquisition-based nature of the company, meaning teams work in silos without much interaction across products, let alone departments and divisions. The compensation package is not fantastic, but owing to the good work-life balance, it's acceptable. Senior management can be based in another part of the globe, meaning you don't have any contact with them from one year to the next.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career progression for employees needs to improve, otherwise good talent will always be on the look out for jobs elsewhere. Senior management needs to improve interaction with it's staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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