SunGard Reviews

Updated 21 April 2015
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
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Pros
  • If you are put in right project they work life balance would be excellent (in 46 reviews)

  • Best work culture, Management, Infrastructure, Transportation, Compensation (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life balance has become non-existant for many, depending on your role/department (in 9 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Data Analyst

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Birmingham, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Birmingham, AL (US)

    I worked at SunGard

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with flexible hours.

    Cons

    Spreading rumors about others (employees).

  2. Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunGard full-time

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to work with

    Cons

    When giving redundant let employees know earlier.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent

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

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    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.

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  5. One of the best companies in Finance Domain

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    Former Employee - Team Lead in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Pune (India)

    I worked at SunGard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lot of real programming work, included C and Java programming.
    Also lot of domain knowledge gain.
    Work culture is good.

    Cons

    Lot of competition.
    Certain amount of bureaucracy.
    Promotions and hikes at times are not always fair.
    Finance domain work always has a lot of pressure.

  6. Product Development Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    Strong exposure to Financial knowledge, good exposure to technical knowledge if you are into right project, good work life balance

    Cons

    It's a product based company so you might find yourself working on the same technology for years..

  7. Team Lead - Functional Testing (Retirement Plan)

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    Current Employee - Maharastra-Excl Mum/Thane/NMu in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Maharastra-Excl Mum/Thane/NMu in Pune (India)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work Life balance and Good Environment

    Cons

    Less exposure to the domain I have worked for so long.

  8. Sr. Business Consultant

    Current Employee - Connecticut in Stamford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Connecticut in Stamford, CT (US)

    I have been working at SunGard

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

    Pros

    Career Opportunity is good. Work environment is motivational.

    Cons

    Team is very diverse and everyone works remotely.

  9. Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

    I have been working at SunGard (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Decent pay & benefits. Hard working people

    Cons

    Unstable company. My division had 7 lay offs in 3 years.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees. Don't over hire especially upper management when you you are getting rid of the workers.

  10. "Good work life Balance"

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    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.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Working at a company waiting for the holding period before private equity, sell off. Lesson learned.

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    Former Employee - Consultant in King of Prussia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Consultant in King of Prussia, PA (US)

    I worked at SunGard

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

    Pros

    Learning who you don't want to work for

    Cons

    See pros. (Working at a company waiting for the holding period before private equity, sell off. Lesson learned.)

    Advice to Management

    Competent Management is a must as they set the tone of the organization.

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