SunGard Reviews

Updated 22 September 2014
Updated 22 September 2014
267 Reviews
3.1
267 Reviews
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
90 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you are put in right project they work life balance would be excellent (in 43 reviews)

  • flexible work times, easy work environment, good salary, good work life balance (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Work Life balance has become non-existant for many, depending on your role/department (in 8 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    PE ruined SunGard

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Great company through 2005, then it changed

    Cons

    New CEO is not good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hugely variable, increasingly US-centric, shambolic systems

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Finance in London, England (UK)

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

    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
  3.  

    Very large company...too many disparate businesses

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at SunGard full-time for more than a year

    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
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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)

    I worked at SunGard full-time for more than a year

    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

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    • 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)

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

    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

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

    I have been working at SunGard for more than a year

    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.  

    Work culture is pretty good
    Have WFH facility.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Engineer  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Good company to work in.

    Cons

    Have good work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sudden change in upper management , reflects the produtivity

  9.  

    Good work-life balance, poor career opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    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
  10.  

    Love my coworkers

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunGard

    Pros

    I have an amazing group of coworkers, which is one the reasons that I have stayed as long as I have.
    My immediate managers are caring and genuinely look out for those people who work under them .

    Cons

    Lack of concern for employee morale, limited ability to move up in the company, high benefit copays and stagnant salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With the lack of even basic loving raises and the increased cost of benefits, many employees are making less than they did years ago.

  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sales-led, Product-centric organisation with minimal integration

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

    I have been working at SunGard as a contractor

    Pros

    1. Occasional interesting / intelligent people which makes the day shine.

    2. Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    1. Inter-product politics has led to significant challenges when implementing solutions comprising of multiple products.

    2. Ageing products controlled by a handful of old-timers.

    3. Confusing titles, responsibilities and seniority.

    4. Limited career prospect, below average salary and thankless work.

    5. Obsessed with meeting sales and revenue targets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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