SunGard Reviews

Updated 22 August 2014
Updated 22 August 2014
271 Reviews

3.1
271 Reviews
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
86 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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  1.  

    Good work-life balance, poor career opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2.  

    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.

  3. 2 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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  5.  

    Good company to settle down. Not sure after the acquisition by Datatel

    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at SunGard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The higher education sector - Laid back, Life - Work balance (i know), excellent opportunities for learning for freshers, safe for women

    Cons

    The typical in any small organization. long term-ers and politicians.. as long as you are not wronging anyone, it's a good organization to be there.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    I had an overall positive experience interviewing with SunGard

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    They offered more than I expected. Office culture seems to be very laid back.

    Cons

    I haven't started working yet so I have none to speak of so far

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Diverse, Positive, Open

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

    I have been working at SunGard

    Pros

    Transparency, Multi-ethnic, Many opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Some days can be slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue being transparent and open

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Feedback about SunGard as an organisation

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance
    Flexibility
    Good remuneration
    Open environment

    Cons

    Lack of career path
    Needs to be more dynamic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to provide more challenges and vision to the staff which has the capacity to deliver much more than it has.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The worst VFP Programming Code I have ever worked with (Public Sector)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer III
    Former Employee - Software Developer III

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

    Pros

    The people were great to work with. However, there was very little communication with your immediate supervisor or managers. An 8-5 job so they didn't expect long hours. That is a good thing because any more time spent in front of the some of the sloppiest program code on the planet was enough to drive you insane.

    Cons

    On your first day they sit you in front of a computer expecting you to unravel spaghetti code. It was a nightmare. I dreaded going to work every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time with your people. Have new developers team up with developers that have been there for a while (the ones that could handle the piece of crap programming code) and at least show them what they are getting into. Actually, maybe they should sit down with potential developer candidates but then they may not be able to hire any VFP developers.

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

    Great place to work in at the start of your career with excellent work life balance and opportunities. Fairly flat organ

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Consultant  in  Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Consultant in Oxford, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    A fantastic place to start your career and learn from one of the most highly skilled staff in the industry. Great opportunities to pick or choose the work that you would be interested in and given responsibilities straight away. Good work-life balance with flexible work times as long as you finish the tasks assigned on time.

    Cons

    Benefits don't tend to go up with the amount of experience you gain. Depending on which segment you are on, there is little opportunity to go to different products, move up in the organisation and expand your horizons.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Interesting Diversity of colleagues

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist-Product Development  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Specialist-Product Development in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at SunGard full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Sense of ownership over product development and deliveries.
    Work life balance.
    Initiation of new technology adoptions in financial world and opportunity to explore free thoughts during sessions like hackathons.

    Cons

    Lack of centralized resources to learn about other products being developed in the other parts of the world.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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