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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very sales centric organisation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work if you are self motivated and strive to create and add value to the company. Open working environment with generally very helpful colleagues who are willing to aid and guide people who are willing to learn and contribute

    Cons

    Very sales centric with an obsession with hitting targets and revenues. Organisation is made up of several companies bought over time leading to messy silos and overlapping products. Middle managers are overwhelmed with daily responsibilities on top of managing teams making it easy for incompetent staff to hide and shirk responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SunGard is a very global organisation with a lack of culture due to a large geographical spread of offices and an obsession with selling. Consider grooming talents within the organisation to build a stronger culture (and eventually stronger managers) rather than rely on the experienced workforce who have no loyalty and flutter to the next higher paying vendor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Refreshing to partner with passionate associates

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Burlington, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Burlington, MA (US)

    I worked at SunGard as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    They listen to your ideas and implement your suggestions

    Cons

    No challenges just good oportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more transparent

    Recommends
  3.  

    SunGard is an excellent choice for a career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Irvine, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Vice President in Irvine, CA (US)

    I have been working at SunGard full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to contribute to the transformation of the company, smart co-workers, great opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    SunGard has been slow to invest in best in class financial systems and infrastructure, although that is beginning to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management is making some very smart strategic changes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    TEST LEAD

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    Current Employee - Test Lead  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Test Lead in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good place to work
    Opportunity to gain knowledge

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very good culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer - Product Development  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer - Product Development in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    hiring whould be central, not specific to teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Constant upper management reorgs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Ramon, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Employees were young and intelligent

    Cons

    Constant upper management reorgs
    Constant layoffs
    Poor hiring skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus

  8.  

    Good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Salary and work also is good

    Cons

    Hire and fire policy
    Job insecurity

    Recommends
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Bad Management with no way to stop declining sales.

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

    I have been working at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    Not many. Management is too reactive to classify anything in the Pro category. Free Coffee.

    Cons

    Disorganized 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 ManagementAdvice

    Good luck with the spin off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    No vision

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    Current Employee - QA Analyst  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    no vision or road map for india centers, weak indian managers, poor appraisal system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve process within the organisation and indian managers should make themselves voiced

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not forward looking

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not 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 ManagementAdvice

    Support the people who work their tails off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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