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SunGard Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
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2.9 254 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin

Russell P. (Russ) Fradin

(82 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    2 people found this helpful  

    Constant upper management reorgs

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

    ProsEmployees were young and intelligent

    ConsConstant upper management reorgs
    Constant layoffs
    Poor hiring skills

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus

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    Bad Management with no way to stop declining sales.

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

    ProsNot many. Management is too reactive to classify anything in the Pro category. Free Coffee.

    ConsDisorganized 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 Senior ManagementGood luck with the spin off.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    No vision

    QA Analyst (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

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

    Consno vision or road map for india centers, weak indian managers, poor appraisal system

    Advice to Senior Managementimprove process within the organisation and indian managers should make themselves voiced

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not forward looking

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

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

    ConsNot 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 Senior ManagementSupport the people who work their tails off.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A company in transition

    Vice President (Former Employee) Jacksonville, FL (US)

    ProsSunGard offers good benefits, and has some great people working there, many who are devoted to their customers.

    ConsSince the LBO, the organizational structure has been transitioning from a business unit centered structure (or silos) to a far more inefficient functional organizational structure. This causes senior management to have to know and understand the operations of many business units, their needs, and their customer base. This is a failing proposition. The organization is also embracing off-shoring, an exercise that is doomed to fail in the long term, and which can only hurt the company as foreign employees leave SunGard to pursue better paying jobs, taking with them the expertise necessary to maintain operations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut control of your business units back with the folks that know and understand the products. Senior management cannot know, nor understand, the breadth of business that they are being asked to, and as such, the business units suffer.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    2 people found this helpful  

    SunGard

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe benefits at SunGard are good.

    ConsThe management at SunGard (at least in my business unit) makes terrible decisions.

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    Opportunities, level of autonomy very dependent on segment/dept that you work in

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsGenerally little micro-management, able to work independently with relative autonomy. Often given responsibility within short time of joining.
    Strong products in most areas
    Most managers allow some working from home although not formally implemented

    ConsLittle training/development although management/HR are trying to address this
    Big focus on cost & bottom line
    Working practices dependent on manager
    Business segments are silo-ed with minimal opportunity to move across
    Frequent reorgs and structural changes

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you are serious about training and development, you need to allocate resources and money and apply it across the board to all functions

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A lot of job to do in order to achieve the theoretical values

    Technical Consultant (Current Employee) La Goulette (Tunisia)

    Prossalary, trainings, values, holiday balance

    Conshuman dimension , carrer path, management of the 24/7 operations

    Advice to Senior Managementyou need to fill the gap between theorical values and the reality of the business on the groud

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Treated a 24/ 7 job like a 9 to 5. No incentives. Poor managment.

    Mid Range Specialist II (Current Employee) Carlstadt, NJ (US)

    ProsSome of the folks that work at Sungard are enjoyable to work with. The hours when employed were nice and convenient.

    ConsThe Management is absolutely heartless. When Sungard acquired Comdisco, they of course promised the world. They decided to fire people the week before christmas. Made a comment to my manager which he didn't like. F' him. I hate this place.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetire

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not the best company in the world

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsForcing of bad technologies and products

    ConsSalary isn't bad, Working hours are relativly standard, there isn't overtime.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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