SunGard

  www.sungard.com
  www.sungard.com

SunGard Reviews

Updated 25 October 2014
Updated 25 October 2014
281 Reviews
3.1
281 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
98 Ratings

Review Highlights

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)

More Highlights

34 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Avoid like the plague!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at SunGard as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free breakfast on a Friday, global experience, looks good on your CV. Some very interesting clients. Lots of FTSE 100 company's and Fortune 500 client exposure.

    Cons

    Micromanaging to the extreme from the US and tactical. There was no strategic thinking. Heavily sales focused. Before joining I looked at the reviews on glassdoor and ignored the advice given. If you are a focused seasoned professional do not join this company as you will regret it. The US heavily micromanage and do not appreciate professionals who are qualified in their field of expertise. It's tactical fantastic, think about today and not tomorrow. Very political, only the US are looked after. Outside of the US different rules apply and you have no say or opinion. If you challenge the US or voice an opinion you will be viewed as a threat to the US who do not have a clue about strategy and are behind the times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the deadwood and the yes men. Review your employee Retention and the reasons why there is a high turnover of good experienced staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Awful Company to Be Acquired By (Alternative Investments)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at SunGard

    Pros

    Idiotic senior management makes you feel superior in every way.

    Cons

    Sungard Alternative Investments is run like a closed shop for the friends of the president of the unit (who are mysteriously all of the same religion). The managers seem to do very nicely out of SG but add little to no value the businesses they acquire - anyone else who is doing well out of it is open for the attack to add to the friend retirement fund. My company was a fantastic one to work for before Sg took it over. The president and COO screwed up the valuation by a factor of about 2 and since then they just keep chopping people to make the quarterly figures look better. How the president and COO are holding on to their jobs I do not know, but that is the kind of firm it is - everyone is to blame except the management. If there's a problem blame someone else and fire them. Sungard Alternative Investments is and awful unit of an awful company - if they acquire your company start looking for a new job because if they don't fire you, you are the unlucky one!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start respecting the people who made the companies you buy worth buying. Actually talk to the people in those companies and bring them on side, rather than treating them like idiots.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great organisation to sell for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Great organisation to sell for. Perk, power and money.

    Dwindling pockets of professional, dedicated and individual contributors.

    Cons

    Fanciful marketing programs that creates an illusion of career progression to lure in fresh graduates. The reality is that fresh graduates are meant to be cheap and disposable meat-shield to be thrown in front of clients.

    Work-life balance is non existent. Most projects are in death-march mode, customer support consist of being abused by client and trash talked by middle-management for not managing client expectation.

    Increasing sales presence thanks need to juice up balance sheet in preparation for IPO. Think 2 Sales to 1 Project resource. Strong process in place to assure revenue so that senior management can move on to the next cash cow.

    If you are a potential customer, be very careful. You will be misled. Check multiple reference through your own network and not just the ones provided by the sales. Check where the reference is working after the deal is closed.

    Company reorganisation, followed by retrenchment, is a annual event. The thinning middle management has led to growing psychological pressure imposed onto rank and file.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    They dont care about employee health

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn.good salary

    Cons

    they dont care about employee health.if a long term employee has medical certificate for 2 months leave and has undergone serious health issues they just want u to take 2 days leave because they will lose business.they dont care anything about employee health.One of a very know person was forced to come to work irrespective of their health issues...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please fire the manager at the singapore lcoations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sales People Treated like "Pawns" towards The Management's Quota and Club Reservations

    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    They serve Starbucks coffee...and have a nice surplus of legal pads and pens.

    Cons

    Sales Compensation and Quotas are not in line with the Industry trends and the "solution selling" messaging the company subscribes to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to actually listen to the Sales People on what is going on and work accordingly to streamline instead of making "gut" like decisions or picking favorites when driving opportunities.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    To many layoff and turnovers in Philadelphia location

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    Talented group of young, friendly and professional group in

    Cons

    Some mid management unethical and unprofessional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the right employees

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Constant upper management reorgs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA (US)

    I worked at SunGard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Employees were young and intelligent

    Cons

    Constant upper management reorgs
    Constant layoffs
    Poor hiring skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus

  9. 3 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mid Range Specialist II in Carlstadt, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Mid Range Specialist II in Carlstadt, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Retire

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    bad

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

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    retirement life style if you like. Not much pressure from work

    Cons

    not a good place to learn new technology

  11.  

    consultant

    Current Employee - Consultant in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    flexibility good shift timings, very good for ppl who want to earn money for pocket money

    Cons

    job insecurity. they give good hike to both good performer and a bad performer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    come down to ground level and check

SunGard Photos

SunGard, Pune - EON office
Sungard India
SunGard

+ Add Photo

Work at SunGard? Share Your Experiences

SunGard

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.