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SunGard Reviews

Updated 15 April 2015
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
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  1. Silos

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Well paid for IT, good pension and laid back

    Cons

    Silos and tribal mentality between legacy take overs

    Advice to Management

    take care of your ppl..... the coffee seriously?

  2. Good work-life balance, poor career opportunities

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Neutral

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

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Life balance, Environment, opportunity, senior management, Travelling

    Cons

    career development,food,weather,no more cons,lack of comminication

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  5. Opportunities but challenging to work in

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities to shape your career, lack of micro management, truly international business with great travel options

    Cons

    Internal structures lacking, no management time to support staff, communication failures throughout the business

  6. sungard systems ltd employment review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Software Consultant in London, England

    I worked at SunGard full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    options for working overseas exist

    Cons

    very limited opportunities for career progression

  7. Stable but not much fun.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in London, England

    I worked at SunGard

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good if you are loyal and professional
    Good perks
    Excellent offices in London
    Very nice and friendly atmosphere in the office.

    Cons

    Outsourcing at its worst.It is astonishing how badly internal processes are broken due to the bad outsourcing attempts.
    Once you reach the top in your product line you will be better off looking for your next position outside the company than hoping for an internal transfer.
    Very fragmented structure with multiple business units , complicated communications.
    Constant management/strategy changes with little visible effect that don't help the morale.

    Advice to Management

    Make it less bureaucratic and ensure policies and rules are not counter productive.

  8. "Good work life Balance"

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent pay structure.
    Excellent opportunity to improve Financial Domain knowledge
    Good exposure to the willing employees
    Good support to pursue professional certifications

    Cons

    Typical Product based work culture.
    Stagnant Growth opportunities.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Company gives Good pay, growth is very slow, the product are very old and the techonology are also old.

    • 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company gives Good pay, growth is very slow, the product are very old and the techonology are also old.

    Cons

    sometime promotions are not with respect to the performance

    Advice to Management

    no

  10. Helpful (1)

    Good Company. Lots of overtime.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SunGard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pays fairly. Work is challenging and varied. People are great.

    Cons

    It would be great if the company provided more training for personal development. Not enough work/life balance. You are expected to be "on" 24/7.

    Advice to Management

    Create program where employees can get certified within their field.

  11. Good benefits, but company always merging and downsizing.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SunGard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits. Nice work environment.

    Cons

    Large company, so depends on division and group.

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