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SunGard Reviews

Updated 2 March 2015
Updated 2 March 2015
101 Reviews
3.0
101 Reviews
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
101 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)

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  1.  

    Good work-life balance, poor career opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    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)

    Pros

    Life balance, Environment, opportunity, senior management, Travelling

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Opportunities but challenging to work in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    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

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    Pros

    options for working overseas exist

    Cons

    very limited opportunities for career progression

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Stable but not much fun.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in London, England

    I worked at SunGard

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company. Lots of overtime.

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Create program where employees can get certified within their field.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good benefits, but company always merging and downsizing.

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

    I worked at SunGard

    Pros

    Good benefits. Nice work environment.

    Cons

    Large company, so depends on division and group.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Good company to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Pune (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Pune (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    Good Compensation,Work Life Balance, Great work environment, Great company values

    Cons

    Not much to learn, Need to improve time off policies and other perks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to provide more opportunities to employees for their personal growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Going through a rough period

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

    I worked at SunGard

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial spirit pervades most of the business units
    Pragmatic management style, less politics than other companies of comparable size
    Accessible senior management

    Cons

    Underinvestment in products has lead to broadly uncompetitive, aging product set
    Too many years of acquisitions have led to an unholy mess that needs to be sorted out. This process is ongoing and made SunGard a much less interesting and fun place to work
    Little support from HR for those who want to manage their career within the group. HR department function as administrators rather than business partners.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Stop messing around and get the pain of restructuring the company over with quickly - it will only get worse.
    2) Consolidate around a coherent, winning strategy that you can use to rally your employees and articulate to your customers.
    3) Don't have unrealistic ideas about what the company is worth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consultant

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

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

    Pros

    Ability to travel and meet other people

    Cons

    Disorganized upper management. Low employee morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with one another across teams. Listen to the employees.
    Stop taking away benefits and then try to make it seem like it is in the best interest of the employees. There have been minimal raises in the last 6 years. Combine that with more out of pocket expenses for less benefits and employees are making less than they did years before.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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