SunGard

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SunGard Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 250 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 38 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 9 reviews)

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    Great place to work in at the start of your career with excellent work life balance and opportunities. Fairly flat organ

    Project Consultant (Current Employee) Oxford, England

    ProsA fantastic place to start your career and learn from one of the most highly skilled staff in the industry. Great opportunities to pick or choose the work that you would be interested in and given responsibilities straight away. Good work-life balance with flexible work times as long as you finish the tasks assigned on time.

    ConsBenefits don't tend to go up with the amount of experience you gain. Depending on which segment you are on, there is little opportunity to go to different products, move up in the organisation and expand your horizons.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company but watch out

    Sales Executive (Current Employee) London, England

    Pros- In many ways a social environment with flexible hours
    - There are some very strong products within the company which can sell well.
    - Good company to work for if you like a strong sales environment, if you don't and want to build longer term client relationships SunGard can be challenging.

    Cons- First and foremost a very sales orientated organisation. Which doesn't need to be a bad thing, but as of late it has become sales for the sake of sales without the necessary development in the product and this is bad. Whether this has historically always been this way, I do not think so but for the last 2 years this has definitely been reality.

    Advice to Senior Management- Don't lose yourself in quarterly targets, this is very dangerous for SunGard but most of all the clients. To achieve the best results for clients targets should be flexible over a 1 to 2 year period.
    - Don't be afraid to axe managers who are fundamentally ill equipped to handle their position.
    - Create a more open environment where all are capable of voicing their concerns.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Financial Software Intern

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee) Oxford, England

    ProsFriendly and relaxed work environment. For people who have a passion for technology this is ideal.

    ConsSlightly steep learning curve. On a business park so also not particularly sociable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sales Manager Northern England

    Sales Manager (Former Employee) Manchester, England

    ProsGreat facilities and mostly very astute people. Good vision and energy to achieve. Truly market leading as a non manufacturer specific supplier. Multiple value streams and routes to market.
    UK wide coverage and work placement options.

    ConsUS employment legislation is very different to the EU. Unfortunately, the senior US management do not understand the implications.
    Putting revenue before customer requirements is a dangerous practice.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more genuine autonomy to non US locations.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good place to work at, mostly for junior jobs.

    Manager (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsThe benefits are very good and there is an overall good feeling and support during performance of tasks. For the more junior roles, people get a lot of support and can spend the appropriate time learning the taks and responsibility.
    Atmosphere wise, the atmosphere is fairly relaxed, it is quite easy to get help and advice from other people around you.

    ConsIt is sometimes too segregated, there is very little cooperation between product lines and it is very difficult to move between product lines.
    Once an employee achieves the most she can advance in the London office of the respective business unit, the almost natural progression is to use this professionalism in other business units. this is rarely done in Sungard, there is no benefit to applying for a role from within sundard than from without.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSee above. Sungard is huge and should have better cooperation and support between business units.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Part Time Researcher (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsGood environment with opportunity to meet nice people. A flat hierarchy structure giving all employees direct approach to managers and directors.

    ConsDifficult to grow to an appreciated level. Very large organisation and all employees are helpful. However, very competitive and demanding.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInteract more with all different levels of the people in the organisation. The more integrated the company the better operations will be.

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    SunGard is less than the sum of its parts, so pick your part carefully.

    Researcher (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsSunGard AI has a relaxed work atmosphere for a financial services company. There is good, open communication from management about how the company's business is doing and what the strategic direction is. There is good support and benefits for employees and the corporate intranet is very good at providing information and resources for employees.

    ConsSunGard is not a monolithic company, but has grown from a series of acquisitions. Effort to integrat the various segments is slow to non-existant, even for related groups. Feels very segmented, so which particular division you work in makes a difference in your experience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place overall

    Senior Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsNice people, good prospects if you work hard.Always possible to find someine within the company to help

    ConsSometimes messy communications between different levels of management.Sungard aquires companies and communication problemscan get in the way of productivity

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore flexibility and more communication between different parts of the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    over all good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat Salary and Benefits, work from home allowed

    Constoo many reorg is not good for the company and employees either

    Advice to Senior Managementplease do not reorg too much

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Diverse, Positive, Open

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTransparency, Multi-ethnic, Many opportunities to learn

    ConsSome days can be slow

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue being transparent and open

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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