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SunGard Reviews

Updated 6 August 2014
Updated 6 August 2014
270 Reviews

3.1
270 Reviews
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
85 Ratings

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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  1.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Consultant  in  Oxford, England
    Current Employee - Project Consultant in Oxford, England

    Pros

    A 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.

    Cons

    Benefits 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company but watch out

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in 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 ManagementAdvice

    - 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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Financial Software Intern

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Oxford, England
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Oxford, England

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales Manager Northern England

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Manchester, England

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    US 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 ManagementAdvice

    Give more genuine autonomy to non US locations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    It 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 ManagementAdvice

    See above. Sungard is huge and should have better cooperation and support between business units.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Part-Time

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part Time Researcher  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Part Time Researcher in London, England

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interact more with all different levels of the people in the organisation. The more integrated the company the better operations will be.

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Researcher  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Researcher in London, England

    Pros

    SunGard 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.

    Cons

    SunGard 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 ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place overall

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in London, England

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More flexibility and more communication between different parts of the company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Miami, FL (US)

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for. Excellent people, bonus, helps, health care etc. Great environment and salaries are reasonable.

    Cons

    hard to go up. All is settle and established. Not for a whole life.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Nice company to work with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Associate  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Lead Associate in Pune (India)

    Pros

    Best work culture, Management, Infrastructure, Transportation, Compensation

    Cons

    Job security, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

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