SunGard
2.9 of 5 226 reviews
www.sungard.com Wayne, PA 5000+ Employees

SunGard Reviews

Updated Feb 20, 2014
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2.9 226 reviews

                             

68% Approve of the CEO

SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin

Russell P. (Russ) Fradin

(75 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
Oxford, England

I have been working at SunGard as an intern for less than a year

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 (Former Employee)
Manchester, England

I worked at SunGard full-time for more than 10 years

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

I worked at SunGard

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

I worked at SunGard

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

I have been working at SunGard

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

I have been working at SunGard

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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TEST LEAD (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

ProsGood place to work
Opportunity to gain knowledge

ConsGrowth rate in terms of Designation is not as much as in other place

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A company in transition

Vice President (Former Employee)
Jacksonville, FL (US)

I worked at SunGard full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSunGard offers good benefits, and has some great people working there, many who are devoted to their customers.

ConsSince the LBO, the organizational structure has been transitioning from a business unit centered structure (or silos) to a far more inefficient functional organizational structure. This causes senior management to have to know and understand the operations of many business units, their needs, and their customer base. This is a failing proposition. The organization is also embracing off-shoring, an exercise that is doomed to fail in the long term, and which can only hurt the company as foreign employees leave SunGard to pursue better paying jobs, taking with them the expertise necessary to maintain operations.

Advice to Senior ManagementPut control of your business units back with the folks that know and understand the products. Senior management cannot know, nor understand, the breadth of business that they are being asked to, and as such, the business units suffer.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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overall good place to work

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Pune (India)

I worked at SunGard full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood work life and environment
Good team collaboration interaction
lots of people willing to help

ConsThere were some times where it was necessary to work late hours to finish the job at hand.
Some tasks may be repetitive

Advice to Senior ManagementInteract more with the people and improve communication.

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

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Sungard

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SunGard

ProsTechnology, workplace, commitment to quality, shift to long term focus

ConsDownsizing cycles, outsourcing, upper management distance

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