SunGard Availability Services
2.4 of 5 242 reviews
www.sungardas.com Wayne, PA 1000 to 5000 Employees

SunGard Availability Services Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
SunGard Availability Services – San Ramon – “View of the mountain from the office”

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28% Approve of the CEO

SunGard Availability Services CEO Andrew A. Stern

Andrew A. Stern

(100 ratings)

27% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good Learning Opportunity Work-Life Balance is good"
    in 10 reviews
  • "great place to learn new skills"
    in 7 reviews
Cons:
  • "Most of the upper management has only been with the company 3 years or less"
    in 20 reviews
  • "Senior management out of touch with the actual impediments to performing the work"
    in 15 reviews
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Technical Manager

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

Prosgreat place to learn new skills

Conslots of issues with management

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the people on the floor

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

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Shallow men acting like children

Enterprise Account Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at SunGard Availability Services full-time for more than a year

ProsGood benefits, good pay, good job prospects,

ConsSunGard has I think 5,000 employees, you could be a number, a cog, some people who work in sales are very clicky, earn a lot but have huge egos and act like children. They are 50 year old men acting like men in their 20's boasting about how much their house contents is insured for! SunGard staff are very clicky, so the people who are not in the click or if you not in the group, then your work life can get very depressing.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of some of the all the clicks. They ruin what could be a nice place to work,

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A good place to learn with limited opportunities

DC Ops Team Manager (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at SunGard Availability Services full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat place to learn new technology

Consoften pressurised and had difficult customer

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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good company for a beginner

Systems Administrator (Current Employee)
Pune (India)

I have been working at SunGard Availability Services full-time for more than a year

Prosgood environment to work, work culture

Conspersonal growth is less than company growth.

Advice to Senior Managementneed to concentrate on hike provided to the employee

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

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Challenging work environment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SunGard Availability Services full-time

ProsChallenging can be a positive - each day is different, you need to use your brain, the people you work with are smart and hard-working.

ConsChallenging can also be a negative - passive/aggressive management, lack of consistency, very opaque decision-making.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very suitable place for women..

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SunGard Availability Services

ProsManagement is always encouraging and supportive... very good place to work .. colleaues have become like family.. i love working here

Conspay, pay, pay .. no bonus for 2 years now .. utilization is not met .. company not doing well

Advice to Senior Managementhire more technical people than managers... who is gonna do work?

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

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Satisfying

Incident Manager (Current Employee)
Pune (India)

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

ProsThe work environment is healthy and loads of technologies can be learnt on this platform

ConsIn my role there is lack of staffing, which makes it difficult to take a break/leaves

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to hire more people.

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Chaos

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SunGard Availability Services

ProsSmall company so individual impact can be significant

ConsNot profitable, morale is horrible, inter-departmental cooperation is non-exisitent

Advice to Senior ManagementReplace much of the senior management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sales

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsPeople. The sales teams and operations teams truly want to provide the right solution to the customers. They have a can do attitude.

ConsUpper management not accessible. Manage with the stick. Company continues to cut staff and not invest in future product development.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your people. Allow open communications, not just what you want to hear. Don't just worry about your exit strategy. Use to have a terrific culture.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at SunGard Availability Services full-time for more than 8 years

ProsWorked with an incredible group of people for several years, loved the perks employees got, not to mention the excellent benefits package provided by SunGard.

ConsI felt that the company was not so supportive of it's employees on several levels. I also felt that after the buyout and the company went private, it spent money on unnecessary things, like trips to vegas, AC, etc.

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

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