SunGard

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SunGard Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 251 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 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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    I had an overall positive experience interviewing with SunGard

    Consultant (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsThey offered more than I expected. Office culture seems to be very laid back.

    ConsI haven't started working yet so I have none to speak of so far

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Feedback about SunGard as an organisation

    Director (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    ProsExcellent work life balance
    Flexibility
    Good remuneration
    Open environment

    ConsLack of career path
    Needs to be more dynamic

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to provide more challenges and vision to the staff which has the capacity to deliver much more than it has.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The worst VFP Programming Code I have ever worked with (Public Sector)

    Software Developer III (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people were great to work with. However, there was very little communication with your immediate supervisor or managers. An 8-5 job so they didn't expect long hours. That is a good thing because any more time spent in front of the some of the sloppiest program code on the planet was enough to drive you insane.

    ConsOn your first day they sit you in front of a computer expecting you to unravel spaghetti code. It was a nightmare. I dreaded going to work every day.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more time with your people. Have new developers team up with developers that have been there for a while (the ones that could handle the piece of crap programming code) and at least show them what they are getting into. Actually, maybe they should sit down with potential developer candidates but then they may not be able to hire any VFP developers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The company is not what it used to be

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere are still some good projects to work on.

    ConsManagement really doesn't care about employees. Pay is becoming lower and lower day by day. This company used to be among the best paying ones, now sadly, even TCS can pay better than them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGain back your clientbase.

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    Interesting Diversity of colleagues

    Specialist-Product Development (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsSense of ownership over product development and deliveries.
    Work life balance.
    Initiation of new technology adoptions in financial world and opportunity to explore free thoughts during sessions like hackathons.

    ConsLack of centralized resources to learn about other products being developed in the other parts of the world.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Continual change in management and expectations

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWith right set of managers you have the ability to take ownership of projects and move forward.

    ConsConstant Management change and new prioritizing of goals makes it difficult to met expectations timely.

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    Good Sales organization poor sense of strategy or direction

    Senior Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsGood Sales organization, Overall Good and well meaning people and great breadth of products + nice recognition program for successful sales

    ConsNot enough R&D expenditure and overall too many acquisitions that have resulted in a lack of shared culture and in a great difficulty to understand the company's offer. No real product strategy either and a definite lack of enthusiasm.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on Financial Middle-Office and Back-Office which are the core strenghts of the company and shed the rest. Define a product strategy backed up by a serious R&D budget
    Make sure the customers and employees have a sense of direction for the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Software Engineer

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsOverall people in Sungard are nice people

    ConsCost cutting at a lot of level, a lot outsource to India.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is a lot of talent in US that know the business logic better.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work...

    Lead Associate (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    Pros1. Good encouraging place.
    2. Company policies are transparent.
    3. CEP policy is really helpful for higher studies.
    4. If you are a outstanding performer, every year you can expect exact 20% of salary hike.
    5. Flexible job timings.

    Cons1. Due to high packages, u may face problems due job change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat support from managers...!!!

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

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    Specialist /Principal Software Engineer"Bangalore

    Specialist Product Development (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsCompensation and benefits are better compare other Services company like Infy, Wipro, TCS etc.

    To an extent flexible work timings but that too depends on your total tenure with company and whom you are reporting to. You can get very good deal if you bargain.

    Here your salary review is done twice a year and at times you may get mid year increment. Performance payout is good , and almost 80 % of people at least manage to get minimum of 110 % of base case mentioned in the letter and almost 80% of people get 10% average hike a year. At times they pay even up to 250 % of what is mentioned in the letter.

    If you are put in right project they work life balance would be excellent.You can spend time on self learning, on your family and meet to targets easily.

    ConsAt times you get tired with doing same monotonous work. You exposure to latest technology will be very less.

    There are two many managers/lead per developers and majority of them are redundant non techie guys who do not add any value and simply do people management and at times they do not even do that.

    Very less onsite opportunities, specially for longer term.

    If your product is terminated / sunset then it difficult to find a place for you on another project/product. Job security is less but they give good retrenchment money.

    Advice to Senior ManagementVery very average static management. They are slowly running company like a service base company instead of product base company which may earn some revenue but good things of being product company are gone.

    Company may come up with IPO by 2015 and to increase the face value, they are selling of lots of less performing assets.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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