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SunGard Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
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2.9 253 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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    Good work-life balance, poor career opportunities

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsThe work-life balance is probably the best I've had in my career. And for around a year, there's the ability to learn both the technological and business-based aspects of your role.

    ConsOnce you've been in the job a while, boredom tends to creep in. There is realistically very little chance of career progression owing to the acquisition-based nature of the company, meaning teams work in silos without much interaction across products, let alone departments and divisions. The compensation package is not fantastic, but owing to the good work-life balance, it's acceptable. Senior management can be based in another part of the globe, meaning you don't have any contact with them from one year to the next.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCareer progression for employees needs to improve, otherwise good talent will always be on the look out for jobs elsewhere. Senior management needs to improve interaction with it's staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Avoid like the plague!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsFree breakfast on a Friday, global experience, looks good on your CV. Some very interesting clients. Lots of FTSE 100 company's and Fortune 500 client exposure.

    ConsMicromanaging to the extreme from the US and tactical. There was no strategic thinking. Heavily sales focused. Before joining I looked at the reviews on glassdoor and ignored the advice given. If you are a focused seasoned professional do not join this company as you will regret it. The US heavily micromanage and do not appreciate professionals who are qualified in their field of expertise. It's tactical fantastic, think about today and not tomorrow. Very political, only the US are looked after. Outside of the US different rules apply and you have no say or opinion. If you challenge the US or voice an opinion you will be viewed as a threat to the US who do not have a clue about strategy and are behind the times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the deadwood and the yes men. Review your employee Retention and the reasons why there is a high turnover of good experienced staff.

    No, I would not 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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    Neutral

    Consultant (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsLife balance, Environment, opportunity, senior management, Travelling

    Conscareer development,food,weather,no more cons,lack of comminication

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

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    Opportunities but challenging to work in

    Product Manager (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsGreat opportunities to shape your career, lack of micro management, truly international business with great travel options

    ConsInternal structures lacking, no management time to support staff, communication failures throughout the business

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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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    the right mix

    Marketing Executive (Current Employee) City of London, England

    ProsThe right mixture between the great company, challenging role and the professional and supporting people. Great experience personally and professionally. Superb opportunity to learn and develop at a varied, complex and diverse organisation.

    ConsYou need to be adaptable to change as the organisation is changing continuously.

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

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    Software Consultant (Former Employee) London, England

    Prosoptions for working overseas exist

    Consvery limited opportunities for career progression

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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