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SunGard Reviews

Updated 26 April 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Neutral

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Life balance, Environment, opportunity, senior management, Travelling

    Cons

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

  2. Opportunities but challenging to work in

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  3. Sales Manager Northern England

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Manchester, England

    I worked at SunGard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Give more genuine autonomy to non US locations.

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  5. the right mix

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Executive in City of London, England
    Current Employee - Marketing Executive in City of London, England

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

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

  6. sungard systems ltd employment review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Software Consultant in London, England

    I worked at SunGard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    options for working overseas exist

    Cons

    very limited opportunities for career progression

  7. Stable but not much fun.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in London, England

    I worked at SunGard

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good if you are loyal and professional
    Good perks
    Excellent offices in London
    Very nice and friendly atmosphere in the office.

    Cons

    Outsourcing at its worst.It is astonishing how badly internal processes are broken due to the bad outsourcing attempts.
    Once you reach the top in your product line you will be better off looking for your next position outside the company than hoping for an internal transfer.
    Very fragmented structure with multiple business units , complicated communications.
    Constant management/strategy changes with little visible effect that don't help the morale.

    Advice to Management

    Make it less bureaucratic and ensure policies and rules are not counter productive.

  8. Helpful (3)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England

    I worked at SunGard

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  9. Part-Time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part Time Researcher in London, England
    Former Employee - Part Time Researcher in London, England

    I worked at SunGard

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  10. Helpful (3)

    Awful Company to Be Acquired By (Alternative Investments)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at SunGard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Idiotic senior management makes you feel superior in every way.

    Cons

    Sungard Alternative Investments is run like a closed shop for the friends of the president of the unit (who are mysteriously all of the same religion). The managers seem to do very nicely out of SG but add little to no value the businesses they acquire - anyone else who is doing well out of it is open for the attack to add to the friend retirement fund. My company was a fantastic one to work for before Sg took it over. The president and COO screwed up the valuation by a factor of about 2 and since then they just keep chopping people to make the quarterly figures look better. How the president and COO are holding on to their jobs I do not know, but that is the kind of firm it is - everyone is to blame except the management. If there's a problem blame someone else and fire them. Sungard Alternative Investments is and awful unit of an awful company - if they acquire your company start looking for a new job because if they don't fire you, you are the unlucky one!

    Advice to Management

    start respecting the people who made the companies you buy worth buying. Actually talk to the people in those companies and bring them on side, rather than treating them like idiots.

  11. Helpful (1)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Researcher in London, England
    Current Employee - Researcher in London, England

    I have been working at SunGard

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    N/A

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