SunGard Reviews

Updated 22 August 2014
Updated 22 August 2014
271 Reviews

3.1
271 Reviews
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
86 Ratings

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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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  1.  

    sungard systems ltd employment review

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    Former Employee - Software Consultant  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Software Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    options for working overseas exist

    Cons

    very limited opportunities for career progression

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Stable but not much fun.

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in London, England

    I worked at SunGard

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England

    I worked at SunGard

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Part-Time

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    Former Employee - Part Time Researcher  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Part Time Researcher in London, England

    I worked at SunGard

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awful Company to Be Acquired By (Alternative Investments)

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at SunGard

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Researcher  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Researcher in London, England

    I have been working at SunGard

    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 ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place overall

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in London, England

    I have been working at SunGard

    Pros

    Nice people, good prospects if you work hard.Always possible to find someine within the company to help

    Cons

    Sometimes messy communications between different levels of management.Sungard aquires companies and communication problemscan get in the way of productivity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More flexibility and more communication between different parts of the company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company to work for

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Miami, FL (US)

    I have been working at SunGard full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for. Excellent people, bonus, helps, health care etc. Great environment and salaries are reasonable.

    Cons

    hard to go up. All is settle and established. Not for a whole life.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Nice company to work with

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    Former Employee - Lead Associate  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Lead Associate in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Best work culture, Management, Infrastructure, Transportation, Compensation

    Cons

    Job security, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

  11.  

    PE ruined SunGard

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Great company through 2005, then it changed

    Cons

    New CEO is not good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust

    Disapproves of CEO

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