SunGard Reviews

Updated 11 September 2014
Updated 11 September 2014
265 Reviews
3.1
265 Reviews
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
89 Ratings

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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  1.  

    Love my coworkers

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunGard

    Pros

    I have an amazing group of coworkers, which is one the reasons that I have stayed as long as I have.
    My immediate managers are caring and genuinely look out for those people who work under them .

    Cons

    Lack of concern for employee morale, limited ability to move up in the company, high benefit copays and stagnant salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With the lack of even basic loving raises and the increased cost of benefits, many employees are making less than they did years ago.

  2.  

    Diverse, Positive, Open

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunGard

    Pros

    Transparency, Multi-ethnic, Many opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Some days can be slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue being transparent and open

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales-led, Product-centric organisation with minimal integration

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunGard as a contractor

    Pros

    1. Occasional interesting / intelligent people which makes the day shine.

    2. Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    1. Inter-product politics has led to significant challenges when implementing solutions comprising of multiple products.

    2. Ageing products controlled by a handful of old-timers.

    3. Confusing titles, responsibilities and seniority.

    4. Limited career prospect, below average salary and thankless work.

    5. Obsessed with meeting sales and revenue targets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to settle down. Not sure after the acquisition by Datatel

    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    The higher education sector - Laid back, Life - Work balance (i know), excellent opportunities for learning for freshers, safe for women

    Cons

    The typical in any small organization. long term-ers and politicians.. as long as you are not wronging anyone, it's a good organization to be there.

  6.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer III
    Former Employee - Software Developer III

    I worked at SunGard full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    On 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 ManagementAdvice

    Spend 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    I had an overall positive experience interviewing with SunGard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at SunGard full-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Feedback about SunGard as an organisation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Director in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance
    Flexibility
    Good remuneration
    Open environment

    Cons

    Lack of career path
    Needs to be more dynamic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Interesting Diversity of colleagues

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist-Product Development  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Specialist-Product Development in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at SunGard full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Sense 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company is not what it used to be

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SunGard

    Pros

    There are still some good projects to work on.

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Gain back your clientbase.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Continual change in management and expectations

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SunGard

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

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