SunGard Reviews

Updated 28 October 2014
Updated 28 October 2014
271 Reviews
3.1
271 Reviews
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
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Pros
  • If you are put in right project they work life balance would be excellent (in 44 reviews)

  • flexible work times, easy work environment, good salary, good work life balance (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Work Life balance has become non-existant for many, depending on your role/department (in 9 reviews)

  • Though upper management is overly dependent on micro management (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Diverse, Positive, Open

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    • 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
  2.  

    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 (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
  3.  

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

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    • 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 (less than an 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
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    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 (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
  6. 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.

  7.  

    Great place to work...

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

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

    Pros

    1. 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great support from managers...!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sales People Treated like "Pawns" towards The Management's Quota and Club Reservations

    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    They serve Starbucks coffee...and have a nice surplus of legal pads and pens.

    Cons

    Sales Compensation and Quotas are not in line with the Industry trends and the "solution selling" messaging the company subscribes to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to actually listen to the Sales People on what is going on and work accordingly to streamline instead of making "gut" like decisions or picking favorites when driving opportunities.

  9.  

    To many layoff and turnovers in Philadelphia location

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    Talented group of young, friendly and professional group in

    Cons

    Some mid management unethical and unprofessional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the right employees

  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  

    Good Sales organization poor sense of strategy or direction

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

    I worked at SunGard full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not 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 ManagementAdvice

    Focus 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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