Sungard Availability Services

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Sungard Availability Services Reviews

Updated 12 September 2014
Updated 12 September 2014
277 Reviews
2.8
277 Reviews
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Sungard Availability Services CEO Andrew A. Stern
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is decent, but only b/c there is no urgency or direction in the organization (in 14 reviews)

  • great place to learn new skills (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Most of the upper management has only been with the company 3 years or less (in 20 reviews)

  • Senior management out of touch with the actual impediments to performing the work (in 15 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Technical Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great place to learn new skills

    Cons

    lots of issues with management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people on the floor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sungard NOC

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    Former Employee - Data Centre Operations Analyst  in  Hounslow, England
    Former Employee - Data Centre Operations Analyst in Hounslow, England

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You should know someone in the higher management then you will progress otherwise you will keep trying with no luck

    Cons

    Only few people at the top of the company doing what they want to do and do not care about the rest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NOC plays a major part in customer satisfaction and has always been ignored from any kind of recognition. Listen to the problems and issues of the NOC analysts and give them more resources and facilities and recognize their efforts so they can do better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Shallow men acting like children

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Manager
    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Manager

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, good job prospects,

    Cons

    SunGard has I think 5,000 employees, you could be a number, a cog, some people who work in sales are very clicky, earn a lot but have huge egos and act like children. They are 50 year old men acting like men in their 20's boasting about how much their house contents is insured for! SunGard staff are very clicky, so the people who are not in the click or if you not in the group, then your work life can get very depressing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of some of the all the clicks. They ruin what could be a nice place to work,

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

    A good place to learn with limited opportunities

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    Former Employee - DC Ops Team Manager  in  London, England
    Former Employee - DC Ops Team Manager in London, England

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to learn new technology

    Cons

    often pressurised and had difficult customer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Was a very good company before going private. There was much more teamwork and enthusiasm. Gradually disintegrated.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Wood Dale, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wood Dale, IL (US)

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Don't know current environment well enough, but what I have heard it has not been good. Work-life balance has been mentioned quite a bit. Promotions - none. perks - no. Haven't given out raises in years, that I know of.

    Cons

    When is the next RIF? How can one concentrate on personal growth wondering when they will be escorted out of the building. When a company leaks these RIF's out, how do they expect employees to react. Let's be honest here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Best of luck in your endeavor's. You have quite a challenge with employee moral. You must lead them to moral high ground.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A brave new SAS

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay / benefits / almost all folks

    Cons

    Little shaky post separation from parent SunGard DS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the re-orgs done and remove the MS/RS silos

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to start your career

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Well known in Disaster Recovery Services. Presents good opportunities if you are in right hands. Salary is good. Work life balance is awesome.

    Cons

    Your tenure does not bring you any glamour. You will be always treated as a new employee.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Its okay to work place

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Awsm work life balance. Good Package

    Cons

    Very less learning opportunities. Politics inside the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to provide more chances to employee for learning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I have been very happy at Sungard.

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    Current Employee - Office Manager  in  Thornton, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Thornton, CO (US)

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance is the best. Benefits are good and you get 2 weeks vacation, sick time and holidays.

    Cons

    The annual raises suck so make sure you get paid what you want when you accept your job offer. Also, in my position there is no room for advancement, but the company says they support you to grow and learn and advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch the rates of the employees share for benefits. You cannot give a general 2% raise every year and have benefits go up by double that. Keep focusing on the product and stay on top of the market - don't play catch up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services

    Pros

    nice people, good vacation time

    Cons

    bad benefits, low salary, etc

    No opinion of CEO

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