Sungard Availability Services

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Sungard Availability Services Reviews

Updated 11 August 2014
Updated 11 August 2014
274 Reviews

2.8
274 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

    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

    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

    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

    Pros

    Great place to learn new technology

    Cons

    often pressurised and had difficult customer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good shop

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work, very challenging! Something new almost all the time, if you like to do more than just daily break fix stuff this is the shop for you!

    Cons

    Its a big corporate setting, you don't get that family feeling outside of the team your in. Inner team is great! You will work with some of the titans in the business, but outside of that I feel management does not care much about staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your focus on business, but don't forget who keeps you guys in business. Show a little love to the worker bees and it will come back 10 fold.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is what you make of it

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    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer  in  Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    Pros

    If you demonstrate that you can handle responsibility, you'll get it, assuming you have a good manager.

    Cons

    If you're ambitious, management role vacancies are few and far between.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication from the top down are few and far between. We hear from the CEO once a quarter, but in between him and the individual contributors, the business objectives of the managers are a mystery.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Decent place to build an IT sales resume

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Money is pretty good. Great training.

    Cons

    Bad tools. Management in constant state of flux. High turnover.

  9.  

    Positive

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The majority of employees are great people.

    Cons

    Salary freezes have impacted moral.

  10.  

    No a place for software engineers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Satisfactory compensation
    No work pressure

    Cons

    No good work for coders, qa and software guys
    No real products to work on
    just support and maintance work on portals

    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Good Company to work

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    Current Employee - QA-Specialist  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - QA-Specialist in Pune (India)

    Pros

    Good Work life balance. Competitive salary.

    Cons

    Too many changes of strategic directions.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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