Sungard Availability Services

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Sungard Availability Services Reviews

Updated 17 November 2014
Updated 17 November 2014
291 Reviews
2.7
291 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 21 reviews)

  • Work from home policy was also very beneficial (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • The culture that upper management has created doesn't bodge well for long-term success (in 23 reviews)

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

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    Technical Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services full-time (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 (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
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    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 (more than an 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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    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 (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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for starting your career in IT.

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    Current Employee - Operations Specialist
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time

    Pros

    Lots of scheduled days off during regular rotation. Layer 1 and 2 networking. Exposure to a wide range of technologies that customers employ. Job security looks good in the future.

    Cons

    No room for growth unless you want to relocate to US or become management. Salary below average for data centre jobs. Schedule changes without notice frequently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Easy Company to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services

    Pros

    Less Work Pressure, Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Small company , No OnSite Oppirtunity

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The greater industry is interesting. The executive management leadership seems more interested in attempting to retain revenues than in growing revenues.

    Cons

    Company benefits are poor. Compensation is poor. Leadership is focused on past products and processes. The culture is siloed and does not communicate well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the future and not the past. Senior management needs to be more innovative and not so wedded in the past.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Potential to be a good company

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay package and above average policies

    Cons

    Very poor, myopic, shallow, inexperienced and gold digger India l leadership and HR Management is pathetic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to Senior LT....India LT needs overhaul if the company wants to retain real talent long term..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great people, horribly mis-managed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    In my time there I learned quite a bit, as you get exposed to all kinds of new and exciting technology. Most of the people I worked with everyday were great too. Benefits and pay were decent and competitive.

    Cons

    The culture that upper management has created doesn't bodge well for long-term success. They seemed to put so much effort into signing on these big customers without figuring out before hand how we were going to support them. Also, the outsourcing to India that happened a few years ago has definitely impacted the company in a negative way, and I hope they bring those jobs back soon.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great work/life balance, good job, company on a bad path

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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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work life balance is great, work from home, good pay and benefits, work with many smart people who tend to be very accomodating

    Cons

    Company is struggling and cutting costs in all possible areas, leadership is constantly changing and the direction never seems to be succint

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a direction and stick with it, it will be easier to get people on board and working together

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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