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Sungard Availability Services Reviews

Updated 22 April 2015
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Sungard Availability Services CEO Andrew A. Stern
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is decent, but only b/c there is no urgency or direction in the organization (in 22 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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  1. Lots of variety - unsure of overall direction

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fast paced - get to use initiative
    Lots of opportunities

    Cons

    internal support teams poor
    Not Really service orientated

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on Service and less on Sales

  2. Helpful (4)

    Old Boys Network; Tow The Line or Leave

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Staff on the ground are great. You'll get opportunities at SAS you wouldn't get anywhere else

    Cons

    Old Boys Club look after each other & select few, putting wrong people in wrong positions

    Advice to Management

    Break the Old Boys Club, useless staff being kept on out is sheer loyalty from Director level

  3. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services

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

    Pros

    The people are great at ground level. A flexible place to work with very dedicated people

    Cons

    Numerous Reorg's and Globalisation attempts leave staff disheartened and unsure

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your staff!!!

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Sungard NOC

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  6. Technical Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great place to learn new skills

    Cons

    lots of issues with management

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people on the floor

  7. Shallow men acting like children

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Manager
    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Manager

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services full-time (More than a year)

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

    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 Management

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

  8. A good place to learn with limited opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to learn new technology

    Cons

    often pressurised and had difficult customer

  9. Helpful (1)

    Manager Data Center Operations

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Scottsdale, AZ (US)

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth if your willing to stick your neck out and go after the challenge on your own.

    Cons

    Company direction lacks good leadership at the top. It felt like I was on a rudderless ship just drifting from point to point. There was no shortage of great ideas, but lacking in the leadership to successfully build on those ideas. Lacking in continuity and clear execution.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down, develope your plan and stick with that plans execution. I understand outsourcing, but stop outsourcing your vision. The vision should be sourced internally, not externally.

  10. Educational

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a wWealth of knowledge to be gained from working at Sungard Availability Services. Working with the people at Sungard they are true professionals.

    Cons

    Lack of consistency from upper to lower management

    Advice to Management

    Stick to a style and see it throughl

  11. Mixed Bag

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services

    Pros

    Great Co-workers, Great Opportunities, Lots of Equipment

    Cons

    Changing Hours, Must constantly alter personal life schedule

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