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SunGard Reviews

Updated 23 October 2017
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Pros
  • I have a nice work-life balance and the overall compensation package is good with a very solid base pay (in 150 reviews)

  • Good benefits and nice work environment (in 59 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance not great, lot's of travelling (in 27 reviews)

  • Big Hierarchy to reach in Senior Management Role (in 35 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Don't be fooled by whats on paper"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SunGard (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big company which helps to bolster your CV
    Ability to work with Teams all around the world
    Lots of potential to increase skills with training
    Mainly Friendly employees, but the social atmosphere died many years ago.

    Cons

    Certain managers use bully tactics to get Tasks/Projects completed, no respect for their employees, they just see the target.

    Unreasonable level of distrust for employees

    Doesn't care about employee retention which leads to the constant need for recruitment due to lack of motivation/engagement within the team. Employees know this. Management still treats them as if they are stupid.

    Unpaid overtime is a must if you want to complete the long list of jobs that you are given. No overtime = Failed deadline.

    Management structure as a whole has many layers and should be cut down in places.

    The effort taken on objectives and tasks are not fairly acknowledged when it comes to appraisal/bonuses. Everyone has to become a salesman to get themselves anywhere.

    Progression within the department is limited and any role that does come up is frequently miss-sold / responsibilities lied about/omitted. Or Budget is cut due to tight restrictions/freeze.

    Motivation to perform comes in fits and spurts but is quickly killed when mundane tasks that should be the responsibilities of other departments are forced upon you.

    Ever decreasing staff due to redundancy in team means more workload for everyone else with hardly any pushback.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating staff like tools to get the job done, show them them some respect, some freedom and eventually they will repay you in kind.

    Stop setting deadlines upon deadlines, having meetings upon meetings to discuss the deadlines. And start being reasonable with your employees.

    For example, if your not willing to do a task yourself maybe the question should be asked of your staff.

    and fairly weigh up what any one person can do at a time. compensate that person properly for the work that they have achieved.

    Oh and some Team Building every once in a while wouldn't go amiss.


  2. "Great people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in London, England
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, nice offices, international perspective, opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Siloed business, quite a political place, and with the CEO's desire to implement 'LEAN', a lot of cuts that made the long hours worthwhile seem to be shrinking

    Advice to Management

    Spend some time and money building a positive company-wide culture - rather than relying on team leaders in individual divisions to do it for you


  3. "Quantitative Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work at.

    Cons

    Taken over by a bigger, less well-known company.


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  5. "Great Team and Entrepreneurial to Work With"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - lots of opportunities to grow
    - lots of in-house training for those still new to sales
    - work life balance

    Cons

    - overlap of products sometimes makes it difficult to decide whats best

    Advice to Management

    - continue to bring in new blood from across the industry


  6. "Could be a great place but such a mic mac..and if you are on the wrong solution forget it!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits of a large company
    Gym in the building
    Flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    Political
    If you are on the wrong solution, its really bad and no potential
    Hard to move internally

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent and flexible to move people and train people to other products if this doesnt work in a department


  7. "Depends on your team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at SunGard (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Loads of great people in certain teams

    Cons

    lots of different teams with different cultures.

    Advice to Management

    Hope the FIS takeover brings a common culture to the organisation


  8. "sungard uk"

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

    I have been working at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    variety of work and experiences

    Cons

    unstructured and career progression not as important as company targets


  9. "Fine place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of experience to be gained in financial systems; Challenging environment

    Cons

    Not the last place to retire from :)


  10. "Sales Executive"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in London, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - High base salaries
    - Great benefits (health care, pension scheme, holiday allowance)
    - Flexible work life balance
    - Professional and likeable management

    Cons

    - Limited new business growth in many product areas. Account management / farming is often the only source of new revenue.
    - High targets and low commission rates
    - Limited career development opportunities. Tendency to hire externally.

    Advice to Management

    - Identify the A players and promote their growth with the organisation


  11. "Just average"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent salaries and bonuses
    Good team spirit

    Cons

    Work life balance not great, lot's of travelling
    Unreasonable deadlines is the norm, expect long working hours
    Career prospects limited

    Advice to Management

    More focus to people, career growth.


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