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SunGard Reviews

Updated 23 May 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 146 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. "Great Team and Entrepreneurial to Work With"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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


  3. "Depends on your team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


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  5. "Sales Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


  6. "Not bad/Not good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SunGard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    freedom, working from home, travelling, it is not all that bad. The food is pretty good as well ;) equally to the friday breakfasts

    Cons

    depending on clients, senior personnel within SunGard is horrible. They sit, they talk, but they are not willing to move up the managerial ladder (horizontal/vertical) and hence block progress of talent.

    Advice to Management

    Read what I wrote for the cons


  7. "Great Team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SunGard (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great and extensive training, lots of responsibilities from the beginning, rewarding salary.
    Great team of people, opportunity for personal development through workshops etc.

    Cons

    If you are all for IT its a great place. If you prefer consulting its better to look elsewhere.
    There is also too much travel
    Not very good work/life balance


  8. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SunGard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The appraisal process is very straightforward and allows for a clear and transparent career path. The pay is good compared to the competition.

    Cons

    Work-life balance may not be the best, although it's probably on par with the sector. The software product may not be the best in the sector and it doesn't look like it will be improved in the short term.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes communication could be improved.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Cowboys"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    I worked at SunGard full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Annual sales conference in the US

    Cons

    Rubbish IT, aggressive selling techniques, bullying management in the US, no meaningful client relationships. Only targets were to hit the phone 100 times a day. No wonder they are losing business

    Advice to Management

    Change your philosophy. Nobody wants to deal with a company who treat their staff and customers with contempt


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance
    Easy going
    Good People
    Education Opportunity
    Good work environment

    Cons

    Hard to get a pay rise
    Bonus policies not very clear
    Hard to see a clear future growth path


  11. "generally a comfortable place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Administrator in City of London, England
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Administrator in City of London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, full timers can work from home if need be, yearly salary increase based on performance, generally social bunch, nice office & environment. Work is not too strenuous if you get properly trained. Accounts payable team manager is lovely! Other employees believe the pay & flexibility is good for the amount of work you actually do. Get to leave on time most days!

    Cons

    Don't always hire people with experience in their working fields so you often end up doing extra work while others sit back and relax. Hard to get to know people when they have solid groups & don't want to let you in.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting based on relationships with employees & rather on ability to motive and actually manage a team! It's no good when you are managing your manager & he's asking his staff how to do his work even after 4 years with the company!


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