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SunGard Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 251 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin

Russell P. (Russ) Fradin

(82 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you are put in right project they work life balance would be excellent(in 38 reviews)

  • flexible work times, easy work environment, good salary, good work life balance(in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Though upper management is overly dependent on micro management(in 12 reviews)

  • Very fragmented structure with multiple business units , complicated communications(in 9 reviews)

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    Consultant (Current Employee) Bangalore

    Prosflexibility good shift timings, very good for ppl who want to earn money for pocket money

    Consjob insecurity. they give good hike to both good performer and a bad performer

    Advice to Senior Managementcome down to ground level and check

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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Worst Company to join at

    Senior Product Developer (Current Employee) Pune

    ProsUSed to have work life balance totaly depends on your product. We were then forced to work 10 to 12 hours 7 days a week yes i am right even saturday and sunday
    Nothing else if you are good in showing off then you might get good bonus

    ConsBad work environment , no worklife balance in my product at least
    Old timers dont work and are appraised as well so if you are one of them then you will never leave Sungard and tswy there are lot of good things written about the company here.
    If you are in Pune and being a non Marathi then god save you.Even the internal working language is marathi and you are suppose to be total alien if you are not one.
    Firing is happening at rapid place both higher ed and public sector are closed and more than 150 people are fired . its facing difficult time and even some of the existing and suppose to be loyal clients are moving away.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey wont change , Advice to all the new people joining in the company better dont.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    hire & fire

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee) Pune

    Prosinitial pay package !! nothing else

    ConsVery unprofessional people.Old junk think they are some kind of genius which they are not.They think company is their personal property.Complete miscommunication between different Business Units.Managers treat their subordinates as slaves.Have seen many good people forced to leave due to the mismanagement of their seniors.The company has a no bench policy so people are kicked out once they are on bench.No onsite at all !

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    Could stand improvement

    Product Architect (Current Employee) Pune

    ProsImmediate team is smart and a pleasure to work with

    ConsLack of focus. Runs as a bureaucracy e.g. IT Dept has shut down R & D initiatives because the platforms needed were not already on approved list , and so were many of the needed components in the tool chain.

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    Corporate banking professional services

    Manager - Professional Services (Current Employee) Pune

    ProsManaging a team of dedicated professionals who are focussed in delivery. Direct interactions with external clients. Working on Listed derivatives space.

    ConsLack of control within India. Control is dictated by segment side persons and they can make arbitrary decisions at times with no reasons for their actions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    SunGard sucks big time

    Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee) Pune

    ProsWork culture, your colleagues. , not much I can think off.

    ConsReally need to negotiate on Salary, Have to do technical things what your manager say. Incase if he is right, you are saved. if not then blame is on you. If you do your own stuff, you are screwd big time. Have to attend meetings during your weekly offs. No personal nd professional life balance. Its a curse to be a senior member of the team. No job oppertunities. If try for one, they will always look for escalations you did during your entire SunGard career. Lot of Bogus people coming in and spoiling team effort. A very good company for anyone looking for a long stay, no matter any amount of escalations you do, and you do not have any self respect, managers have no guts to kick you out. (As his performance might go for a toss.) Just say sorry, this will never happen again and you are saved, But you argue and managers will make you life hell. there . there is no scope for work you do. Being an L3 you end up unlocking account for others. My worst expirience in my whole career. process is more important that technical things. If you miss SLA due to process, you are gone.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink about employees, show some transperancy in recruitment process and salary structure

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    1 person found this helpful  

    Sales People Treated like "Pawns" towards The Management's Quota and Club Reservations

    Senior Sales Executive (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsThey serve Starbucks coffee...and have a nice surplus of legal pads and pens.

    ConsSales Compensation and Quotas are not in line with the Industry trends and the "solution selling" messaging the company subscribes to.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to actually listen to the Sales People on what is going on and work accordingly to streamline instead of making "gut" like decisions or picking favorites when driving opportunities.

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    To many layoff and turnovers in Philadelphia location

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTalented group of young, friendly and professional group in

    ConsSome mid management unethical and unprofessional

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward the right employees

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Constant upper management reorgs

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Ramon, CA (US)

    ProsEmployees were young and intelligent

    ConsConstant upper management reorgs
    Constant layoffs
    Poor hiring skills

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus

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    • No Opinion of CEO

    3 people found this helpful  

    Treated a 24/ 7 job like a 9 to 5. No incentives. Poor managment.

    Mid Range Specialist II (Current Employee) Carlstadt, NJ (US)

    ProsSome of the folks that work at Sungard are enjoyable to work with. The hours when employed were nice and convenient.

    ConsThe Management is absolutely heartless. When Sungard acquired Comdisco, they of course promised the world. They decided to fire people the week before christmas. Made a comment to my manager which he didn't like. F' him. I hate this place.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetire

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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