SunGard Reviews

Updated 15 October 2014
Updated 15 October 2014
270 Reviews
3.2
270 Reviews
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SunGard President, CEO and Director Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
Russell P. (Russ) Fradin
93 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you are put in right project they work life balance would be excellent (in 44 reviews)

  • flexible work times, easy work environment, good salary, good work life balance (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Work Life balance has become non-existant for many, depending on your role/department (in 8 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    consultant

    Current Employee - Consultant in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Consultant in Bangalore

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    come down to ground level and check

  2.  

    Worst Company to join at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Developer in Pune
    Current Employee - Senior Product Developer in Pune

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

    Pros

    USed 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

    Cons

    Bad 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    hire & fire

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Pune
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Pune

    I have been working at SunGard (less than an year)

    Pros

    initial pay package !! nothing else

    Cons

    Very 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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could stand improvement

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Architect in Pune
    Current Employee - Product Architect in Pune

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

    Pros

    Immediate team is smart and a pleasure to work with

    Cons

    Lack 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.

  6.  

    Corporate banking professional services

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager - Professional Services in Pune
    Current Employee - Manager - Professional Services in Pune

    I have been working at SunGard

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lack 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    SunGard sucks big time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Pune
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Pune

    I have been working at SunGard

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Really 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 ManagementAdvice

    Think about employees, show some transperancy in recruitment process and salary structure

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    They dont care about employee health

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn.good salary

    Cons

    they dont care about employee health.if a long term employee has medical certificate for 2 months leave and has undergone serious health issues they just want u to take 2 days leave because they will lose business.they dont care anything about employee health.One of a very know person was forced to come to work irrespective of their health issues...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please fire the manager at the singapore lcoations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try 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.

  10.  

    To many layoff and turnovers in Philadelphia location

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SunGard full-time

    Pros

    Talented group of young, friendly and professional group in

    Cons

    Some mid management unethical and unprofessional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the right employees

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Constant upper management reorgs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA (US)

    I worked at SunGard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Employees were young and intelligent

    Cons

    Constant upper management reorgs
    Constant layoffs
    Poor hiring skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus

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