SunGard
2.9 of 5 228 reviews
www.sungard.com Wayne, PA 5000+ Employees

SunGard Reviews

Updated Mar 17, 2014
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2.9 228 reviews

                             

68% Approve of the CEO

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

Russell P. (Russ) Fradin

(76 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Consultant (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

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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Worst Company to join at

Senior Product Developer (Current Employee)
Pune

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

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

I have been working at SunGard for less than a year

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

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

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

I have been working at SunGard

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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SunGard sucks big time

Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Pune

I have been working at SunGard

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

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Constant upper management reorgs

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

I worked at SunGard full-time for more than a year

ProsEmployees were young and intelligent

ConsConstant upper management reorgs
Constant layoffs
Poor hiring skills

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus

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

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

I have been working at SunGard full-time for more than 5 years

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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bad

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SunGard full-time for less than a year

Prosretirement life style if you like. Not much pressure from work

Consnot a good place to learn new technology

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Avoid like the plague!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at SunGard as a contractor for more than a year

ProsFree breakfast on a Friday, global experience, looks good on your CV. Some very interesting clients. Lots of FTSE 100 company's and Fortune 500 client exposure.

ConsMicromanaging to the extreme from the US and tactical. There was no strategic thinking. Heavily sales focused. Before joining I looked at the reviews on glassdoor and ignored the advice given. If you are a focused seasoned professional do not join this company as you will regret it. The US heavily micromanage and do not appreciate professionals who are qualified in their field of expertise. It's tactical fantastic, think about today and not tomorrow. Very political, only the US are looked after. Outside of the US different rules apply and you have no say or opinion. If you challenge the US or voice an opinion you will be viewed as a threat to the US who do not have a clue about strategy and are behind the times.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the deadwood and the yes men. Review your employee Retention and the reasons why there is a high turnover of good experienced staff.

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

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