SunGard Availability Services
2.4 of 5 242 reviews
www.sungardas.com Wayne, PA 1000 to 5000 Employees

SunGard Availability Services Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
SunGard Availability Services – San Ramon – “View of the mountain from the office”

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28% Approve of the CEO

SunGard Availability Services CEO Andrew A. Stern

Andrew A. Stern

(100 ratings)

27% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good Learning Opportunity Work-Life Balance is good"
    in 10 reviews
  • "great place to learn new skills"
    in 7 reviews
Cons:
  • "Most of the upper management has only been with the company 3 years or less"
    in 20 reviews
  • "Senior management out of touch with the actual impediments to performing the work"
    in 15 reviews
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good company for a beginner

Systems Administrator (Current Employee)
Pune

I have been working at SunGard Availability Services full-time for more than a year

Prosgood environment to work, work culture

Conspersonal growth is less than company growth.

Advice to Senior Managementneed to concentrate on hike provided to the employee

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Satisfying

Incident Manager (Current Employee)
Pune

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

ProsThe work environment is healthy and loads of technologies can be learnt on this platform

ConsIn my role there is lack of staffing, which makes it difficult to take a break/leaves

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to hire more people.

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ok to work

Team Lead (Current Employee)
Pune

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

Prosflexible work timings, support,

Conswork, no transport, policies, vision, salary structure

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World Class MNC

Manager IT (Current Employee)
Pune

I have been working at SunGard Availability Services full-time for more than a year

ProsFast growing with lots of oppurtunities

Consrelatively inexperienced 2-3 level eadership

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Learning Opportunity.Work-Life Balance is good

Network Engineer I (Former Employee)
Pune

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

ProsGood Learning Opportunity Work-Life Balance is good

ConsThere is no cons..you will enjoy working here

Advice to Senior ManagementNo

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good work life balance and exposure

Senior Network Engineer (Current Employee)
Pune

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

ProsWork life balance. Technical exposure. Unbiased promotion.

ConsManagement quality seems to be deteriorating. Employees are being recruited based on less salary and not on quality. Lot of cost cutting lately.

Advice to Senior ManagementRecruit good employees who can do the level of work that is required. Stop recruiting freshers and expect them to do the work of an experienced engineer.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good

Database Administrator (Current Employee)
Pune

I have been working at SunGard Availability Services full-time for more than a year

ProsWork environment is great. You learn a lot

ConsProcess are not in place like service industry.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A great place to work, Variety of Technology Services offered to Customers.

Senior Storage Engineer (Current Employee)
Pune

I have been working at SunGard Availability Services full-time for more than a year

ProsIndeed a variety of solutions, a defined approach to delivering customer expectations. Value addition to engineers working on the different technologies.

ConsNeed to flexibility to solutions offered to Customers. Expand the scope of services than the current level.

Advice to Senior ManagementInnovation needs to be focused for the solutions offered.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Needs improvement. worst management ever

Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Pune

I have been working at SunGard Availability Services full-time

Pros- Technically very good infrastructure. Nice facilities and administration.
-got to learn diverse things. Infrastructure is huge and got to work upon Latest technologies.
- Salaries on time

Cons- Worst management ever. Spin-off of this small organisation has made it worse.
- Live example - how worse a company can become from the best.
- Miss the days when a company actually used to care for its clients
- Horrible senior management. No proper management techniques applied.
- Senior management is clueless and always in a hurry to implement half cooked things.
- Employee feedback is never taken. Policies (sorry rules) are forced on the employees without showing a little care towards them.
- Promotions procedures and allowances are stuck in old century.
- Directionless management. No one knows what they are doing :-P Soon the company would be at bottom if this continues.
- Technically - Horrible documentation within the organisation ever seen in the world. No one knows where to find the important stuff. You literally have to "Hunt" for the stuff you need and it usually takes an hour and half to get it handy and start further process.
- I doubt HR department exists on the floor (EON, Pune). If any, not sure what they do. Never felt their existence except while forcingup the torturing policies on the employees
- Too much cost cutting. Getting a feel that it is going to be a bankrupt in a few.

Advice to Senior ManagementAdvice? LOL.. Anyhow that's not going to be considered but anyways. Just take a sincere feedback from employees.
- Employees are not donkeys. Pay the right allowances for extra work. Don't just think to screw them by applying torturing policies

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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SunGard Availability Services India Review

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Pune

I have been working at SunGard Availability Services full-time for more than a year

Pros- teams of dedicated professionals who are focussed in delivery. Direct interactions with external clients
- Work life balance
- Good infrastructure (EON Office, Pune)

Cons- Bad Sr management ever, with poor skills in both management and technique
- lower salary compared to similar jobs
- Siloed structure with limited growth opportunity.
- BU driven company no freedom for any decisions outside BU
- No employee retention policy.
- Small organization the works like a org with 10k + engineers on board
- Sr Management is clueless about direction and focus, compounded by the fact that they have no idea how AS runs its business.

Advice to Senior Management- Take two up reviews and use the upward feedback sincerely
- No Career advancement - Promotions and jobs are still stuck in the 20th century processes.
- Conflicting personalites can make it a frustrating environment and there are HR issues.
- The best engineer does not necessarily make the best manager.
- Make it less bureaucratic and ensure policies and rules are not counter productive

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

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