Sungard Availability Services

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Sungard Availability Services Reviews

Updated 22 January 2015
Updated 22 January 2015
313 Reviews
2.6
313 Reviews
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Sungard Availability Services CEO Andrew A. Stern
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is decent, but only b/c there is no urgency or direction in the organization (in 22 reviews)

  • Work from home policy was also very beneficial (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • The culture that upper management has created doesn't bodge well for long-term success (in 23 reviews)

  • Senior management out of touch with the actual impediments to performing the work (in 15 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sr QA Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Pune
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Pune

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services

    Pros

    Good work culture and life balance
    Competitive compensation
    Employee benefits are good.
    May provide new learning opportunities

    Cons

    No real quality engineering work in software products
    For Developers and QA there are no real products to work on
    May lend one in phase of not quality work and learning and no growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top management needs strong person to get real engineering work done in the company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Its nice to be with this new Organisation.

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

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Its been more than a year, this is a small newly separated company from Sungard. Opportunities are immense and after US management directly took over, they are working towards employee satisfaction. If you are interested in some technology or want to work with other teams, transfer to other teams is easy. Work pressure is moderate, and people are friendly and ready to help except few. Company gives good hike to experienced candidates and good opportunity to learn for freshers. Top management is approachable, and even if they are busy, they will give you time.
    Transport facility is nice, free home pick up drop, people from Talegaon (45 Kms) are traveling to EON Kharadi everyday, work from home option is there, so if you are not well or have other work, you can work opt that option (if your role is not direct customer facing). Overall, I would advice my friends to join this company, its a good experience. You would like to come to office everyday.

    Cons

    Infrastructure is small (may be because i have worked with Wipro, Infy with massive campuses), 2 floors only in Pune, but as company is fairly new, its expanding in other cities as well.
    Some of the mid management is useless and partial towards some employees, but that is ok, that much favoritism is in every organisation with obvious reasons.
    Old HR people are useless, un-hygienic and dominating, new HRs are friendly and active.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company work environment is great but please take feedback from all employees for every department.
    Please arrange a skip meetings/interactions with the top management and employees (team wise or department wise) for a fruitful session.
    Please give appraisal and do market corrections, and don't give excuse that its a new company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great technology exposure and work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Lead Network Implementation in Pune
    Former Employee - Team Lead Network Implementation in Pune

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Decent salary
    Great work culture
    Lots of opportunities to learn technology

    Cons

    To many hierarchies won't let you lets your voice to reach the right forum

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the same work culture and increase the channels of communication within the organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Exciting Jobs

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

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services

    Pros

    Vast opportunities on technology side, good pay, flexible working hours. Flexible working hours and location. Employees are given free hand. Job profile is enriched including technical and customer exposure.

    Cons

    Heavy work loads causing stress sometimes. No good tools for handling day to day operations is another reason. Management could show more maturity in standardizing SOP

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work for more Standardization of processes and Use proficient tools

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Easy Company to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services

    Pros

    Less Work Pressure, Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Small company , No OnSite Oppirtunity

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Potential to be a good company

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

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay package and above average policies

    Cons

    Very poor, myopic, shallow, inexperienced and gold digger India l leadership and HR Management is pathetic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to Senior LT....India LT needs overhaul if the company wants to retain real talent long term..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad Company

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

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    work was good and could be better
    nothing else
    not
    testing
    manual
    automation

    Cons

    1. lesser salary hired.
    2. no retention policy.
    2. manager sucks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to start off with for firewalls

    Current Employee - Network and Security Engineer in Pune
    Current Employee - Network and Security Engineer in Pune

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    learning opportunities are good for everyone!

    Cons

    Salary hikes, management policies, shift timings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office culture, compensation, training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Good company to start your career

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

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Well known in Disaster Recovery Services. Presents good opportunities if you are in right hands. Salary is good. Work life balance is awesome.

    Cons

    Your tenure does not bring you any glamour. You will be always treated as a new employee.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Its okay to work place

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

    I have been working at Sungard Availability Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Awsm work life balance. Good Package

    Cons

    Very less learning opportunities. Politics inside the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to provide more chances to employee for learning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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