Sungard Availability Services

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Updated 22 April 2015
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Sungard Availability Services CEO Andrew A. Stern
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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. Professionally Satisfying experience and very good work life balance

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

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    First thing first - the managers here are groomed very well to understand the concerns of employees and address them in a good professional way.
    The work life balance which I had here was really amazing. I could do study French language while doing work and my managers helped me to do that.
    Infrastructure is good. Appraisals are done on time and they are on average good.
     Freedom to learn and expand yourself into new areas of your profession.

    Cons

    Not many here that I found.
    There are not many extra curricular activities that I found. Also the internal technical trainings for employees were less.

    Advice to Management

    They should continue to groom the managers the way they have done so far. They give them freedom but with responsibilities to maintain good work life balance among their teams and this in turns works towards the overall success of the company. Only a satisfied and happy employee can help the company to grow and success.

  2. Helpful (1)

    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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  3. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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  5. 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  6. 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Work for more Standardization of processes and Use proficient tools

  7. Helpful (2)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  8. 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

  9. Helpful (2)

    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    na

  10. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    learning opportunities are good for everyone!

    Cons

    Salary hikes, management policies, shift timings

    Advice to Management

    Office culture, compensation, training

  11. 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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

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