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Sungard Availability Services Reviews

Updated 10 Jan 2020

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3.2
55%
Recommend to a Friend
88%
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Sungard Availability Services CEO Michael K. Robinson
Michael K. Robinson
17 Ratings
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  • "Upper management cares only about inflating their golden parachutes(in 41 reviews)

  • "When senior management wanted to fire an employee, they just had to accuse the employee of not(in 29 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "A sinking ship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can work from home.

    Cons

    Toxic experience. Weak management. Do not go there. It's a sinking ship!

    Advice to Management

    None.... can't see a turn-around for the company at this stage. Too much debt, zero growth...a real sinking ship. It's only a matter of time before it completely sinks!

    Sungard Availability Services2018-04-16
  2. "Good work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance Good fun activities Good culture Good appraisal

    Cons

    Many layoffs are happening so Stability can be an issue

    Sungard Availability Services2020-01-02
  3. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Partner Sales Director in Wayne, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great name in disaster recovery

    Cons

    Struggling in the DR space

    Advice to Management

    Need money and vision

    Sungard Availability Services2020-01-11
  4. "Positive trends"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    New Management - positive trends

    Cons

    Industry legacy - expensive solutions

    Sungard Availability Services2020-01-09
  5. "Constantly changing"

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Wayne, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, people really know their craft, some of the best and smartest people work there. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Hard to keep up with changes in management, strategies, focus, etc.

    Advice to Management

    More frequent communications.

    Sungard Availability Services2020-01-03
  6. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance and employee centric organization

    Cons

    None to be experienced so far.

    Advice to Management

    Adaption to newer technologies

    Sungard Availability Services2019-12-20
  7. "Trying to shake off its legacy mindset"

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    Current Employee - Presales Architect in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    early development of a cloud capability

    Cons

    focus on a legacy portfolio in a market place that is decreasing

    Advice to Management

    stop trying to be a "me too"legacy business, evolve to embrace the modern or die

    Sungard Availability Services2019-12-17
  8. "Good people but slow to adapt"

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    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff, management, work life balance

    Cons

    Slow to adapt to change

    Sungard Availability Services2019-12-11
  9. "Amazing experience"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment Great work life balance Appreciate talent

    Cons

    None. Everything is great at SungardAS.

    Sungard Availability Services2019-11-23
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Shrinking and Offshoring"

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    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager 
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sungard Availability Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Large clients, opportunity to work with some large infrastructures. Strong ITIL/ITSM environment.

    Cons

    Company is struggling to keep up with the whole cloud thing. Finally threw in the towel on competing with AWS and partnered with them instead. US workforce has been hollowed out in a big way, offshore centers are in India and Costa Rica.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe start a cloud-migrating consultancy and call it "Sungard Future" or something, get involved in your customer's applications somehow.

    Sungard Availability Services2019-12-05
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