Upper management not engaged and overworks employees
Senior Manager (Former Employee) – Birmingham, AL – July 8, 2014
I've worked for Sungard for over 14 years, primarily as a contract designer/programmer who was asked back to the company 5 times since 1991. I finally decided to go full time in a different department, and after several years, decided I had enough of the excessive work hours, poor work/life balance and out of touch management. I used to love working at SunGard, but the culture has changed with a revolving door of upper management and inconsistency in management styles, and with a lack of knowledge (and lack of desire to know) about the skillets and experience of staff members.
There was, however, a strong network of resources in the trenches, who got along well with lower management. The lower level management worked together well and were very supportive of each other and their team members, giving coaching, mentoring and commendation regularly.
long work hours, out of touch senior management, poor communication