After the first few years there for me, Sungard Availability Services was taken over by a leveraged buyout company. The entire work environment began to change. It started with the work schedules, which became much less flexible. People seemed to no longer be willing to 'think outside the box', which in my opinion was a hallmark of the company. Employees were constantly in fear for their jobs. And there were a series of staff cuts which turned the company into a bare-bones operation.