I hope you are safe, healthy and with your loved ones. Hopefully you are not cowering behind a mountain of toilet roll and baked beans whilst being fed the tales of Armageddon from the various news channels. But on a serious note, recent very... — read more
Topics regarding layoffs at Sungard Availability Services
I'm wondering if the company could not turn around its sales performance in one of the best macro economic periods in decades, how are we going to turn it around in a downturn? Thoughts?
Funny how many posts there are that call employees disloyal, negative or out of touch on a website focusing on layoffs! Give me a break! The fact that the company spends money on this team that adds no value to this death spiral shows why the... — read more
Typically take effect 4/1. Are they going to address the issue or just hope that everyone glosses over it?
If you have nothing good to say, say nothing at all. That is the truth. Employees are being misled so that management can hold on to competent employees before they run out of cash. Has anyone looked at how many people are leaving in the... — read more
By now we should all know the vision of our leadership... It's one that changes who we will be while embracing who we were. Its one that revitalizes our position in the market place while maintaining our value to our legacy customers. Its one... — read more
Any word on rasies? Supposed to be in first check in April.
New leadership team are either setting up the books for a sale, or they have been infected with some bizarre brain disease. Customers are deeply unhappy and voice their concerns to their utterly exhausted Service Delivery Managers. Message from the... — read more
If you get an interview at SunGard, ask this one question: what are my prospects for career advancement? Answer: zero. If you want to have a job for 6 to 12 months (tops) and then be sacked with no warning, then this is the place for you.
There were more layoffs yesterday and I'm assuming this week is not done (although I might be wrong.) This round wasn't in the U.S. but that doesn't mean anything these days - I wouldn't be surprised if it spilled over here once again. I'm... — read more
The company who invented Disaster Recovery may have new executive leadership and investors, but it's long-term prospects for keeping the lights on are grim. Everyone is being sold on a "Cloud Connected Highly Available Infrastructure" pitch. But... — read more
Once upon time, people loved Sungard AS for the amazing and talented people who enjoyed working there. That fact alone was a big (huge) driver of both new and existing business. Along the way, Sungard AS invested (million$) in all the wrong products... — read more
Quick question to the team, or to anyone who might hired a lawyer…. Doesn't SungardAS have to give 60 days notice by labor law (WARN) to all employees being laid off? I am not sure why this is not discussed among people who got laid off as no one... — read more
How is this viable and cost effective. Let's throw 40 people worldwide wide at a test, instead of having multiply IR tests running. Do the LT know the figures behind how bad MRP is.
Unless SunGard availability services stops outsourcing nothing will change we will not get new customers. I listen to customers all day the fact that they can't get anybody on the service desk to talk to them you can't even email the service desk... — read more
This company is going down and the Executive are basically milking the hell out of it. Bunch of thieves and no real respect from clients. The funny thing is all clients know how this company is sinking and the sales folks still required to sell!!... — read more
That’s where anyone still at SGAS is. I understand why the execs stay, we see what happened for the Sears and ToysRUs execs. But you... Yes you. I’m talking to you. Why are you still there? Get on that lifeboat and paddle the hell away!
Nobody is forcing anyone to stay employed there. The state of layoffs isn’t new, it might be hitting departments or geographies that it didn’t before - but nobody that has worked there more than a year or two should be shocked that it happens. If you... — read more
This is getting really tiring. Once again we find out about layoffs and once again we are forced to wait for days (weeks) to find out any more details. The latest news is we'll know more by the end of this week, but I'm not willing to bet on it... — read more
Let's consolidated all we know about Sungard Availability Services Layoffs 2020 in this thread.
Tell us about the positive outlook
I never understood why management would not be honest about the ominous situation at AS. Everyone was aware that the company was broken, but there was never the leadership driven urgency of fixing things now or never. It is as if management feared... — read more
Going into the holiday season knowing there will be layoffs shortly thereafter Sungard will never change
Nearly half the company hasn't completed a self assessment. What does that tell you about the morale around here? Are we expecting a salary freeze next year and the performance review makes no difference????
Leadership team got us to this point. why are they still here?
Hearing of layoffs
Anyone bother reading the sneaky Vanguard email that was sent on Thanksgiving day...... right when it would sail right under the radar of 98% of US employees?!?!?!?!
I wish this was true but I don't want to get too excited just yet. Can anybody confirm this?
Will they call ppl on thanksgiving or Christmas this year?
My position is one of value!! I listen to our customers to understand their perspective. I then coordinate with internal resources to resolve their issue and overcome the challenge. Understand that this job is not done however until I confirm that... — read more
Where is OPG? .... Did he get laid off? Not sure if those are just stupid questions or just wishful thinking. People of a negative mindset often default to wishing hardship on others while assuming others are of the same entitled negative... — read more
Hasn’t been around ... was probably someone on the LT who got the boot
People are very nervous about this assessment. Having an external firm come in to assess jobs and productivity is not a good thing in a Chapter 11 company. I am all for positivism, but a little realism in the mix doesn't hurt. These people are going... — read more
If you were thinking we were done, think again. I'm not sure if it will happen before the end of the year, but I'm positive more layoffs are coming. And I'm not talking a few people here and there, I think we are looking at another major... — read more
Is CCL BIPS mature enough to be successful at a scale SunGard wants it to function. I keep hearing that it's not.
The momentum is infectious. New customers are signing, Customers are renewing and Projects are completing on time!!! The future is bright
We’ll see in 3 months...
Things seem to be looking up all around. Even office morale has improved significantly in the past month or so. Does this mean we can finally relax and fully devote ourselves to doing our jobs without a threat of layoffs hanging over our heads?... — read more