I'm no longer with SGAS, but was there for a long long time. Did layoffs happen in UK? Just wondering cuz I thought UK was the one bright spot and heard they might be spun off at some point. Thx.
Topics regarding layoffs at Sungard Availability Services
Somebody mentioned June layoffs, are they supposed to start this week or sometime later in the month?
As we bid farewell to our colleagues who were pushed in May, it is worth serious consideration as to which names will be pulled from the hat as of next week. Could be any one of us.
Sungard is so badly mismanaged that a complete crash is inevitable. COVID-19 just hastened us on our way to that point. But the management is sure using it as an excuse to justify the poor state of the company - as if everything is the pandemic's... — read more
401 employee match to 50% - oh well at least it's not Zero. And for those of you sitting on the sideline asking why we don't leave and cut our losses...would you leave in the current state the economy is in? Besides they said they will revisit these... — read more
Anyone tired of these BS “partnerships” that go nowhere? Come up with ideas on your own for Godsakes!
He was brought in less than 1 year ago, now he's gone. Anyone know the inside scoop as to why a high-ranking sales and marketing executive like BC left? Or did he get fed up with the losing proposition called "Sungard Availability Services"?
Does anyone know what the Unitas deal means in the long run?
Looks like pre-sales support but I am sure they'll come for network as well.
After last week, I wouldn't be surprised to see a continuation. I haven't heard of any cuts yesterday, but Monday is rarely a day for layoffs.
One thing you can bet your last buck on is that irrespective of the global concerns around pandemics and economic downturn and social upheaval, SG will be steadfast in its plan to get rid of people. Exits throughout May and into June to adjust the... — read more
With covid-19 happening and customers/prospects budgets frozen, what’s the rest of the year look like for the business?
Hahaha nice excuse! Will the C-levels still get their annual bonuses and increases?
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
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????