Sungard Availability Services Layoffs

Topics regarding layoffs at Sungard Availability Services

A self destructive mess

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 

No vision

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 

Career-k--ler place to work

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.

DeadPool watch: Can Sungard make it to 2021?

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 

And the layoffs continue...

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 

It's simple math

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 

60 days notice

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 

MRP

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.

You are not safe!

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 

Being forced to wait once again

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 

Dishonest death

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 

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Nobody is forcing anyone to stay employed here

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 

Nothing better than

Going into the holiday season knowing there will be layoffs shortly thereafter Sungard will never change

annual self assessment

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????

OPG what's your Position?

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 

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Goodbye 401k

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?!?!?!?!

More layoffs coming to Sungard AS

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 

We need to be realistic

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 

Can you feel the energy?

The momentum is infectious. New customers are signing, Customers are renewing and Projects are completing on time!!! The future is bright

Are we done with layoffs for now?

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 

Are things really looking up?

Just had a refreshing conversation in the elevator with another employee who shared some positive customer feedback. I see positive posts on social media regarding our team making impacts both in the business community. I am learning of continual... —  read more 

The Next Big Thing

OK, closing another month after filing and guess what... we are all still here. For those of you waiting for some big massive budget cut, focus on something more productive. Sure we will continue to see some churn among our teams. Truth be... —  read more 

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