Thread regarding Sungard Availability Services layoffs

Anyone see a turnaround soon?

Aside from OPG?

I’m guessing the vultures are still looking to strike

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Aww man what is this 8mfj post that I missed?

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Post ID: @9www+10byEqPG

With posts like 8mfj left recently this site is eventually going to be sued or shut down

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Post ID: @9ufi+10byEqPG

If you provide specific names of company employees, the webadmin will delete the post.

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Post ID: @9kbj+10byEqPG

Holy s**t, 8mfj just unloaded, doesn't like certain departments and people at Sungard, harsh but entertaining

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Post ID: @8tbl+10byEqPG

God damn this is good reading.....the truth always comes out for those who support / believe in reality. So many years and good people wasted by false hope.....As long as the LT made their comps at year end, why worry about the backbone people who gave some much for so little in return.....As Dandy used to sing......"turn out the lights....the party's over".

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Post ID: @8txr+10byEqPG

Wait, what? There was a SW guy that got riffed because he had a Rif question? Really?

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Post ID: @7eak+10byEqPG

who needs cloud when you have seats and cololololololololol.

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Post ID: @7ima+10byEqPG

Seriously through when AS was around did anyone whom asked those "reduction in force" types of questions ever gotten the boot besides that poor software person?

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Post ID: @7qqa+10byEqPG

Maybe MR will implement an ask the questions you have without fear of losing your job policy?

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Post ID: @7tqo+10byEqPG

Let’s master our all hands call first.

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Post ID: @6kyv+10byEqPG

The new strategy is.......sell space sell cheap. Just be a data center that host customers no service. Just sell cheap. They want us to be the Walmart of data centers. That's a quote!! Lol what a joke.

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Post ID: @6yqc+10byEqPG

Once they decided to offshore the sme’s And most of operations they prob should have just called it quits

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Post ID: @3fui+10byEqPG

Well the culture is so toxic. I have noticed this in the years being there that teams would pass the buck when it is clearly an matter that concerns them. Leaving me or someone else to be soloed in to address concerns. Now its gotten to the point that I'm passing the buck back.

Offshore issue is they work off of an script and anything complex would be directed back to onshore. Often enough the people left were the key people.

I can not really blame the customers for leaving. Their support basically left the company and outsourced out to someone in India using an script. Personal relationships are severed with the customers.

Now the on shore issue is many people are now quitting. Now people whom barely understand their own job in the first place are being promoted too quickly through favoritism.

Then the issue i see prevalent is own contributions to the company gets reset. For example there could be either sales or cost savings goals which gets reached at an individual level yet at reviews it goes unannounced and pitched as if it never happened.

Oh yeah all this on top of low morale hedging on the fact that proper support has been removed and also any day anyone could be next to be cut!

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Post ID: @3wey+10byEqPG

No – customers leaving shouldn't be celebrated. I think you're seeing the upvotes because it doesn't surprise ppl who are at SG. The company is so silo'd that day to day you'll see 'that's not our dept.' Add on that staffing has been outsourced to inexperienced staff. Add on that many long term experienced staff have left. There's a very tribal culture at SG - teams fight between each other. There are knee-jerk reactions to blame one team or another when there's a failure. For really tough issues, teams are quick to send it off to someone else - maybe they're too busy or maybe they just don't feel up to task. Regardless, SG feels like a house of cards. It takes very strong leadership to make outsourcing and this silo'd approach to work - ppl have to cooperate rather abdicate their responsibilities. Unfortunately SG runs on such a stringbean staff I don't think we're going to see solidarity any time soon.

The petty insults being lobbed at each other on this board are sure to get deleted by the webadmin. Not sure why ppl take these comments so personally.

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Post ID: @3grw+10byEqPG

As much as I want to believe, I'm not confident in this new group running the show. They haven't shown me anything yet except disorganization. I'm actually starting to miss AS.

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Post ID: @2ngn+10byEqPG

“Most of us left will be lucky to get one week severence”

Damn ... go back and get your GED

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Post ID: @2qff+10byEqPG

“Most of us left”.... tells me differently.

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Post ID: @2gnd+10byEqPG

We are still here ... Reread the post again

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Post ID: @2zla+10byEqPG
  • 2jhl

If you are no longer at SGAS then why do you keep visiting this site and posting?

Your intent is not good. You want us who are still here to fail... that’s the only way you will be satisfied.

Your selfish ways are wishing all of us harm because of your contempt for who was your previous leadership.

Shame on you and others like you.

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Post ID: @2cwy+10byEqPG

@10byEqPG-2rob Really blame no one but ourselves..... get real. AS did nothing right and drove this ship hard into the beach and still walks away with what $5-10 million.

Most of us left will be lucky to get 1 week severance. The day of reckoning for the rest of the yes men and the rest of the V crowd is coming. MR is cleaning house and its only a matter of time till the rest fall.

Catastrophically bad decisions are not made at the employee level they are made at the VP+ level.

We have seen this over and over.

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Post ID: @2jhl+10byEqPG

“we haven’t kept up with technology for 20 years”

The sheer audacity that AS makes this comment to the Press just prior to his departure. He basically stabbed all remaining employees in the back figuratively speaking. Completely a BS statement to make to the Press. So many good and talented folks at Sungard (this is no joke) even now and especially in years past. It’s not that Sungard hasn’t kept up with technology, it more like poor strategic decisions we’re made by the leadership team year after year after year. Had no idea what they wanted to be (Colo provider? Cloud provider? MS Provider? App/DB provider? DR provider? Etc.). It’s all about VISION. Instead, a “jack of all trades” product portfolio evolved and an “experts at none” service delivery model resulted. Millions of $$$ spent in between Call it an identity crisis and blame it on the failed VISION of the leadership team.

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Post ID: @2pln+10byEqPG

Regardless of the what the Press quoted anyone said.... no existing employee should be promoting and agreeing with the losses and failures their team and colleagues are experiencing. This speaks volumes to the intent of those individuals. Blame no one but yourselves.

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Post ID: @2rob+10byEqPG

Let’s be serious though ...AS did monumental damage to the companies reputation by admitting we haven’t kept up
With technology for 20 years ... given that ... the ch 11 ... the offshoring of jobs to cheap labor ... would you stick around as a customer?

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Post ID: @2ghy+10byEqPG

So I see here that someone poses as a customer and indicates they are leaving... and some of you actually like the comment.

Unreal. Pathetic

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Post ID: @2edg+10byEqPG

I’m not in sales .. what are the incentives

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Post ID: @1lvn+10byEqPG

leadership (aka Colo MR and Workplace RW) will regret the new 'sales incentives'.

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Post ID: @1acu+10byEqPG

I'm a customer. We're pulling up stakes soon.

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Post ID: @1twh+10byEqPG

Lots of customer activity? Lol ..Not in a good way .... if you think our customers are enthusiastic about all the changes they had to endure then you are an oblivious fool

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Post ID: @ixx+10byEqPG

Yes... I do. Lots of momentum and customer activity!!

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Post ID: @smq+10byEqPG

Unless there's some clandestine strategy being cooked up that's outside my awareness, nothing's changed.

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Post ID: @clu+10byEqPG

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