Thread regarding Sungard Availability Services layoffs

Who else is quitting if they're not laid off?

Severance is the only thing still keeping me here. If layoffs are done and I'm still here, I have no intention of sticking around.

Job market is too good right now to have to suffer through stress caused by the decisions made by our inept management.

So bring it on, I say!

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Post ID: @OP+ZofoS6D

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Who here actually like their job at SgAS? It just seems to me with the time I've been here. That there has been one train wreck after another. It is like an state of Murphy's law.

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Post ID: @oscy+ZofoS6D

In fairness to lfzt, I can't find my prior post to that unnamed perspective employee asking about taking a consultant position at SG. Perhaps he/she didn't take the position. lfzt - put that info in consideration - it appears someone else has asked about such a position and apparently they declined.

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Post ID: @mkzi+ZofoS6D

lfzt,

I sent a post three+ weeks ago to someone considering a consultant position at SG asking, with all the negative feedback, if they should consider taking a consultant position at SG. In my reply post, I indicated that despite all the negative posts, that there still might be a reason that SG might be a benefit to their employment portfolio. Maybe the post was taken down. I don't know if you're the same person or if you're a 'new consultant' asking for direction. If you're the latter, then I pity you. If this is a new post, I'd say it all depends on where you land.

Hell - you have an entire board of opinions upon which to base your opinion - there are even parties who think SG is viable despite a chapter 7 filing.

Having looked for employment in the past, the more you know about the company, the more you are informed about making a good decision. Read thru the posts and make a decision. Geez - back when I looked for jobs all I had were the classifieds in the newspaper and you seem to be indecisive with an entire board of opinions about the company. You know, maybe SG is floundering, but maybe you take a consulting position for a year and it bolsters your resume.

No one can give assurances - grow up.

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Post ID: @mrgr+ZofoS6D

Dear lfzt, this place is a trainwreck. Run!

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Post ID: @lhqc+ZofoS6D

lfzt,

You are browsing the layoff forums of an perspective employer. I think you know the answer to this! All I will say is that I should not had ignored the warnings.

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Post ID: @likc+ZofoS6D

If you have to ask the question in the first place, you already have your answer. Good luck in whatever you choose to do.

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Post ID: @lyma+ZofoS6D

It's hard to ask, but should I consider working for this company as a consultant or not? I am.colose.to accepting an offer.

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Post ID: @lfzt+ZofoS6D

They don’t even tell you face to face anymore .. they call you

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Post ID: @2dyv+ZofoS6D

1cce - I remember that rif, it was one of the lowest points in SG history and left many good employees out of work. It also left those of us with jobs bitter and thinking it could/will happen to us too, down the road. I always hated the way they handled rifs, at times escorting good people with security to their work station, watching your every move as you got your jacket or purse and told they would mail the rest to you. Some were escorted out right from exit interview. I never liked the way they handled layoffs but is there a better way?, I am sure other companies probably have handled it with more finesse but I have not heard of any first hand. When my day comes I hope I don't take it personal but I know I will - I get it, believe me. I hope you have found a great job and you are happy there and have been able to use your experience at SG to your advantage.

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Post ID: @2voz+ZofoS6D

ZofoS6D-1cce,

Hope you found a better place to work at.

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Post ID: @1ihu+ZofoS6D

1uoz - I find your post honest, and raw... I was caught up in the RIF in Jan 2018.... after being told repeatedly that my work was “role model” quality, I was shown the door... what was most disappointing is the day before, I lost access to many sgas applications and the help desk was not able to give any explanation... do you and your family a favor and get out now if you need to keep working.... at the end, sgas will show zero respect for your years of service....

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Post ID: @1cce+ZofoS6D

Been here a chunk of time. Seen Sungard at its best and now sadly at it's worst. So yes I think I've earned (we've) earned a payout when the time comes. TO be truthful, my job is very accommodating, my manager is good to me but then I've been good to my company and have given my best. I'll continue to do so until the lights are turned off for the last time, or when they show me the door. Good luck to you all, my hopes as you can see are low but always wish the best outcome for this company that was good to me in it's hey day.

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Post ID: @1uoz+ZofoS6D

Exactly! What leadership? There is ZERO communication .....beyond the daily IT outage emails. They are obviously all tied up with their own exit strategies. Very disappointing.

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Post ID: @1vbe+ZofoS6D

“Be honest you could care less about the company, the customers or your teammates.”

Stupid comment. This company is dead. There’s nothing to care for. Dude, it’s over. And as for caring about customers and teammates: first, what customers? They’re bailing on Sungard AS because they know it’s a loser scenario. So they don’t care about us. As for teammates, most are planning exit strategies. Time to move on, pal. This company (the leadership) never cared about us or its own future with industry changes and just drove it all into the ground.

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Post ID: @1pns+ZofoS6D

I wouldn’t doubt that they’ll stop

The 401k Match and free parking .. they’re looking to cut costs ... along with offshoring long term employees over to India for cheap labor ... they’ll start nickel and diming everything else ....

It was such a great company to work for

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Post ID: @1yjx+ZofoS6D

Is it true the 401k matching is stopping?

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Post ID: @1jcr+ZofoS6D

It's over for this company and you will see a sharp change soon. 401k contributing.....gone, free parking for City people, Philadelphia. Gone. They can't even afford, hot water in Philadelphia they shut it off, rug company that change the SunGard rugs, gone, people that water plants, gone. Security at night down to one, but don't leave your post. Custodian 2 guys for 5 floors. Customer leaving like crazy. A real joke

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Post ID: @1csf+ZofoS6D

After 15 years at SunGard, my office was shut-down. In fairness, we weren't laid off and were transitioned as virtual office employees. Working remotely, getting into the office for a face-to-face with the new CEO isn't easy. I find it odd that there wasn't even an option to dial-in on this meetup with the CEO. Pair this with the postings on this board that layoffs - though small in scope - are continuing. Add on that there appears to be no change in direction. I don't find any of this promising. While I appreciate that a face-to-face is more personal, these are modern times - opening a bridge isn't difficult. But, I digress.

For all the positive posts in this forum, I'm completely convinced that you are offshore employees. State-side, day-to-day operations are completely spotty. You can't count on anyone to respond to pending issues. State-side, this is all a game of hand-it-off to the next guy. I suspect the reason for the pass-the-buck culture is that a lot of folks are looking for new jobs. SunGard isn't a huge organization so maybe what I'm seeing day-to-day is just from one perspective.

That being said, there's still a large clientele needing service but it really seems like a house of cards.

Have I thought about quitting? Only for the low morale. If leadership was able to aptly convince me that there is something to work for, I might not consider quitting a temptation. So far, I haven't even heard from the LT - old guard or new guard. Revenue has been in decline year-after-year - why would I not think the worst?

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Post ID: @1xhk+ZofoS6D

I agree with -zd1

Your post demonstrates a complete disregard for those around you. Be honest you could care less about the company, the customers or your teammates. Your selfish comments are most likely coupled with a negative attitude and less then productive work ethic.

Pathetic.

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Post ID: @1xtl+ZofoS6D

I can truly related. It is sad but true and can imagine many people throughout the company feels the same way. After many many many many rounds of layoffs - it takes an toll.

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Post ID: @qxy+ZofoS6D

Do what you gotta do. It's a free country, brotha.

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Post ID: @xat+ZofoS6D

Your post says it all. Do us all a favor and leave.

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Post ID: @zdl+ZofoS6D

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