SAP
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Updated Jul 9, 2014
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SAP CEO Bill McDermott

Bill McDermott

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    Development Architect (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsIt is very large well run company, very stable with good benefit, such as various resource to get training, flexible working hour, and free lunch. Great working environment in Palo Alto Campus.

    ConsMost of products are home grown, a little bit off from the new technologies which are popular outside the company. Two many re-org. which sometimes cause big overhead. There are two many layers on the management structure.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay focused, and avoid too frequent strategy changes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Hopefully will improve under once CEO, Bill -- and Vishal's resignation

    Sen Director (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsSAP has this massive install base of ERP systems, so the "opportunity is SAP's to lose". Unfortunately we do seem to be losing one battle after another, with the likes of Salesforce.com and Workday simply eating our lunch.

    ConsPromotions are basically "who you know" and I've been bounced around too many times and looked over. The best people tend to leave once they see they are not going to be recognized .... Most senior management place higher value on externals - so generally you can expect to remain stuck.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSAP needs to learn to begin with the individual user. Stop taking super complicated solutions from Walldorf, hosting them, and calling it a "cloud solution"....

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good for a long time, but has gone downhill over the past five years.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat bonuses, good vacation policy, community-oriented, decent medical benefits, very smart people to work with in general. The company does a good job of taking care of and up-skilling new employees with the long view of their success.

    ConsAttrition of benefits over time, quarterly focus on profits degrades quality, work-life balance is way off. Travel is the norm for most consultants and sales people, but SAP takes it to an extreme. The expectation for working during off-hours has been heightened in the past 3-4 years. The recent realignment to a cloud-based business model is causing a great bit of internal upheaval. Recent layoffs have hurt morale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe focus on quarterly performance and trying to squeeze more work out of salaried employees is hurting quality and depressing morale.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Flexible work options, good experience, not so much in culture

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Newtown Sq, PA

    ProsFlexible work options are available (working from home is an option in many cases), lots of room to learn, many resources available to employees

    ConsLot of acquisition means restructuring, which means your position can turn out to be not what you signed up for, older methodology means some of their new endeavors, e.g., mobile, cloud, can seem pretty antiquated compared to startup products, compensation isn't great, culture isn't very relaxed outside of SAP Labs

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on bringing in new blood (university hires), smaller teams that focus on specific aspect of a solution, and read what the blogs are saying about HANA and mobile products

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company if you are German or wark at regional HQ

    Senior Director Finance (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsFor employees in Germany: Employment security, great benefits, wonderful resources, opportunity to try different career paths with little experience.

    For employees that reside in regional headquarters there are many opportunties for career advancement. Executive leadership is very supportive of promoting talent and for taking chances on High Potential Individuals to assume new roles where they have little experience.

    Cons-Constant change in Executive leadership
    -Unclear long term strategic vision
    -Constant opoerations/process changes
    -Very few opportunities for Sr Level Finance positions in the West Coast

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company but keeps on reorganizing itself and changes it's course of direction between sales and engineering

    Senior Director (Current Employee)
    Newtown Square, PA

    ProsCompensation is good, and if in the right place you will work in cutting edge technologies

    ConsLimited personal growth, culture could get confrontational

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are probably good engineers but need to become better at managing people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I thought I found a gem of a company when I learned Software Giant SAP was in Old Town Scottsdale

    Inside Sales Executive (Current Employee)
    Scottsdale, AZ

    Pros1. Well-known in IT industry 2. Free lunch program 3. Lots of tools for personal development 4. Smart people to network with.

    ConsSimple...Management in the Scottsdale office. They ask us to run deals as if we were in the field and then reward us with scavenger hunts. Morale is so bad, yet management thinks nothing is wrong and continues to go to lunch with each other and hang out on the weekend and attend each other's weddings. Describing management as delusional would be a compliment. If you come to work at SAP...don't go to Scottsdale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis only applies to Scottsdale. There are good people in this office and you are treating them poorly. If you want them to focus more on the dials to find business rather than dials for job interviews elsewhere, you need to think more strategically to motivating your employees. Even the newer people are getting a bad impression early on from the negativity coming from tenured reps.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    ProsLunch was free and it was not a long commute

    ConsThis company was very hard to grow with and move on to other positions. Work life balance was very hard depending on your manager.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good opportunities to learn, too many people doing the same things

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExposure to broad array of technologies
    World class go-to-market and Sales
    Freedom to think creatively, but ability to execute is limited

    ConsVery different company than it was 4+ years ago.
    Lots of political infighting is preventing progress
    Extremely difficult to get anything done

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    Pretty good company but was better before.

    Product Manager (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    Pros- Free lunch, drink, and good coffee.
    - Salary and bonus are pretty good, especially the bonus part.
    - Good matching for 401k.
    - If you work there for a long time, you will have a lot of vacation.

    Cons- No stock option.
    - Too many reorgs.
    - Politics are getting more regular and can be fierce at times.
    - Old (good) cultures are gone. This can be tough to get motivated.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease bring back the caring and friendly culture of old and again treat employees with respect and dignity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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