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Updated April 20, 2015
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  1. Sales

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SAP full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Market leader with a well respected brand. When you call, prospective customers will speak to you because of this.

    Cons

    Technology is continuing to be outdated. SAP is content to sit on market share and not drive innovation in the market.

    Advice to Management

    imagine if Google had your client base and access to their key processes. What would they do with it? How would they drive innovation?

  2. CSS

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SAP full-time

    Pros

    If you're one of the lucky selected ones (with the right connections) there are a lot of possibilities. Good secondary conditions.

    Cons

    They are to focussed on getting the headcount down, meaning more work is being moved to Shared Services or to the remaining colleagues. Lot's of lay offs as a result. Current focus on Finance jobs, is / will move to other areas.

    Advice to Management

    Do not simply reorganize because it's a trend. The cost involved in people / motivation will be higher in the end.

  3. Senior Director Marketing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAP full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Large organization with many resources

    Cons

    Lots of politics in marketing with endless reorganizations and execs getting fired for not being on the "right team" politically. Organization slow to change the way it markets (very event-dependent). Getting performance data from disconnected legacy system nearly impossible. Hard to get anything done with consensus culture and endless calls with 50 people on with little authority to make decisions.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    VP

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President Engineering in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President Engineering in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at SAP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    leader in application software ERP, SCM.

    Cons

    Many incapable executives whose energies are focusing on protect their own jobs.

    Advice to Management

    clean up the house

  6. Helpful (2)

    A company that's moving to the right direction,,, but very very slowly

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Marketing Associate in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Intern - Marketing Associate in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at SAP as an intern (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A well recognized name that will add much to your resume, salaries are fairly high, flexibility to work remotely in most cases, access to many learning resources and career-improvement activities.

    The company seems to be reading the market signs very well, and it's correcting it's high level strategy to get on track again of being an industry leader in business software, but there's a long way still to go.

    Cons

    The company is very disconnected, there's no consistent company culture, and you never seem to know who's doing what, lots of clashing between teams who are working on very similar activities without any proper alignment.

    There are so many scattered systems that emerge everyday, I can claim that employees spend more than 50% of their time just searching for the right system to do their work, the company is advertising to customers that their products are becoming more simple, but this isn't translating at all on the internal processes!

    Advice to Management

    Be less bureaucratic and stop micro-managing. Try to shift focus on the overall benefit of the company instead focusing on making your managers happier without any real outcome!

  7. Helpful (2)

    a big company, but not anymore a great company...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at SAP full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall, overtime, it offers a nice compensation package, and the people I used to work with were very nice and knowledgable.

    Cons

    One of the main issue with such a large company is that you are used at 20% of your capacity. Some people are fine with this but at the end of the day, I felt unused and I could contribute even more.
    Another issue is that you work on a project for several months and all of a sudden, without notice, the project is stopped and you are dispatched to another team, without any chance to decide wheter or not this is good or bad.

    Advice to Management

    The top management is only dedicated to manage their own carrer rather than the group they are working for. Too much politics here. And globally, you will find much more managers than leaders...

  8. Great challenges, interesting work, good people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director Marketing
    Former Employee - Senior Director Marketing

    I worked at SAP

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    always challenged, very innovative projects

    Cons

    very difficult to move positions or advance in your career without leaving

  9. Too big to not fail

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SAP

    Pros

    Stable, good benefits. Opportunity to move around and grow individually.

    Cons

    No chance of making a difference. Big company sluggishness at its worst.

  10. Helpful (4)

    PS group SFSF

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAP full-time (More than a year)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility work from home.
    Into cloud software. That is nice
    Engg team collaborates with PS team for enhancements which is good

    Cons

    No pay raise for 2 years
    Mgmt says no growth util Sr Mgmt or your current manager leaves company
    Benefits cost to employees increased more than more than 150%, in 2015

    Under estimate work and then ask team to be efficient
    Being in HR space but HR partner never responds to employee emails in time.

    Advice to Management

    Train your management and drive employee growth. Do some anonymous survey about group managers. don't do annual review just for sake of doing. Give at least cost of living pay raise.

  11. Good work life balance, but not a lot of growth in experience.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAP

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Free lunch
    Competitive salary

    Cons

    Difficult to gain a lot of useful experience due to slow process.
    A lot of corporate politics.
    Not a whole lot of motivation to push out quality products. Managers and execs mostly care about getting something out.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to listening to people you manage and let experts do their what they excel at.

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