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Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.8 1,794 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

SAP CEO Bill McDermott

Bill McDermott

(740 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good for now, but outlook for technical employees uncertain

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe departments I've been involved with are accepting of remote working and flexible hours.
    Decent benefits, with 401K matching and contributions to HSA.
    Interesting projects to work on.

    ConsAt the time of this review, there is a major re-org taking place in North America. Entire technical teams (dev, QA, doc, support, management) are being laid off, and whoever is left has to pick up the slack on already short-handed teams. If you're looking in the Bay Area, it's probably alright, but I'd be wary of smaller locations, as their days may be numbered.

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    Large company, complicated processes

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood pay, great benefits, flexible hours, ability to work remotely

    ConsCompany is so large and internal processes are overly complicated. It's terribly difficult and frustrating to get anything done because of all the road blocks.

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    IT Support (Former Employee)
    Newtown Square, PA

    ProsGood people to work with.

    ConsNo work life balance to speak of!

    Advice to Senior Managementwork-life balance

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    ERP trying to be CLOUD

    Sales (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsGood compensation and benefits, internal networking opportunities, talented people, good opportunities to move into management

    ConsExtremely political, behind the technology curve, big, big company that's disconnected, relies too much on legacy SAP shops and slow to innovate

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing the best you can with the resources you have

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Product Management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat People, Diverse Culture , Learn a lot, Successful Company, Work closely with custoimers

    ConsToo many changes, re-organization almost the norm

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop the constant changes, choose long term strategy and execute

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great technology, good top management, weak HR, inexperienced international immigration lawyers

    Senior Solutions Engineer (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsInternational workforce, the pride of working with the most impactful company in the enterprise space, market rate compensation, generous vacation policy and benefits, free lunch, gym on premise at large offices, recent innovation in game changing technology, good top management, great logistics and transition process for international transfers

    ConsWeak HR management in implementing immigration policies for top talents combined with poorly experienced immigration lawyers, promotions are dependent only on the personal wishes of a manager irrespective of real performance display, long and painful approval processes, over emphasis on online learning and lack of personal touch, recent departure of several key players from leadership roles.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTop recommendation would be to find better lawyers for the international immigration process as the current team is inexperienced in handling time sensitive and complex cases ( and that goes beyond one individual employee alone). Device a flexible performance appraisal process that considers extra ordinary circumstances for individual resources rather than a one size fits all approach. Create a redressal mechanism for employees to express discontent with employee manager relationship without the fear of retaliation and adverse consequences.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    SAP's cultural conundrum...

    Sales (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsSmart people, great eco-system, strong assets and customer install base

    ConsInternal politics and confusion around messaging. Have struggled to pay people correctly and on time. Still focused in the on premise world and need to adjust more rapidly to be "the cloud company"

    Advice to Senior ManagementTransparency, Environment of Trust, Execute on the Simplification Message, Truly embrace the cloud, Need to make a radical change to stop good people from leaving

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Too many layers

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent pay; decent bonuses
    Great colleagues

    ConsWhenever layoffs occur, all global locations are affected except Germany
    Time off is very uneven among all locations

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen more; talk less

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Typical Large Company

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsThe Company has great benefits and great pay.

    ConsThe company decision-making process is simply too "silo-ed". The right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing, and it leads to decisions that can be detrimental to the entire organization (because the decision was made with the good of a single organization in mind).

    Advice to Senior ManagementBreak down the silos. Product decisions need to be made at a product level, with input from each of the silos that are affected by it. Not making decisions within a single silo that affect every silo that the product touches.

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

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    Exciting but manic

    Senior Presales Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of opportunity, somewhat decent work life balance, great people, access to resources, great customers

    ConsLate and incoherent strategy for cloud offerings, pressure on individual contributors to produce the strategy that is not yet there, great people yet very odd culture driven by fear, I agree with other review stating too many nontechnical managers over technical processes, strategy changes every 4-6 months disrupting momentum

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet coherent cloud strategy in place, get Suite optimized for cloud, pare down to smaller set of good products

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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