SAP Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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Pros
  • work life balance is better than any other company (in 331 reviews)

  • good work/life balance (relaxed work environment without stress or pressure) (in 150 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-Life balance is very hard to attain (in 95 reviews)

  • Too much politics at middle-management level (in 38 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Not as good as it used to be

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Process oriented, supportive environment. Good training

    Cons

    Should be no surprise but implementations always run over and canned scenarios never translate to 80% of work done at start of implementation. Arrogance and unresponsiveness outside immediate team members

    Advice to Management

    SAP has been a well-respected, recognized brand and I hope you can keep it that way.


  2. Presales Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Presales Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Presales Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SAP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This existing company is very stable and a player in the marketplace.

    Cons

    The travel can be a bit overwhelming at times throughout the year.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to do the things that you are doing.


  3. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company working on cutting edge technolgy

    Cons

    Green card policy is not good. They file green card till you don't reach last year on h1.

    Advice to Management

    Involve engineers in high level meetings. So they have bigger picture. But overall management is good.


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  5. Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Remote working environment. Great benefits

    Cons

    Management is demanding. Like any big companies, it is hard to keep track of everyone that you work with. There is a good amount of travel.


  6. Marketing

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    lots of employee benefit. Great team work

    Cons

    long drive to work EVERYDAY

    Advice to Management

    no

    SAP Response

    Aug 20, 2015 – Social Recruiting Community

    Thank you for your review, we're proud that you enjoy SAP and the benefits we provide our employees and their families.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Good Company to work for, but watch for "Quiet Reorg's"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at SAP full-time

    Pros

    SAP has always been one of the better tech giants to work for. They are well managed, consistently ranked one on the Top 100 Best places to Work (here in North America), have lot's of great talent and very professional caliber people there. They offer all types of roles, no matter what you do. I have nothing but good things to say about them.

    Cons

    I was recently hit with a reorganization and lost my job. SAP, up until 2014, had a strong history of no layoffs, due to it's Co-CEO arrangement with Bill McDermott (US) and Jim Hagemann Snabe (Germany). However, McDermott took over as the sole CEO in 2014, and that's when the cuts and reorganizations started. It has heavily affected offices in Israel, North American and other locations. SAP is putting an "all-in" strategy into HANA and SAP Cloud, so it's beefing up those areas, while placing less focus (and investment) into other areas of the business (like Middleware tools, for example), so folks on those sides of the business are feeling the heat.

    Advice to Management

    Resteer the SAP HANA and SAP Cloud Story back into what made SAP great in the first place, which was it's ERP/Business Suite vs all HANA. HANA is an in-memory database platform, which is not a solution to all customer's problems. While continuing to build-out SAP Solutions with HANA and Cloud, I would recommend they refocus their energies back to what made them great and what their "core focus" was all along - their depth and breath of business solutions!


  8. Director

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work, higher end of the pay scale, great benefits, strong CEO

    Cons

    Can be really hard to execute across the organization

    Advice to Management

    Continue to simplify the organization and execution

    SAP Response

    Aug 30, 2015 – Social Recruiting Community

    Thank you for your review and advice! We are focused on simplifying the way SAP runs as an organization.


  9. SAP

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities, diverse culture, great people work here

    Cons

    None right now for me


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good company to work for

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed working for SAP - they have great training, try to offer a work-life balance and fantastic benefits.

    Cons

    Germany based company whose German employees generally resent non-European colleagues as they feel they get favored treatment (which is not true).

    Advice to Management

    For a company that says it rarely lays off employees, employees get laid off on a regular basis without any apparent rhyme or reason. Would be nice to allow employees whose jobs are "redundant" to get training to move into "growth" areas of the company.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Current Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at SAP full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, ability to work remotely

    Cons

    Frequent reorgs, shift toward flattened hierarchy limits career advancement opportunities



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