SAP Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
1,989 Reviews
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Pros
  • good work/life balance (relaxed work environment without stress or pressure) (in 321 reviews)

  • Relaxed work environment without a huge amount of stress or pressure (in 148 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is encouraged, but some positions make it difficult to maintain (in 94 reviews)

  • Disproportionate non-technical middle management in charge of technical projects (in 37 reviews)

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  1.  

    Business development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Newtown Square, PA
    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Newtown Square, PA

    I worked at SAP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free lunch, gym, good benefits, stock plans

    Good internal training on solutions and job function related topics

    Great company events

    Cons

    Bonus plans & goals don't get finalized until late Q1. Performance metrics are generic and arbitrary

    Annual sales team shuffle and management changes leads to confusing q1

    Everyone is a "director" but if not in sales not sure what they do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make metrics & goals more relevant to individual not just form to mark complete for HR

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Internship Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GCO Presales Consultant in Newtown Square, PA
    Current Employee - GCO Presales Consultant in Newtown Square, PA

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

    Pros

    Very sleek office
    Great corporate culture
    Lots of opportunities for networking and personal growth

    I was able to make lasting connections which helped me transition between several positions throughout my internship. I was offered part-time positions while taking classes and turned an initial 6 month internship into 2 years and counting.

    Cons

    Lack of work at times.

    In two of the roles I worked in I had a lot of down time. Even when I asked co-workers for additional work, it was rarely provided.

    On the plus side, SAP offers various free courses you can take to gain extra experience when you have nothing else to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make interns feel more important to the team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    SAP is a decent company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Education in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Education in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at SAP full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are above average for my job.
    Management at least talks about a good work/life balance

    Cons

    Too much of a boys club at the top
    Margin is emphasized above all else
    You have to be in sales to become anyone at SAP.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop doing so many reorgs and outsourcing jobs. The fabric of the company is slowly unravelling

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Developer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance, Great People to work with

    Cons

    Not Open enough, sometime too serious, people is afraid of asking question

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More Open

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at SAP full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great, stable business. Management cares about employee satisfaction. Lots of traveling, always business class and good benefits.

    Cons

    Too many reorgs and mid-management instability.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAP full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Sap has Great work culture

    Cons

    Sap Salary are going down every year

  8.  

    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    The working environment is very friendly, although it is a big corporation. Benefits are good, lunch is provided. And most important, the communication is transparent from management to employee

    Cons

    Reorganization happens quite often, it led to unexpected future for working project. However, the job is stable most of the time,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider feedback of employee and developer for project's potential future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome...until upper management started changing things.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at SAP as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good contractor rate. Professional and nice people in my small group.

    Cons

    Mid and upper level management didn't know how to sell my group's services and sales are drying up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more autonomy to groups you acquire, at least until you understand their business model.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Wonderful, smart and approachable people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interaction Designer
    Current Employee - Interaction Designer

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

    Pros

    Good work ethics, employee satisfaction.

    Cons

    None that I could think of at the back of my head. Not the most creative environment for UX people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SAP as an intern

    Pros

    They are in the process of recreating themselves with new innovative products. Good opportunities in my 10 years at SAP. The compensation has been very good and leadership has been solid.

    Cons

    Travel, 24/7 work culture, lack of work/life balance

    Recommends

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