SAP Reviews

Updated August 30, 2014
Updated August 30, 2014
1,886 Reviews

3.8
1,886 Reviews
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SAP CEO Bill McDermott
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • SAP has a great work life balance with lots of opportunities to work from home (in 284 reviews)

  • Relaxed work environment without a huge amount of stress or pressure (in 136 reviews)


Cons
  • In general work life balance is good, past 2013 year it has been bad for me (in 78 reviews)

  • Disproportionate non-technical middle management in charge of technical projects (in 36 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work if you happen to be with a good manager

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    Current Employee - Development Director  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Development Director in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Good and smart people, deep-rooted respect for the product, most people believe in core values defined by SAP. Fair salary, good benefit package. You can work here all your life.

    Cons

    It is very easy to manipulate and misuse the system and create your own small mafia-group and go unnoticed and unpunished for a very long time. Keep in mind, that it represents only 10% of the company. You have to be unlucky to fall in this group - unfortunately it does exist and there is no escape if you are trapped there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It will be so disappointing if SAP Management gets it advice from Glassdoor but you must at least try to find the bad apples in the management layer - the ones who are not aligned with people and do not believe in SAP core values.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Environment

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Administrator  in  Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Administrator in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at SAP as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good exposure, great learning curve, good colleagues, nice work-life balance

    Cons

    none I can think of.

  3.  

    very much in demand every one wants to learn.

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at SAP full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    will get good jobs anywhere in top rating

    Cons

    little hard to learn need more attention

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get more practical and small chapters to learn

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fantastic!! If you like working with smart people, SAP is the place to be.

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Software is one of the best industries to work for and SAP is one of the leaders in the software industry. As an employee, you have opportunities for personal growth. Since a lot of employees work remotely, there is not a strong office culture but the company has strong core values.

    Cons

    As with many companies who are experiencing double-digit growth every year, change is the name of the game at SAP. Sometimes it seems we go through changes just to shake things up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being a German company, SAP has at times a stuffy corporate culture and need to over-complicate things. However, with the appointment of the new CEO there is a positive change in the right direction. Bill McDermott has brought transparency and simplification to SAP.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Employer

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    - Job Satisfaction
    - Ability to move around/Overall flexibility
    - Employee satisfaction focus

    Cons

    - Confusion arising from complexity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Best place to work in this industry - hands down!

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    Current Employee - Directoror  in  Newtown Square, PA
    Current Employee - Directoror in Newtown Square, PA

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, leadership and amazing people make this company what it is. A great atmosphere to grow and challenge yourself!

    Cons

    Some areas are a little siloed still but this is getting better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening and responding to employees needs, wants and career aspirations!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    SAP

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Place to work; Good culture

    Cons

    Lack of work/life balance sometimes

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at SAP full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Progressive, super nice people, good work life balance.

    Cons

    Too complex, too many systems, too many layers of management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Competitive compensation and benefits, good work-life balance, sometimes uninteresting technologies

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    Current Employee - Development Architect  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Development Architect in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    SAP has competitive compensation, practically guaranteed large bonuses, benefits and even decent stock option and employ stock purchase programs for such a large company. Palo Alto campus is in a nice location and in general colleagues are easy to work with and have a good attitude towards achieving success, solving problems, etc. SAP typically has long retention, minimal attrition and very few layoffs (almost unheard of), which I believe speaks to the general happiness and satisfaction of the employees. Many colleagues have deep expertise and knowledge and in general are willing to share and help w/out the attitude that many very senior employees typically have at other tech companies.

    Cons

    Much of SAP technology is antiquated and if you are an engineer there's a good chance you'll be working with their business suite (their largest and most important/lucrative product) which is complex, outdated and implemented in a proprietary programming language called ABAP. In Palo Alto there is a fair amount of modern development including cloud, mobile, HTML5, etc. However to varying degrees you can never get away from the R3 ABAP stack. Efforts to modernize the SAP product line is sometimes misguided or does not make sense with today's trends, but nevertheless the effort is there and in general is bringing SAP into the modern software world, albeit on a somewhat bumpy road.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business Intern

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    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Intern  in  Newtown Square, PA
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Intern in Newtown Square, PA

    I have been working at SAP as an intern for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly work environment with plenty of opportunity to learn and grow. Work is always available as long as you are willing to go get it. Never feel below any of the upper level employees.

    Cons

    Potential to be lost in the mix due to the large size of the company. Underspoken people will get swept under the rug.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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