SAP
3.8 of 5 1,794 reviews
www.sap.com Walldorf, Germany 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 9, 2014
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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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    Competitive compensation and benefits, good work-life balance, sometimes uninteresting technologies

    Development Architect (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsSAP 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.

    ConsMuch 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you'll be working with their business suite (their largest and most important/lucrative product) which is complex, outdated and implemented in a proprietary programming language called ABAP.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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Newtown Square, PA

    ProsFriendly 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    ProsGreat Place to work; Good culture

    ConsLack of work/life balance sometimes

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    Solid company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsProgressive, super nice people, good work life balance.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for!

    Director Marketing Operations (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsGood management, great products, awesome environment to work in!

    ConsCompany's location is not ideal

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    Good people, good work, good pay

    Software QA Engineer (Current Employee)
    Concord, NH

    ProsI have worked for 8 years in QA. Best place I ever worked in terms of people to work with. Intense at times but good folks all around. No backbiting or office monkey business to have to stay out of. My manager was good to work for, and I worked hard for him. Gave me a lot of freedom to do my job as I saw the need, which was good because on the ground, it was often a fast-changing set of challenges.

    ConsIt was sometimes a bit more intense than I liked, and sometimes the planning was not good enough in advance, but that is somewhat the nature of software development. In the end we always made it through and got the release out the door on time. Not very serious cons

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Director Solution Management (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsExcellent work-family balance, work from home options, very nice benefits (although salary not too high), encourage employee growth....

    Colleagues are nice and respect each other and help each other out and there is a lot to learn from the different resources available, training given to employees, opportunities to grow and build your dreams and aspirations...all in all, it's a GREAT company to work for and I would recommend it highly to people from different stages of their career!

    ConsTypical "red tape" associated with a large company...it takes longer to respond to market demand and customer expectations sometimes because of the processes we need to go through (compared to start-ups for example)....so if you are competing with start-ups and smaller vendors, it can be a little challenging...

    Takes some time to get adjusted to SAp's work culture, teams, how to get around the teams etc...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company, good people, good life/work balance

    Director, Marketing (Former Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsGood team, virtual work, global, easy going people

    ConsEverything must be run through the headquarters in Waldorf, Germany
    Recent lay offs in North America

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't reorg company and change vision so often

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ambitious company with a strong team

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere is reasonable work-life balance and they offer plenty of opportunities for growth and advancement. Sure, there is some dead weight like any organization has, but SAP is focused on improving their products, hitting their numbers, and satisfying their customers.

    ConsSome of the leaders are not equipped for their roles. Constant leadership reorganization can make for some chaos and ever-changing directives.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere needs to be better mentoring and development of leaders so that more of the middle management can be effective with their teams.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Learned so much while working here

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Newtown Square, PA

    ProsInnovative company with very smart people working there. So many opportunities to learn and grow. Really enjoyed the people I worked with.

    ConsFast paced, very much a sales culture, not enough work-life balance, reorgs were constant, challenges between cultures

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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