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Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
1,872 Reviews

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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Gives me nightmares everynight. I have not worked there for 3 years.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - EUS Technician III  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - EUS Technician III in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    All of the workers are very nice people. Work life balance is good. Free soda's and fruit.

    Cons

    Management not qualified. Must be with managers bff to stay in the circle of trust even though you are married. Say no and lose your job. "WOW". Want to break up your family. No raise in 3 years. Ask for raise! Get raise! then get terminated. Tell uper management and they do nothing about it. If you want to work here be prepaired to be PIMPED.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace your IT management/IT Director she does 2 jobs. Not qualified look at credentials. Same as mine. I could have sued SAP on many occasions but did not. Was fired for reasons unwaranted then rehired just to be fired when my contract was up. This place is sick and needs a doctor. Buddy system not whats best for the company. Good Luck with this SAP.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a good company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Gopher  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Gopher in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    You can surf the web all day long, pay your bills, make lots of personal phone calls.

    Cons

    Lots of dead weight. People stay there to collect retirement. I've seen lots employees just sit at their cubes pretending to do work and they always say they are so busy. Very poor management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management needs to really look at the caliber of their employees. Single out people who have been there for 5-10 years or more and you will find out they are the ones who are bringing the company down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Looks good from the outside

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in La Crosse, WI

    Pros

    Not really much to say here. There are some unique benefits, but they are vastly out-weighed by the inferior management here.

    Cons

    This is specific to La Crosse as I have little experience with other offices:
    - Managers who are not qualified for their position.
    - Coworkers discouraged from working together
    - Interaction between employees is like being in grade school again
    - Little reward for hard work
    - No work-life balance
    - Difficult to be promoted because the senior manager is stuck in his position because he is unpromotable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    La Crosse Office Needs Lots of Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  La Crosse, WI
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in La Crosse, WI

    Pros

    The company itself does a lot for it's employees, but each office is different with some being better than others. In La Crosse, the engineering managers are non-technical and have little management training, so they're difficult to work with. Other offices I have worked with seem to have better leaders, so if you're looking to work in another office, ignore this review.
    Being a global company, there are opportunities to travel and/or work with people in other countries. Also, there are opportunities to relocate and for personal advancement.

    Cons

    - Management.
    - Being a global company can mean trying to work with people in different time zones. If you don't mind working non-typical hours, this isn't bad.
    - Career opportunities limited in La Crosse
    - No work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Replace the deadbeat managers. Most of them are under-qualified, lacking basic management skills.
    - Fix the morale problems. Employees are burned out due to the excessive work load, mostly due to mismanagement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Disappointed 2012 bonus and thumb down management

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    Current Employee - Senior Support Consultant  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Support Consultant in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    SAP used to be a valuable company to work with, no longer from 2012.

    Cons

    Managements are more care about Wall Street a.k.a stocks and their own bonuses. Employees are now on the bottom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If SAP goes this way without change, you will lose most if not all your loyal employees soon.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    All Smoke and Mirrors

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Newtown Square, PA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Newtown Square, PA

    Pros

    Used-to-be-free lunch. Nowadays, the $4.25 subsidy covers about thwo-thirds of a higher-priced lunch.

    Nice facilities.

    Cons

    Everything else but the $4.25.

    Life at SAP is a bizarre maze of things that often focused more on not getting things done than working towards shared company objectives - all while using the most user unfriendly sofrware you will find. Career advancement and compensation is like an auto race with crashes, weather delays and danger to people near the track. Managers ... ha!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Search deep within yourself for integrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Bad Management and Pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    Management is really bad at SAP. Its all about whom you know. People who work really hard are not promoted. Does not promote career growth. Managers have very bad people management skills.

    More number of management people than developers. Almost everyone is a director or VP. This create a non productive environment.

    Product managers have no clue how to build software. Teams are not staffed correctly according to the projects. Lot of the projects dont see the light of the day and can be shut down anytime.
    This does not promote you to work hard as things keep changing really fast

    Salary is very very less compared to other companies in bay area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value and promote people who work hard. Managers should be trained well on how to communicate with the team.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Internal Politics out weight innovation.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - User Experience Design Intern  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - User Experience Design Intern in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    SAP is a stable large company.

    Cons

    No focus on innovation, UX is very very marginalized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Design flows from the top down in innovative companies, put amazing designers with no political ties and the ability to make changes at the top of the company and it will grow exponentially.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Overall OK, not good for career advancement opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Crosse, WI

    Pros

    Nice co workers
    Overall nice work life balance
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Cog in the machine role
    Promotions are slow
    Career advancement is difficult

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Disappointing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Coworkers, location, telecommute, nothing else

    Cons

    Culture, leadership, phony people, backstabbing culture, bureaucratic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more authentic, cut bureaucracy, find out the real story before believing what one person says

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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