SAP Reviews

Updated April 29, 2015
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  1. VP

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SAP

    Pros

    Big company. Breadth of reach and product.

    Cons

    Poor culture. Lacks innovation.

    Advice to Management

    none

  2. It's a big company with good intentions.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAP full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Time off policies are good, the people I work with are smart

    Cons

    There is a lot of churn - especially on the cloud side.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trying

  3. SAP work environment

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    Current Employee - Lead Java Developer in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Lead Java Developer in Reston, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice technologies. Nice products. Remote work is accepted.

    Cons

    Short releases. Too much work expected from management even in non-working hours.

    Advice to Management

    Don't do micro management.

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  5. excellent people, leadership needs improvement

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager
    Former Contractor - Project Manager

    I worked at SAP as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone I worked with was professional and helpful. Great teamwork when everyone felt that they were valued.

    Cons

    Divisive leadership choices caused many to only look out for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Build teams and monitor the leadership better. Bad choices by management imploded some excellent teams.

  6. Helpful (4)

    OK if you don't mind moving laterally for the rest of your life

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    Former Employee - Marketing Product Management in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Product Management in San Jose, CA

    I worked at SAP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Willing to invest in exploration of new business trends
    - Can work there for life if you don't mind never advancing
    - Pay is relatively high compared to market, mostly because they don't do anything significant with stock/equity

    Cons

    - Run by Executive Board that generally disagrees on everything or seems to actively avoid making decisions
    - A select few -- very few -- employees are given the lion's share of new and exciting opportunities
    - Horrible at promoting women and initiatives to improve the representation of women have token executive support
    - Everything is done by committee, so anything delivered is watered down and not compelling
    - Most people spend their day in endless meetings to "align" with several other groups doing essentially the same thing
    - Many people will join your committee to work on a cool project, but only 5% of them will actually do any work
    - Works Council in Germany -- essentially a union -- advocates for German employees and has approval authority over promotions, re-orgs, etc. Employees in other countries have no such leverage
    - American employees will work long hours, European employees generally will not take a meeting after 4p in their timezone and think nothing of asking the Americans to attend meetings at 5a or 6a in the US
    - Management will bicker over spending $50K on something while wasting Millions on projects that are going no where
    - Love/hate relationship with Silicon Valley
    - Will hire you to do a job that you soon discover is actually already done by 3-4 other people in the org
    - Employees -- even relatively senior managers -- have very little decision-making authority and are actively discouraged from making decisions

    Advice to Management

    - Motivated, high-value employees usually feel that management actively prevents their success
    - Get serious about hiring and keeping strong women in leadership

  7. great exerience

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    Former Employee - Support Engineer Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Support Engineer Intern in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at SAP

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    free food, great work life balance

    Cons

    The seating arrangement, higher management

  8. So-so

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newtown Square, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newtown Square, PA

    I worked at SAP

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks, felt very progressive and work/life balance was good

    Cons

    One department in particular was not a very welcoming group of employees, felt very segmented and didn't work well together.

  9. 2014

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SAP full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    very understanding and allow lots of independence

    Cons

    long hours and extreme travel time to and from work

    Advice to Management

    lighten up

  10. Great Company

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at SAP full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    payment is ok.
    Mulitculturel Employees and a great work atmosphere between colleagues

    Cons

    Payment is just average compared to the great company

  11. Great place to work if you're over 40 or if you have an extensive knowledge of analytics software.

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Free Lunch, Great benefits, Travel stipend, 3000 products to sell, salary + ote when you reach Large Enterprise sales

    Cons

    Too big of a company to make immediate decisions or get customer service issues handled in a timely matter. Sales process is completely micromanaged and you will have to update upper management 3x a week on the same information. Managers are not upfront about actual comp made within verticals and territories . Takes years to get a pipeline and by then they will have already changed your territory or vertical or job description.

    Advice to Management

    Be upfront about true comp and actual OTE earnings. Stand up to upper management about changes and getting your employees credit for deals they work on or originate.

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