SAP Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
1,928 Reviews
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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.  

    good company to work for....

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAP full-time

    Pros

    1) lots of new opportunities
    2) Good work environment
    3)

    Cons

    1) too much travel....
    2) need more work flexibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more work / life balance...

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Solid company to work for - definitely a recommended employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY

    I have been working at SAP full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, principled company, solid technology, and strong vision. People are hardworking and passionate, and there is an atmosphere of trust. Truly global company with lots of interaction with colleagues around the world. Great benefits and commitment to people's development and diversity. Overall, great place to work.

    Cons

    As in any big company - organizational complexity is the biggest issue I've seen. Also, Sometimes work / life balance can be challenging.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Consultant - Not a bad place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technology Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Technology Consultant

    I worked at SAP full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I loved working for SAP NA as a consultant for the following reasons:
    -You truly own your own career, and can take advantages of all opportunities
    -Flexibility to learn new skillsets as the market demands
    -Exciting and fast paced environment, you will never get bored
    -Some of the smartest people in the industry work here

    Cons

    Lots of uncertainly as far as the direction of consulting. With the new cloud/simplification process comes change, which is not communicated well.
    Here are the disadvantages to SAP:
    -Lots of layers of management - hard to get new ideas up the chain
    -Constant reorgs hurts morale and causes uncertainty
    -Worried(especially as of late) of job security - losing great employees to more secure firms
    -The vision changes every six months or so it seems
    -Your experience depends highly on the manager that you are assigned. Luckily I had a great one, but others are not so fortunate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing the corporate strategy every few months, if it is confusing to employees I'm sure it is even more confusing to our customers. Keep hiring top talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Challenging but fun experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Management Specialist III
    Current Employee - Quality Management Specialist III

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

    Pros

    There's always work to be done and something new to learn. SAP provides great benefits and a good work environment.

    Cons

    Communication between teams was not organized as well as it could have been. It sometimes felt like groups which worked together often were unaware of what the other team was doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SAP has been making some drastic changes which I believe will result in a better overall structure. Keep thinking bug but don't lose sight of the importance of retaining good employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful Job, Wonderful People to work with!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager II  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager II in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at SAP full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Availability to Work independently and use your creativity

    Cons

    Sometimes you get lost in the corporate politics

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place too work but not very exciting

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SAP full-time

    Pros

    The best perk is the 5-6 weeks of vacation US employees get. You get the benefits of a German company while working in the US.

    Cons

    I enjoyed my time at SAP but felt the environment was not very nurturing. Technology felt outdated compared to others in Silicon Valley

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    The "Google" of Business

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Business Process Consultant  in  Newtown Square, PA
    Current Employee - Principal Business Process Consultant in Newtown Square, PA

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

    Pros

    - great benefits
    - good salary

    Cons

    - bureaucratic
    - focus and pressure on high utilization
    - bonus not specific to particular team's performance
    - 75% travel requirement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - inspire more and focus less on money itself

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    inside Sales Executive

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Executive  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Executive in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at SAP full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, good culture, descent compensation plan

    Cons

    Constant changes, favoritism, inconsistent leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow longer time in territories to succeed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work and build a career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Applications Consultant  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Principal Applications Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at SAP full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Market competitive pay, good benefits, multiple career paths available

    Cons

    Need a Godfather to pull you up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more weight age to customer feedback about your Consultants

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

    Leveraging Market Leadership to adapt to evolving marketplace

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SAP

    Pros

    SAP has the long standing relationship with its customers that give it a trusted advisor status that is a great asset. Collaborative work culture filled with highly talented people who operate with high integrity.

    Cons

    Given SAP's size, there is a highly matrixed environment that can slow things down, but it also ensures initiatives are well thought out and professionally executed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue culture of strong leaders, who can recognize, develop, and nurture talent.

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