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Internship is what you make it

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Current Intern - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
Current Intern - Intern in Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at SAP as an intern (more than a year)

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

As an intern, you get the opportunity to work with some great people on real-world projects in a Lean/Agile environment. You can use your experience to springboard into other companies (that is, SAP looks great on your resume). The free lunch is a plus as is the onsite gym. Employees seem to have a good work/life balance.

Cons

SAP needs to decide if it wants to grow/develop its interns or simply use them as cheap labor source (fewer than 10% of interns convert to regular full-time employees). There is no formal internship program or process to expose you to other areas of the company. Thus, it is up to you to make your internship experience worthwhile. You'll definitely learn the importance of networking!

Although SAP is a global company, the focus remains on headquarters in Walldorf so meetings are often timed to fit schedules there and not take into account other time zones. Like many large companies, there are lots of information silos with little knowledge sharing which leads to duplication of effort.

Advice to Management

To be truly global, you need to involve locations on all continents.

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  1. This is a great company that is re-inventing itself, listens to new ideas, lots of smart people.

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Burlington, MA

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

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

    Pros

    Potential impact of your work is great, because SAP has reach and muscles.
    SAP takes care of its employees. Full benefits, vacations accumulate up to 5 weeks (at 10 year mark).

    Cons

    It's a big company: prepare to navigate politics and work the system. SAP craves innovation but there are strict technical boundaries as to how a product is built (e.g. java only), which slows down some innovation efforts.

    Advice to Management

    Lift barriers to innovation.

  2. Four years as contractor and one year as full time employee

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Newtown Square, PA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Newtown Square, PA

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    SAP is really good company to work at. Its main positive sides are: compensation and benefits, corporate culture and values , work environment, flexible working hours, respect to each other's culture.

    Cons

    Big company which moves and makes the decisions slowly. Slow promotion. The company quickly dismisses contractors, without any explanations. Contractors don't really get majority of benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to employees' opinions and improve top-down communication. Try to reduce, a least a bit, level of bureaucracy.

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