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Lots of innovation - lots of opportunities

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

market leader new innovations very strategic acquisitions focus on people process and structure

Cons

while process and structure is good on the one hand, it can sometimes make things take a while to get done

Advice to Management

keep up the good work! its's an exciting time to work at SAP

Other Employee Reviews for SAP

  1. Helpful (1)

    paternalistic socialist inefficiency

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SAP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Rare layoffs due to workers council Good place to loiter until retirement if not ambitious and are content to not learn or grow

    Cons

    If you are strong leader, ambitious, or a believer in meritocracy you'll be discouraged No clear career paths Complete redundancy due to overly siloed structure

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage, foster a culture of excellence and reward those who excel fairly


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great place for non-techies to make a career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Systems Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Contractor - Systems Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security, they won't fire you even if you're a total lame duck. Great benefits, almost like a government job.

    Cons

    Disproportionate non-technical middle management in charge of technical projects. Budget wasting by paying for useless training classes and events just not to lose allocated budget. Ethnical cronyisim and nepotism, certain departments are made up of a specific ethnical group that hire one another. No natural selection, nobody ever gets fired, no matter how useless they are. Because of dominance of non-technical management, the environment is drowning in politics. Non Silicon Valley blue collar culture and bully attitudes dominate managerial style, especially towards those who don't have much recourse, like H-1B workers, often done by proxy via subordinates. Completely out of touch with compensation levels in the surrounding market and that they live in the world where they have to compete for workforce with Facebook, Apple and Google and a million of venture funded startups within 10 mile radius. ERP software company where you're better off buying your own mouse, because it'll take a month to procure one, sums it all up.

    Advice to Management

    If you really want to compete with Oracle, fire every non-technical manager on site, and bring in people who actually understand technology and have at least technical education, not a biology degree from a community college.


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