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You'll Be Sorry

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at SAP

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

Pros

It looks good on your resume. If you are in a customer facing role, you will learn absolutely top notch demo and presentation techniques.

Cons

Way too many managers across the company trying to prove they can "add value" by mandating you take training and certification tests on areas that have nothing to do with your job. Even if you have a written bonus plan, don't expect the company to honor it. If they think you've made enough money, they'll hold some back. Very German culture - there is a process for everything and if you think you'll be able to get something done quickly, you're wrong. The environment is extremely controlled in terms of time recording and expense processes. Very, very high pressure, high stress environment with a continuos focus on "flawless execution". Should you fail to execute flawlessly, expect to spend a lot of time with your manager discussing your deficiencies. Complete management focus on appearances, not results. Arrogance towards customers, and an attitude that it's completely ok to mislead a prospect about details as long as you "tell a good story".

Advice to Management

Ditch the time recording for Solution Advisors and Principals. Everybody's faking the numbers anyway because you've been so explicit about how many hours a week need to be spent in front of customers, how many hours on education, how many hours on prospecting, how many hours on admin, how many hours on prep to sale....

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  1. Helpful (1)

    increase your speed to execute

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    Former Employee - Consulting Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Consulting Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at SAP

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    learning about business processes get the chance to consult large enterprises great training classes knowledgeable engineers great product

    Cons

    - sales and margin driven organization - political environment - A lot of endless meetings

    Advice to Management

    you better spend more time in the field than in meetings increase your speed to execute stick to your decisions


  2. Helpful (1)

    Politics over performance

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at SAP

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

    Pros

    SAP is still hanging on to a great brand name, and it won't hurt to put SAP on your resume. There are some very smart people working there because of this. It is a very low pressure environment. There are many remote employees who take a surprisingly relaxed approached to their work.

    Cons

    SAP is a very political organization, and the big decisions are made on this basis. It is very bureaucratic, and the company is driven out of Waldorf. If you are not well aligned politically, especially in this economic environment, your job is at risk. There is a self-congratulatory atmosphere within some departments, when the performance was not there to back it up. SAP appears to be going the route of GM-- a once great company that has turned a blind eye to innovation.

    Advice to Management

    I'm not sure how you turn a culture of politics and comfortable market share leadership into a culture of performance and innovation, but this is where SAP needs to go.


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