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Good job security but HR processes are bad

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Current Employee - Architect  in  Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Architect in Palo Alto, CA

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

Pros

- Good work life balance
- Decent benefits
- Good job security
- Pay is on par with other bay area companies

Cons

- Green card process starts only after 4 years of joining the company
- Too much hierarchy and bureaucracy
- Changes are slow and adoption of new technologies is also slow

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Upper management doesn't give importance or pay heed to development team concerns. Only product management and sales teams have visibility even though the development teams work really hard.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good company, not good location

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in La Crosse, WI

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good perks like a catered lunch. Unfortunately, there isn't much else to say here, but the review requires 20 words.

    Cons

    The work environment is the worst I have ever worked in, especially if you are a female. The senior manager is sexist, and bullies female employees until they leave. Work/life balance is non existent. (I was once written up for falling behind because I took bereavement leave for an immediate family member's passing. Apparently, I was expected to have taken my laptop to the funeral and worked.) Teamwork is discouraged. (I was reprimanded multiple times for trying to work with my team. "Just write whatever you think is correct and give it to the next person. You don't need to ask them what they need." (Or there was the manager who said "You need to quit doing what's best for the team and do what's best for you.".) And backstabbing is expected. (I actually had a manager, after unsuccessfully trying to get me to rat on my team, tell me that he was surprised that I wouldn't say anything and that I was the only one he had talked to who had not "thrown someone under the bus". He had already talked to everyone else on the team.)
    Complaining to HR does no good. We're too small of an office for them to care what goes on here. So you just have to suck it up and deal with it until you find a better job.
    If you're a software engineer, there are no career opportunities due to the clog at the top with the senior manager. Even more senior managers know he's not qualified for more, so he doesn't get promoted. So no one does.
    All of this results in the worst morale I have ever seen. Employees are walking around like zombies. There's no excitement for what you are working on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management here is awful. The senior manager is unqualified for his position. So he demoted all the more qualified managers below him, and filled the positions with even less qualified managers. It's bad when you have to surround yourself with morons in order to make yourself look good.
    Due to all the mismanagement, the work environment is not good (as noted above). And it really shows in the project management, and the productivity of the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Specialist  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Specialist in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at SAP full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Big organization and diverse culture.

    Cons

    not innovative enough to stay competent in the market. SAP need to pay good to keep the good talent intact.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivate employees by offering to share profit if they bring innovation in the product.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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