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A dream come true if you prefer processes to technology

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

I have been working at SAP for more than a year

Pros

* Very nice, friendly, and generally unpretentious colleagues
* A refreshing change from tech (especially Silicon Valley) arrogance
* Very nice campus, cafeteria, benefits and more
* Lots of telecommuting options, depending on your manager and function
* Some very smart people who are generally nice and approachable (see above)
* Some incredibly innovative technology, and the financial resources to support it (in theory)

Cons

* With few exceptions, you'll easily drown in endless processes
* You'll inevitably encounter processes that are required before you can begin the processes
* Remarkable redundancy across organizations and geographies
* No shortage of politics at the executive level, which is likely to have an impact, whatever your level
* A frightening number of executive decisions are made whimsically, especially before SAP events. Whatever the merits, the end result is that aforementioned processes must follow like dominoes.
* The end result of all the above? Processes and politics far trump technology
* Depending on the organization and function, nepotism can absolutely reign supreme

Advice to ManagementAdvice

While this will clearly be a threat to some, invest in an audit of operational processes and hiring policies -- at all levels -- and follow through on its findings. Heads will inevitably roll as a result, but the end result will be a far more profitable and efficient company in the long run.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Chaotic

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    Current Employee - Vice President Product Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Product Management

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

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements
    Cash comp is good

    Cons

    Essentially no stock options.
    Horrible work environment (building itself)
    Constant reorgs. And I do mean constant.
    At SAP, "collaboration" means get 10 people on a call and "group grope".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop viewing developers as fungible.
    Stop changing the org all the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Innovative and Growing

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    Current Employee - Business Development  in  Newtown Square, PA
    Current Employee - Business Development in Newtown Square, PA

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

    Pros

    The company has a great talent development program, Also, there are great networking opportunities - people help each other out and will help mentor you. The company also has a flexible work environment and work from home options. The company is innovative and competitive. Overall, it is a great place to work!

    Cons

    Many teams - it takes a little while to learn the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue improving the people development programs!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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