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Good place to work but people take advantage

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Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at SAP full-time

Pros

Good executive management that cares about the employees. Management is transparent to its employees. There are a bunch of people in the company who want to take on challenges & want to make a difference in the industry. The CTO of the company is a good leader with qualities needed to make SAP competitive.

Cons

Even though SAP has a great deal of positive energy, there are many people in the company who take advantage of it. Layers of mid-level management which do nothing but talk. I have seen many of them who have been here for years and do a lot of talking but deliver nothing useful to customers. CTO & leadership have a vision and SAP needs to cut all the layers of fat & create flat hierarchy of engineers to deliver the vision.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

When someone starts talking, stop them and ask them to show what/when they will deliver. Talk to them about the results after they have delivered and give them constructive feedback.

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Account Executives be judicious before you accept offer

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive

    I worked at SAP for more than a year

    Pros

    I was an Account Executive as a Technology Specialist (examples: mobility, technology, hana etc.)
    - Passionate leadership.
    - very comfortable work environment and provided equipment
    - innovative solutions (but are double edged if measure on rate of adoption)

    Cons

    - Primary account execs not motivated by compensation plan to ensure inclusion of secondary products (specialist sales) are included in deals. They do get commission, but there should be a factor placed on whole deal for including the secondary products to better motivate them.
    - Part of selling newer technology at times of early market adoption maturity is investing in relationships with customers whose revenue is further out.
    - Sales compensation of these less mature technologies should include engagements and efforts leading to "advisor status" for future funded projects.
    - Frequent and involuntary territory changes with poor split compensation policy (only compensated for 30 days after change for any of your existing opportunities / efforts prior to change of territory)
    - very lopsided distribution of territories/ accounts, and of Customers with Funded sales cycles (the only way to make your number) are very unevenly distributed across sales reps.
    - FOR any prospective Account Executive, choose to only accept position if you have responsibility that includes some mature technologies, as well as established and recurring existing customers if you want a prayer of hitting quota.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - You have some very talented employees in your sales organization who are setup to fail due to poor distribution of accounts and methods of measurement for some of the specific products.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company, Great Benefits

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    Former Employee - Vice President  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at SAP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Company that offers what they promise. Strong German Culture. Flex Work approach. Benefits and bonuses always paid out.

    Cons

    Hierarchical structure and management interactions in some groups could be challenging political environment. Some managers are micro managers. Sometimes the way the organization runs doesn't allow to extract the full potential of an employee. Responsibilities are limited at times. Too many cooks in the kitchen often results in projects running out of synch and lengthy unproductive ones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivate employees more. Hire and Retain Talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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