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4 people found this helpful  

In an interesting industry, most co-workers have checked out

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

I have been working at SAP as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

-People want to meet you and connect you with others
-Great pay, great food
-Interesting experience working for large, multicultural business
-Industry's fascinating, esp. when meeting with startups

Cons

-Office politics
-Bosses advance their buddies
-Nobody has real mission

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-When starting projects, make sure there's substance. That it's not just froth. Don't just make another department that's going to just sell HANA. Make something meaningful or else it would be a huge suck of talent, resources, time.
-Stop advancing your buddies. Only hire talented people and that would solve about 50% of all office politics.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too big to fail, I hope

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    Current Employee - IT Administrator in Newtown Square, PA
    Current Employee - IT Administrator in Newtown Square, PA

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, good brand. Will be good to have on resume for the future.

    Cons

    Too many people are coasting in their jobs, not my responsibility attitude.
    Too many responsibilities have been outsourced and the employees are only managing these contracts.
    Hard to describe what we sell to others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many managers/directors and not enough people doing work.
    I get inspired during quarterly meetings but nothing seems to changed afterwards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great brand, not a great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at SAP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Depending on your manager, you can work from home whenever you want. They are very flexible on how you do your work as long as you get it done. Outside of the company, the SAP brand is respected. Free lunch in the Palo Alto location is a big plus. Their catering company, Bon Appetit, puts a big emphasis on fresh and organic food.

    Cons

    SAP is like working in a retirement home. A lot of lifers, a lot of people not wanting to leave their positions, and a lack of fresh and creative people. The CEO keeps talking about all the millenials he wants to bring in. All of my friends who are millenials were either laid off, moved into a short term contracted, or vastly underpaid. SAP people love to throw the word "junior" around and use it as a bad word to scorn anyone under 35. The company is super traditional, male, white, and top down style management. Unless you are a White or Asian man who can play hardball politics, you won't move up in this stale company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the multiple layers of management. Everyone is either a Director or VP and a lot of managers are not necessary. Put budget into recruiting and university relations and make it a point to hire younger and more diverse people. Don't just throw "diversity" around and say you're diverse because you're a global company. When you look at Palo Alto, there are no women leaders (they're all pushed out) and all the leaders are male, white, or Asian. Stop trying to be like Apple or Oracle and make your own brand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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