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It was a great experience

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Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Newtown Square, PA
Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Newtown Square, PA

I worked at SAP

Pros

You can make good money selling software at SAP. Benefits are good. Sales engineers and sales support overall is above average. You can move into new jobs.

Cons

Big license sales have fallen off the cliff, SAP is going to have to adjust to the new economy and I don't think they have. VP's and SVP's have some very large ego's that are not warranted. A few of them are so self centered it is hard to explain. Relentless pressure to close big sales. Obtuse expense reporting process, horrible CRM.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Bill needs to clean house at the EVP and SVP level. Many need firing. in consulting, in utilities, in public sector in product management. Dont put your friends in a job. Put qualified people in the job. Encourage loyalty and respect to subordinates. Let the pressure off a little on the sales force. The pace has been accelerating for 8 years. Cannot keep pushing forever.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work....Still Room for Improvement

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at SAP

    Pros

    *Excellent benefits package
    *401K matching (%)
    *Educational reimbursement
    *New stock purchase program being developed
    *Incredibly passionate workforce
    *Good food!

    Cons

    *Fumbles with change
    *Slow to change direction
    *Too many politics
    *Lack of clarity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    *Be more thoughtful of how reorgs are done. Make the decisions. Implement. And move on. Dont drag it out.
    *Lighten up on middle management. There are way too many chiefs and vice chiefs and senior vice chiefs and not enough Indians (Native American, not those from India) to do the work.

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    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at SAP

    Pros

    Job responsibilities
    Open company culture
    Motivated, skilled employees
    Access to information
    Customer contact

    Cons

    Cross-team, cross-country communication
    Limited opportunities to advance outside headquarters

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Foster motivation of workforce

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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