SAP
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Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.8 1,788 reviews

                             

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SAP CEO Bill McDermott

Bill McDermott

(740 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "SAP has a great work life balance with lots of opportunities to work from home"
    in 270 reviews
  • "Relaxed work environment without a huge amount of stress or pressure"
    in 126 reviews
Cons:
  • "In general work life balance is good, past 2013 year it has been bad for me"
    in 74 reviews
  • "Disproportionate non-technical middle management in charge of technical projects"
    in 34 reviews
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    good company to work for....

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros1) lots of new opportunities
    2) Good work environment
    3)

    Cons1) too much travel....
    2) need more work flexibility

    Advice to Senior Managementmore work / life balance...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Consultant - Not a bad place

    Senior Technology Consultant (Former Employee)

    ProsI loved working for SAP NA as a consultant for the following reasons:
    -You truly own your own career, and can take advantages of all opportunities
    -Flexibility to learn new skillsets as the market demands
    -Exciting and fast paced environment, you will never get bored
    -Some of the smartest people in the industry work here

    ConsLots of uncertainly as far as the direction of consulting. With the new cloud/simplification process comes change, which is not communicated well.
    Here are the disadvantages to SAP:
    -Lots of layers of management - hard to get new ideas up the chain
    -Constant reorgs hurts morale and causes uncertainty
    -Worried(especially as of late) of job security - losing great employees to more secure firms
    -The vision changes every six months or so it seems
    -Your experience depends highly on the manager that you are assigned. Luckily I had a great one, but others are not so fortunate

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop changing the corporate strategy every few months, if it is confusing to employees I'm sure it is even more confusing to our customers. Keep hiring top talent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging but fun experience

    Quality Management Specialist III (Current Employee)

    ProsThere's always work to be done and something new to learn. SAP provides great benefits and a good work environment.

    ConsCommunication between teams was not organized as well as it could have been. It sometimes felt like groups which worked together often were unaware of what the other team was doing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSAP has been making some drastic changes which I believe will result in a better overall structure. Keep thinking bug but don't lose sight of the importance of retaining good employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Wonderful Job, Wonderful People to work with!!

    Senior Marketing Manager II (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsAvailability to Work independently and use your creativity

    ConsSometimes you get lost in the corporate politics

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good for now, but outlook for technical employees uncertain

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe departments I've been involved with are accepting of remote working and flexible hours.
    Decent benefits, with 401K matching and contributions to HSA.
    Interesting projects to work on.

    ConsAt the time of this review, there is a major re-org taking place in North America. Entire technical teams (dev, QA, doc, support, management) are being laid off, and whoever is left has to pick up the slack on already short-handed teams. If you're looking in the Bay Area, it's probably alright, but I'd be wary of smaller locations, as their days may be numbered.

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    Large company, complicated processes

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood pay, great benefits, flexible hours, ability to work remotely

    ConsCompany is so large and internal processes are overly complicated. It's terribly difficult and frustrating to get anything done because of all the road blocks.

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    IT Support (Former Employee)
    Newtown Square, PA

    ProsGood people to work with.

    ConsNo work life balance to speak of!

    Advice to Senior Managementwork-life balance

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    ERP trying to be CLOUD

    Sales (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsGood compensation and benefits, internal networking opportunities, talented people, good opportunities to move into management

    ConsExtremely political, behind the technology curve, big, big company that's disconnected, relies too much on legacy SAP shops and slow to innovate

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing the best you can with the resources you have

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat People, Diverse Culture , Learn a lot, Successful Company, Work closely with custoimers

    ConsToo many changes, re-organization almost the norm

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop the constant changes, choose long term strategy and execute

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great technology, good top management, weak HR, inexperienced international immigration lawyers

    Senior Solutions Engineer (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsInternational workforce, the pride of working with the most impactful company in the enterprise space, market rate compensation, generous vacation policy and benefits, free lunch, gym on premise at large offices, recent innovation in game changing technology, good top management, great logistics and transition process for international transfers

    ConsWeak HR management in implementing immigration policies for top talents combined with poorly experienced immigration lawyers, promotions are dependent only on the personal wishes of a manager irrespective of real performance display, long and painful approval processes, over emphasis on online learning and lack of personal touch, recent departure of several key players from leadership roles.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTop recommendation would be to find better lawyers for the international immigration process as the current team is inexperienced in handling time sensitive and complex cases ( and that goes beyond one individual employee alone). Device a flexible performance appraisal process that considers extra ordinary circumstances for individual resources rather than a one size fits all approach. Create a redressal mechanism for employees to express discontent with employee manager relationship without the fear of retaliation and adverse consequences.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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