SAP
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www.sap.com Walldorf, Germany 5000+ Employees

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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

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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, good people, good life/work balance

    Director, Marketing (Former Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsGood team, virtual work, global, easy going people

    ConsEverything must be run through the headquarters in Waldorf, Germany
    Recent lay offs in North America

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't reorg company and change vision so often

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

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    Overall, satisfactory, but the touted "opportunties abound at SAP", is not exactly true.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe opportuntity for the company to do interesting things is great. Being part of such a well-known and respected brand has been great. Lots of great employee programs are run - fitness, wellness, financial planning assistance etc.

    ConsYou are a number. Unless you stand up and shout and jump up and down, you are not recognized. The company is so large, and there are so many layers of people, it is very hard to navigate to find the stakeholders that have any influence.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook for people who are doing great things at ALL levels.

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

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    Great place to work and grow professionally

    Vice President (Current Employee)
    Newtown Square, PA

    ProsDynamic environment in one of the best industries. Highly demanding environment. Good compensation and benefits. Team spirit. Attractive work environment. Amazing customer base. Great brand.

    ConsInevitable burn out. Extensive travel. IT market is getting tougher and tougher. SAP is not as flexible as smaller competitors. Innovation comes mostly with acquisitions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for!

    Director (Current Employee)
    Newtown Square, PA

    ProsSAP has a great work life balance with lots of opportunities to work from home. Great benefits for employees like free lunch at the office, great health benefits and still a strong bonus system.

    ConsThe company is going through a shift now that they have acquired so many companies!

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork to keep the colleagues that you have!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat opportunities for innovation and growth

    ConsAs a very large organization it sometimes is difficult to get information

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

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    Ambitious company with a strong team

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere is reasonable work-life balance and they offer plenty of opportunities for growth and advancement. Sure, there is some dead weight like any organization has, but SAP is focused on improving their products, hitting their numbers, and satisfying their customers.

    ConsSome of the leaders are not equipped for their roles. Constant leadership reorganization can make for some chaos and ever-changing directives.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere needs to be better mentoring and development of leaders so that more of the middle management can be effective with their teams.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Strong company, right focus, some growing pains

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCloud focus and investment is taking the business forward. Leadership is focused at the right level. Company culture is professional and dynamic.

    ConsMinor growing pains relating to recent acquisitions and shift in strategy. Focus on simplification needs to be more than just a rallying cry, but a reality for the market to understand the full depth of out potential.

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

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    Not a good place for SAP consulting - Avoid!

    Applications Consultant IV (Former Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsSAP software is being used by majority of fortune1000 clients around the world, SAP has a good brand name. If you are hardcore sales guy, SAP might be a good place to make some good money.

    ConsSAP as it stands today is purely a sales and marketing company, it can no longer can be considered as a software company providing business solutions to its customers. From a delivery standpoint, SAP has lost some of it's best talent (consultant's). It definitely will have a huge impact, as mediocre folks are being elevated to Platinum and principals and will result in bad customer feedback. Most sales folks lack domain expertise or subject matter expertise, and end up selling software on false promises.
    SAP is a company to avoid if you are on visa (No second thoughts here!). HR is super smart to avoid promotions and decent salary increases if you are from India or China. (they know you are stuck and cannot leave)

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo many cooks in the Kitchen, when it comes to middle management. Wishing the top management for future success, (looks doubtful with the current crop of talent they have)

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

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    Typical Large Company

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsThe Company has great benefits and great pay.

    ConsThe company decision-making process is simply too "silo-ed". The right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing, and it leads to decisions that can be detrimental to the entire organization (because the decision was made with the good of a single organization in mind).

    Advice to Senior ManagementBreak down the silos. Product decisions need to be made at a product level, with input from each of the silos that are affected by it. Not making decisions within a single silo that affect every silo that the product touches.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Too many layers

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent pay; decent bonuses
    Great colleagues

    ConsWhenever layoffs occur, all global locations are affected except Germany
    Time off is very uneven among all locations

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen more; talk less

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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