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Updated February 12, 2015
Updated February 12, 2015
23 Reviews
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Pros
  • good work/life balance (relaxed work environment without stress or pressure) (in 331 reviews)

  • Relaxed work environment without a huge amount of stress or pressure (in 150 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is encouraged, but some positions make it difficult to maintain (in 95 reviews)

  • Disproportionate non-technical middle management in charge of technical projects (in 38 reviews)

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  1.  

    SAP

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Paris (France)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits - Very interesting products - Well structured internal systems - senior and smart coworkers

    Cons

    management by fear, random downsizing - poor career evolution resulting in a mercenary company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start considering internal promotion rather than external hiring when looking for a manager. I've never seen ONE first line manager coming from internal promotion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Avoid!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Nice (France)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Nice (France)

    I have been working at SAP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relatively flexible schedules & homeworking possibilities, average compensation.
    Job security (at least in Europe), although this may change in the forthcoming months.

    Cons

    A lot of internal politics which impact promotions, career progress, constant re-organizations, etc.
    SAP has been on strong budget cuts for at least 3 years which affects bonuses, possibilities to get training (in relevant topics), hiring, travel.
    Constant reorganizations that impact teams & projects and are done regardless of skills, individual (or team) performance. Constantly shutting down and restarting new projects has a strong negative impact on career and skill development.
    Management is incompetent.
    Working at SAP is not recommended at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Powerful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PS Principal Consultant in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - PS Principal Consultant in Paris (France)

    I have been working at SAP full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good business opportunity when we are in the good place

    Cons

    promotion are not easy to have and work-life balance is not the best I met

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    SAP

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAP

    Pros

    Avantages (CE, Primes, etc...)
    Cadre de travail
    Gros projets
    Renommée
    Flexibilité horaires

    Cons

    Peu d'évolution
    Projets complexes
    Organisation du travail vieillissante
    Pas d'innovation
    Pas à la pointe

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Standard job in IT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SAP

    Pros

    Working on new technologies
    Can work from home

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and too many smart talkers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accept that Waldorf is not the center of the world for product development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Bon employeur, mais beaucoup de monde et de moins en moins de focus sur les employés

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Levallois-Perret (France)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Levallois-Perret (France)

    I have been working at SAP full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salaires correct mais beaucoup d'avantages ou cadeaux comme le CE, les primes et bonus, l'intéressement et la participation. Cela ajoute une sorte de variable non négligeable et faiblement imposable.
    Aussi très grande flexibilité dans le travail, d'un point de vue horaire, travail à la maison, quand on a des rendez-vous etc... tant que le travail est fait...!

    Cons

    Entreprise comprenant énormément d'employés, et donc beaucoup de pertes d'efficacité dû à l'organisation, au changement de direction et réorganisation, et il est difficile d'avoir un réel impact sur la réussite de l'entreprise à notre niveau d'employé.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restez à l'écoute de vos employés, ne privilégiez pas trop la rentabilité ou la "performance" (financière) au détriment de l'intérêt et la motivation de vos employés.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Spécialiste produit Product Expert

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Expert Produit in Levallois-Perret (France)
    Current Employee - Expert Produit in Levallois-Perret (France)

    I have been working at SAP full-time (more than 10 years)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Bon équilibre vie professionnelle / vie privée, dialogue ouvert, bonne rémunération et personnel très qualifié. Ambiance agréable et de nombreuses opportunités de voyage (chez les clients, pour les ateliers internes, événements TechEd etc.).

    Great work/life balance, open communication, good salary and very skilled people working in this company. great culture and many opportunities to travel (at customers , internal workshops, Teched etc...)

    Cons

    Il est nécessaire de travailler avec les dernières technologies (comme HANA, les clouds, etc.) afin d'être reconnu par la direction. La plupart des personnes sont assez âgées (en moyenne, la fin de la quarantaine), il a donc peut-être un manque général d'énergie sur le lieu de travail, mais l'ensemble est bon.

    You have to work on the hot technology of the moment to be recognized by your management (e.g. HANA, cloud etc...). Most people are aging (average late 40's) so maybe some lack of general energy around the workplace, but ok overall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Soyez plus à l'écoute des clients avant de communiquer sur la stratégie. SAP se concentre moins sur les clients sceptiques et n'exploite pas ses acquisitions de manière optimale. La stratégie n'est pas claire dans de nombreux domaines.

    Listen more to the customers before communicating on strategy. SAP is less focused on agnostic customers and it's not leverage its acquisitions optimally. Strategy is not clear in many areas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellente entreprise pour laquelle travailler. Great to company to work in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant principal assistance in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Consultant principal assistance in Paris (France)

    I have been working at SAP full-time (more than 10 years)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Bonnes conditions de travail, collègues multiculturels.

    nice working conditions, multicultural colleagues

    Cons

    La stratégie d'entreprise est parfois difficile à comprendre.

    Company Strategy is sometimes hard to understand.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Ventes de solutions. solutions sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commercial in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Commercial in Paris (France)

    I have been working at SAP full-time (more than 8 years)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Stratégie de l'entreprise, prise en charge du portefeuille de solutions concernant toutes les procédures commerciales.

    De grands changement sont en vue avec l'arrivée du Cloud.

    strategy of the company, portfolio of solutions to cover all business processes,
    big changes to come with new Cloud approach

    Cons

    Procédures internes complexes et rigides. Approche pyramidale. Il faudrait une meilleure écoute des critiques faites sur le terrain.

    De grands changements sont en vue avec l'arrivée du Cloud.

    complexity and unflexibility of internal processes, top bottom approach with impact of field remarks to be improved
    big changes to come with new Cloud approach

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Valeurs de l'entreprise et bénéfices excellents

    company values and benefits are great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    De très bons bénéfices et la possibilité de faire votre travail. Very good benefits and possibility to make your job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Conseiller vente in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Conseiller vente in Paris (France)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Le portefeuille de produits, la capacité à connaître une grande variété de solutions et à être formé.

    La possibilité de faire votre propre agenda.

    De bons salaires et de bons bénéfices.

    L'accès à du bon matériel, des tablettes et téléphones, un bon

    Portfolio of products, ability to know a lot about a big variety of solutions and get trainings
    Ability to make your own agenda
    Good salaries and good benefits
    Access to good hardware, tablets, phones and overall good work comfort
    Strategy is consistent

    Cons

    Il est parfois dur d'identifier la façon de progresser dans votre carrière.

    Les solutions peuvent être complexes, avec beaucoup de plate-formes à gérer.

    La direction n'est parfois qu'un transmetteur de débit qui rajoute de la complexité sans apporter de valeur ajoutée.

    Rédiger les rapports peut être lourd.

    Les procédures sont parfois pesantes.

    Sometimes hard to identify how to progress in your career
    Solutions can be complex, with a lot of platforms to deal with
    Management can be just a wheel transmitter that adds complexity and brings no added value
    Reporting can be cumbersome
    Processes can be sometimes heavy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Donner la possibilité de faire un retour clair à votre supérieur et d'évaluer ses performances.

    Give the ability to make a clear return your manager and assess his performance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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