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Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
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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.  

    Great culture, but sometimes slow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Working Student, Operations in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
    Current Employee - Working Student, Operations in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

    I have been working at SAP as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Produces one of the most complex software products, has a "great family" culture and gives you resposibilities early if you show talent. The current top guys do their best in order to broker different interests. Employees are very well-treated with good benefits

    Cons

    In my opinion SAP wastes the potential of some employees such that they employ people often out of graduate programs (a lot of PhDs in quantitative subjects) but then fail to develop them further. There is a lot of people that have really accomodated themselves in their niche in the company and don't show any motivation to develope. Important decisions are very slowly processed, there is a lot of mind-blowing bureaucracy that leads to simple processes becoming very kafkaesque.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You got very talented people in your firm, don't give up on them but try to individually develope their skills, as long as the revenue is still sufficient to do so.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAP

    Pros

    Professional Career in the next future

    Cons

    It does not exist talent management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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  3.  

    Was great, nice people, great atmosphere

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
    Former Employee - Intern in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

    I worked at SAP as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Meal for free, Drinks for free

    Cons

    nothing much, the atmosphere was really nice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Intern expereince

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

    I have been working at SAP

    Pros

    good working environment, nice food, facilities. Nice colleagues. Flexible working time.

    Cons

    team is not fixed, so the progress of development is not so efficient

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Small Scale Software Consulting Company from Braunschweig, Germany

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Consultant in Braunschweig (Germany)
    Current Employee - Software Consultant in Braunschweig (Germany)

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

    Pros

    Friendly workplace if you live in Braunschweig

    Cons

    Heavily dependent on custom from Volkswagen
    Moving from programming services to SAP by taking over existing startups

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a better training, evaluation and placement scheme for your employees and don't change direction every two years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    No control, Good salary and better life

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

    I worked at SAP as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    No control, Good salary and better life

    Cons

    No control, If somebody don't work, you can't say anything. To some people only care their lifes. Don't care the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good company, difficult to move up

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Manager in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
    Current Employee - Solution Manager in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

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

    Pros

    good company culture, a lot of perks, especially in Germany, smart people

    Cons

    very difficult to move up; often you feel people settle for what they have and there is no drive and ambition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure you establish a great employer brand to attract talent; HR still functions in 19th century

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Checked out leadership only in it for the bonus

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    big paychecks, lots of opportunities for bonuses. If you come to work just to make money, this isn't a bad place to be.

    Cons

    My experience with senior leadership was that most had worked at the company so long, that they were there only for their benefits, perks, and bonuses/paychecks, and weren't really invested in anything the company was doing. Until there's a significant house-cleaning in upper management, SAP isn't going to be able to turn their big software ship the way their are hoping.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a good hard look at your leaders throughout the company. Many don't care. Get them out or the company will continue to falter and bleed key talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    first two years great management, last two years poor management

    • 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

    Pay is competitive and remote work

    Cons

    disorganized structure, processes, systems with recent acquisitions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Communication and Marketing Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communikation and Marketing in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
    Current Employee - Communikation and Marketing in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

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

    Pros

    Food, drinks, gym for free. The co-worker were very nice and help whenever needed. I was new to the area and they also showed me around on the weekends. There are also a lot of opportunities to social during the break.

    Cons

    Told me to get me the opportunity for further training, but I never get it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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