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SAP Reviews in Germany

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
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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.  

    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 an 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
  2.  

    Good

    • 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

    Best Work Life Balance. Something different from regular indian IT companies.

    Cons

    No Risk No Gain. Here is no Risk Zone hence you know the result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean little bit of under performers and aunties.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Working Student
    Current Employee - Working Student

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

    Pros

    As a student you might not be expecting to contribute to the work a lot but thats not true, you will get difficult tasks where you should show your abilities.
    very flexible with students regarding their exams and university schedules

    Cons

    sometimes its difficult to reach out to people in other departments, but thats the same case for all big enterprises i believe

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Generally amazing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Process Consultant in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
    Former Employee - Business Process Consultant in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

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

    Pros

    - Good Salary
    - Good Benefits
    - Amazing Corporate Culture
    - Very flexible and independent work style

    Cons

    - Sometimes lack of executive decisions, due to too little importance given to hierarchies
    - Sometimes more talk than walk

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Recruit and develop from internal ressources, than just recruiting average people from external
    - Put as much importance to your employees as you pretend to do all the time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice colleagues - crazy management

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

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

    Pros

    You can meet many interesting and highly qualified software engineers in the company. There are also quite interesting and challenging tasks. The company provides various possibilities to learn.

    Cons

    The weakest side of the company is its management. Frequently these are incompetent people who make social experiments by bringing chaos into regular development processes. This results in not only buggy software but also demotivates developers. It is the primary factor why SAP cannot be viewed as a good place for software engineers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    lights and shadows

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

    I have been working at SAP

    Pros

    flat hierarchies easens personal daily work
    hands-on job guarantee a huge variety of tasks
    nice colleagues
    international scope of work

    Cons

    hiring freeze
    cost cutting measures
    budgets not sufficient
    travel restrictions
    unclear leadership from lower management
    trench war fighting between departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - stop looking to margins only
    - empower people to make decissions
    - staff departments according to their importance and tasks
    - get people and long-term employees a chance for careers

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Ganz tolles Unternehmen Great company

    • 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 as an intern (less than an year)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Angenehmes Arbeitsumfeld und gute Einarbeitung

    Nice work environment and good training

    Cons

    In einigen Jobs vielleicht nicht genug gefordert

    Maybe too relax for some jobs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Senior-Berater Sr. Consultant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAP

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Hervorragende Marke

    Man kann was lernen, (wenn man motiviert ist)

    Ausgezeichnete Produkte

    Great Brand
    Good Learning opportunity(if you are self motivated)
    Great products

    Cons

    Große Organisation

    Die eigenen Lösungen sind verwirrend (viel zu viele Lösungen)

    Produkte sind nicht konkurrenzfähig

    Es hat sich zu einem Marketing- und Vertriebsunternehmen entwickelt und nicht zu einer deutschen Produktionsfirma

    Durchschnittliche Arbeitsplatzsicherheit.

    Big Organization
    Confused with its own solution(way too many solutions)
    Cannibalizing products
    It has become a marketing and sales company rather than a german product company.
    Average Job stability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bringt die goldenen Zeiten zurück

    Wir sollten wieder ein Produktions-Unternehmen sein

    In Angestellte investieren

    Bring the glory back .
    Let it be a product company
    Invest on Employees

  10.  

    Praktikum bei der Personalabteilung Internship for Human Resources

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sachbearbeiter Personalwesen in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
    Current Employee - Sachbearbeiter Personalwesen in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Als Praktikant bekommt man einen Einblick, worum es bei SAP geht. Man kann an vielen Verantstaltungen und Funktionen teilnehmen. Ich hatte mit meinem Vorgesetzten Glück, Kollegen und eine Gruppe von Studenten halfen mir während der gesamten Zeit. Die Vergütung für Praktikanten ist auch wettbewerbsfähig.

    As an intern, you get a peek of what SAP is all about. You can participate in a lot of events and functions. I was very lucky to have a good supervisor , colleagues and a community of students who helpe me throughout the way. They also pay a competitive compensations for Interns

    Cons

    Der einzige Nachteil ist, dass Entscheidungen sehr langsam gefällt werden. Die Praktikanten-Bindung ist leider auch niedrig.

    The only con is that decisions made are quite slow. In addition, the rate of intern retention is unfortunately low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sich auf Talent und Praktikanten-Bindung konzentrieren.

    Increase focus on Talent and Intern retention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Ein wirklich globales Unternehmen mit vielen Möglichkeiten. A truly global company with many opportunities

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

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Sehr großes Portfolio an Produkten. Zusammenarbeit mit Unternehmen jeder Größe/Branche. Wirklich globale Reichweite.

    Viele Möglichkeiten zum Lernen und Entdecken von verschiedenen Fachgebieten.

    Häufige Reorganisationen ermöglichen häufige Stellenänderungen, besonders für diejenigen, die bereit sind zu reisen oder umzuziehen.

    Very broad portfolio of products. Interaction with companies of any size/industry. Truly global reach.
    A lot of possibilities to learn and explore different areas of expertise.
    Frequent reorganizations allow for frequent job shifts, especially for those willing to travel and reallocate.

    Cons

    Zu viel Politik auf der mittleren Managementebene + zu lange Berichtslinien.

    Ständiges Verschieben der Prioritäten. Strategie nicht heruntergebrochen über verschiedene Organisationen.

    Feste organisatorische Silos. Technologie-Entscheidungen werden ohne technische Argumentation von nichttechnischen Managern getroffen.

    Too much politics at middle-management level + too long reporting lines.
    Constant shifting of priorities. Strategy not broken down consistently across different organizations.
    Solid organizational silos. Technology decisions taken without technical argumentation by non-technical managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Setzt klare Kriterien und lasst ALLE L1-L3-Manager extern bewerten.
    Ihr solltet sowohl Selbstreflektion als auch Feedback von Angestellten in Erwägung ziehen.

    Setzt klare Richtung mit Bezug auf Technologie-Investitionen und Ziele für sie.

    Set clear criteria and perform external assessment to ALL L1-L3 managers. Consider both self-reflection as well as employee feedback.
    Set clear direction with regards to technology investments and goals for them.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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