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SAP Reviews in London, England

Updated Jun 21, 2014
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3.6 21 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

SAP CEO Bill McDermott

Bill McDermott

(9 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • SAP has a great work life balance with lots of opportunities to work from home(in 277 reviews)

  • Relaxed work environment without a huge amount of stress or pressure(in 135 reviews)


Cons
  • In general work life balance is good, past 2013 year it has been bad for me(in 78 reviews)

  • Disproportionate non-technical middle management in charge of technical projects(in 34 reviews)

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    A global company that is truly concern of its people's growth!

    Global Support Engineer (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsYou are encouraged to drive your own development and career - lots of internal opportunities.

    ConsChanges are rapid and frequent but not a hinderance, support is at hand.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey should continue to oversee what local management are up to and continue the people survey to keep informed of shop-floor workers morality in order for holding on to gifted staff.

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

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    very driven, results focused though sometimes at expense of customer satisfaction

    Sales Executive (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    Prosinternational / people and talent based approach / highly innovative / great brand awareness / good compensation structure

    Constoo bureaucratic / politics but so does everywhere this size / too many managers all asking same questions!

    Advice to Senior Managementmake ALL your staff put customers first! That way from ground up compensation models should drive business behaviour and ultimately customer satisfaction (not to mention sales!!)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working since more than 11 years in 4 different location

    SAP Customer Engagement Manager (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsThe reasons are many, including but not limited to:
    - integrity/honesty
    - trust with colleagues
    - work life balance (in the right roles)
    - reasonable compensation
    - free lunch

    Cons- there is a glass ceiling for non-german speakers in Walldorf
    - difficult to move across roles within the company
    - absolutely network based career (can be a pro if you are good at networking)

    Advice to Senior ManagementI have worked in Walldorf for sometime and the biggest hurdle is the kingdoms that exist in every room and every building. People debate for protecting their kingdom instead of protecting customer's investment. Especially true in development
    A welcome change has been Hasso's recent involvement with the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great potential, poorly executed

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat company and brand. Excellent co-workers. Strong suite of products. Good facilities and terms for most employees. Open and direct communication.

    ConsLip service only to career reviews and progression. Very high staff turnover in key sales roles. The customer is a low priority and assembling the right team together for many activities for a customer extremely difficult and very last minute. UK HR department is detached and generally unhelpful. Numbers of the least-respected individuals from a performance and contribution perspective are promoted!

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on customer success whether they are about to buy or not and align to customer needs. This should simplify the organisation. Look at true measures and KPIs and business effectiveness to avoid promoting those who appear to be hitting KPIs but actually aren't managing well or in the best interests of the company as this is dragging on effectiveness.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work

    Director (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsLots of learning
    Balance of life and work
    Perks
    Can work from home

    ConsA bit chaotic
    Its important to know people

    Advice to Senior ManagementTransparency

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall a place with lots of opportunity to grow

    Senior Account Executive (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat people to work with and a real desire to transform the company

    ConsIf you can avoid the deadwood and those political individuals who just don't get that transformation is vital

    Advice to Senior ManagementChanging to a Cloud company is more than words - you need to bring all of the people with you before the deadwood sinks the ship

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

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    Missing the opportunity to sell all services in one package despite the acquisitions

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsHigh technology company with a broad range of career development

    ConsDifferent divisions have completely different cultures, processes and politics. What you learn from one division will be useless in another

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on teamwork between divisions to "wrap up" an offer to customers with all the available services: sofware, cloud and mobile. Invest on cross functional teams to gain synergies and be more efficient

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

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    Middle management an issue

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    Prosgood T&Cs
    good Snr execs
    Good Work conditions - food etc

    ConsPoor middle mgment - too many layers

    Advice to Senior Managementcull out middle layers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Average company that is full of hype

    Business Development Manager (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat products and vision for the future

    ConsTotal bureaucracy and lots of turnover

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust a bunch of admin clerks

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    Micro Management and process driven culture

    Financial Services Sales Representative (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsStrong customer base (for those who aleady have SAP)
    Free lunch in restaurant!
    Worked with some good people.

    ConsProduct set was very tired.
    Working environment was centralised in Germany, very process driven and "micro managed".
    Opportunity only existed in existing customers as core products are tired and unwieldy (hence recent acquisitions).

    Advice to Senior ManagementMove offices from Feltham (it's a dump)
    Allocate opportunity more fairly.

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