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SAP Reviews in Montreal, QC

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 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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    Senior Developer

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Very few promotion opportunities, if you wanna get promoted don't count too much on your skills, count on your connections and on your political skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be closer and listen to your team members, because their success is simply yours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    SAP has a great culture of diversity and respect.

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Specialist in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Specialist in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    You can and have to drive your own career and success, but you have the possibility to act like an entrepreneur in a big company.
    Agile Development Methodologies are used and lived in cross functional teams of ten (scrum)
    State of the art methodologies (like Design Thinking) and technologies (like SAP HANA in-memory DB)

    Cons

    Not all projects are working on the cutting edge technology
    Its hard to understand how the company works, its processes and organizations at first (it will take you about 3 months!)
    Depending on the size of the location big career-steps might be limited - staying in one location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on Talent Management and Hire the talent of tomorrow to keep the spin!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Software development as Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great environment, excellent atmosphere, stress-less work, nice people and manager, free lunch and beverages

    Cons

    They use their own technology and programming languages that you have never heard before. It makes it hard to learn and get familiar with them. You will be confused in first 3 months.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Excellent ! Very diversified company with many different projects and technologies

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Interesting salary and benefits, career growth, many opportunities to learn / work

    Cons

    Sometimes tasks and projects are not well defined. Managers can't handle all aspects along with their technical tasks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clearly define projects and tasks and give outlook to employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Large company with a lot of resources to learn and to grow.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at SAP

    Pros

    Good working environment, not much pressure, plenty learning and training resources, effective ways of communication, flexible working hours and so on.

    Cons

    This company is too big. the way that politics works in a government also works here.had some bureaucratic experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Diversity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Director in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities to meet smart and engaging people from all different cultures working with the same goal - innovation

    Cons

    HR policy limits the opportunity to get promoted or get a raise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Friendly people and great products

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Management Specialist in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Quality Management Specialist in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with the team. The are all respectful and very friendly. The product which I worked one was very innovative. SAP provides a wide materials for trainings and knowledge sharing.

    Cons

    The in-house developed applications are not user friendly.
    It was hard to change roles during the project.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good work/life balance, but lacks of career advancement opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Flexible
    Good working environment
    Lots of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Heavy process
    Lot of dead wood
    Sometimes you wonder how some employees got hired due to their lack of experience and professionalism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better people if you want to deliver better quality products and compete with other small and/or big software vendors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Very relax environment

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    perfect work-life balance and healthy environment

    Cons

    Sometimes very boring job. ABAP is not the most interesting language.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SAP needs more technical managers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company but no carreer posibilities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great company culture, strong respect for employees, great benefits.

    Cons

    No real possibilities of carreer progress. It is expected you be doing the same job during your lifetime (German culture no applicable to North America).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expect your employees want to do something different after some years. Allow employees to rotate jobs. Have a real carreer planning process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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