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SAP Reviews in Montreal, QC Canada

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.8 16 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

SAP CEO Bill McDermott

Bill McDermott

(6 ratings)

88% 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 284 reviews)

  • Relaxed work environment without a huge amount of stress or pressure (in 136 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 36 reviews)

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    Software development as Intern

    Software Developer (Current Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    ConsThey 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent ! Very diversified company with many different projects and technologies

    Software Developer (Current Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementClearly define projects and tasks and give outlook to employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

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

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Diversity

    Director (Current Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

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

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

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    Friendly people and great products

    Quality Management Specialist (Former Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsI 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Software Developer (Current Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsFlexible
    Good working environment
    Lots of opportunities to learn

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very relax environment

    Software Developer (Current Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    Prosperfect work-life balance and healthy environment

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementSAP needs more technical managers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company but no carreer posibilities

    Software Developer (Current Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good life balance but it's not easy to get promoted

    Software Developer (Current Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsGreat team spirit and lots of career options.
    Compensation & Benefits are relatively competitive in Canada
    There is a good balance between work and private life
    Competitive bonus plan

    ConsIt's not easy to get promoted
    Too many re-organization.
    Changes in technology and processes are very slow.
    Low quality of acceptance tests.
    There are no HR events.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRespect hard work and allow talented employees to get promoted

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

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    A retirement job

    Software Developer (Former Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsStrong HR principles and takes good care of employees. Takes risks with forward looking project management practices like lean principles. Very strong work ethics and very fair and safe work environments. Everyone is extremely professional, takes constructive criticisms individually and collectively very well. Good work life balance. Very nice work environment and near Google level office (in ergonomics, not playfulness).

    ConsUnambitious and puts 40 people to work on something for a year that you think you can do it yourself in a month. Have the willpower and skills to do much more than your post? Tough luck. Rigid hierarchy. Managers eat among themselves. You will never be proud of what you create or showcase it to your friends. As entreprise software, design and UI will always be absolutely abysmal. Individual opinions or ambitions don't matter. Raises are meaningless.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSeems like once managers reach management position, they lose all interest and enthusiasm in the company and its products. They fall into Dilbert-ian middle manager category. Company would hugely benefit from managers who care about what products are being developed, what the market is doing, what employees are working on.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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