SAP Reviews in Montreal, QC

Updated July 21, 2014
Updated July 21, 2014
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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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  1.  

    Software development as Intern

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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 as an intern for more than a 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
  2.  

    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 for more than a 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Diversity

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Director in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at SAP full-time for 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
  6.  

    Friendly people and great products

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 for less than a 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
  7. 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 for 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
  8.  

    Very relax environment

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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 for 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
  9.  

    Great company but no carreer posibilities

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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 for 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
  10.  

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

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great 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

    Cons

    It'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 ManagementAdvice

    Respect hard work and allow talented employees to get promoted

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    A retirement job

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

    I worked at SAP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Strong 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).

    Cons

    Unambitious 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 ManagementAdvice

    Seems 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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