SAP Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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  1. Architect

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Employee friendly company, decent benefits

    Cons

    Too many non technical managers

  2. Human Resources

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at SAP

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good solid company, great stability

    Cons

    It takes a lot to makes changes to procedures

  3. Helpful (1)

    A good place to design, deliver and market products in the cloud.

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good customer base and predictable revenue.

    Cons

    High turnover in cloud sales teams

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  5. Helpful (3)

    Great company to work for - global in nature,

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    Current Employee - HRBP in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - HRBP in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at SAP full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    People are really nice. Everybody is very professional and all want to do a good job.

    Cons

    Decisions makers live in Germany. Culture is conservative. While they have a big connection to the Silicon Valley with their recent acquisitions (Sybase, Ariba, SucessFactors, ConCur) and SAP corporate site in Palo Alto, the home office in Germany still dictates how things get done. They may leave you alone and look for your input, but the final decision rests with someone in a different country. Limited advancement and always in cost-cutting mode (who isn't!). No travel, but then people are traveling all the time. Not much in terms of employee investment.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Good but could be better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very large company that develops software for just about any solution, so many opportunities for employees to expand knowledge and skills into different areas if they have the necessary transferable skills. Work-life balance is highly regarded so work hours can be very flexible.

    Cons

    As a large organization, there are many levels of approvals and processes, so innovation is slow. Compensation is below average in the high-cost regions, and it is hard to attract fresh talent.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Great company culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, a lot of smart people around, going the innovation way, very customer focused and customer driven

    Cons

    Sometimes big companies move a little slow, reorganisations can slow down productivity, compensation for new hires isn't competitive enough to focus on hiring strong people only

    Advice to Management

    Stay behind your own decisions, move more quickly, acknowledge great employees

  8. Helpful (2)

    Management turnover is too frequent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at SAP full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    lots of resources to go to if you need help with client issues
    free lunches
    can take clients to any events

    Cons

    career growth depends on who you know and how they perceive you vs what you have accomplished. the talent leaves and the mediocrity stays.

    Advice to Management

    chose leders who get to stay in the role for longer than4 months, give sales people their territories for longer than 6 months,

  9. Helpful (2)

    VP

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    Former Employee - Vice President Engineering in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President Engineering in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at SAP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    leader in application software ERP, SCM.

    Cons

    Many incapable executives whose energies are focusing on protect their own jobs.

    Advice to Management

    clean up the house

  10. Helpful (3)

    German company offering good job security and benefits

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    Current Employee - Development Architect in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Development Architect in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Job security, benefits, free food, location, German connection

    Cons

    Low salary for engineer relative to expensive bay area

  11. It's SAP!

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    Former Employee - Solution Architect in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Solution Architect in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at SAP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    When I visited customers, looked around and understood their processes then I almost always asked myself: "And that's ALL they do?!". You will never feel like this at SAP. It is an incredible place to work with lots of experiences to make, lots of flexibility and an exciting outlook.

    Cons

    Substantial salary increases are very hard to get.

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