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SAP Reviews in Palo Alto, CA

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
2,073 Reviews
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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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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Good company, too many reorgs

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good people. Products are not awesome but they are industry standards. Going to Europe every month, all business class.

    Cons

    Reorg every six months. Many many many layers of duplications. Politics are as strong as you can get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fewer reorgs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    SAP is the best company I have ever worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, working for home is appropriate or working remotely is also acceptable. The people (Staff) are really helpful and friendly and are not competitive. Everyone works as a team! There are Jam Groups you can join that are very informative. They have on-the-job training and Open SAP learning center where you can take on-line courses should you choose to do so. The salary is excellent!

    Cons

    Sometimes the executives and be a little finicky. Sometimes they will be very moody, but that's just their way of getting their point across. They CEO's VPS and SVPs have very hard jobs to fill. The Administrative Support team is there to help them advance and do their jobs better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work! Innovate, Simplify, Communicate, and make SAP the great company we all know it is and can be in the future!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work for, very good with work and personal life balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Smart people, and team work environment. Very good with work life balance. If you are on vacation, people don't expect you to read and reply emails. Although sometime you do reply for emergency situation.

    Cons

    Senior vp turns over is high. Usually we spent more times to educate the about the product than relying on the senior executives to set vision and long term strategy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    SAP provides a collaborative working experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President of Business Development in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President of Business Development in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    SAP is ethical and cares about its customers. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    It is a very large company and speed of execution is a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help employees understand what the go-forward strategy means to them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Executive Assistant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at SAP

    Pros

    decent base pay and a great coffee machine

    Cons

    They lay off regularly and HR isn't the best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better, know the talent you have at your fingertips, stop using mass layoffs to make your Q4 numbers look better than they really are

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A nice place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Development Expert in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Development Expert in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Relatively good benefit, good work environment, and good work culture

    Cons

    The company is too big. Feel irrelevant sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify the management hierarchy and try to stabilize the upper management team. We saw many potential business units are gone due to management change, specially those acquired ones.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Gained Experience as a Contractor But Never Got To Be Permanent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Open company with great, friendly people, good work environment, and lots of training opportunities to become an expert in business software solutions. Was lucky to have a manager who was very understanding and down to earth.

    Cons

    Internal processes are very heavy and not the norm of other companies. Services and processes can be drastically improved to have more productivity and more engaged employees. Company values should have a better work/life balance. Career opportunities should be communicated better internally.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Great, stable business. Management cares about employee satisfaction. Lots of traveling, always business class and good benefits.

    Cons

    Too many reorgs and mid-management instability.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    The working environment is very friendly, although it is a big corporation. Benefits are good, lunch is provided. And most important, the communication is transparent from management to employee

    Cons

    Reorganization happens quite often, it led to unexpected future for working project. However, the job is stable most of the time,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider feedback of employee and developer for project's potential future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    SAP Is Okay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Developer Intern in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Good organization, Work life balance good; People are driven

    Cons

    The company is rigid to changes. New changes are considered but not welcome. Majority of the people working adhere to old methods.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please help speed up processes and try to learn about change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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