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Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
2,181 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience and good management

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

    I have been working at SAP

    Pros

    flexible work environment
    Smart people
    Collaborative work environment
    Great customers
    Strong leadership
    Great benefits
    Global reach
    Great offices
    Good Silicon Valley presence

    Cons

    Extensive travel
    Burn out
    Work life balance
    Competitive compensation
    Rigid beuracracy
    Global working teams are hard to coordinate
    Too much concensus required

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more general management and empowered leaders

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in West Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in West Chicago, IL

    I worked at SAP full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Well paid jobs. Work with very smart colleagues. Fast Paced environment. Cutting edge for some technologies.

    Cons

    It is a large corporation, so it gets top heavy from time to time with too much middle management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Executive Assistant - Part Time - Contract

    • 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

    Pros

    Working as a contractor you get to learn from the professionals and work with a vast array of various
    personalities and diverse co-workers and executives.

    Cons

    The challenges of being a contract employee is that you work for a staffing company instead of directly for SAP. Therefore you have less access to all that is available to permanent employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being Innovative to drive the success of Simple solutions at SAP

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cares about employees, but not about products

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at SAP

    Pros

    -global position
    -good compensation
    -good treatment of employees
    -interesting work

    Cons

    The group I worked at was small, but SAP is huge and the feeling was apathy to the final product, everyone left right at 5pm, not much passion for the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just give cushy money to different groups. Make people care about what they do

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of opportunity for growth and a chance to wear many different hats. Good compensation/benefits. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Projects often get caught up in politics and hierarchy. Often too many cooks in the kitchen that slow progress or hinder innovation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great employer with lots of opportunities and benefits.

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

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

    Pros

    SAP is always evolving and provides learning possibilities and new insights.

    Cons

    Global teams come with global managers and that is not always to the advantage of the employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You want to say the right thing...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at SAP

    Pros

    Leadership makes far more effort to communicate with employee base despite large size of the company

    Cons

    i cannot think of any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and compensation.

    Cons

    Lots of re-orgs and changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAP

    Pros

    good healthcare options and standard retirement benefits, work life solutions plan, various insurance programs, transportation benefits, plenty paid vacation and holidays

    Cons

    employee participation programs and stock option programs seem not be comparable to what other companies offer (from what I hear)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    This company's culture and people are great.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Support Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Support Engineer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    - Great benefit and atmosphere
    - Lots of path to take for your career
    - Acknowledging and guiding professional growth (In short it is part of their process to ask you what do you want to do and they will help you get there)
    - For high caliber individuals, more room to mold your career

    Cons

    - If you want to grow in the company you better say yes to moving (not sure if this is a con but it could also be a pro)
    - People who exceed in performance may get better benefits (this is true with all companies)
    - If you think you exceed in performance and if it does not match their calculation and matrix, do not expect much at the end of the year (raises and others)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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