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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. 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)

    Pros

    Good customer base and predictable revenue.

    Cons

    High turnover in cloud sales teams

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

    Large Corporate Environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fair salary, excellent benefits, access to all the tools you need to do your job, usually best in breed.

    Cons

    Corporate politics, inefficient processes everywhere, bias toward German leadership, ideas, and employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Forward thinking strategy, Great People with lots of experience willing to share knowledge

    Cons

    Constant changes - sometimes not easily implemented

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    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

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Nice company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAP

    Pros

    open office culture, flexible schedules, international, good vacation policies

    Cons

    sometimes hard to advance; bonus policies don't promote good team dynamics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. sap

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAP

    Pros

    good salary, carrier opportunity and bonus

    Cons

    sometimes old technology, direct work with customers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. A great company to work.

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    Current Employee - SAP TQM in South China, ME
    Current Employee - SAP TQM in South China, ME

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

    Pros

    No. 1 Enterprise Software Company in the world.

    Cons

    Not too much project experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful

    Good company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAP full-time

    Pros

    - Pay is likely above the industry average, with a fairly high annual bonus.
    - Hours are reasonable
    - If you are on a good team with smart people you will find that you can contribute a lot, but also grow by learning off your peers.
    - The peer support for each other on projects is amazing. Far better than other places I've worked.
    - Simple expense reporting system for business travel.

    Cons

    - Frequent layoffs over the past two years have been slash and burn type. Everyone ends up keeping their heads down. This has caused moods to be depressed and lower morale over this period. It has also caused understaffing on projects or longer hours for those that remain.
    - Bonuses are good, but you'll never achieve your top end goal. There's always some sort of accounting trickery to lower the number. It is what it is. Still appreciative for what I receive, and still better than other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Instead of cutting people to the bone and understaffing projects, let's really look at if people are bringing in money. I witnessed people on active revenue generating, client-facing projects get laid off. Also give more opportunities for people to find internal transfers. From an employee perspective, it doesn't make sense to cut people and then hire different people the next day. (I'm sure from a company perspective it might, but it's hard to see from the trenches)

    - This is a great company. I'd like to see everyone's morale get back to where it was before we simplified.

    - NOTE: The bottom of this review says "Doesn't recommend", which is false. I highly recommend this company. (No company is perfect, but this one is better than most.) I just can't seem to edit that field.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. An older person's company

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    Former Intern - Marketing Specialist
    Former Intern - Marketing Specialist

    I worked at SAP as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Free Meal
    - Great Benefits
    - Great Pay
    - Work From Home

    Cons

    - No Community
    - Don't really make an impact
    - Tedious bureaucracy

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. A pleasant rollercoaster if you can handle that. In summary, I like challenges.

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Board vision and strategy, passion of its employees for the Company and its products, SAP technology and products, good salary and benefits, encouragement for education and training, important knowledge base, home office,

    Cons

    Inconsistency on budget distribution across the company results in some areas to burn money without having to show real benefits to the Company while some other are begging funding to develop customer needs
    Multi-fragmentation on software roadmap and maintenance.
    Some teams are supporting markets with no timezone overlap to engage with customers
    Slow decision making process especially at middle management
    Rework and reinvention of the wheel from bad Management decisions.
    Too non-technical people deciding or managing technical projects or decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring knowledgeable and experience people to challenge and enrich your strategic and executive decisions.
    Engagement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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