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SAP Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
1,872 Reviews

3.8
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Accelerated Career but Work/life balance is a challenge

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager

    Pros

    Training, experience, resume building, public speaking, benefits, bonus, stability

    Cons

    Travel, 24/7 work culture, lack of work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push for more remote work in traveling roles, eliminate culture of "working vacations"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good workplace overall - May have a turmoil ahead?

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

    Pros

    - Has solid policies & processes in place.
    - Work/Live balance has improved in the last few months.
    - A performing product (HANA) run by a company with strong user-base.
    - Great benefits and salary.
    - Employees are mostly friendly and collaborative.

    Cons

    - Recent mass layoff let go of many high-performing employees based simply on geographic location, leaving many not-so good performing employees in HQs.
    - Career path is not often times not clearly defined; promotions are often tied to political positioning of the individual
    - Every year first 4 to 6 months are in chaos while management take time to decide what employees supposed to achieve in the remaining 6 months of the year.
    - Often processes are too "German" and too process-oriented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Strong alignment with the cutting-edge technology as well as the ability to be more agile will determine the future of this company.
    - Retain the talent.
    - Simplify communication before simplifying the workforce.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Administrator  in  Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Administrator in Burlington, MA

    Pros

    Good exposure, great learning curve, good colleagues, nice work-life balance

    Cons

    none I can think of.

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  5.  

    Very fast paced, get thrown in and expected to perform at a very high level. However, everyone is always willing to help

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

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities. You create your experience; you are treated equally and with respect.

    Cons

    Work life balance is very difficult to maintain. Intern conversion rate is very low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your interns more. Interns do the work of their supervisors and are shaped to be leaders. Use this!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Solution Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Solution Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Professional team and top flight talent, as of 2008. Good Benefits. Excellent training curriculum for the product suite.

    Cons

    Process Intensive. Simply requesting a memory upgrade for a laptop might take up to two months to get approved. That being said, the process for booking business travel was streamlined, and painless.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Director  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Technical Director in Parsippany, NJ

    Pros

    lot of opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    too many uncertainty and too often restructuring

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    very much in demand every one wants to learn.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    will get good jobs anywhere in top rating

    Cons

    little hard to learn need more attention

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get more practical and small chapters to learn

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fantastic!! If you like working with smart people, SAP is the place to be.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Director  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Portland, OR

    Pros

    Software is one of the best industries to work for and SAP is one of the leaders in the software industry. As an employee, you have opportunities for personal growth. Since a lot of employees work remotely, there is not a strong office culture but the company has strong core values.

    Cons

    As with many companies who are experiencing double-digit growth every year, change is the name of the game at SAP. Sometimes it seems we go through changes just to shake things up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being a German company, SAP has at times a stuffy corporate culture and need to over-complicate things. However, with the appointment of the new CEO there is a positive change in the right direction. Bill McDermott has brought transparency and simplification to SAP.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    - Job Satisfaction
    - Ability to move around/Overall flexibility
    - Employee satisfaction focus

    Cons

    - Confusion arising from complexity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very good company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good benefits, great bonus plan.

    Cons

    From time to time long hours are required, but that's not unusual in software development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work hard to keep employees skills up to date.

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