SAP Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
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Pros
  • good work/life balance (relaxed work environment without stress or pressure) (in 325 reviews)

  • Relaxed work environment without a huge amount of stress or pressure (in 149 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 37 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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    SAP Software Developer Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer Intern in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Software Developer Intern in Boise, ID

    I have been working at SAP part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, Scrum, exciting technology, have to fill 20 minimum, but it pointless because corporate decided to consolidate offices and

    Cons

    Closed local office, closed local office, closed local office, closed local office, closed local office, closed local office, closed local

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent company to work for in the Bay Area

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

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

    Pros

    Solid management team, great culture, cohesive strategy make SAP a very attractive company to work for if you are looking for a large enterprise technology company.

    Cons

    Some overlap of responsibilities, limited upward mobility or unclear migration paths.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone equally i.e., provide opportunities based on merit rather than singling out a particular group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work. Very smart people. Large company thus, bureaucracy creeps in.

    • 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

    Pros

    Smart people who work hard. There is an emphasis put on work-life balance. Redundancy is being cleaned up throughout the company. Training is available, if you need take advantage of it.

    Cons

    Most likely need to relocate to advance in the company (which you may consider a "Pro" or a "Con"). Walldorf is the HQ and thus the center of SAP's universe even though great ideas spring up all over the company. Not really a "con", but I'll put it here: You must be a consensus builder in order to succeed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Business development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Newtown Square, PA
    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Newtown Square, PA

    I worked at SAP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free lunch, gym, good benefits, stock plans

    Good internal training on solutions and job function related topics

    Great company events

    Cons

    Bonus plans & goals don't get finalized until late Q1. Performance metrics are generic and arbitrary

    Annual sales team shuffle and management changes leads to confusing q1

    Everyone is a "director" but if not in sales not sure what they do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make metrics & goals more relevant to individual not just form to mark complete for HR

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Internship Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GCO Presales Consultant in Newtown Square, PA
    Current Employee - GCO Presales Consultant in Newtown Square, PA

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

    Pros

    Very sleek office
    Great corporate culture
    Lots of opportunities for networking and personal growth

    I was able to make lasting connections which helped me transition between several positions throughout my internship. I was offered part-time positions while taking classes and turned an initial 6 month internship into 2 years and counting.

    Cons

    Lack of work at times.

    In two of the roles I worked in I had a lot of down time. Even when I asked co-workers for additional work, it was rarely provided.

    On the plus side, SAP offers various free courses you can take to gain extra experience when you have nothing else to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make interns feel more important to the team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    SAP is a decent company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are above average for my job.
    Management at least talks about a good work/life balance

    Cons

    Too much of a boys club at the top
    Margin is emphasized above all else
    You have to be in sales to become anyone at SAP.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop doing so many reorgs and outsourcing jobs. The fabric of the company is slowly unravelling

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Developer

    • 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

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance, Great People to work with

    Cons

    Not Open enough, sometime too serious, people is afraid of asking question

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More Open

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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.  

    Excellent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Sap has Great work culture

    Cons

    Sap Salary are going down every year

  11.  

    Brilliant company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Innovation Innovation Innovation. Great vision and energy

    Cons

    Few cons. It has its bureaucracy like any large company however its not crazy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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