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SAP Reviews

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

    Good company, too many reorgs

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    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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company, progressive social responsibility outlook

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAP

    Pros

    The company is large which provides a lot of good opportunity and the focus on social responsibility is pretty inspiring. Communication pushed down from top is usually clear and consistent across organizations.

    Cons

    There are way too many reorganization exercises. Even when you're not directly impacted, you are 2 degrees of separation from someone who is and the culture/ work morale can be taxing. Communication from the "trenches" seems to lose meaning as it gets pushed up to upper management ... like the telephone game.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for with good benefits but the pay was slow to come.

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Newtown Square, PA
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Newtown Square, PA

    I worked at SAP full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very progressive work culture which promoted collaboration and innovation. When I first got there in 2001 the benefits were 100% paid for by the company. When the bubble burst they took more and more money out of our paychecks each year. By the time I left in 2007 they were growing and starting to reward for performance.

    Cons

    No work from home arrangements although I understand they have relaxed that to some degree over the past few years. Many reorgs over the years which can create instability and confusion. There always seemed to be an annual reorg which put everyone on edge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    SAP is the best company I have ever worked for

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    • 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
  6.  

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

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    • 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
  7.  

    Co - op

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAP

    Pros

    Amazing people and challenging work

    Cons

    nothing to complain about this

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAP as an intern

    Pros

    Matches all the benefits of an Intern with what is provided to the full time employees

    Cons

    I donot feel anything bad about working with SAP

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not layoff the people

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SAP

    Pros

    Company is growing and establishing itself as a cloud player. Opportunities abound for those willing to stretch themselves out of their comfort zone. Work environment is good and working from home options are available depending on the organization you belong to. Excellent place to learn how to work in a large global environment.

    Cons

    Management is concentrated in Walldorf,, so unless you are very well networked or have had the opportunity to work in Walldorf you may be limited for upper management positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company. Excellent people. Frenetic pace

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer

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

    Pros

    Pay was definitely above average. Worked with extremely bright hardworking people. Innovative company with a lot of moving parts (i.e. products and solutions).

    Cons

    Expectations were often difficult to achieve. From the sales side revenue expectations per individual sales engineer were difficult to attain in certain verticals and product lines and seemed to continue to rise. Pay per deal seemed to continually decrease over time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best company I've ever worked for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Newtown, PA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Newtown, PA

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

    Pros

    This company cultivates a great employer employee relationship and is considered on of the top companies to work for in the country.

    Cons

    I honestly could not think of any real cons with this company. It is a great country that supports and cultivates their employees in whatever endeavors they wish to pursue in the ccompany

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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