SAP
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Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.8 1,648 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

SAP Co-CEO's Bill McDermott & Jim Hagemann Snabe

Bill McDermott & Jim Hagemann Snabe

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Pros:
  • "Good work environment and work life balance (if you know how to manage it)"
    in 254 reviews
  • "The company also has a flexible work environment and work from home options"
    in 123 reviews
Cons:
  • "In general work life balance is good, past 2013 year it has been bad for me"
    in 67 reviews
  • "Disproportionate non-technical middle management in charge of technical projects"
    in 34 reviews
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Great place to be

Marketing Director (Current Employee)

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

ProsThis is s greet company with a real vision for where it wants to go.

ConsWork loaf can be overwhelming at times

Advice to Senior ManagementSet more realistic goals and expectations.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsCo-workers are helpful and smart
Benefits are great
Global company so there is a lot of opportunity to travel and relocate

ConsRewards for the average worker are few. Average raise is 2-4% 2 for merit and 4 for promotion!!
mired with middle management

Advice to Senior Managementthe little people keep all the parts moving; reward us too!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Senior Software Developer (Current Employee)

I have been working at SAP full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThere are lots of teams doing very diverse things. Some teams are doing really cutting edge work while some are doing old fashioned maintenance type work. There are plenty of opportunities for career development if you take the initiative. The culture and benefits are good. Good vacation policy. Flex work schedule is also beneficial. Leadership is good and focused on company growth and also employee development.

ConsBeing a very large firm, its easy to stagnate if you are not focused on career development.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company; masters at execution and reasonably paid. Opportunities for advancement are not always based on merit.

Value Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at SAP full-time for more than 3 years

ProsChallenging environment with measurable KPI's makes it clear cut to know if you are doing well or not.

ConsAdvancement and opportunities are sometimes based on politics and relationships not necessarily on merit or being better than others.

Frequent organizational changes.

Work / life balance is not very good. Have worked up to 10 hours on weekends for over 2 months now.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't overlook your stars and don't think everyone is happy. There are many options out there who are offering great renumeration to folks with SAP experience.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Powerful company with powerful solutions and some great people.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at SAP

ProsVery smart people working there. Strong enterprise market/solution coverage. Large development budgets. Great employee benefits (health, etc.). Well known in the industry.

ConsLarge complex organizations. Sometime difficult to understand who "owns" an issue and is responsible to solve. Political organization, particularly in regards to development vs others. Very impatient organization in terms of sales.

Advice to Senior ManagementAddress politics that exists between sales, development, and others. Address internal and external perception that its still "Germans" that really run the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work.

North America Solutions (Former Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

I worked at SAP full-time for more than a year

ProsThe company provided its employees with a great work facility, with wonderful benefits.

ConsVery hard to move from team to team. A very structured organization with not much room to move up in the ranks.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I enjoyed my experience at SAP, but getting a full-time permanent role is challenging no matter how valuable you are.

Sales Communication Intern (Current Employee)
Newtown Square, PA

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

ProsVery relaxed workplace, ability to work from home

ConsVery difficult to get a full-time position

Advice to Senior ManagementThe system for hiring isn't fair and is turning away a lot of valuable employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Certified Senior Applications Consultant (Former Employee)
Newtown Square, PA

I worked at SAP full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat Company
Great Leadership
Good Salary
Usually a Monday - Thursday schedule.
Great Learning experience
Awesome Co-workers

Cons100% travel
Occasionally project where they sell you as an expert and you are not.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhen on the bench let the consultant rest or talk classes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Compnay

Development Architect (Current Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

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

ProsStable company with very good benefits. Working culture and atmosphere is awesome.

ConsFocus on people development should be improved.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Senior Developer (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at SAP full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThere are a stable and big company. They provide good benefits. They have yearly raises, which is nice.

ConsThey are not keeping up their salaries with the industry. There is too much bureaucracy. There is not much growth.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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