SAP Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
1,982 Reviews
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Pros
  • good work/life balance (relaxed work environment without stress or pressure) (in 321 reviews)

  • Relaxed work environment without a huge amount of stress or pressure (in 148 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is encouraged, but some positions make it difficult to maintain (in 94 reviews)

  • Disproportionate non-technical middle management in charge of technical projects (in 37 reviews)

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  1.  

    Business development

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    • 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
  2.  

    SAP is a decent company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  3.  

    Developer

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic company for which to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Newtown Square, PA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Newtown Square, PA

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

    Pros

    *Good benefits, salary, maternity/paternity leave, bonuses.
    *Pleasant security and other staff.
    *Great culture that focuses on development, teamwork, success of both the company and the customer. *Depending on your manager, there is a lot of opportunity to learn and expand your horizons. there are courses in-house for employees that make personal development a real option.

    Cons

    *Sometimes parking is hard to find at Newtown Square office
    *Some positions require a lot of travel.
    *Work life balance is encouraged, but some positions make it difficult to maintain
    *Yearly increases are not as high as they could be.
    *To start here, many employees must begin as an hourly contractor and work towards becoming salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to foster a culture of development. Managers who build a great team are the best way to build the company from the inside.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

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    • 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
  7.  

    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

  8.  

    Brilliant company to work for.

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    • 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
  9.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    The working environment is very friendly, although it is a big corporation. Benefits are good, lunch is provided. And most important, the communication is transparent from management to employee

    Cons

    Reorganization happens quite often, it led to unexpected future for working project. However, the job is stable most of the time,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider feedback of employee and developer for project's potential future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome...until upper management started changing things.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at SAP as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good contractor rate. Professional and nice people in my small group.

    Cons

    Mid and upper level management didn't know how to sell my group's services and sales are drying up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more autonomy to groups you acquire, at least until you understand their business model.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Growth through acquisition not innovation

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensation and benefits
    Flexible work location and hours

    Cons

    Poor work / life balance
    Significant execution challenges trying to compete against Cloud vendors
    High Executive turn over - instability and constant shifts in messaging and direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't fix what you don't acknowledge and the culture discourages openness.
    Purchasing smaller cloud companies doesn't make SAP a Cloud company.
    The architecture of the company's core applications will be increasingly difficult for the company to sustain in the long run - difficult to be effective in the cloud.
    Too much emphasis on one particular database product - one that the market isn't adopting as an agnostic solution.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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