SAP Reviews

Updated October 1, 2014
Updated October 1, 2014
1,948 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 312 reviews)

  • Relaxed work environment without a huge amount of stress or pressure (in 144 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is encouraged, but some positions make it difficult to maintain (in 91 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Fantastic company for which to work

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    • 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 for 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast Paced & Challenging place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President of Business Development  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Vice President of Business Development in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    I've been with the company for the last 4 years and have found it to be both engaging and challenging. My roles have provided me with the opportunity to stretch my abilities and continuously learn new things. I've enjoyed my time at SAP. The company offers plenty of opportunities for advancement as well.

    Cons

    Lots of change. If you aren't adept to change then SAP may not be the place for you. We make changes to things regularly and sometimes they can be complex. They are usually for the good and to keep ahead of our competition but you need to be flexible and not challenged with making changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Minimize the change and allow our Senior Execs to run their plans before pulling the plug on them. The last several years we've had an extensive amount of changes each year and it would be nice if we allowed our Execs the opportunity to fulfill their goals and initiatives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for

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

    I worked at SAP full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    European company with a global footprint

    Cons

    There are no real cons, there are not many companies especially in the US that are as great to work for as SAP. As I have to put a con I would say that the HQ is in Newtown SQ, PA on East Coast, NYC would be better!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful, smart and approachable people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interaction Designer
    Current Employee - Interaction Designer

    I have been working at SAP as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work ethics, employee satisfaction.

    Cons

    None that I could think of at the back of my head. Not the most creative environment for UX people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent Growth Opportunity

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

    I worked at SAP

    Pros

    + High performing sales organization with talented team members willing to help to support sales.
    + Opportunity to make lateral moves inside the organization to learn and grow
    + Virtual working environment

    Cons

    + Challenge to make sure you get the right territory to be successful
    + Very political so need to have your game face on at all times
    + Not invented here mentality can inhibit creativity to help get deals done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    + CEO is a charismatic leader with a can do attitude. Needs to make sure his leadership team is creative and open to new ideas that drive revenue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SAP as an intern

    Pros

    They are in the process of recreating themselves with new innovative products. Good opportunities in my 10 years at SAP. The compensation has been very good and leadership has been solid.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
  8.  

    Game changing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company with good benefits. They are in the process of recreating themselves with new innovative products. Good opportunities in my 10 years at SAP. The compensation has been very good and leadership has been solid.

    Cons

    Work life balance is not very good. There is more to do than can be done at any time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to simplify the business.....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    SAP Is Okay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer Intern  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Developer Intern in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at SAP as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good organization, Work life balance good; People are driven

    Cons

    The company is rigid to changes. New changes are considered but not welcome. Majority of the people working adhere to old methods.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please help speed up processes and try to learn about change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Internship (only if you have the right supervisor)

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern  in  Newtown Square, PA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Newtown Square, PA

    I worked at SAP as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Overall I learned a great deal at my internship at SAP. It was encouraged for interns to get involved in projects and run with them.

    Great perks including an onsite gym with fitness classes and subsidized lunches as well as an option to work remotely

    Cons

    Expectations were never communicated by managers since the other interns are primarily responsible for onboarding new interns.
    If you were not assigned to the right manager, you only interacted with your manager when they had requests. Most intern managers were not concerned with your development and integration into the company, which causes the company to lose out on some great talent because they were not assigned to the "right" manager. I saw some great interns leave the company because they were not receiving the development opportunities they deserved. Especially in an internship, managers need to be more involved in an intern's work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider implementing an intern to full time employee transition program.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not a good place to work if your a Business Consultant.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Consultant

    I worked at SAP full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    When i started 8 years ago, there were a lot of learning opportunities and career opportunities. I wouldn't say that any more

    Cons

    I can only talk about delivery organization, since I worked in that domain.
    1) Too many managers
    2) Managers have no say in your career. Managers in delivery org. are nothing by HR coordinators.
    3) You are treated as a pawn, no visibility of whats going on in the organization.
    4) Even after 100% utilization, management has ridiculous reasons for cutting bonuses back.
    5) Bad pay master, considering people like me joined thinking low base pay will be offset by bonuses.
    6) No growth via hard work, only if you have a good network you will grow. Talent & consulting knowledge mean nothing. Promotion based on nepotism and your connections.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire all managers & directors who are not client facing in the consulting division. They are plain overheads.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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