SAP Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
1,974 Reviews
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Pros
  • good work/life balance (relaxed work environment without stress or pressure) (in 317 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 93 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Good work life balance, but not a lot of growth in experience.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAP

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Free lunch
    Competitive salary

    Cons

    Difficult to gain a lot of useful experience due to slow process.
    A lot of corporate politics.
    Not a whole lot of motivation to push out quality products. Managers and execs mostly care about getting something out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to listening to people you manage and let experts do their what they excel at.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice colleagues - crazy management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer in Walldorf, Baden-Wurttemberg (Germany)
    Former Employee - Developer in Walldorf, Baden-Wurttemberg (Germany)

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

    Pros

    You can meet many interesting and highly qualified software engineers in the company. There are also quite interesting and challenging tasks. The company provides various possibilities to learn.

    Cons

    The weakest side of the company is its management. Frequently these are incompetent people who make social experiments by bringing chaos into regular development processes. This results in not only buggy software but also demotivates developers. It is the primary factor why SAP cannot be viewed as a good place for software engineers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Work/Life balance, Minimal technical growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at SAP full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -If you're good technically, work is a piece of cake. Not much challenging.
    -Get good hikes if you maintain good relationships and remain proactive.
    -Great food - lunch,snacks,dinner,coffee,refreshments 8-5
    -free shuttle service
    -good campus facilities - gym,shower,playground,yoga,music
    -good diversity in gender,race,language

    Cons

    -majorly work on legacy products which face stiff competition and die anytime soon,
    -learn narrowed product specific knowledge,
    - bad managers and old technical ppl reluctant to learn new

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need good managers and better interview panel

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Excellent Company with Excellent People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Intern in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    It was a very innovative culture with some of the brightest people I have ever met. There was an excellent work life balance and excellent for getting to know people through the sports and social society.

    Cons

    As I was there as an intern I felt that an Intern society or socials for the interns to get to know each other outside of the workplace would have been an excellent idea. The work was challenging but rewarding.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer IV in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Developer IV in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    great work life balance,great team work,

    Cons

    creative mind is the key to step ahead and also coopertaive nature

  8.  

    Freelancing was wonderful

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SAP as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was brought on short term to contribute to SAP's new internal communications department Studio SAP, contributing written assets such as blog posts. The editorial process was first class, and the support through the learning curve was great.

    Cons

    That learning curve is incredibly steep. You must be totally detail-oriented to keep up with the naming rules and copyright status of SAP's enormous product portfolio.

  9.  

    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

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Avoid!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Nice (France)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Nice (France)

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

    Pros

    Relatively flexible schedules & homeworking possibilities, average compensation.
    Job security (at least in Europe), although this may change in the forthcoming months.

    Cons

    A lot of internal politics which impact promotions, career progress, constant re-organizations, etc.
    SAP has been on strong budget cuts for at least 3 years which affects bonuses, possibilities to get training (in relevant topics), hiring, travel.
    Constant reorganizations that impact teams & projects and are done regardless of skills, individual (or team) performance. Constantly shutting down and restarting new projects has a strong negative impact on career and skill development.
    Management is incompetent.
    Working at SAP is not recommended at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company to work for and grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    - Great benefits, salary, maternity/paternity leave, bonuses.
    - 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

    Work life balance is encouraged, but some positions make it difficult to maintain
    Yearly increases are not as high as they could be
    Some positions it is hard to grow
    lots of overhead

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do better job of finding talent and helping people grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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