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Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
2,172 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Evolving and open to change but slow

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

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

    Pros

    Huge company. The culture is evolving and people are more open minded than in the past.

    Cons

    Huge company. Sometimes things are slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start cooler projects. Listen to the customer on new ideas and projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Probably the most professional software sales organization in the market today

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    SAP has a great brand and strong presence in it's key markets of Enterprise Software & Analytics

    Cons

    The luster has gone out of SAP in the past couple of years with Quotas rising

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    big company size and benefits, agile like a small company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    good pay, excellent benefits, excellent communication, green philosphies, global opportunities, forward looking, mobile/agile

    Cons

    very German-centric, tough to get promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open up the gates, hire within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Senior Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAP

    Pros

    culture of freedom, independence and autonomy

    Cons

    takes long to move forwad in the career path

  6.  

    account executive

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    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    Hard work and long hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Very nice place to work. Employee friendly

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SAP

    Pros

    focus on Innovation and agility. Employee friendly. High values. Work life balance.

    Cons

    Some managers are very old school

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please educate such managers to ramp up with SAP goals

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fun, Challenging with rewarding work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst Intern in Newtown Square, PA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst Intern in Newtown Square, PA

    I worked at SAP

    Pros

    I worked out of the US headquarters which had a great culture. Very european and relaxed yet everybody was working hard. I worked as an intern and felt as though I was given meaningful work and was actually doing something for the company, a feeling most interns cannot resonate with.

    Cons

    Too big of a company at times had to go through a multitude of other departments to get anything done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Working at SAP

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at SAP

    Pros

    The compensation is good, a solid focus on new technology, SAP is always looking for the next business opportunity for company success and growth. Work/life balance was good.

    Cons

    Very large company, easy to get lost in the bureaucracy. Career growth difficult, hard to move from one job to another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't depend on programs and nifty polished marketing like nonsense to gain employee loyalty and support. Recognize that almost everyone wants the company to succeed as much as you do,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    SAP (employee benefits - quick summary)

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    Current Employee - SAP Solution Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - SAP Solution Architect in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at SAP

    Pros

    Good company with opportunity to improve skills for employees on various technical/functional areas

    Cons

    Global company. Your position might involve travel on the job. Domestic and International.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    One of the best places to work and grow professionally

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager

    I have been working at SAP

    Pros

    SAP is a very employee friendly company. Company has recently become more focused in becoming a cloud company even though it takes longer to recognize revenue and it is less profitable then SAP's core on-premise business. New leadership under Bill McDermott is very good and transparent about SAP's future and strategy.

    Cons

    Internal processes still needs to be streamlined. Takes lot of effort to accomplish things internally. I certain organizations like consulting there are still lot of middle managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused on our current strategy of making our software available on-premise, on-cloud and on-mobile. Be transparent about your decision to make large acquisitions and also how it will be integrated into core SAP applications. Streamline our internal processes so software can developed and delivered in shorter cycle.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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