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SAP Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
2,073 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.  

    Sr. Director Product Marketing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAP

    Pros

    Great time for company that is evolving from on-premise to cloud

    Cons

    Processes, systems, and people need to be ready for this switch

  2.  

    Solid, market leading company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Partner in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Client Partner in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    SAP is a high paced, performance based culture that continues to excel in a quickly changing software environment.

    Cons

    Its long-term strategy is unclear for people who want steadiness and it has too many moving parts that rub against each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is an excellent company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    tech support

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

    I worked at SAP as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    great people to work with in a great environment

    Cons

    as an intern I don't see any that stand out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    develop tech academy similar to sales and pre sales academies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    worst company ever

    • 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

    Pros

    Huge loyal enterprise customer base

    Cons

    Very low salary for developers in palo alto compared to other companies in and around palo alto
    No career growth
    Company is full of politicians who do less work and more of politics
    Some employees are totally useless and dont provide any value to the company or customers
    Too many managers and Managers are not good leaders
    Wrong people leading teams and organizations
    HR is totally useless
    Too much fat in palo alto almost everyone is a senior director ,vp or svp
    They dont apply for green card for atleast 3 years after you join sap labs usa
    Low employee motivation
    No good projects to work
    No Clue how to build cloud platforms and products
    Old SAP outdated technology
    No new innovations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    SAP Software Developer Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer Intern in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Software Developer Intern in Boise, ID

    I have been working at SAP part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, Scrum, exciting technology, have to fill 20 minimum, but it pointless because corporate decided to consolidate offices and

    Cons

    Closed local office, closed local office, closed local office, closed local office, closed local office, closed local office, closed local

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Very Challenging place to be

    • 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

    Pros

    Can't think of any pros to list.

    Cons

    too many cons to list- not a good place to be at- unorganized- too many problems, not one process seems to work.

  8.  

    Excellent company to work for in the Bay Area

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

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

    Pros

    Solid management team, great culture, cohesive strategy make SAP a very attractive company to work for if you are looking for a large enterprise technology company.

    Cons

    Some overlap of responsibilities, limited upward mobility or unclear migration paths.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone equally i.e., provide opportunities based on merit rather than singling out a particular group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Director

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable, good pay, work from home

    Cons

    Politics, negative culture, high attrition, too many processes, excel & ppt for every little thing, do not use their own technology, multiple conf calls everyday, meetings everyday with no results, politics, politics, politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Caught up in the merger with SAP - just a number!

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    After merger, benefits became better with SAP.
    Good work/life balance and ability to telecommute.
    Good compensation.

    Cons

    I thought that openings for advancement would be better after the merger. NOT! The same political culture and rampant favoritism that existed before the merger, are even worse with SAP!

    SAP's HR Recruiters are a farce and are totally worthless and can actually hinder your efforts. Management does not know any more about helping you advance and tell you it's about networking which is code for who you know will help you get advanced, not your job performance. Rampant favoritism is allowed to exist with promotions and career advancement.

    One executive in SAP wanted to bring me on her team but SAP produced red tape and excuses. I just found out recently this same executive left because she encountered the same frustrations as I did with SAP making it hard to advance. This speaks volumes!

    SAP is too focused on acquiring companies instead of making sure they have their internal structure in place. The mergers and acquisitions create havoc and uncertainty with current employees. SAP acts more like a government with red tape instead of a world class organization. Their systems and layers of management make it extremely difficult to get anything approved or done and actually create obstacles to making sales.

    Bottom line: SAP does not care about you as an individual or your career path and goals. After talking with several long time SAP employees before I left, they were experiencing the same frustrations with their positions and not being able to advance because of the systems and upper management and executives in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I hope you read the consistent comments here that show your employees are not happy and fix your internal problems. You are not making SAP better by the constant mergers and acquisitions and the culture you have established with the unprofessional practices of your executives and upper management. Suggest you study how successful companies with high employee satisfaction have created great work environments for their employee. Pay close attention to the employee surveys you get back so you can make improvements.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Politics central

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to do what you like.

    Cons

    Politics, politics, politics. Extremely complex organization with lots of overlaps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of all the full-time politicians in this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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