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  1.  

    Evolving and open to change but slow

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    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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    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.  

    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

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  5.  

    big company size and benefits, agile like a small company

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    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
  6.  

    account executive

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    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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    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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    • 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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    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. 3 people found this helpful  

    OK if you don't mind moving laterally for the rest of your life

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    Former Employee - Marketing Product Management in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Product Management in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    - Willing to invest in exploration of new business trends
    - Can work there for life if you don't mind never advancing
    - Pay is relatively high compared to market, mostly because they don't do anything significant with stock/equity

    Cons

    - Run by Executive Board that generally disagrees on everything or seems to actively avoid making decisions
    - A select few -- very few -- employees are given the lion's share of new and exciting opportunities
    - Horrible at promoting women and initiatives to improve the representation of women have token executive support
    - Everything is done by committee, so anything delivered is watered down and not compelling
    - Most people spend their day in endless meetings to "align" with several other groups doing essentially the same thing
    - Many people will join your committee to work on a cool project, but only 5% of them will actually do any work
    - Works Council in Germany -- essentially a union -- advocates for German employees and has approval authority over promotions, re-orgs, etc. Employees in other countries have no such leverage
    - American employees will work long hours, European employees generally will not take a meeting after 4p in their timezone and think nothing of asking the Americans to attend meetings at 5a or 6a in the US
    - Management will bicker over spending $50K on something while wasting Millions on projects that are going no where
    - Love/hate relationship with Silicon Valley
    - Will hire you to do a job that you soon discover is actually already done by 3-4 other people in the org
    - Employees -- even relatively senior managers -- have very little decision-making authority and are actively discouraged from making decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Motivated, high-value employees usually feel that management actively prevents their success
    - Get serious about hiring and keeping strong women in leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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