SAP Reviews

Updated March 12, 2015
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  1. A pleasant rollercoaster if you can handle that. In summary, I like challenges.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Board vision and strategy, passion of its employees for the Company and its products, SAP technology and products, good salary and benefits, encouragement for education and training, important knowledge base, home office,

    Cons

    Inconsistency on budget distribution across the company results in some areas to burn money without having to show real benefits to the Company while some other are begging funding to develop customer needs
    Multi-fragmentation on software roadmap and maintenance.
    Some teams are supporting markets with no timezone overlap to engage with customers
    Slow decision making process especially at middle management
    Rework and reinvention of the wheel from bad Management decisions.
    Too non-technical people deciding or managing technical projects or decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring knowledgeable and experience people to challenge and enrich your strategic and executive decisions.
    Engagement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. SAP (employee benefits - quick summary)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Average experience, difficult to advance if not located in Walldorf

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Development Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Development Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, lots of interesting projects, interesting and smart people.

    Cons

    Advancement requires being located at headquarters in Germany. For a big company, you need to be part of the small inner circle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your managers - communicate with them. Give advancement opportunities to leaders outside of Europe.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Solution Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Solution Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at SAP full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Professional team and top flight talent, as of 2008. Good Benefits. Excellent training curriculum for the product suite.

    Cons

    Process Intensive. Simply requesting a memory upgrade for a laptop might take up to two months to get approved. That being said, the process for booking business travel was streamlined, and painless.

    Recommends
  6. 5 people found this helpful

    Disappointing experience, all top talent is leaving

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at SAP full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Huge customer base, that is about it.

    Cons

    Products are perceived in the market as old technology with bad user experience. Constant change in leadership (top and middle management); terrible culture; although they are trying to attract young talent they continue to fail to deliver on talent-development programs; rampant nepotism; lack of accountability, too many "legacy" employees with high salaries who are not bought into the idea of bringing new talent onboard and most importantly, keeping it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You really have to do something about the company's culture. If you want to attract young talent your current employees need to be bought into your vision, it is not enough to continue pouring money in new "Leadership Development Programs" that over-promise and under-deliver.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. ERP trying to be CLOUD

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at SAP full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits, internal networking opportunities, talented people, good opportunities to move into management

    Cons

    Extremely political, behind the technology curve, big, big company that's disconnected, relies too much on legacy SAP shops and slow to innovate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing the best you can with the resources you have

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. SAP's cultural conundrum...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Smart people, great eco-system, strong assets and customer install base

    Cons

    Internal politics and confusion around messaging. Have struggled to pay people correctly and on time. Still focused in the on premise world and need to adjust more rapidly to be "the cloud company"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency, Environment of Trust, Execute on the Simplification Message, Truly embrace the cloud, Need to make a radical change to stop good people from leaving

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Good place to work in general

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at SAP full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Smart People, Stong Market Position

    Cons

    German based HQ, integration between products

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. Great Product Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    SAP is an innovative sbusiness software ompany that thrives on competition and challenges.

    Cons

    They do not have a strategy in consulting services.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful

    Culture is declining

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Smart people
    Global brand
    great customers that have amazing businesses
    good HR and support staff

    Cons

    zero work life balance
    lopsided compensation
    German culture imposed on US has a chilling effect on innovation
    hard to move within the orgnization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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