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SAP Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated Apr 18, 2014
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SAP Co-CEO's Bill McDermott & Jim Hagemann Snabe

Bill McDermott & Jim Hagemann Snabe

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Great Compnay

Development Architect (Current Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at SAP full-time for more than 10 years

ProsStable company with very good benefits. Working culture and atmosphere is awesome.

ConsFocus on people development should be improved.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Pretty good company but was better before.

Product Manager (Current Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at SAP full-time for more than 10 years

Pros- Free lunch, drink, and good coffee.
- Salary and bonus are pretty good, especially the bonus part.
- Good matching for 401k.
- If you work there for a long time, you will have a lot of vacation.

Cons- No stock option.
- Too many reorgs.
- Politics are getting more regular and can be fierce at times.
- Old (good) cultures are gone. This can be tough to get motivated.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease bring back the caring and friendly culture of old and again treat employees with respect and dignity.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good compensation. Poor development management.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

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

ProsSalary and benefits are good. Very well educated and experienced colleagues. Company appears to be stable. Sales and marcom efforts are very professional.

ConsProduct development management is poor. Constant major re-orgs in the 20,000+ person group confuse the organization rather than increase productivity. New development efforts are frequently started with little regard to established competition, frequently resulting in introduction of shallow products that are years behind the market.

Advice to Senior ManagementCarefully choose which market segments to participate in and make long-term commitment to dominate them. Significantly improve "green light" process for new product development, requiring sales and marketing approval of minimum viable product feature set before committing to development. Separate CTO function from product development management.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Company, Great Benefits

Vice President (Former Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

I worked at SAP full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat Company that offers what they promise. Strong German Culture. Flex Work approach. Benefits and bonuses always paid out.

ConsHierarchical structure and management interactions in some groups could be challenging political environment. Some managers are micro managers. Sometimes the way the organization runs doesn't allow to extract the full potential of an employee. Responsibilities are limited at times. Too many cooks in the kitchen often results in projects running out of synch and lengthy unproductive ones.

Advice to Senior ManagementMotivate employees more. Hire and Retain Talent.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company with very sharp people

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

ProsGreat product, Very Global, Premium services, Good bonus, Perfect tech company to work in services sector

ConsYou have to constantly upgrade yourself, lot to training and elearning

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to be lean... lot of managers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great team environment

Usher (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at SAP part-time for more than 5 years

ProsVariety of events to work, great team to work with, trainings, supportive management, and great pay.

ConsPerhaps at times it can be challenging being on your feet for a very long time. Just remember to have great footwear.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Work on improving people's life

User Experience Designer (Current Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

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

Pros- Great culture
- Some good training for employees
- The work involve a wide number of users. if you want to make impact on a big scale this is the place to do it.

Cons- Compensation is just average, you have to negotiate to get better pay
- Unclear on how to move up in the company, internal bureaucracy is a thing

Advice to Senior Management- Be clear on why people get promotion and how, be open to new faces

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Innovative company on the acquisition track - but need to be in software if you want traction

Client Partner (Current Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

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

Prossmart people
innovative technology
recently introduced cloud solutions (are late to game but catching up quickly)

Conssuggest working in the software area or you will not be relevant (e.g. services is not as important)
hugely process oriented - very slow to respond
a lot of churn in the sales area
virtual team - con is that if you are new that going into the office gets you nothing as almost everyone is virtual.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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This is a wonderfui company that is very progressive with the technical times in the Silicon Valley.

Executive Assistant (Current Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at SAP part-time for less than a year

ProsProgressive company moving forward in the Internet of Everything!

Conswaiting to go full time and contracting work at first, then after 6 months you may go full time and it takes a while to go permanent

Advice to Senior ManagementBe nice to your employees they work hard for you.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work but people take advantage

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at SAP full-time

ProsGood executive management that cares about the employees. Management is transparent to its employees. There are a bunch of people in the company who want to take on challenges & want to make a difference in the industry. The CTO of the company is a good leader with qualities needed to make SAP competitive.

ConsEven though SAP has a great deal of positive energy, there are many people in the company who take advantage of it. Layers of mid-level management which do nothing but talk. I have seen many of them who have been here for years and do a lot of talking but deliver nothing useful to customers. CTO & leadership have a vision and SAP needs to cut all the layers of fat & create flat hierarchy of engineers to deliver the vision.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhen someone starts talking, stop them and ask them to show what/when they will deliver. Talk to them about the results after they have delivered and give them constructive feedback.

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