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"For self-starters only!"

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  • Culture & Values
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Current Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great sales culture. Selling trumps politics. Growing portfolio of products in the bag. Sales management gets directly involved in moving deals along. Comp plan is getting more complex every year, but it is still comparatively straightforward and rewards overperformance.

Cons

Internal processes are rigid, complex and poorly documented. Poor on boarding and training mean that when you start, expectations are high, and you're on your own. Teams, territories, managers, etc. are always in flux. Don't plan on having lots of friends at work. Very competitive. Product quality can be an issue for future sales. Product support needs work. Products are expensive. You don't get paid on maintenance and services. Net-new product only. Many roles have heavy travel.

Advice to Management

Settle the team structures down. People need to trust each other and know each other's strengths and weaknesses in order to execute complex sales cycles well. Simplify, simplify, simplify.

Other Employee Reviews for SAP

  1. "Fantastic company that values employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in Newtown Square, PA
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in Newtown Square, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule and work location
    intelligent and creative colleagues
    international opportunities

    Cons

    large complex org. structure can make process challenging


  2. Helpful (1)

    "SAP provides an amazing array of challenging work and career opportunities."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    SAP is a fast-moving culture where we are pushed to stretch our limits, demonstrate our strengths, and overcome our weaknesses. The best thing about the SAP culture is its generosity - both in the accessibility of its leaders to guide and support, and in its long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility. Also, the company never stands still - when others in the industry are scaling back, SAP is driving toward growth through innovation. It's an exciting environment to work in day to day. You are surrounded by some of the smartest people in the industry, many of whom will welcome you to their dialogues and initiatives.

    Cons

    Performance expectations are at times crushingly high. There are never enough hours in the day, and most at SAP would acknowledge that work/life balance is a challenge. SAP is not for everyone, especially anyone who struggles with constant change and cycles of uncertainty.

    Advice to Management

    Continue driving process improvement, particularly speed of internal processes. The new focus on simplification is overdue but very welcome. Push for more diversity at the top.


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