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"A dream come true if you prefer processes to technology"

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Current Employee - Marketing in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Marketing in Palo Alto, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

* Very nice, friendly, and generally unpretentious colleagues
* A refreshing change from tech (especially Silicon Valley) arrogance
* Very nice campus, cafeteria, benefits and more
* Lots of telecommuting options, depending on your manager and function
* Some very smart people who are generally nice and approachable (see above)
* Some incredibly innovative technology, and the financial resources to support it (in theory)

Cons

* With few exceptions, you'll easily drown in endless processes
* You'll inevitably encounter processes that are required before you can begin the processes
* Remarkable redundancy across organizations and geographies
* No shortage of politics at the executive level, which is likely to have an impact, whatever your level
* A frightening number of executive decisions are made whimsically, especially before SAP events. Whatever the merits, the end result is that aforementioned processes must follow like dominoes.
* The end result of all the above? Processes and politics far trump technology
* Depending on the organization and function, nepotism can absolutely reign supreme

Advice to Management

While this will clearly be a threat to some, invest in an audit of operational processes and hiring policies -- at all levels -- and follow through on its findings. Heads will inevitably roll as a result, but the end result will be a far more profitable and efficient company in the long run.

Other Employee Reviews for SAP

  1. "Nightmare"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well established provider in large enterprise organizations with strong brand

    Cons

    Low percentage of sales people hit their quota

    Advice to Management

    Refresh management team


  2. "Machine learning Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Machine Learning Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Intern - Machine Learning Engineer in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at SAP as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart person to work in this filed; They asked regression questions during interview

    Cons

    I don't think of one

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