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"Great brand, not a great experience"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Depending on your manager, you can work from home whenever you want. They are very flexible on how you do your work as long as you get it done. Outside of the company, the SAP brand is respected. Free lunch in the Palo Alto location is a big plus. Their catering company, Bon Appetit, puts a big emphasis on fresh and organic food.

Cons

SAP is like working in a retirement home. A lot of lifers, a lot of people not wanting to leave their positions, and a lack of fresh and creative people. The CEO keeps talking about all the millenials he wants to bring in. All of my friends who are millenials were either laid off, moved into a short term contracted, or vastly underpaid. SAP people love to throw the word "junior" around and use it as a bad word to scorn anyone under 35. The company is super traditional, male, white, and top down style management. Unless you are a White or Asian man who can play hardball politics, you won't move up in this stale company.

Advice to Management

Remove the multiple layers of management. Everyone is either a Director or VP and a lot of managers are not necessary. Put budget into recruiting and university relations and make it a point to hire younger and more diverse people. Don't just throw "diversity" around and say you're diverse because you're a global company. When you look at Palo Alto, there are no women leaders (they're all pushed out) and all the leaders are male, white, or Asian. Stop trying to be like Apple or Oracle and make your own brand.

Other Employee Reviews for SAP

  1. "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Director in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Technical Director in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SAP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    lot of opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    too many uncertainty and too often restructuring


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good Experience"

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

    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.

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