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"After 20 years in the workforce, I'm happy to be working for SAP"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Project Manager in Newtown Square, PA
Current Employee - Project Manager in Newtown Square, PA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

respect for employees, excellent benefits, good salaries, recognition for hard work and time invested

Cons

the most extensive "meeting" culture I've ever seen in a 20-year career - I could spend 60 hours a week in meetings if I accepted all my invitations; as a global organization, the workday can extend from early morning hours to connect with the European colleagues all the way to very late nights to connect with the APJ (SIngapore, Australia) colleagues

Advice to Management

pick one day per week to be meeting-free and penalize people who don't obey

Other Employee Reviews for SAP

  1. "Great and stable company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can really make things happen here. Rather flat hierarchies, very globally oriented company with loads of very smart people. Senior management is very accessible and it is a very stable employer who really protects their employees. Given the international setup there are a lot of opportunities to travel, work in intercultural setups, work accross different time zones and interaction between employees is very informal. Flexible work time agreements, generous vacation packages even in the US, possibilities to explore different carreer pathes. It is the leader in business applications and tends to make the right decisions.

    Cons

    Once you joined in a position and most importantly salary range, it is significantly tougher to make salary jumps as opposed when you join externally. Guess this is the flip side of the coin, where hierarchies are rather flat so there is limited opportunities for growth in the classical management carreer path, even though SAP offers expert carreer pathes and project management carreer pathes to compensate for this. Outside recognition of those titles though is awkward for interaction with customers.
    It is a very much consensus driven company which at times hinders fast paced innovation, creating internal competition rather than the best possible synergetic approaches

    Advice to Management

    Draft internal talent more effectively


  2. "Good opportunities at a solid company but be prepared to work hard"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity, a solid company, new things to learn. SAP has good products and a pretty solid management team. Of course, there are good things and bad things about SAP and there are good and bad managers. But, as a whole, it's a good company to work for if you can deal with working for a big company. It definitely doesn't have a start-up feel and after 4 years I still don't understand the org structure. But, you can grow at SAP and the benefits typically seem to outway the issues. Pay and benefits are pretty competitive and there's even a pension.

    Cons

    Hard work. Culture is to work very hard and long hours. SAP always wants more from employees.

    Advice to Management

    Cut back on administrative activities and focus more on performance.

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