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SAP Palo Alto Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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  1. "SAP"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SAP (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    can not really thinking of any-

    Advice to Management

    Continue on

    SAP Response

    Sep 21, 2017 – Employer Brand Marketing Coordinator

    Thank you for your review!


  2. "GVP"

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    Former Contractor - GVP in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Contractor - GVP in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SAP as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay; Lots of good ppl in Bay Area

    Cons

    no innovative too german focussed

  3. "Senior Director Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company, good benefits, after a couple of years 25day pto (us) + 5 extra days and 32 days (Germany), parent leave, life insurance , good technology

    Cons

    Very sales driven, hard to manage cross team projects, very HQ driven (Germany), still to much legacy apps. Why I need 20 words cons here ?

    Advice to Management

    Good CEO


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits - Telecommute, flex jobs, Shuttles to different company sites, great vacation policy

    Cons

    global company, may need to adjust work hours accordingly

    SAP Response

    Sep 7, 2017 – Employer Brand Marketing Coordinator

    Thank you for the positive review!


  5. "Great software engineering internship"

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    Former Employee - Internship Software Engineering in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Internship Software Engineering in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SAP (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, good culture, free lunch

    Cons

    Many departments do boring work with legacy technology


  6. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule and work /family balance is great

    Cons

    they change management / executives almost every month


  7. "User Researcher"

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    Current Employee - User Experience Researcher in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - User Experience Researcher in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    creative people, fun work environment, great campus, flat organization, Fellowships offer the opportunity to try out other positions or other locations, good pay, free food, good work-life balance, design thinking

    Cons

    still very hierarchical decision-making; hasn't integrated acquired companies well; poor products; not customer or user-centered (though trying)

    Advice to Management

    Put more time, energy, money, effort into understanding users; ensure projects and product design are goal-based and not on the whims of people "higher up"; actually practice the Design Thinking you promote

  8. "Go for the experience, but don't expect to be converted"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SAP as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Global workforce, corporate-feel, namesake, nice location (except for the traffic to get there)

    Cons

    Expectations of supporting multiple timezones with a 24 hour turnaround, competition in corporate program, conversion rate one of the lowest in the valley, 60+ weeks even if you are in a graduate school program, lack of role clarity/constant shift due to unclear

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach and make sure your managers know how to delegate work and understand workloads and outcomes. Spend less time focusing on Oracle and more on leadership development.


  9. "SAP Labs in Palo Alto"

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    Former Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SAP full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strong Technical Software products being developed and show-case campus located in Palo Alto near Stanford Campus.

    Cons

    Management isn't local - all directives come from Germany. Not just a time difference, but a culture difference in how SAP operates day-to-day. Just need to understand how the management hierarchy works and how communication flows back to HQ. Palo Also has lost some of it's political power in Development when Vishal Sikha left a couple of years ago.


  10. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SAP full-time

    Pros

    opportunities are available to those who work at it

    Cons

    size can be overwhelming and intimidating

    SAP Response

    Jul 14, 2017 – Life at SAP Team

    Thanks for the honest review. We hope that you can also feel the benefits of SAP's global presence and diversity in your work.


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