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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Don't be fooled by the positive reviews"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SAP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pretty decent benefits package.
    Office environment.
    Mostly friendly employees.

    Cons

    Some really bad managers, especially those from acquired companies by SAP like Sybase. Not sure if they were under pressure or what, but since SAP acquired Sybase, some managers had a completely different attitude toward employees. They would micro-manage people, watch how your sit in meetings, take note of every little thing that they never used to do. In other words, they have essentially become some annoying smart@ss managers.
    The company would also layoff employees quietly, sometimes the whole group completely, and for a big company like SAP, their severance package sucks.

    Advice to Management

    Get real, SAP is not the only employer in town.


  2. "Sr software engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good facilities!, lunch on campus is provided.

    Cons

    The management is terrible and the HR is spineless, there was ongoing abuse by the manager, which was reported by the entire team, I worked in the team Strategic Development Projects... this is the worst team one can be involved in... Salaries are slightly below average for bay area.

    Advice to Management

    Please change person in charge of this team... there is nothing +ve that can ever come from this team as long as the current management exists. Also even the senior management never took the time to find out the issue. Importantly the manager was extremely incompetent, she had no idea of anything technical, she's there only from family connections.

  3. "Loved it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work balance, fun team

    Cons

    There are no cons everything is good

    Advice to Management

    Please give me more fun time

    SAP Response

    Dec 12, 2016 – Employer Brand Marketing Coordinator

    We are happy to hear that you are loving your time at SAP.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Prinicipal Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is good company for beginers or want to work with out career

    Cons

    This company is not a good company. They removed all bonus based on employee utilization to Company based for consultants. There is no career advancement after Prinicapal. Lot of consultants are not promoted for long time . Managers are moved to senior directors and VP level and technical and functional consultants are stuck at the same level for long time. Managers always try to look for reason of not promote a employee than promote the employee to next level.

    Advice to Management

    Management does not listen consultants views for past few years and they are taking their decision and trying to enforce it on consultants . Guys with core skills set in SAP are like left behind who have great process ,Project management, technical expertize. Management is always try to bring people from Global deliver center to US than helping US Consultants in there career development and move across different roles

    SAP Response

    Nov 25, 2016 – Employer Brand Marketing Coordinator

    We’re so sorry to hear about your frustration with the Company. We strongly recommend you reach out to HR Direct to have a personal conversation about your issue. The team is available to help.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Broken Back-End"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    If you get top accounts it can be exciting because of SAP's reach

    Cons

    It's hard to start running when you get shot in both feet. Good luck getting anything done internally (including quotes!!).

    Advice to Management

    Figure out your back end CRM and Sales support, Millenials will not put up with it. No one wants to acknowledge what is broken, and leadership is constantly playing CYA for themselves.

    SAP Response

    Sep 27, 2016 – Employer Brand Marketing Coordinator

    We are sorry that your experience at SAP has more cons than pros. That said, we are thankful that you took the time to share your opinion here so we and others who work on this can reflect on it and ... More


  6. Helpful (10)

    "Join SAP and start your retirement today"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at SAP full-time

    Pros

    There are a handful of Palo Alto executives who are world class leaders. smart people that understand technology, business, and enterprise software. They also get Silicon Valley and understand which methodologies and innovations can and should be adapted and adopted into a huge, global, company. That same handful strive to make SAP a great place to work while striving to make SAP SV (Silicon Valley) relevant.

    Cons

    The fact that a few seasoned leaders must re-assure a huge population of incredibly talented individuals that Silicon Valley is "relevant" and "important" to SAP, offers insight to the nature of the company.

    Advice to Management

    get the culture under control. start with yourselves. A little humility goes a long way. Stop building fiefdoms, and growing your board areas, and start focusing on delivering value. The company is top down, so start with yourselves. serve your internal and external customers not your own board areas. Wake up, engage, stop the vanity metrics, and roll up your sleeves and make a difference by adding value and serving beyond your board area.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sybase buisness"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gym and classes, subsidized food, Big company benefits. Possibility to grow if you are transferring from Germany.

    Cons

    Low performance requirements. Even though there is training available, not a lot of people actually have the time to use it. Most people bogged down with bug fixing and test management listening to the HANA, HANA, HANA propaganda rather than exploring and implementing computer science papers. There is not a lot of visible growth opportunities for the young people that come into former Sybase. Indeed most of the people are here for decades doing the same or almost the same thing.

    Advice to Management

    Give more time to develop new features and hacking the products, which eventually will lead to the desired by the management innovation. Reserve time for training programs for each development employee. Really eliminate the QA position and not only on words and paper and make former QA program. People do need to be technically competitive on the job market. Pay more attention to what the young people want from their careers.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "SAP - Dublin, CA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SAP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of very talented people that work in the Dublin, CA office. Pay is good and there is opportunity to learn different skills... HANA, Business Warehouse and front end tools in my case.

    Cons

    I was with Sybase prior to the SAP acquisition. This was the Sybase Corporate office and we were "the center of the universe" as far as the company was concerned. SAP is headquartered in Germany so we are now on the very edge of the universe as far as the company is concerned and it was very difficult to get put on any meaningful projects. The company is also going through a major change in that they're moving more to the cloud which means less IT staff is needed. The combination of these two scenarios caused our entire 8 man team to be terminated after 14 or 15 ears of working at Sybase/SAP.

    Advice to Management

    When SAP acquired Sybase we were told by upper SAP management that they did not acquire companies and terminate many employees like Oracle does. They did it any way. Advice... get all of your skilled resources involved in meaningful work ASAP after acquisitions.


  9. "Opp to make money but brutal"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Facing in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO
    Former Employee - Client Facing in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and compensation , home office is allowed, good marketing

    Cons

    Politics, extreme pressure, clickish, huge, huge turnover, peters principle, bad surprises to employees

    Advice to Management

    Quit forecasting false numbers with the street


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Director of sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, training. Free lunch with healthy food. The quotas are completely out of touch with reality of the pipeline. People take credit for deals they they didn't have anything to do anything with.

    Cons

    Internal systems are really slow and cumbersome. There are a lot of people who seem to do nothing and still work there forever. Very sexist culture. If you are a woman, be prepared to be treated like a second class citizen

    Advice to Management

    Take a careful look at HR. Women are not taken seriously. I tried to fire a man who harassed one of my female sales reps but no one took me seriously because I was a new manager, even though I have 15 years of experience.

    SAP Response

    Sep 9, 2015 – Social Recruiting Community

    We really appreciate your feedback. It will help as we take strides every day to make this company comfortable for all employees, from diverse backgrounds and cultures.


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