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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great company for people with drive and ambition"

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for advancement for people who are willing to take on the challenge, great benefits, smart people, interesting work (really!), great travel opportunities, cash compensation is competitive (with big rewards for top talent employees), a lot of top-notch leadership in the upper echelon of the company

    Cons

    Company slow to get rid of under performers, incompetent employees are tolerated for too long, company moves too slowly because decisions take too long, many poor managers in the company (especially in development, where often the most senior developer is promoted to a management position whether they are able to manage or not)

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to take risks to move the company in new directions more quickly


  2. "Could use more of a personal touch."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Diverse products and markets to address.
    An experienced team that has deep knowledge of specific markets.

    Cons

    Large company, more than 50,000 employees, so sometimes you can feel overlooked.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time with employees to learn their thoughts and experiences better.
    Make an effort to get into the field more often.
    Interview customers personally.


  3. "If you are politically savvy and you'll do well at SAP"

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

    Pros

    Leader in the field, work-life balance

    Cons

    way too many layers of management and too slow to react.

    Advice to Management

    pay more attention to HR, establish processes that give people opportunity to grow and advance professionally


  4. "Working for SAP can vary tremendously"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Newtown Square, PA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Newtown Square, PA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent resume builder, diverse work environment

    Cons

    rigid and complex leadership structure, work interest varies by function, opportunity, division

    Advice to Management

    Invest into building a bigger SAP Consulting arm. Not only it is good revenue stream, but good consultants help SAP with software purchases fro their clients


  5. "SAP Labs - A good place to work at!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Company takes good care of their employees; not the typical American employer, no hire-and-fire mentality

    Cons

    global company, long working hours to communicate with EMEA and APA region; distributed environment

    Advice to Management

    Get some people who are able to execute the many good ideas that come from senior management


  6. "One of the better North American companies that is a subsidiary of a foreign holding operation."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Instantly recognizable company, access to the grass roots information and people. Driven leadership.

    Cons

    Poor quality middle management (inexperienced) promoted through tenure and technical competence.
    NSQ is a sucky place to have a regional HQ. There are a lot of islands of excellence that need to be glued together, some incompetents seem to find this a safe haven and never leave.

    Advice to Management

    Get professional middle management not technical experts, be more careful about new hires.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "SAP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products and great people.

    Cons

    Compensation and Recognition, HR and people ralated issues handled very poorly.

    Advice to Management

    We personally sacrifice when things are good, and then asked to make even more personal sacrifices when things go bad ... when do you re-invest back in your talent ?


  8. "Basic Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Newtown Square, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Newtown Square, PA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the network, the cache of knowing you work for a software company

    Cons

    career progression for consultants are non-existent, Base salary does not compare to other professional services

    Advice to Management

    Offer some sort of Career path for consultants


  9. "Good Company but extensive layer of management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Newtown Square, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Newtown Square, PA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Diverse Company, Good Product, Excellent People

    Cons

    Extensive fat layer of middle management, hiring many incompetent people who compromise SAP's name

    Advice to Management

    Recession is actually a good thing, when lot of useless managers and bunch of VP-s will go away company will only improve


  10. "great place to work for with minor tweaks"

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

    Pros

    career opportunities are good and there is a will to support it

    Cons

    tough culture to accomodate if you are new into the org.

    Advice to Management

    i think the salaries need to be more in par with competition esp. for loyal employees who have served for a longer duration