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Updated April 29, 2017
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  1. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Newtown Square, PA
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Newtown Square, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAP part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company provides access to gym, covers lunch expenses, and overall benefits are great

    Cons

    Luck of permanent work desk for most of the interns and entry-level employees. Also, it is unusual for employees to work with two monitors. Most of them work just with a laptop alone which is very inconvenient

    SAP Response

    Feb 10, 2017 – Employer Brand Marketing Coordinator

    We're happy to see you're enjoying the benefits you're getting at SAP!


  2. "Great Pay, Frustrating Organization"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Solution Management in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Director, Solution Management in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The financial benefits are great. The work/life balance is fantastic unless you end up in a role where you travel a lot which is quite common. The company has performed very well especially recently. They have continued to improve their core products. The company really takes care of their employees.

    Cons

    There are many people that have similar roles and so your work is constantly overlapping with other people. There is no accountability for success with a single group. It is always spread across several groups. This can be very frustrating when trying to get something done because all decisions go through a committee.

    SAP Response

    Feb 10, 2017 – Employer Brand Marketing Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to review. We are love seeing the pros and the cons. The pros help validate that SAP is a great place to work and the cons help to make us better.


  3. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    SAP is very supportive of their employees - there are regular training opportunities and movement throughout the organization is encouraged. The pay is solid and they reward employees who work hard.

    Cons

    I work on the client-facing delivery side and the work is intense. There is a lot of travel and to succeed at SAP you have to work hard. There isn't much work-life balance and you do have to work through a maze of complexity in order to do things (lots of steps, rules, etc). It's a good company but you have to learn how to navigate it.

    SAP Response

    Feb 10, 2017 – Employer Brand Marketing Coordinator

    Thanks for your positive review. Working hard to deliver award-winning results is something we do at SAP - our success really shows thanks to the dedication from employees like YOU. But we hope you ... More


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  5. "Great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Support Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Support Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very forward thinking and progressive. Love the laid back office atmosphere. Great people!! Any training you can think of is available.

    Cons

    The actual cubes no longer exist. Hard to concentrate sometimes with all the surrounding noises. Some of the offices are still formal.

    Advice to Management

    Some of the managers need to be trained. But the majority of them are great!

    SAP Response

    Feb 10, 2017 – Employer Brand Marketing Coordinator

    Thank you for leaving a review with us. Indeed, SAP is a very forward-thinking and progressive company. We're all about innovation so we need to constantly be thinking ahead in all aspects! We're ... More


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Mass incompetence"

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

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

    Pros

    Stable large company
    Free food
    Nice campus

    Cons

    The manager of my team, head of emerging technologies, big data IoT was an absolute joke. Never have I come across someone so pathetically under skilled and yet allowed to maintain a stronghold of running a team. The manager didn't know anything about technology except how to rise up the management ranks.
    Entire teams of people there know nothing and accomplish nothing.

    Advice to Management

    When an entire team discusses with upper management about how pathetic their managers skill set is, please listen to them. I and many other people have since quit the company due to their incompetence. No one wants to work on a losing team.

    SAP Response

    Feb 20, 2017 – Employer Brand Social Media Manager

    Thank you for the input. We agree leadership should be inspiring and right for the job, and we remain focused to maintain strong leadership at our company. SAP values our employees’ opinions and we ... More


  7. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Newtown Square, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Newtown Square, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, multicultural environment, great work/life balance, large company

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  8. "A good company with usual flaws"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great technology
    Employee support
    Flexibility for remote employees

    Cons

    High pressure
    Office politics
    Frequent changes in organization


  9. Helpful (9)

    "The best CEO in tech! But..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAP full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great vision, incredible people, winners that want to make the world a better place. Great place for young talent. Office is beautiful, wonderful facilities, free lunch, and many extras that make the work environment wonderful. The people at SAP are the best, and nearly all would do anything to help.

    Cons

    Level 2 & 3 leadership poorly trained, not qualified. Overcrowded, redundant teams, political. SVP layer of company is a mess. Vision is clear at the top of the company, but then at the SVP layer that vision is twisted into a departmental, political battleground, a game of thrones. Stock and other equity options are not great. Brilliant, tenured, experienced people that bleed for the company are gifted very little stock. BAD place for young talent (leadership at people managerial level is weak, uncertain about how to lead). Not unusual to have a new boss every 3-9 months resulting in limited understanding of skill, trust, relationship.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time qualifying the SVP's, Stop selecting leadership based on your personal relationship. Loyalty, tenure, and performance does not make for a good people manager. LISTEN more.

    Spend less time trying to recruit the millennials, and more time hiring strong, experienced leaders. The young talent will then come to the company and STAY. Increase the equity package, and reward the great talent that has been with the company for 10 plus years.


  10. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAP (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Management is very supportive of employees getting trained and instilling a culture of lifelong learning through free online courses.
    Flexible working options: you can work remotely

    Cons

    It can be very bureaucratic and have the corporate vibe that can hinder progress and motivation

    Advice to Management

    Unequal pay is a problem. You have to walk the talk of corporate purpose with your employees first taking a proactive approach to get rid of unequal pay.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Night of the Living Dead meets Pleasantville"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Palo Alto, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Learn to be successful with shallow people that smile alot
    - Learn how difficult it is for customers to use their software

    Cons

    - Company promises alot, and has a very hard time living up to it
    - Beware of the smiling faces

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and live up to the espoused ideals


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