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Updated June 27, 2017
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  1. "Senior Director"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Leader and trusted partner for Digital Transformation.

    Cons

    Working is a bigger organization and Navigating to the right stakeholder is critical.

    Advice to Management

    Elevate smart people within organization .

    SAP Response

    Jun 27, 2017 – Life at SAP Team

    Thanks for the 5-star review!


  2. "Great company with amazing benefits"

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work options, unlimited sick leave, catered healthy lunches, great benefits overall, stock options

    Cons

    Less impact, less creative freedom, lots of politics

    SAP Response

    Jun 27, 2017 – Life at SAP Team

    We appreciate your review and are glad you are enjoying your time with SAP. Please know that we are working to minimize politics and we trust our employees to make work a good atmosphere for others.

  3. "very good company to work at"

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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

    Pros

    open atmosphere
    cutting edge technologies
    good benefits and compensation
    great work life balance

    Cons

    none, apart from the fact that it is a huge company and hence can be a bit slow in changing at times...

    SAP Response

    Jun 6, 2017 – Life at SAP Team

    Thanks so much for the great review. We are proud of the employee benefits we offer, and the products we create. If you are frustrated with a bureaucratic process, don’t give up! Ask questions like ... More


  4. "Depressing"

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    Former Intern - IoT Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Intern - IoT Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits for the work. Clean workplace.

    Cons

    Overall unpleasant and depressing team. No mentoring for interns. I felt discriminated.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Silicon Valley Next Talent Program"

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

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

    Pros

    - Silicon Valley Next Talent (SVNT) Program:
    SVNT is a highly competitive rotational program and career accelerator within the products and innovation organization at SAP. The cool thing is that you can rotate on multiple SAP teams within the first year. At the end you may select the best fit based on mutually benefits. Therefore, you may develop a big picture mindset about SAP, while contributing your strengths on many impactful product features that are using by the world's most successful businesses. I think this unique program would be the best choice for all new graduates to consider.

    - Application Process:
    The review below is based on overall recruiting process of Silicon Valley Next Talent Program. The whole process took about one month (starting from the time that my resume was accepted and I submitted the survey form). The recruiter is pretty helpful and responsive with interview arrangements as well as status updates. The interview process has several rounds. The first round is talking your background with the recruiter. I learned about the recruiting process and what to expect after joining SVNT program. After that the second round interview is with the SVNT program manager, in which many behavioral questions were asked. I enjoyed the conversation a lot and found that the core values and team culture at SAP would be the perfect fit for me. I also felt connected with the program manager when I shared insights about my experiences and lessons learned. The third and fourth rounds are technical interviews with SAP experts in my field. The format and questions were similar to typical technical interviews with other large tech companies. One thing stood out was that all interviewers were super passionate about their work and shared many great things about working at SAP. These conversations really helped me to develop a better understanding about the benefits of SVNT program and I then decided to accept the offer from SAP instead of some other top companies.

    Cons

    The overall recruiting and on-boarding process in quite smooth and many detailed guidance is provided. I think the SVNT program at SAP is one of the best recruiting process I had ever experienced.


  6. "Great Software Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible and willing to accommodate work culture. People are honest and the company really values you as an employee. If you don't feel a fit, you're encouraged to look internally to find something that better fits your strengths. I like how they are now focused in on hiring younger talent to fill in for those that have been with the company for 20+ years

    Cons

    That being said, the average age is definitely higher than other typical software firms around Silicon Valley which creates a different work culture and pace. Lots of international calls and meetings which both broadens your scope but makes your reliant on conferencing software

    Advice to Management

    Keep the cloud push going, look into making and retaining a diverse and young workforce


  7. Helpful (1)

    "It's not perfect, but it's pretty great here"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Well-organized and clear top-down communication on goals and vision
    - Stable business growth with sound strategic investment in the future
    - Maximum flexibility when it comes to work hours and working from home
    - Plenty of opportunities to move around within the company, which is encouraged
    - Focus on employee development
    - Great benefits (health benefits, free lunch, generous vacation and employee support resources, focus on giving back to the local community)
    - Environmentally sustainable (and beautiful!) campuses and socially responsible business practices
    - Reasonable work/life balance within the marketing organization, and most others within the company.
    - Diverse and inclusive culture

    I think it's telling that many people who leave often come back or wish to. It also says a lot about a company in Silicon Valley when many employees have been there for 10+ years. SAP is a great company to work for and I feel privileged to work here!

    Cons

    - Difficult to keep demand gen skills sharp because SAP marketing is not as innovative and cutting edge as leaner organizations
    - Q1-Q2 can be travel- heavy as T&E budget usually gets cut off in 2H
    - Frequent re-orgs can be challenging to get used to
    - Any large company can be difficult to navigate and learn who's who.
    - Compensation is pretty rigid. It's fair but don't expect large pay increases. You can definitely make more elsewhere but the benefits make up for this drawback.

  8. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    > good benefits
    > good work/life balance
    > great initiatives on camppus e.g. TedTalks, beer bash etc.

    Cons

    > many cool projects happen at the headquarters in Germany
    > many early morning calls with headquarters in Germany

    SAP Response

    May 15, 2017 – Employer Brand Marketing Coordinator

    Love hearing you are happy with all the benefits we offer!


  9. "Director in Development"

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

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

    Pros

    Ethical and fair, sincerely pushing for innovation and incorporating new technological advances into enterprise applications.

    Cons

    Can have a big company feel, some duplication in development / effort

    SAP Response

    Apr 13, 2017 – Life at SAP Team

    We greatly appreciate your feedback, and we understand where you are coming from. We are striving to run simple across all areas, and hope that you can see how far we've come in the time you've been ... More


  10. "SAP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SAP Associate Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - SAP Associate Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Stock matching for some part of the year, 401k contributions, lunches, working from home

    Cons

    Not as much impact

    SAP Response

    Apr 13, 2017 – Life at SAP Team

    Our employees' opinion and feedback means a lot to us, so thanks for sharing. We are happy you enjoy the benefits we offer and flexibility to work remotely.


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