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SAP Systems Engineer Reviews

Updated July 10, 2017
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  1. "Excellent Place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Good working environment with good culture.

    Cons

    Poor management and quality of people vary hugely by location.

    SAP Response

    Jul 14, 2017 – Life at SAP Team

    Thanks for the great review! With offices and employees around the world, sometimes people do have different experiences of the same company in various locations. Please feel free to express any... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for non-techies to make a career"

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    Former Contractor - Systems Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Contractor - Systems Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SAP as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Job security, they won't fire you even if you're a total lame duck.
    Great benefits, almost like a government job.

    Cons

    Disproportionate non-technical middle management in charge of technical projects.
    Budget wasting by paying for useless training classes and events just not to lose allocated budget.
    Ethnical cronyisim and nepotism, certain departments are made up of a specific ethnical group that hire one another.
    No natural selection, nobody ever gets fired, no matter how useless they are.
    Because of dominance of non-technical management, the environment is drowning in politics.
    Non Silicon Valley blue collar culture and bully attitudes dominate managerial style, especially towards those who don't have much recourse, like H-1B workers, often done by proxy via subordinates.
    Completely out of touch with compensation levels in the surrounding market and that they live in the world where they have to compete for workforce with Facebook, Apple and Google and a million of venture funded startups within 10 mile radius.
    ERP software company where you're better off buying your own mouse, because it'll take a month to procure one, sums it all up.

    Advice to Management

    If you really want to compete with Oracle, fire every non-technical manager on site, and bring in people who actually understand technology and have at least technical education, not a biology degree from a community college.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Cool place to work, but only for a little while..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Newtown Square, PA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Newtown Square, PA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Good Benefits
    Perks like free lunch and gym on site

    Cons

    Little room for advancement
    Middle Managers make poor decisions without seeking advice from staff

    Advice to Management

    Hire the smartest people and train them and promote them. Stop shuffling bad people from one division of the company to the next.


  4. "Very cool working culture, German in nature hence not like American companies where you have to be afraid of losing job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Free lunch (tasty also), coffee and other soft beverages.
    - Free doc checkup.
    - 21 privilege leaves a year
    - Basketball ground
    - Lots of Employee benefits, some among the best in industry

    Cons

    - A little slow to changes in the industry

    Advice to Management

    - Instead of hiring new employees re-allocate work among existing employees to better manage the company