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17 September 2019

Pros

There are so many opportunities at SAP. You are encouraged to work outside of your comfort zone and have the full support of your manager and your peers to succeed. The collaborative culture where everyone works together to achieve goals. I can see a significant shift in leadership culture and a push from the new leaders in the organisation to "build bridges not silos" and make success something for everyone.

Cons

Need to address the true meaning of customer success

Advice to Management

Honor our values, live the strategy, support development and create a culture where we can all share in success.

I can see a significant shift in leadership culture and a push from the new leaders in the organisation to "build bridges not silos" and make success something for everyone.

17 September 2019

Reviewed by: Chief of Staff in United Kingdom (Current Employee)

23 August 2018

Pros

Most of the large companies have visions inspiring the employee for higher purpose. It is one of few companies taking the vision into day to day life and really live by it. The CEO is a great ambassador for the vision and has been always highlighting the vision statement "help the world run better and improve people's life" in all-hands and all-employee emails. Each year in October (Month of Services), the employees are encouraged to volunteer in the community during work hours. Compensations (including benefits) are very competitive on the market. Bonus payout has been consistent with great financial performance. The perk of Lunch On Us is a great win. I am not aware of any other tech companies offering such perk to employees. There are variety of food we can choose to use the lunch card. The company has great leaders in defining, revising and driving the strategy in winning the market. Some decisions such as S/4HANA is a great success with strong leaders.

Cons

It is probably one of the common "Cons" for global company with many line-of-businesses and product lines. The company is aware of the siloes and working towards simplified organizational structures. ABAP technology has been used in core product lines. There is a lock-in for technology if working for product lines such as ERP or S/4HANA. Business travel for revenue enabling roles is very limited to control the budget. The investment is mainly on knowledge transfer for my line-of-business. Others will mostly be replaced with video conferencing technologies. Personally I believe the team building benefit of business travel for achieving high performance and job satisfaction.

Advice to Management

Continue to drive the simplification and employee engagement SAP Talk is a great change, but the implementation needs to be reviewed. It is not just a format change, but fundamentally the manager needs to switch from "checking the progress" to "trusting and empowering".

The CEO is a great ambassador for the vision and has been always highlighting the vision statement "help the world run better and improve people's life" in all

23 August 2018

Reviewed by: Development Support in Toronto, ON (Current Employee)

22 August 2018

Pros

Been here approaching 7 years, no mean feat after a couple of decades at Oracle. Great leadership, attentive management that cares for their employs and amazing C-Suite leadership. Oracle could learn a lot about management from SAP.

Cons

Very few Cons. If anything I would criticize their reimbursement policies but only because they give the same per-diem in New York or San Francisco as the do in po-dunk USA. That shifts the burden to the employee in more expensive cities. But all in all a very minor inconvenience from a stellar company.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you’re doing; you guys are the best.

Great leadership, attentive management that cares for their employs and amazing C

22 August 2018

Reviewed by: Technology/Director in Palo Alto, CA (Current Employee)

12 January 2021

Pros

Very flexible work hours and managers are very understanding

Cons

Constantly changing requirements, Some Fire drill deliverable always pops up out of the blue

Very flexible work hours and managers are very understanding

12 January 2021

Reviewed by: Software Engineer in Maidenhead, England (Current Employee)

5 July 2020

Pros

Structured, Cool products, Customer reach and trust.

Cons

Wrong focus on diversity, immature leadership, too much of your future in hands of your manager, huge race politics

Advice to Management

Start realizing that diversity down not only mean women and even with that it’s about that person man or woman being competent to take a leadership role. People have created their own fiefdoms of people as incompetent as themselves from top to bottom. Nothing matters other than who and how u r aligned with. It’s impossible for SAP to break these fiefdoms at least in SEA since incompetence, hegemony and bias is top down.

Wrong focus on diversity, immature leadership, too much of your future in hands of your manager, huge race politics

5 July 2020

Reviewed by: Senior Account Manager in Singapore (Former Employee)

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