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- "Work life balance is good if you don't plan on moving up in the company" (in 2496 reviews)
- "Good Benefits and Health" (in 1929 reviews)
- "The people you work with are great and feels like a much smaller company on the day to day." (in 1160 reviews)
- "The culture is great and they provide you the correct tools to thrive in a growing environment." (in 1000 reviews)
- "Great company and colleagues during the time I worked there" (in 672 reviews)
- "Salaries are low across the board compared to similar positions both inside and outside of SAP Tempe." (in 822 reviews)
- "A bad manager will only think about his/her own promotion and not care about team." (in 317 reviews)
- "With such a large company, it can be hard to be heard, but upper management in my area has been doing their best to connect with employees." (in 71 reviews)
- "Such a large organization that exposure do different LOBs is difficult to navigate and communicate with." (in 56 reviews)
- "bad middle management" (in 53 reviews)
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- 4.0Oct 2, 2014Senior ConsultantCurrent Contractor, more than 3 yearsBurlington, MA
Good contractor rate. Professional and nice people in my small group.
Mid and upper level management didn't know how to sell my group's services and sales are drying up.
- 1.0May 23, 2019Developer InternFormer Intern, less than 1 yearMontreal, QC
There are some really great developers. Good work-life balance. Good benefits. Several great people who take pride in their work. A collaborative environment with other devs eager to help you. If you're older, have a family, just want stability with good work-life balance, and not keep up with current technology, this is the place for you. Intern salary is good.
My manager was completely incompetent often pitting employees against each other and literally asking an employee to 'choose who to throw off a boat' between two interns in order to determine which would get the full-time offer. All the great developers are at risk of leaving due to this manager's incompetence. I highly highly recommend staying away from the Utilities team in the Montreal office. I was an intern who was offered a full-time position, I decided to reject that offer and got fired on the spot because of it, with my manager stating I wasn't a team player since I didn't want to sign on full time at a very low salary. Another employee was offered another job within SAP and the manager threatened this employee that because he was looking elsewhere for another job, that if he decided to stay, 'we will have problems'. This is who the manager is, he is vindictive and spiteful. The manager says things are 'team decisions' when they are obviously not and refuses to take responsibility for his own actions. ABAP is ancient technology and doesn't help you anywhere else except for SAP. The move to cloud development has been painfully slow with architects and upper management completely lost leading to SAP being completely behind in the cloud. Several top executives (Robert Enslin, Bernd Leukert, Bjoern Goerke) have left the company with another 4400 employees being laid off. The salary is really low compared to the rest of Montreal despite what it says here on Glassdoor. However, the intern salary is pretty good. Architects for java projects don't even know java or take the time to learn it, leading to a complete loss of direction and junior devs designing the entire project on their own. You will be promised and shown many cool things such as work from home, and Xbox, but if you actually use them you will be given a hard time. All the important work is in Germany with little attention given to the Montreal office. If you're young, want to move up the ladder, and be exposed to cool new technologies, avoid at all costs. If you're interviewing for the utilities team in Montreal, RUN!14
- 4.0Feb 4, 2015Customer Solution DirectorCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsSan Diego, CA
Solid intelligent people and a corporate initiative to reinvent itself frequently
Upper Management is disconnected and the frequency of introduction of new products is far too high.
- 1.0Mar 2, 2019Senior ConsultantFormer Employee, more than 1 yearMontreal, QC
Benefits and location of office
Unorganized company where the turn over is 4 months. So this makes upper management not aligned and the employees get lost in the direction. The company promises things like work from home and education but when you ask for it they guve you a hard time9SAP Response5y
We are sorry that your experience at SAP has more cons than pros. That said, we are thankful that you took the time to share your opinion here so we and others who work on this can reflect on it and think about ways we can adapt and do more to ensure you and others feel valued, have more clear communications, set-up better training, and minimize politics.
- 3.0Oct 27, 2012Senior ConsultantCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearAtlanta, GA
Goes out it's way to build a sense of community. Above average pay and likes to emphasize how important work-life balance is for every employee. Good benefits and vacation. The public has a very high opinion of services provided and the product itself.
Consultants are constantly told that SAP is a software company even though more than 50% of sales comes from services. Policies are constantly tightened and tweaked to squeeze every penny from consultants who are making less than 20% of the hourly charged. Upper management is so tight with money that all consultants are overworked and more than 50% of incoming work gets fielded by partners.1
- 5.0Nov 3, 2021Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 8 years
Pay is solid. I live in a relatively expensive neighborhood and I can still save. Bonuses can be huge. Work-life balance is solid. You're never penalized for not working overtime. You get sufficient breaks.
upper management can get hooked on emerging technologies and try to push for new things that do not necessarily improve our workflows. Worst case scenario, they will completely change out our tools every few years. Progression can also be slow compared to other companies. People tend to stay in their positions for quite a while, so vacancies will tend to be in other departments. Frankly I consider this to be a plus, but I understand some people dream of climbing the corporate ladder, so I placed it here.
- 4.0Apr 16, 2018Associate Business ConsultantCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsSeoul
SAP provides good benefit, working environment and salary. Horizontal relationship compare to other my home country is really a plus point
there is less opportunity for junior to grow and feel insecure because upper management tend to only care about utilizationSAP Response6y
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- 4.0Aug 1, 2019Software EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsSouth San Francisco, CA
- you get plenty of time to complete the work - Flexible work from home options - lot of opportunities for fellowships - people are friendly and helpful - good work life balance - lot of fun activities oraganized for employee and their family
- compensation is very poor for the standards of Bay area - No learning from work after few months - Tech stack is still old - Managers are not clear about the goals and often keep repeating whatever the upper management says - every team has a resource crunch always - Food from foccacia sucks (successfactors SSF)2
- 1.0Aug 25, 2021Content DeveloperFormer ContractorPhiladelphia, PA
You definitely learn a lot about the process of building software and teammates are generally great.
Upper management is inscrutable and it's impossible to predict where things are headed with any division or team.1
- 5.0Mar 8, 2021Business Process Associate ConsultantCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearHouston, TX
Amazing work life balance, adapted well to the pandemic and work from home policies. My boss (consulting manager) is extremely personable and cares more about my well being than his sometimes lol. Was stuck with Covid (sick days) and Houston power outage for 5 days (crisis leave) and no questions asked. Had the opportunity to travel to the Chicago and NSQ offices before the pandemic, amazing locations. They provide you with the latest tech in terms of laptop, phone, etc. I can see myself working here forever.
Some upper management turmoil in the 1+ years that I've been year but it might be due to the pandemic and things like that. I seriously can't think of any negatives so far.