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Working At SAP

SAPers usually stay at the company for quite some time, and we’re all about developing deep and lasting relationships with our employees. So before you join, take a moment to learn about life at SAP – from how we operate and innovate, to our projects, social responsibilities, and work-life balance – to make sure we’re the right fit for you.

How employees describe working at SAP

It good, depends on your manager.

Posted 3 days ago

Slow. Male dominated. Not receptive to change

Posted 5 days ago

satisfying, great colleagues, good pay, great opportunities

Posted 5 days ago

great workplace with excellent work life balance

Posted 10 days ago

Product service innovative superior new

Posted 12 days ago
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What it's like to work at SAP

  • SAP employees generally work 9.1 hrs a day
  • Employees at SAP report the work pace is comfortably fast
  • On a typical day, employees at SAP have 4+ meetings
  • 91% of SAP employees look forward to interacting with their team every day
  • SAP employees most often take 20-30 paid vacation and sick days each year
  • 74% of SAP employees report they are happy with their work life balance
  • SAP employees typically get valuable feedback on how to improve at work Once a year
  • 91% of SAP employees call their work environment positive

Q&A With SAP Employees

Asked to all employees at SAP

  • Top Employee Response

    It depends on your role and the group you're in. For me, the work-life balance has been fairly good, most of the time.

  • Excellent to be able to work from home

  • Up to you to manage successfully

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  • Varies by role. If you're in sales, marketing, or operations generally you can work from home 100%. Development teams usually split time in office and home. Consulting is on travel 80-100% as usual. (This also varies by country - some are more office-based because of cultural norms.) However, every employee is issued a laptop and has the technology to work remotely.

  • It completely depends on the role and on your team. Some teams require you to be at the office every day, some teams are flexible, and other teams are 100% remote.

  • SAP's work from home policy is pretty flexible for a fair percentage of positions/roles. In many roles, you work remotely, virtually, with a global team, so being in the office every day isn't needed. In the three years I've been with SAP, I'm only in the office occasionally for onsite meetings or just to visit and grab lunch with colleagues - maybe once every two months or so. Otherwise, I work from home 95% of the time and travel a minimal amount. I'd say I'm the norm, not the exception.

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Asked to all employees at SAP

  • We just changed CEOs. The current CEOs have clearly been on a track to take over for awhile. SAP has done well with a co-CEO model multiple times over the years, and I think this is no exception. Very smart pairing, with complimentary backgrounds in Sales + Finance/Tech. Like Bill, they have a strong doing good is good for business mindset, which has been the defining characteristic of our last decade, before being 'purpose-driven' was a thing.

  • Our CEO is an amazing leader and very much loved.

  • Good leader and visionary.

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Asked to all employees at SAP

  • health, dental, 401k, etc

  • 401k (matched at 75% up to 6%), health insurance (several options : PPO, HSA - with $1,200 annual SAP contribution), dental & vision, employee stock purchase program (matched at 40%), ability to work from home/virtual for many positions, paid time off (for the first 3 years with SAP, employees in the US receive 3 weeks of vacation time and 5 personal days + 10 sick days; after 3 years of service, employees receive 4 weeks of vacation), maternity leave, training opportunities & tuition reimbursement program, 10 paid holidays in the US, volunteer opportunities, free or supplemented lunches at some locations

  • SAP is very good in this area

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Asked to all employees at SAP

  • It's about who you know and the hoops you can jump to find headcount that isn't always apparently available

  • Not very common during the past several years of growth, but you still hear of layoffs once or twice a year, either a specific group gets shutdown or they cull the wood pile to remove the bad performers - pretty standard at such a large company.

  • Uncommon

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Asked to all employees at SAP

  • Yes, quite a few in fact. Many positions can be virtual-based.

  • Yes

  • Yes, SAP has a good number of positions that can be virtual, remote-based positions.

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Asked to all employees at SAP

  • Top Employee Response

    Typically there is a phone screen for about 45 minutes followed by on-site interview. The on-site interview could last 3 to 4 hours wherein there will be approximately 4 individual interviews. The format could be different in each group.

  • Low stress and honest

  • Easy/fair interview

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Asked to all employees at SAP

  • Top Employee Response

    In sales and management customer-facing roles, business attire is standard. In consulting, it's usually business casual except for formal meetings and execs. In development, marketing, and internal roles, it's more casual (just nothing ripped, no PJ pants, shorts, or flip flops - which I hope would be obvious in any workplace...).

  • It varies, but has generally gone more casual the past few years - nice jeans, dress shirt, jacket (sometimes). Customer facing roles, dress to your customers' dress codes. Technical roles tend to dress more casually, jeans and t-shirt/hoody. This is for NA... Dress codes also vary across countries and offices.

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Asked to all employees at SAP

  • Every time I get my glasses, they tell me I have one of the best plans they've seen. I've got coverage for computer glasses plus regular glasses or contacts, and annual eye exams are fully covered.

  • very good, was at the Eye Dr. earlier this week and they said the plan is a very good one.

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  • Individual teams may arrange their own activities, but we're too big for 'whole company' activities. They've ranged from museum behinds-the-scenes tours to outdoor adventure activities, to just dinners at a local restaurant when an out of town colleague is in for meetings. One thing that I appreciate is employees are typically asked for feedback on what they would like to do before anything is chosen, and if there are members of the group with health/physical needs, that's always considered (e.g., if someone is mobility-limited, the team outing wouldn't include an activity in a location with a bunch of steps and no elevator).

  • I don’t know

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Asked to all employees at SAP

  • Most people who work in an office wear dark jeans or chinos and a button-down shirt, polo shirt or blouse unless there's a formal customer meeting.

  • Business/casual depending on your role

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Asked to all employees at SAP

  • In the main offices, pets aren't allowed. This is also because in some cases, offices are in other buildings that have restrictions. Can't speak for our subsidiaries which tend to be more start-up like, but I've never seen animals in them.

  • Most office buildings in NYC do not allow pets so Hudson Yards would be no different

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Asked to all employees at SAP

  • It depends on your role. My employment contract said a drug test could be required, but I've never had to take one. I don't recall any clause about a background check, but they do check references.

  • Background check yes, drug test no.

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Asked to all employees at SAP

  • Top Employee Response

    It's an entrepreneurial environment that lets you mold your role and daily work much more than most companies. It's a really fast-paced environment that changes all the time, which means you're constantly learning something new and it's hard to get bored here. The culture is amazing, with the chance to work with people from all over the world (depending on your role), and people here don't 'hoard' knowledge - they share it... I've worked in 3 different areas of the organization so far, and the vast majority of people help each other out and want you to do well and succeed, from your peers to your managers. Managers here through the VP level are also "individual contributors" - so they're doing work, not just managing, and that keeps it real. And the company really invests in people - internships often turn into 10, 20, or 30 year careers. You can find jobs to live abroad, change careers, and make friends all over the world. Many people who leave end up coming back - even execs.

  • For most roles, reasonable work-life balance and flexibility (work from home, flex hours, etc.), reasonably good compensation (some areas better than others), good healthcare, 75% matching 401k (up to 6%), employee stock purchase program with 40% company match, long-term career growth and development opportunities - SAP prioritizes internal-hires for new openings, SAP embraces employee diversity, equal pay/equal opportunity, the company focuses on continuing to expand the percentage of women in leadership positions (currently ~25%, next target to hit 33% soon), and SAP isn't an 'evil company' - SAP has military veteran and autism spectrum hiring programs and the company supports many social programs, giving employees the opportunity to donate their time to support local charity and non-profit organizations (during work hours).

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Asked to all employees at SAP

  • Lunch up to a certain $ amount

  • Lots of company events, activities and local events

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Asked to all employees at SAP

  • no stock offer

  • how heavily matrix'd the company is.

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Asked to the Sales Department at SAP

  • 200,000

  • The base packages tend to be lower end and limited stock/RSU's, but the variable pay at SAP is very good. If your a good sales person you can do well.

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Asked to the Sales Department at SAP

  • cut throat

  • Very fast paced, highly interactive and expect a high work load.

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Asked to the Sales Department at SAP

  • Dorks

  • Highly collaborative

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Asked to all employees at SAP

  • common

  • Yes, it is fairly common. SAP encourages taking on new roles with new groups across SAP, in support of continued employee growth and development.

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Asked to all employees at SAP

  • Top Employee Response

    15 PTO days your initial 3 years. PTO increases to: 20 days years 3-5, 23 days years 5-10, and 25 days after 10 years. You also receive 5 Personal Days each year, in addition to your PTO days.

  • ^ Confirmed still the policy in 2019

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Asked to all employees at SAP

  • SAP uses its own applications, which means some systems are very good while some are very dated. For example SAP finance apps are fantastic, but CRM (Sales forecasting, contact mgt) are horrible. Devices (computer, etc ) are very state of the art.

  • Systems and programs are very up to date, IT dept is top notch, but management's use of systems and programs often hindered by lack of know how

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Asked to all employees at SAP

  • The biggest issue I see is the flip side of being super-collaborative is that decision-making can be more complex than it should be or needs to be. E.g., if you feel like you need every stakeholder's sign-off on everything, you're going to slow down the process for getting projects started. Not sure this is any better any any large business, but we could do better here, esp. considering how entrepreneurial the environment is otherwise.

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Asked to all employees at SAP

  • All business areas related to Cloud solutions are fast-growing. The area getting a big investment right now is the customer relationship management-related solutions, but I haven't seen numbers that suggest it's because they're struggling. I think it's more about the market focus shifting there.

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Asked to all employees at SAP

  • Fun, supportive, creative, motivated, smart, passionate, collaborative - and diverse! (ethnicity/nationality/gender/race/orientation/religion)

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68% of SAP employees would encourage their friends to become coworkers, whereas 17% are neutral and 15% would not recommend working at SAP to their friends.

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