Pros: training and investment in employees
Cons: no loyalty to employees and squandering talent
SAP is a great company to work for, but it has its share of problems. There is a constant stream of company sponsored training courses available to ALL employees, even if the courses are specifically focused to one department. Compensation is top notch and a healthy life-work balance is always encouraged.
Unfortunately the company is very large and suffers from a lot of bureaucracy and red tape. It likes to think it is as agile as any software start up, but it is very set it in its ways and ultra conservative. At the end of the day ANY position in the company is at the mercy of a DELETE key on some executives Excel spreadsheet. There is no loyalty among employees because they all sense this. The employees are just there for a pay check as long as they can. It's unfortunate because there is a lot of talent that SAP has acquired by gobbling up smaller software companies. Only to be squandered by letting the need to have a good quarter dictate what departments / workers are let go without a second thought.