SAP Layoffs

Topics regarding layoffs at SAP

Blatant age discrimination

The age discrimination is so blatant at SAP that it's shocking. It's as if SAP thinks they are untouchable. They are ruthless in all aspects of business and corporate culture. This type of verbatim language in email happens weekly at a minimum... read more

No future at SAP

This really makes me sad, but there is no denying it. When the management decides layoffs are the only way to fix what's wrong with the company it becomes obvious they've given up and are only looking to pad their own pockets going forward. For the... read more

Dev Skills

This is on IBM's board - link below - they are laying off SAP developers (obsolete skills) --- or go directly @ZrYhVb7

Can people reapply?

Can those who were laid off and received severance reapply for a job at SAP? And if that's a possibility, what happens to severance?

Cobra coverage for US workers = Joke

SAP promised to treat employees fairly. Fair severance pay but the promise of healthcare coverage was a joke for all impacted in the US. My last day was April 30th at SAP and Cobra documents were sent to me on May 24 and invoice came in mail on June... read more

layoff advice

Currently on a contract, many teammates were let go including manager. Due to layoffs, we have 3 available headcounts for less experienced people at a lower T level. I qualify for these positions and my contract is ending soon, however, instead of... read more

There are so many directors at SAP

I worked for SAP many years and it has been like this for the longest time. There are so many directors at SAP is a big joke - just do a simple search of the corporate address book where the job title contains the word "director". They are handing... read more

This is SAP

A Japanese company and a North American company decided to have a canoe race on the St. Lawrence River. Both teams practiced long and hard to reach their peak performance before the race. On the big day, the Japanese won by a mile. The North... read more

Makes no sense

There are still many persons in SAP who lead teams such as Design Thinking , Enterprise Architecture , Innovation Factory, very fanciful title, and the thing is many of us can’t figure out what they are doing, they sure are paid well! So much this... read more

Short Term Thinking

SAP is no longer the same SAP it used to be who used to cared for it’s employees. Unfortunately not anymore. SAP board only cares about increasing share price but ignoring their engineering culture and acquiring companies. It’s become all about... read more

Barry Padgett just left SAP, Who's Next?

Wow, just read that Barry Padgett just left SAP. He was just promoted to a new SAP Intelligent Spend role. Guess they still need to cut their own spending on top brass to meet Elliot's/Wall Streets expectations.

Revenge is a dish best served cold.

IBM is now selling off complete business divisions. IBM laid off so many people over the past 5 years. Some these people ended up working at customers. Others joined partners. Some started their own IT shops. They all return the favor. SAP is no... read more

When to expect severance pay?

My entire team was laid off on March 4th. Most of us had until April 15th, some April 30th if they had scheduled interviews for other positions. The separation agreement stated that SAP would release the severance and cobra payouts within 60 days... read more

STOP being used by SAP.

Why be loyal to SAP? SAP will not invest in your professional development, use you to make money, then dump you because your skills are outdated. Wake up!

Internal positions: Truth

SAP has imposed a 2 year wait for all impacted before then can be rehired (even as a c-user). In 2015, it was a 1 year wait

Internal positions

A few words to those who were laid off These internal positions they posted and so generously allow us to apply to are also open to the public, as I do see them posted on indeed, linkedin and dice. In addition, if you are being laid-off, you are also... read more

Underneath the clumsy UI, is a rotting core

When our customers and employees complain about our orrible user experience, a typical argument is that, ERP is designed for serious business and not for pleasing the user like a consumer app. But the UI reflects whay underneath. what I see under the... read more

Any rumors of office closures lately?

I believe they still find some locations to be redundant in the company structure especially after the layoffs, so I tend to think it’s only a matter of time before some closures are announced. Any idea where such closures might take place and how... read more
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Restricted Stock when Laid Off

What happens to your restricted stock when you are laid off? Do you get the entire amount, forfeit any unvested amount, or somewhere in between?

Things changed so quickly

I went from actively recruiting people to join SAP to making sure to tell anybody who'll listen to stay away from this place within a year. How did we get where we did in such short time? Was this change really so quick or have I not been paying... read more

Who thought this was a good idea?

SAP acquired 27 companies between 2011 and 2018. That's 3 companies/year. Getting that many apps, teams, and companies working together is just impossible. Even point to point integration is a nightmare because these apps were never designed to work... read more

The first wave was just an appetizer

In 2009, SAP had 47,584 employees globally (31 Dec.) for a Total Revenue (IFRS) of 10,672 M EUR. In 2018, SAP had 96,498 employees globally (31 Dec.) for a Total Revenue (IFRS) of 24,708 M EUR. So in 9 years, the Revenue increased by +130% and the... read more

The SAP acquisition playbook

This really sums up everything in just a few words!

SAP/Cloud services in the mist

Astute Article by FT on SAP/Cloud services in the Mist **all copyrights belong to FT In mythology, people who walk into fog often fail to reappear. As German tech company SAP pushes further into the cloud, top employees are disappearing. The latest... read more

Any new parts affected by layoffs?

Keeping in mind that we’re a big company, with offices located worldwide,whenever I hear of layoffs I always get the feeling that there are more of them happening in some other “corner” of the company, and that that is in fact an organized wave. So... read more


The HANA layoffs are what surprised me, I mean it never really lived up to any of the the hype and the claims of a "zero response DB" is complete BS. With the downright silly hardware costs and insane licensing costs, I think SAP is ready to fall on... read more

The real story behind SAP layoffs!

The plan was set forth by Bjoern Goerke, chief technology officer and head of SAP’s cloud platform, that SCP will provide the integration platform between acquired SAP cloud apps ( SuccessFactors, Ariba, and Concur). Also, that SCP will provide an... read more

Goodbye to Analytics team

In my region, entire Analytics Specialist team is eliminated except for one foreigner, after the merge of the Analytics team with the DDM Database team. Then the only one foreigner resigned to join a partner. So we no longer have any Analytics... read more


50000 customers at risk. This is what happens when people are not treated fairly or with basic human decency.

There is a lot of fat in SAP

There is a lot of fat in SAP: people who spend their time just networking or creating confusing powerpoint, management travelling around the globe in business class for no outcome, etc. If Elliott can streamline SAP's organization, it will have a... read more

The spirit is gone

I just want to unload a tiny bit here as I am noticing multiple changes in culture, worker engagement and the overall approach towards the work and SAP. The latest round of cuts, the way how cuts got conducted, the selection criteria, etc. crushed... read more

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