Let me be very candid - I am doing very well after I left after SAP, similar to other ex colleagues who were booted out years ago. of course they don’t say they boot you out. They hire cheap managers from third world countries who deliberately rate you lower on your performance every year in order to push you out — many years all exceed expectations but once the new third world manager comes in, performance suddenly drop to value, then growth rating. The Third world manager willingly give awards and send the young foreign hires for training, while deliberately not giving jobs to experienced hires, then give us bad ratings at the end of the year. The young hires are cheap! Not f—ing talent. We were and are just as good. But HR only like to call young people talents. Managers all want young talents in their team where they let the young talents take the limelight while experienced hires like us still do the real work that close deals. F*** u SAP! We are not id–ts! Don’t call everything cheap a talent. You are deluding the young and insulting the old! The most courteous thing you can do, SAP, is to be candid that you are doing a generation refresh and thank the past contributors, instead of insulting our contributions by hiring third world id–tic managers, who think they are gods just because they are hired to be executors in our own country and soil, and insult us on our performance on our way out. You can be assured every company myself and my ex colleagues who are “treated with the TLC you give” will allocate nil resources and efforts to SAP usage and adoption. Or do you at least admit you need the clueless “young talent” to do the spin story on your non integrating old ECC and new SAAS portfolio, all “integrated” only at the level of Presales glib lies and Powerpoint. Ask any companies that has been brave to go on S/4 journey and they will tell you the truth.
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I hope everyone that left SAP has found something good to settle into. Bill is gone and a clear indication that bad decisions lead to a certain outcome.
American boss will assign American ambassador, French manager will hire French team, Filipino manager will support Filipino team member, Aussie manager will hire Aussie when there is new headcount, Indian manager will clearly hire, train and promote Indians with his P&L
The Europeans who cannot be sacked because of their powerful unions get great assignments elsewhere because of their “European talent”
And we all pretend we believe in the transparent performance reviews in SAP
Never been so bad before...
it is very clear that some teams have a significant "diversity" issue. Everyone from the same foreign country as the manager...
SAP needs a few more PR press releases with beautiful photos of Jennifer and Christian (perfect dentures), so customers and employees can temporary forget all the challenges on the ground
All that is shared is sadly true. We even have foreign legal counsel, foreign facilities manager, French HR Recruiter, French client managers, French business consultants. You would have thought Singapore is Africa based on all the foreigners required to do such basic jobs. Too bad locals, you only qualify for executive assistant or Finance back office jobs. I hope no SAP management clown come and distort this thread. Give us the space. Even if you take down the thread, people on the ground know it is true even if we don’t articulate it to you
In the 80s in South East Asia, over half of all SAP project managers and consultants are Singaporeans and Malaysians. Now 30 years later, don’t b—s— there is not enough local SAP talent. Singaporeans and Malaysians were always at the forefront of tech revolution since 80s and the local universities were churning out many smart people. This is before universities give scholarships to half baked cannot communicating non-locals, at expense of locals.
SAP Singapore, remember there is TAFEP. Don’t just put a Local HR face who is on management side only and expect Lim SS to save you if you discriminate.
The blatant age discrimination... shameless.
Ay. Every existing SAP account I can influence, I will persuade them to move to Salesforce or Workday or get Rimini Street to maintain instead of the stupid S/4 upgrade with 2025 deadline. It has zero upgrade benefits except for the standard scare of not being maintainable after the deadline.