Thread regarding SAP layoffs

Downhill journey is thrilling

I have grabbed a big bag of chips and comfortably sitting on couch waiting for the final fireworks to start.

SAP has succumbed to the pressure of stock markets. Top leaders cannot think beyond super short term goals, just get some material for talking during the quarterly results. This short sightedness trickles down the entire hierarchy. The product roadmap focuses on what should be our teched delivery, what should be sapphire delivery not beyond that. Everything is demo driven. Quickly develop and demo some c-ap and move on. All the teams i look around is focusing on what demo should be prepared which the bosses can show to their bosses.

Goals are no longer linked to pay. Working dedicatedly will not guarantee you a good pay or promotion. Line managers are only worried about headcounts and only look after the people who can negotiate well. Performance, expertise, service, loyalty are not in SAP's dictionary. Your goals will be so cleverly set so that you are forever in proving mode. I realized this very late in my career and i want all the people to realize this as well. Better go somewhere where they pay you well for not working to death. Burning yourself for the peanuts you get here is insanity. Your health is more important.

May god be with all of you.

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I am glad I took the package when I did. All I can say is, if there is a payout, take it and run. Your life will be better for it. Plenty of co's out there that will be happy to have you. Only the ignorant new hires will tell you otherwise or the guys that learnt to s--- up to the right person and play the corporate game.

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Post ID: @Y52oEXk-cutr

Paying for Bills mistakes once again for his fake C4 vision.

SAP’s CEO Bill McDermott has made a fundamental mistake over the last couple of years. As a non-technician, he hoped to create a successful future for SAP with technological solutions like cloud computing, Hana and now C/4 Hana.

What happened to all that talk last year at Sapphire about C4 Hana?????

What can we expect from a Sales Guy from NY?

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Post ID: @Y52oEXk-bagg

Spot-on, 14 years of loyalty and doing everything for SAP goes to waste. The calls are so positive to encourage who staying, but I am out of there

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Post ID: @Y52oEXk-2sxf

You are absolutely right, my friend. I feel your pain as I am in the same boat. With 12 years in SAP, and no growth, zero progress in my career. I am really frustrated, don't understand why I stuck around with SAP for so long, but unfortunately had no options as I had to wait for my GC.

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Post ID: @Y52oEXk-nlj

You nailed it!

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Post ID: @Y52oEXk-eji

The post title should be "Everything is demo driven" - on target

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Post ID: @Y52oEXk-edb

What a great post. Kudos OP, 100% right and well put together

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Post ID: @Y52oEXk-wzt

Wow! Your assessment is spot on!

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Post ID: @Y52oEXk-pdf

Well said!

Not to mention the toxic work environment in some orgs and the lack of transparency.

It's not worth the mental and emotional stress. You are better off somewhere else in a long run. If you are let go in this round, consider it a blessing in disguise. It's not going to be pretty going forward. They can say what they want to say with the press, the ugly truth will eventually come out.

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