Thread regarding SAP layoffs

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SAP will not invest in your professional development, use you to make money, then dump you because your skills are outdated.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!

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What they (still) have is naivety.

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Post ID: @Z1I6zPE-kbib

What’s that? Open sesame?

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@Z1I6zPE-1lpi

i guess those young and pretty minions from the sales boot camp must have something that others don’t have

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Post ID: @Z1I6zPE-kvnu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77Y6CIyyBcI

That's what the money is for!

Don Draper

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Post ID: @Z1I6zPE-6dnq

At SAP, there is vendor lock-in for the customers and employer lock-in for many employees who built up skills over years without demand outside SAP.

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Post ID: @Z1I6zPE-4xjk

Best place to work lists are based on having gender neutral bathrooms, offering pet day care, and things like that, not actual work.

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Post ID: @Z1I6zPE-3cqa

Why does SAP show up on top of Great or Best Place To Work lists every year?

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Post ID: @Z1I6zPE-2kvo

It's not only SAP, all big companies are doing this. There are very few formal trainings available to others in the technology field. Most companies expect tech employees to search it on the web or ask other people they work with. People that do get the rare training are few and far between and are expected to come back and train everyone else, which never works.

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Post ID: @Z1I6zPE-1jyi

I worked there for 8 years and the amount of training I received is laughable. The only training I got was Lean Concept, Design Thinking and some online courses that I took myself. I asked my manager (based in Germany) to help me with a personal development plan and some product related training - my request was declined even though there is a training budget allotted for each employee each year. Who knows what happened to the money each year, probably used by one of my German colleagues to attend some swank conference.

SAP does not believe in providing any kind of product related training to its employees. Most tech companies offer available training spots (classroom or virtual) to employees for free or at a discounted cross charge. At SAP, employees are not allowed to participate in training courses even though they are local offerings. If you want to arrange for a training course for internal employees, your dept will be charged in full just like customers!! During the years, I talked to many individuals from different teams about training and the response was the same - NONE!!! You are on your own if you want to learn the subjects you want to do your job!! This is one of the reasons why employees cannot grow within the company, they just want to pigeonhole you into a single position/task.

Those young and pretty minions from the sales boot camp (they all look so happy) are in for a rude awakening once the Blue Kool Aid effect is worn off. They are churning out these minions in batches on a non-stop basis - just like in the movies. Drink more Blue Kool Aid and go sale some awesome SAP software!!

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Post ID: @Z1I6zPE-1lpi

Very true, for a tech company, they offer close to zero trainings, you only get the sales bootcamp when you are young and beautiful.

You see large troops of the new sales recruits in San Ramon.

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