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!!
Good post from @Z1I6zPE-1lpi.