SAP is the world’s largest business software company – founded in 1972 and headquartered in Walldorf, Germany.

We employ more than 85,000 people globally, serving over 350,000 customers in more than 180 countries.

What makes SAP such a special place to work?

We don’t just create game-changers like the SAP HANA in-memory database and real-time analytics, we develop technologies that make a real impact on the world. SAP helps companies revolutionize everything from cancer treatments to flood prevention. We invest in research that can save lives, and we’re passionate about sustainability and social responsibility. Join us – and work in an enriching and fulfilling environment.

How do you embrace Diversity at SAP?

Our diverse and inclusive culture makes SAP a better company. It fuels innovation, enhances our work experiences, and helps us succeed in a rapidly changing world. We value every individual for what they have to contribute – and we are committed to the day-to-day practices that bring diversity and inclusion to life.

Do you have an internal women’s network at SAP?

An employee-driven network at SAP with more than 10,000 members and 60 chapters around the world, The Business Womens Network offers women at SAP the opportunity to share professional insight and best practices, and help one another develop skills and advance their careers.

What can a potential candidate expect during the interviewing process?

At SAP, we value and respect our employees’ individuality – and you’ll see that reflected throughout the recruitment process. We want to get to know you on both a personal and a professional level. And you’ll get to know us, first through your recruiter and hiring manager, and then on a larger scale. We’re proud to have an incredibly diverse and vibrant workforce – full of unique individuals with different backgrounds and experiences

What do you look for in a potential candidate?

We want people who think big and dream big. People who are dynamic and full of integrity. We want people who are collaborative, creative, and fun. And most of all, we want people who are passionate about helping businesses – and the world – run better.

What benefits or reward programmes do you provide for employees (eg Maternity, Bonus schemes)?

At SAP, we offer some of the best employee benefits in our industry, from performance-based rewards to über comprehensive packages. Your particular benefits package will depend on your position, location, and years with the company – and all of them come with plenty of flexibility for you and your family. You’ll love the amount you see on your paycheck every week – not to mention potential bonuses, share matching plans, and perks galore.

Do you provide training for your staff?

At SAP, we want to make sure our employees are happy, fulfilled, challenged – and working towards their individual career goals. That’s why we invest heavily in learning and career development. Gain new skills and experience through fellowships, self-paced learning, mentoring, and more.

Tell us a little about your values and how these are evidenced in working practice?

How We Run is a set of behaviors that describe how we get things done at SAP on our best day – when everything is running as it should. It explains SAP’s unique and special culture, and gives us direction for making decisions in our work every day.”

What is your approach to flexible working?

Strike the perfect work/life balance. We want our employees to love it here, so all work and no play is just not an option. We offer flexible work schedules, opportunities to work from home, time off for volunteering, and so much more. Get the freedom you need to work at your best – with plenty of time for what matters to you most.

Are there any statistics that you are particularly proud off, eg number of women on your board, attrition rates, number of awards won?

We win multiple employer awards each year. Most notable of which have been:

  • Best place to work for LGBT equality (4th year in a row)
  • The first multinational tech company to receive the Global Gender Equaloty Certification (EDGE-certified)
  • Top Employer award in 15 countries
  • Multiple Glassdoor awards including our CEO Bill McDermott being named one of the highest rated CEOs of 2017.
Alison Simpson
About the author

Alison is the Digital Content Editor for WeAreTheCity. She has a BA Honours degree in Journalism and History from the University of Portsmouth. She has previously worked in the marketing sector and in a copywriting role. Alison’s other passions and hobbies include writing, blogging and travelling.

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