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Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
10000+ employees
Company - Public (SAP)
Computer Hardware & Software
€5 to €10 billion (EUR) per year

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  • “SAP is comprised of incredibly thoughtful and adaptable people. I am blessed to lead this amazing team with their vast collection of talents. Each morning, I get up and go super hard for the win because of this amazing group with me. Every effort and every thought is dedicated to the team’s hard work and commitment.”
    - Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP

    Congratulations Bill for being rated a 2019 Glassdoor Top CEO! We have always known that you are the best!

  • Flat Chen, SAP China, wanted to make a difference. He formed a team of SAP colleagues to volunteer their time to develop technology that is faster and more accurate in identifying cancer for lifelong friend Dr. Yang and his hospital.

    People Story - Flat Chen | SAP Careers

    Did you know that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death? In China, nearly 11,000 people are diagnosed with a steady increase in incidences over the past 15 years. Lung cancer patients do have a very good survival rate if the cancer is diagnosed correctly in its early stages.

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SAP – Why Work For Us?

Together, we achieve great things when you join SAP.

We believe innovation is more than developing software – it's developing breakthrough technologies and best practices that shape IT trends and helps companies of all sizes and industries run better.

Our people represent the greatest asset and the secret behind our continued success.

The diverse range of individuals drive innovation, wow customers, and create the ultimate work environment. And best of all, we have fun.

The atmosphere here is seriously productive without being too serious. Flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, mentorship programs, and healthy exercise initiatives create an environment that balances freedom with accountability. That’s why SAP is consistently recognized as one of the world’s best places to work by many global, national, and regional awards.

At SAP, we put a huge effort into creating a workplace that attracts motivated, creative, and forward-thinking employees who help the world run better and improve people’s lives.

As colleagues, we support, challenge and inspire one another every day; that camaraderie, combined with training, mentoring, abundant international opportunities and flexible work schedule, leads us to accomplish more than we thought possible.

Our core values “How We Run” is a set of behaviors that describe how we get things done and what makes our culture unique.




You'll make an impact from day one – within your team, your clients, your personal development and the creative solutions you’ll bring. The support you'll receive will be second to none. 

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At SAP Ireland, everyone is a Talent. We offer some of the best benefits in our industry, from performance-based rewards to a fantastic benefits package. Our goal is enabling you to have everything you need, so you can become everything you want to be and perform at your best. We offer continuous Career development & Learning to ensure your successful journey with SAP. We provide the path and the rest is up to you!

Explore the benefits you’ll enjoy while working at one of the world’s top business software companies. We offer a flexible benefits package that you can tailor to suit your lifestyle:

  • Benefits allowance
  • Pension
  • Health insurance policy
  • Income protection & Life assurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Purchase additional annual leave days

Our benefits & lifestyle package is designed so that employees get the maximum support possible from SAP.

On top of this check out some of our great additional benefits…

  • Free lunch and subsidised breakfast
  • Onsite gym and fitness classes
  • Flexible working hours
  • Sports & Social club
  • Onsite Costa Coffee
  • Bike to Work and Tax Saver Commuter ticket scheme
  • And much much more!


Our mission is to harness diversity and inclusion to inspire ideas and ignite innovation.

With over 350,000 customers in 180 countries, SAP is diversity of thought.

We are a company dedicated to the entrepreneurial spirit that bring varying backgrounds, ideas, and points-of-view that enable us to continually push what’s technically possible.

Our diverse perspectives come from many sources including gender, race, age, national origin, sexual orientation, as well as professional and life experiences.

We work to develop leaders and shape future talent pools to help bring people closer to business intelligence.

To learn more about our diversity click here.

GIRLSmart4Tech is a program designed to encourage young girls to explore their interest in STEM subjects which started in SAP Galway & Dublin in 2014 with huge success. We've chosen to target this program at primary school girls because we believe that the earlier we can tackle the stereotypes surrounding careers and study in STEM, the better! SAP has been way ahead in terms of realizing the importance of inspiring young girls to explore technology. A recent campaign, RedrawTheBalance, showed that children as young as five already perceive that certain jobs are for men, and a study by National Rail has shown that girls as young as nine may already believe that engineering is not for them, and we want to change that! Before they think about careers, before they choose leaving cert subjects, long before college looms, we want to show them the amazing opportunity and diversity that exists in the STEM field, and demonstrate that there is a place for them. SAP Galway & Dublin has attended 6 schools in 2018, spoke with 176 students alongside 32 volunteers as part of GIRLSmart4tech with more planned for the future.

SAP’s Business Women's Network (BWN) is an employee-driven network that provides opportunities for women to share their professional insight, support each other, and influence SAP on diversity and inclusion topics. Key objectives are to:

  • Foster an inclusive atmosphere at SAP where the full potential of ALL employees can be realized;
  • Drive and expand women’s leadership skills, career development opportunities, and business acumen;
  • Strengthen and extend our professional network by building mutually beneficial relationships, both inside and outside of SAP


Helping the world run better is about what each of us can contribute.

Join our Talent Community to get the information you need on careers at SAP straight from the source. Register to let us know what job(s) you’re interested in. You’ll receive email notifications once we being accepting applications for positions that matter to you.

iXp Internships at SAP Ireland
We believe that internships are more than just a name on a resume. They’re a chance to shape your network, try new things, fail forward and discover a career beyond the norm. SAP iXp seeks to disrupt the internship stereotype by allowing university students the space to create and follow their passions with meaningful work. iXp offers a curriculum based approach to learning which compliments the meaningful work our interns do which impacts our business, offering our interns one cohesive Internship Experience!

CoOperative Learning @SAP Ireland

 The SAP Ireland CoOp program is a unique offering for Irish technology students enrolled in level 8 degree courses. Built on the German model of dual-education, the CoOp program aims to develop students personally, professionally and technically at undergraduate level. The program allows students combine their academic studies with industry experience at SAP the leading Enterprise Software company. Students rotate between academic and practical phases allowing them to put their experiences in both to immediate use. Students are supported financially throughout the program, with paid practical phases and extra financial support during their academic phases. Additional benefits include the use of an SAP laptop, access to SAP education and training offerings and the potential to do international placements at other SAP locations. Globally SAP support over 1000 students in this program and successfully hire 75% of all students that complete their studies.  CoOp is a program that invests early in undergraduate students for long term return for SAP and the students themselves.

Make an Impact and Make It Count

At SAP, we are always looking for ways to do our part and make people’s lives better. Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) focuses on three main areas: 

  1. Volunteering
  2. Scaling Social Enterprises
  3. Education & Workforce development

From our annual volunteer events, to individual hands-on help or business coaching and support, SAP employees contribute their time and talents in a variety of ways to support social organizations in their communities and globally.

We support the accelerated growth of social enterprises that approach the world’s most pressing societal challenges with innovative business models. We offer pro bono volunteering programs, enterprise technology solutions, and financial support for social and entrepreneurial enterprises in mature and emerging markets.

As SAP, we know that the fundamental means for people to fulfill their potential is through education. That’s why we proudly support innovative educational initiatives that help young people pursue science, IT or entrepreneurial careers, even providing free education and employment opportunities in developing regions such as Africa and Brazil.

Additionally, every October, SAP embarks on its signature corporate volunteer initiative – Month of Service – where you’ll have the chance to use your personal and professional skills for your community’s needs.

The SAP Ireland Green Team are a group of passionate employees who drive green & sustainable awareness, events and campaigns at SAP Ireland (Dublin and Galway). The Green Team aim to support SAP’s sustainable strategy and commit to the SAP & UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The team have specific areas of interest and focus such as E-Car, Cycling, Recycling and Bio-Diversity (e.g. bee-keeping, beach cleans) and endeavour to drive initiatives and awareness around their focus areas on a mostly volunteer basis. The Green Team also welcome ideas from colleagues who wish to drive once off initiatives such as the “Plastic Free Challenge 2018” and will endeavour to support them in any way possible.

Two recent large-scale initiatives in SAP Ireland were the launch of the SAP TwoGo carpooling service/app and an Electric Vehicle event. These initiatives aimed to reduce our Carbon Footprint and support SAP’s Corporate Objective to go Carbon Neutral by 2025.

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    "Great colleagues, work life balance, diverse & multicultural workforce!"

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    - Great colleagues to work with locally/globally who are always happy to share their career experiences from senior management to lower level! Have worked with super managers who are encouraging, positive & that take action!
    - Learning & development is core and is available to those that want to progress!
    - Volunteering is encouraged & many communities within are open to new initiatives that colleagues have a passion for!
    - Flexi time is a huge plus & really helps to achieve that life balance. or option to work from home when we need it!
    - Benefits in SAP are fantastic! Constant programs & visitors onsite to promote a healthy wellbeing through bike to work, masseuse onsite weekly, mindfulness, nutritionist visits, free healthy lunch everyday etc.


    No cons - great company to work for! Adapts to change continuously!

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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at SAP (Dublin, Co. Dublin).


    Was phoned a few days after submitting my CV online and asked if I could come in for an interview two days from then, which was a bit short notice. I was interviewed by two people, one drove the majority of the interview, and was quite friendly. I was grilled on almost every aspect of my CV, with specific focus on my projects, and was also asked to use the whiteboard to demonstrate some answers.

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SAP Awards & Accolades

  • Global Top Employer, Top Employers Institute, 2018
  • Best Places to Work in Technology, Indeed, 2018
  • FlexJobs' 100 Top Companies with Remote Jobs, FlexJobs, 2018
  • 100 Most Valuable Global Brands, BrandZ, 2018
  • World's Most Reputable Companies, Forbes, 2018
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