Sales Associate at SAP

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
London Greater London
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Sales

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8.1/10

The Role
8.0
Organisation
8.0

Socialising

8.2

The Role

Role Description

Reporting and aiding the sales team

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

I thoroughly enjoyed my year at SAP. The best part about working for the company is the culture. It is very fun, vibrant and a great environment for working and learning. More than that, SAP has a strong intern community where I met many life long friends. There is a great opportunity to travel with SAP. Many students travelled all over Europe.

10/10

2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

SAP place a great deal of resources on recognising employees. I was awarded with many rewards and amazon vouchers throughout my time. This really makes you feel valued and part of the team. With such a big organisation it is good to see the effort they put In to valuing their employees.

7/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

My manager took time out of his schedule to make sure I was developing in my skills and as a person. More than that the culture of SAP meant that I could ask anyone for help and they would be more than willing to offer guidance and support. There were also weekly learning sessions where I developed many skills.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

There are a lot of interns at SAP and there are some lulls in the year. So on average there was a moderate amount of work. At times a lot. But also there were days where I had nothing to do. Having said this, you can find work by asking people for it

6/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I was given a lot of responsibility throughout my placement. I did not expect that such a large company would place so much on people who were new to the business. From contacting customers to attending customer meetings you get to emmerse yourself in sales and learn from real life experiences.

5/10

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

The skills I have learned at SAP are invaluable. I have learned a lot around sales and technology. As part of the placement the sales interns were paid for to do a course in selling and this accreditation will boost your CV, and gave me skills neccessary to securing a graduate job in the future.

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmostphere in the office is second to none. There is always a buzz and never a dull moment. Everyone is very friendly and happy to help. At SAP you get a great feel for the culture by just walking through the doors. Not to mention perks like free food from the canteen perking everyone up.

10/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

My internship was well organised. There is a clear progression from where you start to where you end up. This is being built on currrently where SAP are trying to improve on this to make sure that everyone has a clear path and that there are not inconsistencies in the level of guidance and help given to placement students.

5/10

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

This was a major benefit of SAP. They invest heavily in their people and interns. For example, all the sales interns were paid to go on a professional speaking course and sales course. Moreover many interns travelled to conferences and learning events all over England and Europe. Because of this I am a more rounded and more knowledgable person.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • International Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
9/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

Employment prospects are very appealing. Unfortunately however SAP does not recruit excessively from graduates. They prefer more experience before applying. Once I have that I will definitely apply. There sales academy is based in California and is the leading academy in the world for developing technology sales people of the future.

6/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

There was a great vibe between the 50 placement students. From lunchtime pool sessions to frequent nights out in London. This was one of the best parts of the placement, the intern community. You never feel out of your depth because there are always people / interns there to help and guide you.

10/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

Very expensive. London is notorious for having very expensive pints and this stretches far west of London. As far as living is concerned this is the same. Having said this SAP offers a large enough salary for you to be able to live and more. I would however choose to live somewhere around the £600 pcm mark.

3/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

West London has some of the best nightlife going as far as I’m concerned. The main place we went out is Richmond and this provided all of us with great entertainment over the year. More than this central London is a short train journey where the nightlife is really good.

10/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

SAP places a lot of time in to helping the community and giving back. Because of this many participated in giving back to the community. This was a great thing to do. Moreover SAP has a five a side football team that goes on an all expenses trip to Germany every year to play in a tournament against other SAP offices in different countries.

10/10