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How I became a SAP’ian

After a satisfying stint in a mid-sized software company, I wanted to move to a bigger and a more mature organisation with a proven record of building great products. For me, SAP Labs was an obvious choice. I knew that SAP’s software powered most of the biggest companies on the planet and I had heard a lot of appreciation for its employee centric policies.

My journey kicked off with me applying on the SAP site. I promptly got a reply from “Alex” – the interview scheduling bot. Once Alex setup the interview, the recruiter – Bhavesh – called me and explained the interview process. He was friendly and helpful. The hiring process involved multiple rounds covering tech, managerial and culture fit. It was very well planned, and the recruiter kept me informed on what I should be expecting next. What pleasantly surprised me during the entire process is how agile SAP is despite its huge size. All my concerns were addressed immediately, and the offer letter was dispatched in a short span of time.

As my joining date approached, I was asked to log on to the pre-start portal which equipped me with all the information I needed to know. Bhavesh  & my hiring manager – Abhra – were constantly in touch with me and addressed every issue before it even arose.

Now, it has been a week since I joined SAP and I have no doubt that it was the best decision. I am working with a bright team of fellow engineers in building a next-gen API management service. Despite the entire country being under lock down, my onboarding process has been smooth. I have been assigned a buddy – Rakshit – who is guiding me in navigating SAP. The employee centric policies of SAP are worth the hype. There are so many good policies that It took the HR about 4 hours just to brief us about these policies!

In the midst of a global pandemic, ensuring such a smooth transition for an employee speaks volumes about the standard SAP holds itself to. I would like to thank my team & everyone involved in hiring me for this excellent opportunity. I will strive to live up to the expectations and put in every effort to make the world run better.

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