Pros: laid-back & independent work environment, casual fridays, fountain machines within reach, high number of employer sponsored events for individuals with different hobbies, colleagues are very bright and openly collaborative
Cons: you are replaceable if your role is that of a true programmer, workload and expectations can be very demanding at times, performance evaluations are subjective
Placed under a department function similar in operations to a PMO.
In charge of developing BI enhancements to a BW environment.
Optimized data modeling designs, process chains, roll-up aggregates, etc.
Contributed ideas to any current & future-state projects impacting BI landscape.
Troubleshooted end-user problems related – more... to reporting tools.
De-bugged software upgrades and enhancements.
Fair to work with.
Diverse management background.
Easy to communicate with.
Downside- approval process for anything was very bureaucratic.
PM approach was often rigid and inflexible.
No sophisticated tracking or document repository for PM documentation was existent.
Experience was not too bad. Exposed too many opportunities to expand my knowledge base and skill set. However, with new IT vision communicated and in the horizon, expect for a more 'standardized' IT landscape with common business processes. This will translate too less 'customizations' or less opportunities for SAP developers. Especially, in the first next couple of years. – less