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Updated Feb 28, 2015
Updated Feb 28, 2015
262 Interview Reviews

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    Senior Associate Business Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Sapient.

    Interview Details

    I applied via the easy Linked In feature with just my resume and was promptly contacted by a recruiter. I had a general screening call with the recruiter which consisted of questions like--tell me about yourself; why are you looking for new opportunities; what are your salary expectations, etc.

    The second step is a phone case study which takes about an hour. The interviewer reads the case study and asks a few questions to gauge your thought process. Very standard--missing information, no right or wrong answers.

    After passing that round, I was brought in for an in-person interview which the recruiter prepared me for-- 1 hour behavioral, 1 hour to work out a case study, and 1 hour of debriefing the case study, answering questions, and some general behavioral and business/market questions. The behavioral interview was standard questions you can find on any website and is with 1 staff member. The hour of case study is done on your own. You are given a standard case study with lots of unnecessary info, missing info, and questions and are asked to white board a powerpoint presentation which you will then present to the next interviewer. If you have been in enough consulting projects, the case study resembles any client engagement methodology. The next interviewer comes in when the hour is up and asks you to present, asks some clarifying questions, then you just chat. Sometimes, a second interviewer comes in for either the behavioral or case study portion; this is an interviewer in training.

    My recruiter was awesome and always available. After a couple of months of follow-ups, it looked like they found a position for me and I received an offer. All in all, I'd say this is more structured than other interviews, but not necessarily harder.

    Interview Questions
    • All was very standard. This is a very Agile firm, so definitely know what it is and why it's beneficial over traditional approaches.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I considered the full benefits package including 401k contributions, bonuses, healthcare expenses, employee paid parking, no expensing of cell phone bills and lunches, etc. That definitely tagged on quite a bit. Timing of bonuses and salary actions wasn't clear until starting; you generally don't get a raise a few months in, regardless of what anyone says during hiring. My negotiation was very straightforward; I received an offer, gave a counter, and received an updated offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Associate Office Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sapient.

    Interview Details

    Phone screen with a recruiter, phone interview with supervisor, in person interview with current OS person, hiring, leadership, and two executive assistants. Was offered the position the following week and started negotiations.

    Interview Questions
    • What specific things would I bring to make a client's experience more memorable?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    I was invited to an all day interview event.... On a Saturday. There were a number of other candidates invited and we spent the day working in teams to create solutions to hypothetical problems. It went well and I was told I would hear back in a week from them. Weeks later no response. I sent emails to all the contacts I had and never received even a response. Terrible way to treat someone who spent 8 hours on a Saturday showing interest your company.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Sapient.

    Interview Details

    Reached out to the recruiter through Linkedin. A time was setup for a phone call. the recruiter never called and never replied to any followup emails. I guess their time is valuable and everybody else's isnt.

    Interview Questions
    • I wonder if the person can speak as I never got to talk   Answer Question
    No Offer
  6.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Sapient in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    On Campus Interview one written test full of aptitude and basics of coding nothing very difficult but time must be managed very efficiently.Two rounds. First was a technical round. About 10 puzzles asked and a coding question. Second round is a behavioral round where all projects were discussed. Nothing unexpected but the interviewer did not give a lot of time to think.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    This review is for Sapient Government Services.

    After applying I was contacted enthusiastically by a recruiter for a phone interview. I gave the recruiter my availability but he called at a time I was unavailable. Then he took a while to get back to me to confirm a date and time. Still optimistic, I had to painstakingly reschedule my day to make the time work and when the time came for the interview, he didn't show up! I sent him an email to check his status and make sure we were still ok to meet (meetings can sometimes go overtime) but got an out of office notice and then didn't hear back the rest of the day. After finally being able to chase him down a week later to talk, he informed me that the funding for the position had been pulled and then proceeded to interview me for another position and then I never heard back from him. This time I didn't bother to follow up.

    Job hunting is a pain for both sides (and I've been on both sides) but I have never met someone so unprofessional during any recruitment process! There are so many ways the recruiter could have handled the situation of a position being pulled. Scheduling a meeting with a prospective candidate and then not showing up and disappearing for a while after wasn't the best way to do it. Needless to say, I wasn't interested in the organization after the experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unusual here. Just basic questions about work history.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  8.  

    QA Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Sapient in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    This was a phone interview for a 6 months contract position as QA Manager for one of Sapient's clients. The interview lasted over an hour and the interviewer was asking very detailed technical questions and requesting specific examples.

    Interview Questions
    • Give him an example of a sql code that includes joint tables and links.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Senior Associate Technology Level I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Sapient.

    Interview Details

    Wasn't too hard. Met with a few people and the "interview" part that tested html & javascript was to create a webpage from a static image. When I went for the interview I didn't lookup the company enough and one of the people interviewing me was slightly disappointed. After coming in and doing the face to face I ended up talking to Naresh who's the head of the software department.

    Interview Questions
    • The hardest was to try to complete in the time given. Make sure you do the JS part. Talked to Naresh about AngularJS   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I don't remember. Probably could have asked for more.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Sapient.

    Interview Details

    Well Organized,Open approach and in depth Hiring Process. Excellent resume shortlisting process. Very friendly and professional Recruiter. At every stage feedback was given and next steps were explain with expected timelines.

    Interview Questions
    • No unaccepted questions. Behavioral interview approach to it was more on past experience.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    still in process
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager, Program Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Sapient in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Began with an initial phone conversation with the recruiter and review of benefits information. Then, a one hour phone interview was scheduled with one of the Managers in the Program Management practice. Following an internal review, a 3 hour interview was scheduled onsite in Arlington, VA. The first hour was dedicated to a one-on-one interview focused on previous experiences in project management. The second hour was preparing a case study and the final hour was presenting out the case study on whiteboard walls.

    Interview Questions
    • There was not enough information and/or time provided to complete the case study in its entirety. Additionally, tasks beyond a PM's job requisites were tested in the case study that would otherwise be completed by someone else on the team. There were long delays between each of the interviews to receive feedback/next steps from the recruiter.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Offered a salary well below current pay and a job title held over a year and a half ago at my current firm. They are looking for and only willing to pay for recent college grads, not experienced hires.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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