I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Sapient in June 2012.
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I was hired through campus recruitment. The first round required me to write two programs to solve business problems.
In the second round, we were asked to do the following:
1. Explain the business requirement of the problems for which we wrote programs in the first round.
2. Explain our thought process as to how we approached the problem.
3. Explain the program written
4. Trace through the program using various scenarios.
Interview Question – There were two programs that you are asked to write Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sapient in June 2012.
Interview Details – Process was a bit disjointed but I met all the right people
Interview Question – technical hypotheticals that are hard to discuss in interview setting. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Sapient in June 2012.
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I had several phone screens with folks in different positions that interact with the position I applied for. They asked for various scenarios and how I would handle them - process, pricing, project management type stuff.
There was a panel interview with similar questions, and then a case study.
Interview Question – The case study was very broad and generic, but came down to developing a digital marketing strategy for an insurance company and supporting the decision with an ROI model. View Answer
Negotiation Details – A little negotiation is possible.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Sapient in May 2012.
Interview Details – As I was referred into the process, I went directly into the phone interview process. Original interview was with team lead. Later a series of phone interviews were set up with the other team members.
Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in this company in 5 years? View Answer
Reason for Declining – Personal situation changed and working on-site full-time was not an option. Great group but did not fit my needs.
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sapient in May 2012.
Interview Details – Got a phone call from the recruiter then went in to interview with 5 people.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Sapient in April 2012.
Interview Details – You'll hear from a recruiting manager to gauge your career goals and if you're a fit for the position. Then, you'll have a phone interview with your potential supervisors. If all things are a-go, your recruiting manager will fill you in on the next step for an in-person interview. A recruiting associate will set you up with travel portal and budget to book your travel. The in-person interview may be 1:1 with a series of people.
Interview Question – What experience do you have in social? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Sapient in March 2012.
Interview Details – I was first contacted by Sapient through my school's Career online service. I was given an 1:1 interview at first. Eventually I was called to interview with them at their location. Everything went great. They focus mainly on your social skills than technical. Honestly I thought I would get the job but did not since I had not been the most "outstanding" in the group interview according to the feedback.
Interview Question – Describe a situation in which you had to overcome conflict. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Sapient in December 2011.
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A friend of mine, who works there, submitted a referral for me. A month or two passed by and then someone from HR contacted me to setup a phone interview. The phone interview wasn't very long, as it served just as an introduction with HR and to setup the next interview with a manager.
The phone interview with a manager was a general interview. He asked me to go over my resume, some questions about my skills and work experiences, and some behavioral questions too. Some of the questions that struct me were: " Tell me your strengths and weaknesses", "What do you fear the most about your current job" and "Tell me about your biggest failure on the job".
Apparently I passed that interview, because I was called for 1:1 interview in person. This one was for about 3 hours, where I met three executives separately, for an hour each. This was more difficult, as they asked me a lot of specific questions about projects, project management, databases, finance, technology, etc.
I would recommend that the candidates are honest and talk about their skills and experiences with a positive tone. For example, if you don't have an experience in something, indicate your willingness to learn and mention how you learned something in the past. For negative questions, such as "What was your biggest failure", the best tactic is to be honest and talk about something that went wrong in your experience, but finish with the steps you took to fix it. Also, research the company before going to the interview and prepare some good questions to ask them, they appreciate that.
They will send you an interview package email before the 1:1 interview, so make sure you read all the links in there. There are some Harvard and Yale Business Cases I found in there and they were very helpful.
For the company culture, I can only tell you what my perceptions are so far (I haven't started working there yet). The people seem very nice and willing to help out. They are also very smart and experienced, so you have what to learn from them. They work on projects for clients and that's what you are paid to do as well. In the current climate, it sounds like clients are pushing them for efficiency, which means do more in less time with less resources, so you need to be ok with that. I imagine there will a lot of days when you work long hours, and there is a lot of travel. Some of the travel is quick, like a day or two, and sometimes you can be asked to work 4 days a week in a different location (like another city) and then come back and work the 5th day from home or in the home office. It seems like they pay well and there are opportunities for advancement, if the client and your co-workers like you, so it seems like a good arrangement to me.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Sapient in October 2011.
Interview Details – It started with a call from the recruiter which led to a 1 hour phone interview with someone from the Chicago office. This led to more calls from the recruiter and then they flew me out to Chicago for a 3 hour in-person interview at the office with 3 different people. I received an offer a couple weeks after that and accepted.
Interview Question – Describe a situation where you had to take a role as a leader. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Compensation was non-negotiable but seemed fair based on the research I had done.
The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Sapient in September 2011.
Interview Details – Initially received email from internal recruiter who told me about the company and position. The sticking point with me was the travel- Mon-Thursday every week for 12-18 months. I declined. Was contacted again a few weeks later for a position with less travel. Went in for the interview- consisted of a case study, and several F2F interviews. After that got a call saying that I would be perfect for an IT position- which would require travel- declined. Would have been a great company to work for if I didn't have to travel 90% of the time. The case study was the most difficult part- you have to figure out what they are REALLY hiring for by completing the case study with a lean towards front end or back end program mgmt.
Interview Question – Would I be willing to give up my life for 2-3 years for the company. Answer Question
Pros: “- good opportunities here and there - People intensive atleast the HR - good on immigration stuffs” – Full Review
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