Sapient – Chicago, IL
The Director, People Strategy is the key member of the human resources function in the NA Business Unit, which is a multi-hundred million dollar… Ivy Exec
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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Sapient for more than a yearPros
- Pay is great. It probably keeps more people here than any other reason.
- Weeklong orientation (sometimes at another office) helps get you accustomed to everything.
- Great coworkers and super-talented people. You'll learn something from more than a few people.Cons
- Client roster is pretty bland. Potential to do cool work is limited.
- While trying to sell big projects for a client, they barely manage to launch basic projects without issue.
- Culturally speaking it's still rooted in corporate muck. Inspiring agency environment is a work in progress.
- Resourcing is by demand and usually not by skillset or career focus, with the possibility of being ripped off a team that you might be finding your groove.
- Communication breakdown happens often from an operations standpoint. You need to really be self-motivated to get answers to even the simplest things.Advice to ManagementAdvice
- Grow the talent you have instead of hiring contractors for the interesting work.
- Practice what you preach about openness, especially when people are let go.
- Make this year about the people as you proclaimed in January. Too much talent is being mishandled.Neutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO