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Helpful (2)

Sink or Swim

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Manager, Program Management in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Senior Manager, Program Management in Boston, MA

I have been working at Sapient Global Markets full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Well it all depends whether if it works out for you or not. For some it works out and yet for others it may not work out. No matter which consulting firm you work for, you have to be billable. If you are not billable for an extended period of time, then they are going to let you go. That being said, the work culture is good. But again, I am not talking about the work atmosphere of the client. The work atmosphere of the client could be a lot different.

Cons

They expect you to travel to places and some times, they do not have the budget to reimburse you for the expenses. Consider the following scenario and I assume it is pretty much the same even with the other prestigious big 4 consulting firms: A company always prefers a cheaper resource from India. A delivery manger's bonus is tied to project delivery i.e. to deliver at a lower cost. So there is always some one from India willing to do the same work for a lot less and this is a bad situation for all the Americans. People very high up in the food chain i.e. management's bonus is tied to cutting cost. How to cut cost? By bringing a cheap resource from India. Hey isn't that the same situation pretty much every where?

High turn over rate except for those who come overseas from India (of course they want to stay in America).

Promotions are political. Hey isn't that the same every where??

Advice to Management

Please promote from within and give preference to people who are loyal to the organization. Rather than hiring for a specific skill set from the market, why can't you train some people from within?

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  1. Great work life balance

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sapient Global Markets full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance, and a focus on culture that is probably unmatched in other consulting firms. Learning opportunities for those staffed on a project are vast.

    Cons

    When I first started the focus was on delivery, but lately many "projects" have been staff augmentation type roles with little to no growth for the consultant. Compensation is below market and not very competitive. Some consultants can spend months on the bench with no assistance from management to get them staffed. Turnover is also very high.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on projects that bring out the best in your consultants, and try to stay away from staff augmentation projects. Focus on developing others beyond random learning groups. To keep utilization up for those on the bench, give them non-billable roles on active projects. I mean hey, you are paying for them anyway.

  2. Helpful (6)

    Pathetic That this company even exist.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Sapient Global Markets full-time (More than 3 years)

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay - higher than average but what's your dignity worth. Avoid joining Sapient at all cost or regret your days here n

    Cons

    Ethically challenged people. Perhaps one review will keep someone else from working there. “Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have.”
    – Margaret Mead.

    Advice to Management

    Strictly for people from India. Extremely prejudiced environment that mock and ridicule people from the USA. Preaches a set of values that no one follows. Still considering litigation.

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