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I still have nightmares.

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Current Employee - Software Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Software Consultant in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Sapient

Pros

Their salary was reasonably competitive.

Cons

In my experience, the company was packed with young, arrogant, impatient know-it-alls. Coupled with the fact that I had a monster of a manager who seemed to have lost her carrot, and only had a stick at her disposal. My coworkers had a look of terror and fear at all times and she seemed to love it ... she was proud of herself for it. It was in some confusing way to me an accomplishment to her, where I thought it demonstrated her inability be be a manager on a daily basis.

I hated working for the company, it gave me nightmares (literally), and I actually developed a fear of flying from it. It was really hard to fit in, and some of their workers were really meanspirited. I think it is because they lack the talent to be truly brilliant, and it was their way of venting.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learn how to cultivate skill and instruct, otherwise your just making money.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not bad, if you work hard, like to travel and have no personal life

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    Current Employee - Manager, Program Management  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Manager, Program Management in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Sapient

    Pros

    - good money
    - travel
    - client interaction
    - growth if you work hard
    - benefits are standard
    - learn new things all the time

    Cons

    - travel ALOT
    - poor work / life balance
    - experience can vary widely based on your project
    - lack of stability (they can and do fire people on a whim)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to the core values, it's what makes Sapient a great place, stop hiring so many outsiders and worry about keeping the people you already have!

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    It Depends on the project

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    Former Employee - Platform Specialist  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Platform Specialist in Boston, MA

    I worked at Sapient

    Pros

    With the right team, Sapient is awesome. With the wrong team and planning, it can be a nightmare. My first project there was amazing but last was difficult. The culture seemed to have changed over the years and the company seems to have lost its way a bit. Sapient doesn't seem to play politics as bad a some big companies.

    As a first job it's great, just don't make it your last and only.

    Cons

    Work life balance is skewed more toward work. If you have kids, it's likely not the place for you. Very long hours are norm. This is a consulting firm and it's all about the bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you deploy teams to remote sites, make sure you check in once in a while.

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