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Former Employee - Manager  in  Boston, MA
Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA

I worked at Sapient as a contractor for less than a year

Pros

Great work/life balance, informal environment is nice, compensation is competitive, workforce is young / agile, innovative and creative.

Cons

Seem to change their minds daily about what the company wants. Left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Sapient is no longer a start-up, need to have some clearer direction about the companies goals for it's people and a more sophisticated understanding of the road ahead to make appropriate plans for today.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
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    Great pay & potential, but not for creatives

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    Former Employee - Creative  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Creative in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Sapient for more than a year

    Pros

    - 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 Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great for college grads, otherwise you'll "walk the dog".

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    Former Employee - Senior Information Architect
    Former Employee - Senior Information Architect

    I worked at Sapient as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Youthful staff, rock stars at design and development. You will work with amazing people who are experts at their craft (and hopefully are not disenfranchised yet).

    Cons

    Middle management are glorified order takers and in pursuit of whatever will keep the client happy, regardless of strategy or what's best.

    Development management is all about over promises and over budgets. No wonder they are losing work.

    Leadership is too busy arguing over resource allocation and promoting books and who knows what else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean out the order takers and start living those values on the walls.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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