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Helpful (4)

Great for college grads, otherwise you'll "walk the dog".

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Former Contractor - Senior Information Architect
Former Contractor - Senior Information Architect

I worked at Sapient as a contractor (more than a year)

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

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 Management

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Incredible Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager Interactive Program Management
    Current Employee - Manager Interactive Program Management

    I have been working at Sapient full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Company Culture, Values, Leadership, Co-Workers, Office Environment, Work-life balance, Benefits, + More.

    I have worked for SapientNitro for a year now and it has been a great experience thus far! Everyone is extremely talented, brilliant, and nice - and you will learn a ton if you decide to work here. Work-life balance is pretty good, but expect to have occasional late nights/ early mornings. As with any Ad-Agency, everything is very fast pace and extremely hands on. Sapient wants you to succeed, and leadership often checks in to see if you need anything.

    Cons

    Every day is different: although SapientNitro has an overall great work-life balance, there are definitely times where you will have a million things pile up at once. I wish there was a way to distribute tasks more evenly throughout the week. Again, this only happens about once every three weeks, but it's definitely a burden when it does (cancel dinner plans, stay late, etc.).

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing - it's been great.

  2. Helpful (4)

    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 (more than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    - 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.

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