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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 (more than an 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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    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 an 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.

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  2.  

    Good company, needs some integration

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Sapient full-time

    Pros

    There are some really smart people that work here and they earn the trust of some great clients. One can gain exposure to large clients and work on some complex projects. There is a lot of strategic thinking and people are expected to take responsibility for their own work.

    Cons

    There seems to be quite a variance between the different offices. The leadership, quality of work and overall vibe seems to be more polished in some rather than others. At times, it could feel like two totally different companies depending on the team you were working with. It could also be frustrating to work in an office that seems more like the wild west, when you are exposed to other offices that seem to have it "more together."

    Expect to work long hours, just like at any agency. In some cases, there is no end in sight. They use a resourcing tool and there were times I was 200% allocated -- which doesn't make a ton of sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assess the office dynamics, review resourcing allocation management.

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