Sapient Reviews in Bangalore, India

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
796 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is fair, but like any consulting gig that somewhat depends on the project (in 25 reviews)

  • New joinees' orientation activities remind you of the core-values every week (in 46 reviews)


Cons
  • long / crazy working hours quite often puts work /life balance off (in 171 reviews)

  • No work life balance, No work from home facility, very hard to get leaves (in 40 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very Good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Sapient full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Freedom of time- you can go home once you finish your task for the day

    Cons

    No life- lot of work due to fixed deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    peanuts

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Technology Level II  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Technology Level II in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Sapient full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    work culture: good colleagues and work culture
    core values: helps building career
    time-off policies: Might not be best in industry, but good enough

    Cons

    compensation: they offered 4% for working a period of 9 months
    work-life balance: very hectic job. Surprisingly most of the employees are workaholic, they expect same from everyone. Working like this kill creativity too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you offer peanuts you only get monkeys. Please make sure hike at least matches inflation rate (at least for those with good reviews)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not worth it working here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Technology - L1  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Technology - L1 in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    All the good people are leaving now all they are left with is sycophants

    Cons

    very bad hike.
    very sad working enviornment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not worth giving advice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Environment, Slow growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Technology L1  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Technology L1 in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    You get variety of work and lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Promotion at beginner level, not very easy

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work, but not for Tech Savvy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Technology Level II  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Technology Level II in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Sapient full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company is open, and its reflected in the culture - no cubicles, you can talk directly to anyone in the hierarchy, and the hierarchy is not very strict as well. You have flexible working, and option to work from home when required.
    Compensation is also good compared to other players in the industry, and the average hike given every year is also good in comparison to the average of other companies.
    Promotion depends on the kind of project you are in! (you have to be in a good revenue generating project - sounds crappy, but is true, but never understood why - when you really do not have much control over this). Promotion also depends on your supervisor. The good thing is that you can decide your supervisor.
    The leadership vision is good on growing the organizational revenue.
    Overall office culture is good

    Cons

    Leadership is less concerned on growth of people - especially when it comes to skill development and personal ambitions. Once you are put on a skill set, you have no way to get out of it to learn and work on another skill set. So you work in silos of technology stack. You have to quit the company to foray into other skill sets.
    Core technology is grossly neglected - the work is somehow completed - not necessarily the best way - even when you have skilled people available.
    Even when the overall work culture is good, there may be projects where you will work day and night and hardly have any work-life balance. Although company expects you to be paid for working on weekends, Projects managers grossly neglect this fact to save on project costs.
    Promotion and compensation for employees who have stayed for long is less when compared to new hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that people of good skill set get paid well when compared to the new hires. Compensation is not the only thing that is important - also focus on the skill development of employees. Don't make people bound to technology silos (SCG) and stop people from learning skills in another silo - people should be allowed to move between SCGs.
    People have personal ambition of making good money -when in IT companies, people expect to travel on mid and long term assignments and gain some money to make their future secure - this is a grossly neglected thing and should be given importance.
    Don't bump in too many Managers and Sr. Managers into a single project (even when they are working in partials) it creates a lot of noise and no work actually gets done.
    Make promotions and compensation as a recognition tool for skilled people, who have stayed with company for long.
    Focus on technology - Sapient still has no initiative to participate in open source or develop its own shared repository where code can be shared between projects. Every project struggles to do the same broiler plate stuff which other projects have done. And because of lack of time - every time it is done in a crappy way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Work Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Associate in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good Culture, Good Environment, Good Work.

    Cons

    I do not see any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very competitive environment. You need to keep running to survive the race.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - APM  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - APM in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Sapient full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You are recognised for the hardwork. The level of commitment and quality of work is very high. Competive environment.Good management - well planned project deliveries.

    Cons

    Very bad staffing policies.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst planning and unethical behaviour

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Technology - L1  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Technology - L1 in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Sapient full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Cab facility is provided for even for the candidates for interview.

    Cons

    Worst planning. I got cleared in 4 rounds of interview. HR sent congratulations mail that I have cleared all rounds of interview. But after 2 days they rejected my offer saying they were looking for different position. I have never seen any company changing the requirements after interview process got over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan well before scheduling interviews

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good Company, But very bad Senior Management (India)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAL1  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - SAL1 in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    1) Good for freshers who want to learn technologies.

    Cons

    1) 0% work life balance. Senior managers feel employees should do what ever they asked to do. As per Managers 12 is minimum working hours. Need to work long nights, weekends with out any work life balance. They don't bother about the personal life.
    2) Taking vacation is big process and need approvals all levels of managers. (Mostly managers says no)
    3) Too many unnecessary Managers in a project.
    4) The interest thing is some managers say, you should not join if you don't work for weekends and long nights.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Nice place to be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager, Program Management  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Manager, Program Management in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Sapient full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    # Interesting projects, good quality of work
    # High end technology work - Challenging
    # Good end to end systems, helps teams align with processes
    # Good support from sr management for project reviews

    Cons

    # Standardizing methodology across the organization still continues to be a challenge
    # Gap between defined process and what happens on the ground

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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