Sapient Global Markets

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Sapient Global Markets Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
15 Reviews
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Pros
  • collegial atmosphere, great work life balance, interesting projects (in 15 reviews)

  • Work culture is good than other peers (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • work-life balance can really take a toss when we are so eager to keep clients happy (in 33 reviews)

  • Endless working hours some times (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great people to work with

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager Technology in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Technology in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sapient Global Markets

    Pros

    People are very open and very enthusiastic. Everyone is pretty friendly and easy to work with

    Cons

    The work is all consultancy so it is limited by what projects are currently available. You don't always get to work on what you want based on the open needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should invest in training the staff ahead of technology trends. Current approach is to try and get a project and then get the expertise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    sapient is not for everyone

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Business Consulting in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Business Consulting in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    learning opportunities,smart people with industry experiences, potential for diverse client projects, competitive base salary

    Cons

    long hours, too much travel, biding time on the bench, arrogant client executives, too much emphasis on getting billed, projects not always a good match

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Manager TRM

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    Current Employee - Manager TRM in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager TRM in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sapient Global Markets

    Pros

    Good enviroment
    Talented people
    Nice enviroment

    Cons

    Lot of Staff Augmentation project, from one project to other project whole company changes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    collegial atmosphere, great work life balance, interesting projects

    Cons

    competitive/secretive attitude between practices, low salaries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to have some structure whereby some limited group employees can bridge client projects and think strategically for the firm without getting pressure to be billable

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great work life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, and a focus on culture that is probably unmatched in other consulting firms. Learning opportunities for those staffed on a project are vast.

    Cons

    When I first started the focus was on delivery, but lately many "projects" have been staff augmentation type roles with little to no growth for the consultant. Compensation is below market and not very competitive. Some consultants can spend months on the bench with no assistance from management to get them staffed. Turnover is also very high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on projects that bring out the best in your consultants, and try to stay away from staff augmentation projects. Focus on developing others beyond random learning groups. To keep utilization up for those on the bench, give them non-billable roles on active projects. I mean hey, you are paying for them anyway.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Sapient Global Markets full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment for project teams

    Cons

    Limited Over site for new staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement transition mentor for new hires

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good culture, but limited development
    Good culture, but limited development

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sapient Global Markets full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, good benefits and compensation, friendly culture. Broad training opportunities, mostly online. Sapient Nitro is in the same building and provides a vibrant atmosphere away from the library-like environment at SGM. Could be an excellent opportunity if your experience profile matches the projects that are secured.

    Cons

    Poor communication with employees on the bench in the New York office; nearly non-existent communication with employees staffed on projects. Having to network within the company to get staffed on projects is difficult when directors responsible for that business are rarely in the office. I joined with the encouraging message that I would be able to expand beyond my core area of expertise. However, no direction is provided as to what training should be taken to get staffed on projects that are not specifically related to one's previous experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SGM is top-heavy with Vice Presidents and Directors that are not billable or generating business for the firm. Be more realistic in your business projections.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sapient Global Markets full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Open Culture and Customer focus

    Cons

    If you know somebody higher up you grow fast

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to avoid small management groups within the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Sapient Global Markets full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Sapient, not Sapient Global markets is a good company. They have good work life balance.

    Cons

    The VPs & directors lack experience in the financial sector and due to this, they cannot effectively sell work to anyone. There is a huge bench which is full of very capable individuals, but due to lack of work, they are being laid off. Some of them only starting a few months ago. They have several VPs that used to be part of Sapient and now are in Sapient Global markets, thinking they can continue expensing tickets, hotels and flights, while all the people below deal with unattainable billable targets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of all your "old timey" VPs and directors and bring in fresh perspectives and experience from the street. Listen to your current and former clients who have complained about your lack of expertise at the top. Watch out for unethical practices by a lot of them, its only a matter of time before someone notices and you get sued.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Interactive Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Interactive Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sapient Global Markets full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1) Great oppurtunities to learn new things
    2) You manage your own work
    3) Great core values
    4) Open culture
    5) Work hard, party harder

    Cons

    1) Nothing I can think of

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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