Sapient Reviews in Gurgaon, Haryana

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
804 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work life balance is fair, but like any consulting gig that somewhat depends on the project (in 27 reviews)

  • New joinees' orientation activities remind you of the core-values every week (in 49 reviews)


Cons
  • long / crazy working hours quite often puts work /life balance off (in 184 reviews)

  • No work life balance, No work from home facility, very hard to get leaves (in 45 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Life at sapient (get ready to become slave )

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate of Technology Level II in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate of Technology Level II in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    No work life balance ,Good infrastructure,Brand name ,Salary hike(but only once ), very easy interview ,provides cab while interview

    Cons

    No work life balance, force you to work on Saturday, Sunday and even on public holidays no comp off no over time, no flexi timing, senior- management relax and enjoys and L1 and L2 works late night and sacrifices their health . no learning as you don’t have that time for R& D, they are not interested in innovation but how to bill more to their clients .To much micro management every tasks is allocated time in hours not more than 1-2 hours rarely you can complete the tasks so you have to work late and manager will say "finish all your tasks and than only you can go home ." Too much updates from senior managements . you will get dinner only when you stay more than 11 pm . mostly the team in which you will work are lacking in training and non efficient workers so you will have to took that load also .projects are not more than 3 months duration .So in a year you might be working on 4 different projects and you have to stretch late night .you will surly see this type of mail "skip the lunch, finish all tasks, Saturday and Sunday working, update your leaves in tracker if approved than u can take leave . " Too much meetings as senior managements will brush up their com skills and than u have to work late night .

    Not getting new projects so putting more pressure on employees to work on more than one project at a time to earn more profit .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Control your managers ,share profit with technical workers rather than non technical managers ,Treat your employees like human being they are not machine .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Top management's mis-management leads to fire fighting all the time

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Sapient full-time

    Pros

    nice people and good culture, freedom to get into anything that you want to take up. you choose your growth path

    Cons

    The leadership still wants to operate like an entrepreneurial set up which makes no sense when the company has been talking for years about focusing on increasing scale of operation and focusing on efficiency. this does not allow any people processes to stabilize(changes almost every 6 months).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    WAKE UP and see the reality

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Work culture diluted since 2009

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Technology L1 in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Associate Technology L1 in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    sophisticated work environment, process oriented, flexible work hours, very professional way of doing things

    Cons

    long working hours, recently work culture started to deteriorate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to focus on the core values of sapient more, can compare 4 years back sapient culture and values with current.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    No technology, late sitting and poor management.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Technology - L1 in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Technology - L1 in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Sapient full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Only the brand name and place. Expect these i am unable to find any pros towards this company.

    Cons

    Everything, like the working technologies, facilities, working culture and working hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    One of finest company to work with in Gurgaon

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate QA L2 in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate QA L2 in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I worked at Sapient full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You got skills.you can go places in the company. You should be hungry enough to grab them whenever you find one. I have seen people going places in the company with no skills.

    Cons

    Well either have the tech skills or the skills to bypass people for continuous growth.Well if by chance you got stuck in a poor project then god bless you.Enjoy the pizza at 11:30 in the evening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Send some more non Indian directors to India

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Learning

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Program Management in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Program Management in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Good culture and environment

    Cons

    Too much internal politics, the culture and core values seem diluted since 2007.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look back the culture of original Sapient which was maintained by Jerry and Stu for many years but it's lost.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Awesome

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    Former Employee - Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I worked at Sapient full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Creative culture, positive environment, more learning opportunities, good management.

    Cons

    Some time long working hour, less opportunities in noida.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice , I find them quite intelligent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great work place

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interactive Developer L2 in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Interactive Developer L2 in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Sapient full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    freedom to work , great work place to work at sapient. Since i joined sapient , i am enjoying work at sapient.

    Cons

    work from home is limited

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Good company for bachelors.Lots of Onsite opportunities

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Technology Level II in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Technology Level II in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    -Good learning opportunity
    -Open environment
    -Onsite opportunities

    Cons

    -Worklife balance will go for a toss
    -Politics has started to plague the company.People working for 5-6 years in a group can screw you even if you are working for more than 5 years with the company.
    -Lots of cost cutting in policies since the 2008 recession
    -Small projects with very strict deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Please bid projects with achievable deadlines
    -Please look at the politics happening in India offices.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    sassy company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    None, people are tired if working overtime here, health problems are rampant

    Cons

    nearly everything here is cunningly designed to exploit employees, they either have BP problems or social connection cut off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sensibility is surgically removed from their brains

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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