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Sapient Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
875 Reviews
3.4
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Sapient President & CEO Alan J. Herrick
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is fair, but like any consulting gig that somewhat depends on the project (in 28 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Work life balance, sometimes promotions don't go with the level you are performing (in 188 reviews)

  • No work life balance, No work from home facility, very hard to get leaves (in 46 reviews)

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  1.  

    So far so good!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sapient

    Pros

    The company culture is fantastic and it allows for great collaboration between employees

    Cons

    Large organization so challenging to find the right person to assist in issues at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great work, great culture.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sapient

    Pros

    The level of work is amazing, and everyone from my peers to the leadership are incredibly intelligent.

    Cons

    None, above and beyond the normal challenges that come with working with an agency and dealing with clients directly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company

    Current Employee - Senior Associate Technology Level II in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Technology Level II in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Company is good for mediocre techies. Provide free training time to time, Perks are good.

    Cons

    Leadership is fine as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advise to leadership - Focus more on actually doing stuff then just showing that you want to do good.

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  5.  

    Nice work environment and top clients

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sapient

    Pros

    Decent projects and good management

    Cons

    Work life balance is a bit tough sometimes

  6.  

    Great opportunities but work-life balance is an issue

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    I've worked on challenging projects and learned a great deal in just a few years. Very open culture, not much backstabbing. A fairly young demographic, which you can view as a pro or a con. Work hard play hard. Many opportunities for career growth and they allow people to maintain flexible schedules as long as the work gets done. The company is full of smart people who want to do their best. No one is dialing it in. From a compensation standpoint they have been quite generous. I like the culture and appreciate all the opportunities that they have provided for me to learn and grow professionally.

    Cons

    Work life balance is consistently an issue. Again and again, I have been tasked with doing too much work in too little time. Everyone I know has been in this situation, which seems to get worse the higher up you go. I don't know if this is due to staffing, planning, management trying to cut corners or another issue. Some people say "That's the nature of consulting" but I see some avoidable situations.

    The open office environment is a mixed bag--great for team collaboration but also distracting at times.

    We are in the process of being acquired by another company so there are unknowns regarding how the company will be organized and run in the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff projects appropriately and provide more transparency into the process. Provide more opportunities for the people on the delivery side to review proposals before they go out the door. Gain a better understanding of what the creative people do--so that you can handle staffing better and also make the best decisions for organizational structure during the acquisition.

  7.  

    Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sapient

    Pros

    Its great, very employee friendly

    Cons

    there are no cons really

  8.  

    Senior Manager, Program Management

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Program Management in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Program Management in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great company perks, good work/life balance, good benefits, tons of parties, company events, etc., great pay, bagels on Fridays and cookies on Wednesdays. Wellness rooms where you can nap if you need to.

    Cons

    Hard to navigate unless you socialize which is odd because I'm not always up for hanging out with co-workers outside of work. There are quite a bit of people that have only worked at this company their whole careers, so things can be a bit stuck in the "Sapient way". Tons of systems and admin processes that take up a large majority of your time. And oddly (something that bothers me), they don't reimburse you for your phone, yet they are a heavily texting culture and you make most of your calls on your personal phone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a whole world that's survived out there that had done things a little differently. Embrace that world! You have employees that come from that world! It's different, it's scary, I know, but together, we can do it!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Sr. Manager Technology

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sapient

    Pros

    Great people, customer and innovation focused world. Big dreams and drive to achieve them

    Cons

    Work life balance is not good. Expectations are very high if you want to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the over all experience of an individual rather than just experience in sapient. Better job at managing workforce strength

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sapient

    Pros

    Best in all kind of areas. Tech BC options

    Cons

    Depends on the project you will have work life balance

    Recommends
  11.  

    Senior Associate

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Strong core values designed to build a great company. You receive a copy of "Built to Last" on your first day.

    Cons

    Compensation was under market and work-life balance could be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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