Sapient Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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Sapient President & CEO Alan J. Herrick
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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. Business Operations

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sapient full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexibility and relaxed environment

    Cons

    lack of communication at times

  2. Great people to many reorgs

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Sapient full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Inspiring vision which is shared by everyone
    Great culture which people believe in and live every day
    Intelligent and hardworking people

    Cons

    Many organizational changes which causes a slow down of progress and loyalties being questioned
    Execution towards the common vision is not always efficient

    Advice to Management

    Avoid Sapient getting too top-heavy and have a consistent message among yourself when important issues need to be communicated. ensure that sapient does not stop being a meritocracy, it is the companies greatest strength

  3. Great Environment

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    Current Employee - Designer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Designer in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture--the people here are AWESOME

    Cons

    Some of the client work is boring, but if you get a good team and a good client, its a lot of fun

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  5. Given an opportunity to excel and explore

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sapient

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Diversity, Dynamic energy, Openness, Flexible, Self Growth

    Cons

    No easy life
    Lack of mentors
    Lack of training
    Low appraisals

  6. 50% good 50% awful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - benefits are good
    - pay is competitive
    - great career opportunities
    - most people are great, hardworking, intelligent, and dedicated
    - diverse client set
    - culture is great (when followed)

    Cons

    - time management - you will compensate for someone else screwing up budgeting or timing
    - allocations are not necessarily reflective of actual work required and you will be judged based on them.
    - culture is only loosely applied since company is continuously in a hiring crunch and people are too busy to actively mentor
    - HUGELY political. It's a group of fiefdoms - since it's a flat company executive leadership is far removed from day to day. It's all about who you know and who likes you. If someone has it out for you - you'd better have some backup
    - HIGH turnover
    - Work/Life balance is entirely dependent upon project and manager.

    Advice to Management

    more structure in general company will help reduce churn and political chaos

  7. Great Place To Work

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    Former Employee - Research Direcetor in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Research Direcetor in Cambridge, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Training emphasizes team approach. Employee benefits are good. Strong company values. Resources for working are available as needed. Employees have good attitude

    Cons

    As company fortunes go up and down, staff may be fired or hired.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  8. Best times of my life!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sapient

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, smart people, be prepared to learn a lot!

    Cons

    Work life balance can be an issue sometimes

  9. Manager, Program Manager - The interview process was very rigorous but quick. 4 phone interviews and one Presentation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company that allows you to balance work with your personal life. Salary is ok but could be better.

    Cons

    There is not a defined career path. You are thrown to projects and could have many supervisors in a year and not a solid review. I have been in this company for the last 5 years without a single solid feedback so not sure what direction my career will take in this company. I am considering leaving because it is not clear what's next. The company just became part of a French company (Publicis). It is now even less clear what the future will bring.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency on the future with Publicis.

  10. Office support

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sapient

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

    Pros

    Laid back environment, company culture on paper. Creative control

    Cons

    What the company stands for on paper versus what the people actually do vary greatly. Lots of intimidation and butt kissing to just be able to survive

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. If you're going to state your mission is one thing, then make sure you follow through with that across the board

  11. So far so good!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sapient

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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

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