Sapient

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Sapient Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
822 Reviews
3.3
822 Reviews
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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
  • long / crazy working hours quite often puts work /life balance off (in 185 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Break neck pace. Smart people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sapient

    Pros

    Good opportunity for growth. Work hard, grow. Whine and complain, go nowhere. You're in control of your success

    Cons

    Key resources (people) are often scattered, or spread so thinly that opportunity might pass by

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Free sodas

  2.  

    Intense and I'm loving it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager of Technology in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager of Technology in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Never a dull moment, great clients fast passed

    Cons

    Work life balance, sometimes promotions don't go with the level you are performing. Sadly time in position is a big part of the promotion formula

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fully Buzzword Compliant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Good pay, so-so benefits, flexibility, ability to work from home or remotely with other offices, get to travel to other offices globally, smart and individually some nice people. Getting thrown in the deepens means you'll learn new things quickly that you might not have opportunity to learn elsewhere

    Cons

    Poor communication: a lot of talkers and few listeners, projects tend to be highly segmented and waterfall where silos don't often talk with each other, documentation gets thrown over a wall.

    Staffing: it's a luxury to be staffed in something in your specialty, worse so if you're not a manager, there's a sense if you don't do this you can kiss the job goodbye, frequent layoffs

    Culture: hierarchical, elitist, and highly political, lack of transparency, and very process oriented, as in do things out way or else, terrible work-life balance, expected to travel last minute, at the drop of a hat, to anywhere because they say so, or again, lose the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people better, be transparent in staffing, ditch the top down management approach, and start listening to everyone.

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

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sapient full-time

    Pros

    Strong culture, investment in people growth, and openness

    Cons

    Work life balance can be challenging.

    Recommends
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good & Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lot's of good teamwork and enthusiasm.
    Lot's of internal training opportunities.
    Steady client relationships.
    Can learn a lot in various client assignments.

    Cons

    Embarrassingly bad 401k program.
    Delivery staff (consultants) can be over-utilized, i.e. spread too thin amongst client assignments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please address the Cons above as soon as possible.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    People are our biggest asset but they are let go every Friday.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sapient

    Pros

    - Exposure to good clients and work
    - Flexible hours

    Cons

    - Frequent layoffs. People are recruited and are let go without working on any project
    - Top management keeps on tossing new buzz words, which sound catchy but majority of them are vague and confusing
    -Work life balance is always a question

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -If People are your asset then please treat them like that.
    -Dont change things mindlessly. You can pilot them before making it organization level changes.

  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Hectic Work Culture, Like all other agencies, but does allow flexible hours, be your own manager

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

    I have been working at Sapient full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Open to ideas, encourage you to self manage, Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    No Job security - frequent lay-off for financial reason, putting employee careers on stake.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    pretentious at best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to climb upward if you kiss butt and don't have a family or life outside the organization. Lots of intelligent people to learn from.

    Cons

    Unless you drink the Sapient Kool Aid, you will be expunged from this group like a virus. Definitely not for the faint of heart, or those who desire low pressure work environments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Cut Corners, Make Money

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sapient full-time

    Pros

    There are spaces for big names on your resume, but you won't get to do anything with those big names.

    Cons

    Unconditional loyalty. You're just a moving cog.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set a real expectation that you're there to shut up and color.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Culturally Enrich Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Sapient full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company Culture and Values. People who survive live to all core values everyday. Ample Training support and diversity of domains.

    Cons

    Project needs and personal aspirations are sometime challenging. Ample training opportunities but no bandwidth due to project timelines as training time is never separately accounted in estimates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As company is growing we should definitely emphasize more on how to maintain the Culture. Also perks are not very competitive for people within company but are definitely better for people joining from outside.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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