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Sapient Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
832 Reviews
3.3
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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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    Manager Technology

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    Former Employee - Manager Technology in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Manager Technology in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Sapient

    Pros

    Flexible Timing. Work from home.

    Cons

    Lot of difference in salary between employees at the same designation and salary level. People who bargain will be able to get very high CTC. Nitro works only on CMS domain and nothing else will be available,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    If you have your point of view and question you manager, this is the worst place for you!

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate Technology - L1 in Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Technology - L1 in Delhi (India)

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

    Pros

    Pay of well above industry standard, some very smart peers you will ever work and challenging projects.

    Cons

    Unethical!! Manager have too much say and one can get fired if you don't get along with your manager. There is no mechanism or process for escalating your grievances even with proof. At Sapient there is a saying, either people like us very much or they hate us. They don't promote diversity. You are lucky if you got the right project.

    The only thing you care about is money this is a place to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start caring about the employees who form the most important part your company and curb the power given to managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Manager tech

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    Current Employee - Manager Technology in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Manager Technology in Noida (India)

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

    Pros

    This is not a good company

    Cons

    I am working US and want to relocate to India so I applied for Manager Tech position and some recruiter called me and set up my initial phone screen quickly which I cleared and then they asked me to give online test after that they asked me to go to their NY office and give one written test, after that they scheduled another tech round through skype which I cleared after they scheduled 2 more rounds just for behavioral interview which I cleared as well then finally they told me what they can pay and suddenly recruiter told me that there one more short interview will happen. I think this company is full of morons

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Worst Place to Work at

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Colleagues, good benefits, sometimes good projects, nothing else is good here

    Cons

    Though it is rated among the best companies in the work culture domain, this is the most pathetic place to work at. A lot of politics happen here. All the senior managers are busy in proving their seniority and satisfying their ego. They talk of professionalism but they lack the most in it. They have the audacity to stoop down to the worst possible level (which is so called 'Professional') just to satisfy their ego and superiority. No code of conduct and absolutely the worst place to work at. Guys, if you want to work in peace and with some respect please never think of coming to this 'Hell' where most of the managers behave like you are their slaves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you Preach!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Cut Corners, Make Money

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    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Favourism,please your boss

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    Former Employee - Associate Technology L1 in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Associate Technology L1 in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Good infrastrucure,cant recall anything else

    Cons

    Have to please your seniors and lick their boot to get to the top
    No work life balance
    No value for work
    Nepotism

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very pathetic experience

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate Technology Level II in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Technology Level II in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Work from home option is good.
    nice infrastructure
    Cant think of any more pros

    Cons

    Very bad leadership.
    Favouritism
    Partiality
    very bad working culture
    No work life balance -may stretch upto mid night
    no new learnings
    hectic schedule
    If you can do buttering of your manager, this place is for you
    nearly impossible timelines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please talk to your associates and sr associates and listen to their concerns and be less partial.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not worth it working here

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate Technology - L1 in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Technology - L1 in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    All the good people are leaving now all they are left with is sycophants

    Cons

    very bad hike.
    very sad working enviornment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not worth giving advice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Manager People Success

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    completely confused organisation with org changes every now and then ....as there are no set deliverables as they keep fooling themselves in name of iterative organisation so you get flexibility to set and do as you want

    Cons

    company completely thrive on relationship so you can survive by doing nothing but by managing relationship as performance is not based work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get effective and have direction to have sustainability for business and satisfaction for employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Awful, if you have a choice, steer away from Sapient

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    Former Employee - Manager Technology in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager Technology in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Worked with some very dedicated and smart folks

    Cons

    Lack of experience in leadership teams. Most of the senior management lacks experience both from a technical perspective as well as from project management/governance perspective. On the sales side, the focus of the sales team is to get a deal signed irrespective of the cost/timeline and then they crush the delivery team to meet those deadlines. Delivery team at Sapient consists of an army of graduates who are given no/minimal training and are expected to work 80 hour weeks. Within 3 months these graduates are promoted to Associate and subsequently in a years time they are promoted to become track leads.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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