Sapient
3.3 of 5 753 reviews
www.sapient.com Boston, MA 5000+ Employees

Sapient Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.3 753 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

Sapient President & CEO Alan J. Herrick

Alan J. Herrick

(456 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work life balance is fair, but like any consulting gig that somewhat depends on the project"
    in 24 reviews
  • "New joinees' orientation activities remind you of the core-values every week"
    in 46 reviews
Cons:
  • "long / crazy working hours quite often puts work /life balance off"
    in 164 reviews
  • "No work life balance, No work from home facility, very hard to get leaves"
    in 38 reviews
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    Great company to work with

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood Compensation
    Good Management
    Great Ambience
    Management is very supportive

    ConsShort term Projects
    Pressure on delivery
    less time to deliver

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No Work Life balance

    Senior Associate L2 (Former Employee)
    Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsGood exposure to technology and design.

    ConsForget you are part of any family.

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    Manager Hiring (Current Employee)
    Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    Prosculture, flexible working hours, people development

    Consflexi benefits, infrastructure, office location

    Advice to Senior Managementfocus more on facility and services in India

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Confusing

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsGreat work/life balance, informal environment is nice, compensation is competitive, workforce is young / agile, innovative and creative.

    ConsSeem to change their minds daily about what the company wants. Left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing

    Advice to Senior ManagementSapient is no longer a start-up, need to have some clearer direction about the companies goals for it's people and a more sophisticated understanding of the road ahead to make appropriate plans for today.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Architect (Former Employee)
    Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsFull of talented people. great place to work.

    Consjust only cons, need to improve on work life balance.

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    Company full of growth opportunities

    Senior Associate Technology - L1 (Current Employee)
    Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsGood culture, AC Cabs, WFH when required, People live values

    Conscompensation is not revised as per the rate it should grow with your experience.When you join its a good pay master,No work life balance at all,People are expected to stretch

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive people the due what they deserve

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great pay & potential, but not for creatives

    Creative (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    Pros- Pay is great. It probably keeps more people here than any other reason.
    - Weeklong orientation (sometimes at another office) helps get you accustomed to everything.
    - Great coworkers and super-talented people. You'll learn something from more than a few people.

    Cons- Client roster is pretty bland. Potential to do cool work is limited.
    - While trying to sell big projects for a client, they barely manage to launch basic projects without issue.
    - Culturally speaking it's still rooted in corporate muck. Inspiring agency environment is a work in progress.
    - Resourcing is by demand and usually not by skillset or career focus, with the possibility of being ripped off a team that you might be finding your groove.
    - Communication breakdown happens often from an operations standpoint. You need to really be self-motivated to get answers to even the simplest things.

    Advice to Senior Management- Grow the talent you have instead of hiring contractors for the interesting work.
    - Practice what you preach about openness, especially when people are let go.
    - Make this year about the people as you proclaimed in January. Too much talent is being mishandled.

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    Associate QA L1 (Current Employee)
    Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsOpenness in the company culture. Can interact or raise concern with Manager, Sr. Manager easily. So many learning initiatives. Flexible working hours.

    ConsPoor quality of Food. Difficult to move to a different domain. MBA's are treated equal to Bachelors due to which they are less motivation

    Advice to Senior Managementunderstand the skill set of an employee - Domain change should be somewhat easier than it is. MBA's does have an upper edge in some domains. Dont consider them equal

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    No Work Life Balance

    Associate Technology L2 (Current Employee)
    Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsDifferent Technologies to learn, Multiple domain. If you are eager to learn new technologies then join this company. Its culture oriented company.

    ConsNo work life balance during project. Growth is very slow, its all depend upon your relationship with senior.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement and senior management is a wreck.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing people - Amazing work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOpenness is very much practiced here.
    Everyday is a new learning experience.
    Dominated by Development projects - Hardly see maintaince

    ConsI should say Work life balance - But if you are someone who loves technology and working with innovators, you'l never be bugged of it.
    On site opportunities are less

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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