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Sapient Reviews in Santa Monica, CA

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2.4 5 reviews

0% Approve of the CEO

Sapient President & CEO Alan J. Herrick

Alan J. Herrick

(2 ratings)

20% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is fair, but like any consulting gig that somewhat depends on the project(in 25 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 171 reviews)

  • No work life balance, No work from home facility, very hard to get leaves(in 40 reviews)

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    A great company for professional growth, and to learn how big businesses really work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Santa Monica, CA

    ProsOverall great people; great company culture; very good compensation; many offices worldwide mean a lot of possibility to travel.

    ConsIt can be very political: connecting with the right people within the company is vital; some times the company culture is sacrificed in the name of profits; travel schedules can be brutal.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Employees, Bad Senior Leadership

    Associate Project Manager (Former Employee) Santa Monica, CA

    ProsSapient is a well-known company with locations worldwide. Sapient has lots of very intelligent employees and most generally are concerned with the success of the company as a whole.

    ConsSapient has plenty of talented employees but management/senior management is a wreck. Employees are generally treated as lemmings, however I thoroughly enjoyed working with my former employees in the Santa Monica office.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave a real plan for new employees, specifically those who are joining right after college. My fellow college graduates were thoroughly yanked around due to turnover in HR.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    To each his own.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Santa Monica, CA

    ProsThe company does fairly well in the market, wins work, and has a respectable reputation.

    ConsConsulting shop, not a design/creative shop. Be prepared for the requisite awkward team-building exercises and "networking". Can pull off some interesting visual design, but no real support/process within the organization to drive it to fruition. No user experience strategy to speak of. Promotional path is mysterious, especially for creatives, since management doesn't really understand the creative domain.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep making that money! It's all you've got now.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    All about the stock price, by any means necessary.

    Manager (Current Employee) Santa Monica, CA

    ProsThe people at Sapient are why people stay, hands down. The type of professionals Sapient hires are the best of the best, hands down. If you work at Sapient you have to opportunity to work beside the brightest folks just about anywhere.

    ConsSapient is mismanaged by just about every executive responsible for its stewardship. Most of them have been there way too long (read 10 to 14 years) and have no perspective on how things work in the "real world." They think they do and that is another part of the problems. Sapient used to have a very compelling and strong culture that made it a unique and special place to work. Since the founders have left, those in charge have done everything they can to chuck it out the window, squeeze more blood sweat and tears out of its employees and they have gone about this by any means necessary. Sapient just doesn't get what it means to care about people in the slightest.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to bring new blood in. People who can look at the VPs who (truly) don't have any idea what they are doing and help them out. The problem is the same clueless people are responsible for making those choices and they fail miserably because they feel threatened.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Sapient doesn't know what it wants to be

    Account Director (Current Employee) Santa Monica, CA

    ProsGood, non mangement, team members. Santa Monica office has a good location.

    ConsMangement only cares about sales, not if the proper team or process is in place to deliver on what they sold. Will never be a true interactive agency though they try to sell themselves that way. Mangement has only worked at Sapient, therefore, has a very narrow point of view, no perspective on what it would take to become a true interactive agency.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to be an interactive agency, bring in some one from the interactive agency world and empower them to make changes happen.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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