Sapient

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Sapient Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
835 Reviews
3.3
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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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  1.  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sapient

    Pros

    Great people, great company. You will enjoy if you love technology

    Cons

    to be honest nothing wrong

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

  2.  

    Average Company to work with

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sapient

    Pros

    Company treat employees as people instead employee

    Cons

    Values they talk are in books and local staffing and hiring teams are non supportive. They talk about women empowerment however they are only in books nothing on practical lines.

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

    Big dreams, small delivery

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager Design in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Design in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Underneath a layer of really weak management is a great team of talented people.

    Cons

    Sapient pays lip service to innovation and agency culture and being "a new breed of agency" but ultimately it's a smoke screen for safe, consultancy, tech company thinking. The leadership are robotic and uninspiring. It's a greasy greasy pole. So many great, inspirational, talented people forced out by the politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop managing up and start managing down.

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

    good learning experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sapient

    Pros

    good exposure to learn new things

    Cons

    forget about your work life baalnce

  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Nice and stable

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Sapient as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Well established business. It might get rocky on some new accounts, but overall it's pretty secure and people know what they are doing - it's nice to be in such environment. They don't lock down too much though and you have a chance to make a difference. They also do properly global projects, which is rare.

    Cons

    A bit too corporate, but they know they are and are trying to change that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to speed up implementation of improvement ideas that you are asking your people to generate and share. It's a great initiative, you just need to keep developing it and make it stronger. It will pay back.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Without doubt the London office is the most dysfunctional agency in existence.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Sapient full-time

    Pros

    There are some really smart people here, and the desire to do good work is there. The pay is good. They can tell an excellent story about the vision…

    Cons

    ...but the reality is a bloated, lumbering mess, designed to fleece clients of unbelievable sums of money, and to bleed the employees dry of energy, happiness and lives. The senior management is apparently psychopathic with no qualms about completely lying to awards bodies and employees about the ownership of projects. The politics is crippling. The modes of working are antiquated and monolithic. The vision (Storyscaping) is totally out of sync with reality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What advice do you give people who knowingly take other agencies work and collect awards for it as if it is your own? Sack yourselves?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Great clients, great work, on-going growth / transformation pains

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great people, open culture, interesting projects, competitive pay, very strong corporate values. Sapient has a unique goto market offer and has a culture of continuous innovation

    Cons

    Some dysfunctional UK leadership set a bad example, can work you very hard, can be very chaotic work environment. The pace of innovation is not always matched by ability to execute effectively resulting in delivery via heroes I.e. lots of chaos, over-commitment of resources and high stress. High staff churn is the consequence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to embed respect for individuals (enabling them to effectively manage their work life balance) in how we operate so that we can retain talent and deliver even more effectively and profitably

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst company ever

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    Current Employee - GSS Department in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - GSS Department in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The drinking every Friday free on the business and being able to work from home on occassions

    Cons

    No career growth, poor managers, poor leadership, awful internal processes and systems, very hire and fire attitude, for UK appalling polotics (if your not a yes person forget it)......

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the managers, listen to all the feedback and action on it - stop running a business based on weak leaders - you need strong managers and to restructure the internal admin teams - employ people with education and experience not neither - invest in decent systems!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It gave me a lot of opportunity to learn and got chance to work with some of the best talented people in the industry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sapient full-time

    Pros

    good package and learning experience, training, etc..

    Cons

    it was hard to push the salary increment

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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