Sapient Reviews

Updated May 12, 2015
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Sapient President & CEO Alan J. Herrick
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Pros
  • Work life balance is fair, but like any consulting gig that somewhat depends on the project (in 28 reviews)

  • Sapient has six core values all have their own importance but i liked openness most (in 49 reviews)

Cons
  • work-life balance: very hectic job (in 188 reviews)

  • No work life balance -may stretch upto mid night (in 46 reviews)

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  1. JPMorgan asset management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sapient

    Pros

    Great opportunities . Amazing people . Support for Personal development. Leadership. Teamwork . Strides for excellence . Always looking for fresh ideas very current and diverse

    Cons

    Personal packages not competitive . As a matter of course not something that I can possibly put pen to paper.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great learning experience!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate PS in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate PS in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Sapient full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of training, support and structure around personal development due to the size of the company there are plenty of opportunities to be exposed to new experiences.

    Cons

    It's a large company and you can tell, it takes a while to make changes due to the various approvals required.

    Advice to Management

    Creating a local community is important and people value their opinion being heard. Sometimes 'feedback' is encouraged from senior leaders but does not seem genuine so those at the lower levels are less likely to speak up.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Nice place to work for a grad

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Technology in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate Technology in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Sapient

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice compensation and advantages, buddy system, drinks on friday night, nice place to network.

    Cons

    Some may have long hours. Have to work with offshore teams.


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  5. Average Company to work with

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

    I worked at Sapient

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

    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.


  6. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 Management

    nothing


  7. Helpful (1)

    Big dreams, small delivery

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    Stop managing up and start managing down.


  8. 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


  9. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  10. Nice and stable

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Senior Project Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Sapient as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Helpful (3)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Sapient full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    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?



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