SapientNitro

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SapientNitro Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
380 Reviews
3.4
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SapientNitro President & CEO (Sapient) Alan Herrick
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Provides facility to work from home during emergency days (in 16 reviews)

  • Work-life balance will depend on the project you're on, some are crazier than others (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Another major issue with this company is the complete lack of work-life balance (in 98 reviews)

  • No work life balance in some projects (in 22 reviews)

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  1.  

    Associate Tech L2

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SapientNitro

    Pros

    Great people, customer and innovation focused world. Big dreams and drive to achieve them

    Cons

    Work life balance is not good. Expectations are very high if you want to grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Needs better structure

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Architect in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Information Architect in Boston, MA

    I have been working at SapientNitro full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of potential to be had

    Cons

    Management doesn't know whether they are coming or going, making the work process rather inefficient, expensive and unnecessarily complicated, in addition to compromising potential.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Glossy brochure on the outside, dysfunctional on the inside

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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    - Some very good people there, among the rank and file
    - Opportunity to carve niches for oneself (some people very happy there because they can do this)

    Cons

    - No cohesive vision (despite lots of internal branding and rebranding that doesn't actually affect day to day work)
    - Widely disparate salaries that don't correspond to roles, experience, performance
    - Emphasis on the sale and the client at the expense of the work itself or the humans doing it... results in poor work life and broken rewards system, chronically over promised and under resourced projects
    - Quantity is always favored over quality of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Solicit input and listen to employee feedback while they work there (I think my only invitation to offer this feedback was in my exit survey)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    This company is not professional or organized

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at SapientNitro

    Pros

    This company has a casual environment and centrally located in the Loop.

    Cons

    This company does not value leadership. If you are asked to "figure it out" on your own and then submit your proposal you are then told that they don't like to do things that way. However, they do not have processes or standards in place to base that off of.

    This company claims to be a digital agency but they do not have the organizational strength to deliver on that claim.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value great people, rewards excellence, and get structure before your client's get fed up with your ineptitude and inefficiencies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    NA

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate Business Operations in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Business Operations in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at SapientNitro

    Pros

    Good culture and core value, Social is very welcomed,

    Cons

    leadersgip sometimes out of touch with lower level employees. Salary not too good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company, great people. Smart, fast-paced and stimulating environment.

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    Current Employee - Contractor
    Current Employee - Contractor

    I have been working at SapientNitro

    Pros

    Collaborative and supportive work environment.

    Cons

    Working on a client site full time is not the same experience and creates challenges for being a part of the Sapient culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work - challenging at times

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SapientNitro full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - The people: they're the best thing about this place
    - The work: it's varied, interesting, and allows you to grow
    - Culture: it's real and cherished
    - Office Location: near Fulton St. stop - not a bad place to be
    - Flexibility: As long as you get your work done - you can work from home, the moon, Montana
    - Opportunity: It's very much a go-getter kind of place. If you wan success you've got to define it for yourself. People will help you out, but you've got to lead the way
    - Benefits: They're generous and providing you don't have kids or live outside a major metro area, are quite good

    Cons

    - Politics: It's everywhere and can get in the way
    - Slow time - every now and again you're on the bench
    - Lack of discipline: Everyone acknowledges the need for discipline, but it's hard to find.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place overall.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at SapientNitro full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great exposure to large complex projects. Environment appeals to solid "B" (or lower) students. Provides a safe, well-defined structure for talented & intelligent folks to work within.

    Cons

    For leaders, entrepreneurial-types, and innovative thinkers, you may feel like you're career is stagnating. There are many "lifers" here who will always be more above you strictly based on seniority and not talent. That's not to say there aren't talented leaders at SapientNitro, rather, you're leadership capabilities may not be given ample opportunity to shine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're doing fine

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    This is a great kickstart to a new college grad starting their software engineering career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SapientNitro full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    This is an excellent company to get jump start in your career. They have flexible hours and you are ultimately in control of what you work on and the experience you gain from it.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the hours you work may extend beyond working hours without any additional pay or benefits. And because you are working in teams that encompass multiple areas of expertise it can be difficult to balance what is possible from a technical and developing point of view and what the other departments want from you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Projects should be better managed. For a developer starting out it is difficult to stay billable and it is difficult to perform when projects requirements are not fully established.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, great culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Position in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Position in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    A great group of smart, decent people doing phenomenal work. Sapient's culture is very collaborative and non-hierarchical. Very little egocentrism and drama -- few real divas and no jerks. A friendly and mainly happy place to work.

    Cons

    You have to make your own way -- known as a "self-serve environment". Working on different projects rather than just one or two accounts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better health benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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