Sapphire Technologies

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Sapphire Technologies Reviews

Updated July 24, 2014
Updated July 24, 2014
41 Reviews
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    supervisor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sapphire Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Staff was easy to work with

    Cons

    Didn't stand up for their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    aadfd

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Fooled into promise of Full Time Employment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sapphire Technologies as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Wages were on par with other contract companies.
    Managers never communicated or discussed how you were doing aas long as you showed up or work and put in your card for the week.

    Cons

    Insurance is horrible - You pay out the nose.
    Contract to Full Time never materialized.
    Relocation expenses - Sapphire never repaid expenses
    If you have problems with the Company - they with the company.
    They force you to provide password information or your check is garnished.

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

    Worse Placement Company I've ever dealt with

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    Former Employee - Contrator in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Contrator in Denver, CO

    I worked at Sapphire Technologies

    Pros

    They pay in US dollars, they found work somewhat in my skill set and that I was capable of doing.

    Cons

    Hired me and left me. Nobody was there when I started; three hours of sitting in a lobby. Once I was showed to a desk neither the person who showed or Sapphire every came by to see it. I was in the middle of production support. The recruiter who got me never came by once despite promises other wise, and in fact would come on site and not see how a new person was doing. When this lack of communication and bad work environment lead me to leave, I was threatened being told I would never get a job in Denver CO again. To this day they obstruct new jobs opportunities. I would never recommend this place. It's the worse working experience I've ever had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to train you recruiters. It was quite clear I was just dollar signs to the one that worked me with. No even fake care about me as person was every given.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Only care about billable hours

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Sapphire Technologies

    Pros

    very automated pay system. Pay is like clock work. Pay hits your account within 2 days of your timesheet submission.

    Cons

    I only hear from them once every three months to see how it is going. I have had several promises of "let us take you to lunch. etc....without follow through. The only thing they care about is whether you are billing or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review contractor turnover

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    contract employees need info for growth opportunities

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at Sapphire Technologies

    Pros

    Pay was good and on time.

    Cons

    No information, absolutely none. Treated as 2nd class and totally knew it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train the sub managers of each project to work with the people they hire as valued members NOT mushrooms.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It cost me money to work for these jerks

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    Current Employee - IS Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - IS Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Sapphire Technologies

    Pros

    Their recruiters are very Friendly
    They are ready to promise the world
    They can get you contracts
    Their offices are very nice inside

    Cons

    The friendliness ends when you ask why you haven't been paid two pay periods in a row.
    They are completely disorganised, be prepared to receive numerous calls of "Oh, i forgot when i called 5 minutes ago, we need..." and then be prepared for them to lose, misfile, delay submitting, etc whatever you are asked to provide.
    They Collect enough information from you to get a passport and mortgage in your name but it still is not enough to process your pay..
    What other employer asks for a previous t4??????

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you pay people the wages set out in the contracts they sign at the times in those contracts, they won' involve the labour board, the salaries you pay are much cheaper than the fines, save yourselves a buck or two.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    This is a sweat shop with no corporate strategy on how to capture more marketshare.

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Sapphire Technologies

    Pros

    Good benefits
    They pay on time
    They will hire just about anyone

    Cons

    Executive leadership is overmatched
    Constantly changing directions
    1x4, Year of Execution are a joke
    No core-ideology
    There is no differenciator

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what makes us "better" and stick with it
    Stop the gimmick-laden slogans - "Year of execution" - Really?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Shameful Sapphire management in Woburn, MA continually lied and went against their own contract agreement

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    Former Employee - Software Integration Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Integration Engineer in Boston, MA

    I worked at Sapphire Technologies

    Pros

    Automatic pay arrived on time.

    Cons

    Management was indifferent and repeatedly lied about pay rate. Sapphire agent lied about the pay rate at the time they were recruitment. After I began working for them under contract, they cut my pay rate by 10%, twice and refused their own contract agreement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sapphire broke all reasonable labor practices; I intend to hold Sapphire Technologies a Randstad company accountable. I hope others will come forward to help stop these recruiting companies from abusing contract pay for Professional staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Good people, great management, on the Up - looooooots of calls

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    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter

    I have been working at Sapphire Technologies

    Pros

    Good People, Great Management, on the up. Sapphire will soon be Randstad Technologies and be rolling out a lot more jobs. The DC office is great

    Cons

    You have to make so many calls it gets you. There is a different approach at sales every week. Desk work...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Management. I think it would be wise to only hire people that have been in recruiting and want to stay in it. The job isn't for everyone

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    They could do much better.

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    Current Employee - IT Contractor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - IT Contractor in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Sapphire Technologies

    Pros

    Healthcare almost immediately.
    Paid on a weekly basis consistently.
    401K eligible after 6 months.
    Selection of positions.

    Cons

    Salaries are below industry average.
    Dishonest Account Sales Representatives.
    No vacation or paid time off days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Are you so greedy that you can´t even give us days off or a fair wage?

    Disapproves of CEO

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