Sapphire Technologies

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Sapphire Technologies Reviews

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  1.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Good company, old fashioned sales ideas

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Sapphire Technologies

    Pros

    Contact with employees
    responsive when help is needed

    Cons

    LOTS of cold calling required

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    figure out progressive sales strategy

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company, Great people, Great work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Sapphire Technologies

    Pros

    You work as part of a team. Its competitive but motivating - well rewarding
    Great benefits and perks in working for Sapphire
    Socially responsible company

    Cons

    - sometimes there is no work balance (depending on how badly you want the sale)
    - sometimes the cash flow is low due to it being a recession

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - offer tips and techniques
    - our success is your success!
    - keep up the recognition / perks - well appreciated!!!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The first 5 years were great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Sapphire Technologies

    Pros

    If you are new to Recruiting, great place to learn
    Not the best place for people with experience - you can get paid much more for the same job somewhere else
    The people were good (not so much anymore)

    Cons

    Can't trust anyone, especially management
    Very fraternized (if you're "in", you can get away with anything)
    Most people are treated unfairly
    All they care about are numbers, and then only this month's numbers
    Management treats employees like children

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees
    Get rid of your current crop of middle management - horrible
    Trust your employees, be flexible

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It cost me money to work for these jerks

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Great place to work....if you are one of the Executives

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sapphire Technologies

    Pros

    stable; good benefits; little to no standards for hiring

    Cons

    lack of innovation or inspiration; the execs that ran a desk 20 years ago think they have all the answers and are not interested in listening to the folks with their feet on the street; the company is interested in two things:
    1. production numbers
    2. profit
    The turnover is so high that it is nearly impossible to deliver a quality recruiting service thus leaving Sapphire with no choice but the flick and stick.
    It's a boys club with a lack of serious career development opportunities for women.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bring in a leader who can offer inspiraton and innovation; padding your own wallet should not be the number one priority of the company while leaving the clients, consultants and employees to feel the pain.

    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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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    Great place to learn the staffing business and a better place for entry level recent college graduates

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sapphire Technologies

    Pros

    Good people and motivated/energetic peers/colleagues.

    Cons

    Not much career growth and advancement.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Just an OK Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sapphire Technologies

    Pros

    Good learning about sales and professional world.
    Good for a college graduate

    Cons

    Lack of learning.
    Lack of growth potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire stronger people and work on company-wide communications.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    negotiate for benefits b4 joining

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer
    Current Employee - Developer

    I have been working at Sapphire Technologies

    Pros

    good health insurance
    timely pay
    prompt response from administrative staff

    Cons

    no online system to track pay/holidays
    no communication from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It wld b gr8 if the company changes its face from a 'consulting firm' to a software organization

    Doesn't Recommend

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