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"I still have nightmares."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Consultant in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Software Consultant in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Their salary was reasonably competitive.

Cons

In my experience, the company was packed with young, arrogant, impatient know-it-alls. Coupled with the fact that I had a monster of a manager who seemed to have lost her carrot, and only had a stick at her disposal. My coworkers had a look of terror and fear at all times and she seemed to love it ... she was proud of herself for it. It was in some confusing way to me an accomplishment to her, where I thought it demonstrated her inability be be a manager on a daily basis.

I hated working for the company, it gave me nightmares (literally), and I actually developed a fear of flying from it. It was really hard to fit in, and some of their workers were really meanspirited. I think it is because they lack the talent to be truly brilliant, and it was their way of venting.

Advice to Management

Learn how to cultivate skill and instruct, otherwise your just making money.

Other Employee Reviews for Sapient

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Not bad, if you work hard, like to travel and have no personal life"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager, Program Management in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Manager, Program Management in Arlington, VA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - good money
    - travel
    - client interaction
    - growth if you work hard
    - benefits are standard
    - learn new things all the time

    Cons

    - travel ALOT
    - poor work / life balance
    - experience can vary widely based on your project
    - lack of stability (they can and do fire people on a whim)

    Advice to Management

    Stick to the core values, it's what makes Sapient a great place, stop hiring so many outsiders and worry about keeping the people you already have!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Vampiric Organization"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    compensation is pretty high. Location in boston is decent. beyond that there are now real pros to working for this company

    Cons

    Work life balance is an absolute joke. The prevailing attitude is to ship labor to India then have the american work force manage the indian at all times of the day and night.
    Meetings were scheduled at 6 am and 11 pm with no respect of local times.

    very rushed timelines, reluctant to supply the necessary resources

    Advice to Management

    realize that people have lives and family out of work. And realize that IT projects don't need to be rushed

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