Sapient - It is a fantastic company to work for, but nature of industry means work life balance is shot | Glassdoor
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"It is a fantastic company to work for, but nature of industry means work life balance is shot"

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Current Employee - Senior Manager, Business Consulting in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Senior Manager, Business Consulting in Atlanta, GA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

- Company values and culture. Management truly promote and recognize people for upholding company values and they are not just words.
- Management respect the employees and value talent. Outstanding performance is always recognised.
- Bonus schemes are equitable
- Good opportunities to grow as well as work in different areas as part of your growth targets. Feedback is encouraged, though in practice on busy teams, this may not always work.

Cons

- Work life balance is poor, although this seems to be the general trend in the technology industry with a 24*7 work cycle.
- If you are manager or above forget you can enjoy holidays in peace, you have to be available for conf calls and respond to emails. This does mean that you do not truly unwind on holiday.
- Majority of the delivery staff is based in India. High staff turnover in the country for most companies means Sapient keeps this group more coddled and appeased than local staff. This does lead to delivery and working relationship with client, challenges, as India office may often dictate terms in how a project gets delivered

Advice to Management

- Do develop and take care of staff in India, as they are key component of GDD model, but not such that they dictate terms on how projects are delivered. Leadership of projects should always be local to the client.

Other Employee Reviews for Sapient

  1. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management does a good job with being transparent and horizontal. People growth is strongly encouraged and focused on, which is the best part of the company.

    Cons

    Sapient looks for and hires the best in their respective field; however, they are too lax when looking for best fit for the company and its core values.

    Advice to Management

    The company is all about people growth. Recent new hires seem to care more about themselves than about other people and the company. Don't let our rosy vision of growth and profits blind us from the path our core values were meant to lead us on.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manager Technology in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager Technology in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its a good place to work once you get the hang of the culture

    Cons

    Some people are just airheads that have been around since the place started and think that they know everything.

    Advice to Management

    Nice to have a culture statement. Different story on how you implement.

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