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"Great fit from the start - long term potential for me"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate Technology L1 in Arlington, VA
Current Employee - Associate Technology L1 in Arlington, VA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Sapient full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

The culture is diverse, energetic, creative, unique, and cohesive. Everyone works together like a well-oiled machine. Very agile environment - so you know where you stand on a daily basis within your team. Extremely large growth potential. Many offices to transfer to - as well as positions to develop into.

Cons

Having the company located in all cities makes it difficult for the non-city folks. Either commute in or pay high prices to live close. Wanting to be at work - and loving the environment makes the commute or high cost of living worth it. It is a flat corporate structure - so although the company is full of people with leadership qualities - sometimes it's not clear who your superiors are.

Advice to Management

Continue to help others grow.

Other Employee Reviews for Sapient

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Fragmented organization structure and poor internal processes"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sapient full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strong culture of client-focused delivery and creativity. Great though leadership and a wealth of information on advertising, digital media, and creative work

    Cons

    Extremely fragmented organization structure means a quality employment experience is oftentimes based on luck rather than skills. The staffing team doesn't seem to be able to adequately match employees to projects and roles without significant hand-holding from both project teams and individuals. Internal processes (e.g. reviews, promotions, staffing) are obfuscated by poor communications and antiquated internal systems. Even the finance team has committed several snafus in recent years around not sending out W2's for employees on time.

    Organization scaling seems to have accelerated beyond the capabilities of the current internal teams, which has taken a toll on all employees.

    Advice to Management

    Define an organization vision, and "strengthen the core" of the organization to protect the internal teams from degrading any further


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Another number. Be part of a machine. But get paid for it."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Interactive Art Director in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Interactive Art Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sapient full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really talented pool of people. Access to several different disciplines and cultures world-wide. SMEs do really exist and they are at Sapient and infusing their input into daily work- great to learn from. Competitive salaries and benefits, if you negotiate in right, from the start.

    Cons

    Advancing within company very difficult. The company, while it is a well-oiled machine, is a machine nonetheless. YOU ARE JUST A NUMBER.

    Advice to Management

    Provide ways to grow careers for individuals within your disciplines. Make time for your employees, meet with them, mentor them. Be aware and connected to your employees. Avoid throwing others under the bus to benefit yourself.


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