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"Walking on broken glass is less painful"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I have been working at Sapphos Environmental full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Wonderful benefits. Wide variety of projects, clients, and jobs to work on.

Cons

Extremely high turn over rate, average employee tenure with company less than five years, average age of employees mid twenties.

The standard method of operations with regards to human resources is:

1. hire educated, experienced, and talented people at a salary above industry standard,
2. demand 100 percent loyalty and dedication of them through guilt and manipulation,
3. when it is perceived they are unable to perform their work at this unrealistic level of perfection, arbitrarily and capriciously humiliate, belittle, abuse, ridicule, and strongly encourage them to leave,
4. after they have left the company belittle and ridicule their performance to their peers and Sapphos clients,
5. repeat the process with next hire.

Senior management team of 10 reduced to 5 in less than two years. See number 3 above.

Advice to Management

Learn to treat employees with respect.

Other Employee Reviews for Sapphos Environmental

  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Archaeologist
    Former Employee - Archaeologist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sapphos Environmental full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people all around you.
    Very dynamic work environment to learn and grow.
    Helpful management.

    Cons

    Location. Pasadena is great, but not centrally located.


  2. "Bright Minds"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sapphos Environmental full-time

    Pros

    Please disregard any of the prior poor reviews of Sapphos. The company went through a rough patch, but has recouped. The people that work here are some of the brightest minds in the industry. The president, Marie, is one of the most intelligent, well-versed and composed people I have ever met. Her ability to guide and control a meeting, all the while being respectful, is bar none. The caliber of the employees is very high. The level of standard that this company produces is what sets them apart. If you cannot create high quality work, you cannot work here. I believe that this is the reason that there have been negative reviews. People like to complain when they are out of their realm.

    Cons

    The work load can leave you feeling a bit stretched thin. There are always new contract coming in that need immediate addressing.

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