Sagence Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2020

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19 Ratings
  1. "Great culture and many opportunities!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sagence full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Opportunities to work on projects that are challenging, strategic, and of significant value to the client. Client satisfaction seems to be high from what I’m aware of. - Client work ranges from small to big projects, short or long placements, and advisory and/or implementation work. The size of this company has no proportion to their footprint on a client nor the size of the client they take on. - Culture is amazing – leadership is instantly welcoming as well as other colleagues. People care for your personal wellbeing and career trajectory and put in the work to prove it (active reaching out from leadership, encouragement to explore areas of interest, coworkers making the time to help when needed). - Due to the company size, you're able to get involved in client and internal work that may be outside of your immediate expertise if it's of interest to you.

    Cons

    - Work can be demanding but the support and practical help of colleagues at all levels is readily available - Size of the company may not be a fit for all. Less structure than a larger consulting firm which can be an asset or a detriment depending on your perspective and approach.

  2. "Healthy Culture and Exciting Opportunities"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sagence full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Sagence provides a healthy environment for employees of all levels to explore areas of interest and grow professionally. Through my first couple of projects, I have been exposed to a number of industries and provided resources and guidance along the way. Although a junior employee, I am treated with respect and given key responsibilities to deliver for our clients. I have exposure to senior client leadership and am privileged to work directly with senior level Sagence personnel. Sagence believes in and cares for its employees.

    Cons

    Client work can be demanding.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "A company spinning in circles"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Principal in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sagence full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some good people to work with

    Cons

    The company doesn't know what it wants to be. Many of the partners are content to sit on what they've done in the past* and not put in the effort to improve and grow the company. [*Note--Here's a fun game to play: Take a drink every time a partner talks wistfully about "Back in the day when we were at Diamond..." (Diamond is the company many of Sagence's partners had founded over a decade ago.)] They sometimes have ambitions and hire people with skillsets in areas they think they want to expand into, but then they don't put in the effort to actually grow that area. Look at their job listings for data engineers, for example, then see if those data engineers are still with them two years from now. A large number of their partners left the company recently because of a difference of opinion whether the company should truly grow or just stay where they are.

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  4. "Director"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sagence full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Privileged to not only work along side some of the smartest people I know, but also the nicest. Grateful for the opportunity to work on interesting projects where the work changes on a regular basis, allowing me to learn every day.

    Cons

    Not a whole lot to report here.

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  5. "The sharpest people I've ever worked with"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sagence full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Incredible number of IQ points throughout the firm, more so than any place I've worked - Opportunity for employees of any level to be part of entire project lifecycle, from sales through strategy and execution - Unique, varied projects across industries and disciplines, which is not something one can expect at larger firms - Partnership has significant entrepreneurial experience; opportunity to learn not only about consulting, but about building and growing businesses - Work environment encourages success through collaboration as opposed to negative competition

    Cons

    We can get a little heavy on the financial services side, though I've had the good fortune to be part of interesting projects in multiple industries.

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  6. "Here for the Long Haul"

    5.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sagence full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart, passionate, and most importantly NICE people. So refreshing to work in an environment where everyone supports one another. While we're a competitive bunch, I think most of us are innately kind and recognize we will be most successful as a team and as a firm when we provide constant support to our co-workers and are open to learning from one another. It's a fast-paced, often intense environment as we are doing high priority work for high-caliber clients, so it's not for the weak. Access to Partners and Sr. Management is nothing like I've ever seen before. It's not unusual for a Partner or Principal to be sitting in a cube next to you or working across the desk from you. Be prepared to work hard and contribute, but also expect to do interesting work alongside really cool people.

    Cons

    It's a small, young firm so while many things happen quickly without a lot of red tape, other things can be slow to happen - just normal growing pains I guess.

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  7. "Associate"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sagence

    Pros

    Small secure company that cares about it's employees careers. Much greater personal growth opportunities compared to big firms. Amazing teams to work with. Highly intelligent employees with a combination on technical and business skills.

    Cons

    Much of the work is clustered in a couple industries, though the scope is expanding.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sagence

    Pros

    The people of Sagence are high caliber, engaged, and friendly. I feel fortunate to be a part of this group. Sagence employees are the kind of people that will stimulate you intellectually and are a blast to hang out with after hours. Furthermore, the work is interesting and you get to work with an impressive array of clients.

    Cons

    I enjoy the aspects of working for a small firm, but it's not for everyone. There are times elements of inconsistent structure within the firm that feels like a product of a firm growing quickly. The upside of this, there is always work to be done and opportunities to make your mark.

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  9. "A great place to work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sagence

    Pros

    Simply put…a great place to work. The people that make up this firm are exceptional. They are incredibly intelligent, hard-working and friendly. The work that comes out of Sagence is incomparable. The Senior Management is always approachable. They genuinely care about the happiness and success of each individual and every employee is appreciated.

    Cons

    No cons at the moment.

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  10. "Talented People, Amazing Culture - Ecosystem for Success!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sagence

    Pros

    Constantly learning - having the opportunity to work with individuals who have a strong work ethic, intellectual thirst, and deep skills in Data Strategy, Management, & Analytics who are Pioneering Innovative Data Strategies. I was working for a larger Management Consulting Firm with a massive global presence where I was one of 350,000 employees - I came to Sagence to make an impact that would be recognized. I am helping to build an environment where everyone is an active participant in shaping the future of the firm. There is a solid Management Consulting framework for stability, with a size/focus that doesn't limit creative progress. I have actually met every employee that works here! Amazingly talented, very bright people who are very smart yet humble. A "willingness to learn and collaborate well with others" is a common and expected trait for all employees at every level. The culture is very open we share information across all levels - diverse, creative, genuine, flexible, hands-on and passionate people. In my time with Sagence every person I've worked with has been very real, down-to-earth, and approachable. Very easy to communicate directly to the CEO, Founders and Partners who are all deeply involved in the client work on a daily basis. Real people, solving real problems - with a "high-performance" open culture. This is an ecosystem for success!

    Cons

    None at this time - too many good things to list.

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