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Sagepath Reviews

Updated April 30, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "This place has CHANGED"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Before I started working at Sagepath, I was extremely intimidated by the reviews on Glassdoor. From frantic meetings to unorganized management- you would really think this place was a complete nightmare. However, I took a leap a faith and after several months of diving in-- this place is completely opposite of everything I have read. I have heard that previously, there were several bad apples- whom no longer work here.

    Management is organized, thorough, and a pleasure to work with. I have had no issues with anyone on my team or even outside teams. My coworkers are BRILLIANT. In my short amount of time here, I've already learned so much from being surrounded by the depth of knowledge in the building.

    Company culture is A1! From group outings to weekly lunches, the people are really what drives this company. Their mission is definitely being seen through in that aspect.

    Cons

    As of now, there are petty cons- i.e small fridge, not enough conference rooms. But fortunately, we are patiently awaiting moving into a much bigger office space with TWO large fridges. #ProblemSolved.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you're doing. Stay involved. Be humble.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Shady upper management."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great way to get big company names in your portfolio. If you are at the beginning of your career, get in (that will be easy), get involved in all the projects for Coca-Cola and Home Depot (they will be mostly PowerPoint and projects real agencies don't want to work on), endure the madness for about a year (that will be the hard part) and then get OUT!!!

    Cons

    The alpha female CEO is well known in the Atlanta design community by now. Their company is a revolving door and they will squeeze everything they can out of their employees before people move on to real jobs. Clear case of a sociopath with no respect for other people's lives.

    Unfortunately, 80% of the positive reviews in this website are fake. One of their secretary tasks is to create fake accounts to manipulate reviews on google and Glassdoor. Management style has not changed since the first reviews back in 2011 were written.

    Advice to Management

    Fix your company instead of manipulating website reviews.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sagepath full-time

    Pros

    They pay above market to attract people because they have to.

    Cons

    Read the reviews. All of them. If you are a BA there you have it made, they seem to be taking over everything.

    Advice to Management

    Start over


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Don't ignore these reviews"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sagepath full-time

    Pros

    Will pay you anything to get you hired

    Cons

    High turn over
    Inexperienced team
    Will accept any type of work for money
    Office politics


  5. Helpful (9)

    "An agency full of good people in a major identity crisis"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The office is well designed and despite the executive team placing little to no importance on culture, the place seems to attract good people that mostly find themselves in a bad situation. Despite their lack of culture, sensibility, flexibility and empowerment: Sagepath does attract good talent but its a revolving door (as are many agencies) with lots of turn over.

    Cons

    Don't let the Bulkhead address and fancy interiors fool you. The company is owned by a husband and wife that run the place like a little startup. The CEO has been known to shout throughout the office and slam doors when things are not going her way. It felt somewhat hostile like you never knew when your parents were going to get into it about something.

    There is potential but most of the time they just can't get out of their own way from a leadership perspective. If you asked each of the company executives what the value proportions is for this company you will likely get a different answer from each of them.

    The company is going through an identity crisis and doesn't have a vision or clear direction that employees can buy into. If you ask the president what Sagepath is good at you will get a list of technology platforms and offerings that are half baked and barely operational services.

    It is a dead end career path but not a horrible place to start out if you want little work life balance and are desperate for a job. The location is horrible unless you live in Buckhead.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of your own way, find your passion and overcome those egos. Install and empower a new leadership team and find what Sagepath is really good at rather than trying to be good at everything.

    Be sure you are being good stewards of your client's time, budgets and resources and do what is in the best interest of the company and employees that support it. Get your heads out of the details and empower your people to make decisions. Expect something bigger and higher level for yoruselves and move the company forward. Be sure of who Sagepath is and where the company is going and ask for help if you really don't know where to go.

    When your employees are healthy, happy and successful it is a direct reflection of your leadership ability and level of emotional intelligence. Treat people with respect, appreciation and show interest in their career development and advancement. Trust people again and stop making decisions out of fear and contempt. If you do even some of this the culture will improve and your company will take a turn for the better. Before you do anything make sure that your people believe in what you are doing to grow the company - make sure what you are doing is something worth believing in.


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Help! I'm trapped in a bad office drama!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work on projects for big names, which could look good on your resume if you sell it right.

    You also don't have to pay for cable, because Sagepath provides 8+ hours of hilarious office dramas with a crazy cast of characters every Monday through Friday.

    Cons

    ...unfortunately, you are required to be a part of said drama. The culture might be enjoyable if you're a young Buckhead "professional" who needs the job to fund their life of TV-esque hedonism, but if you are seeking legitimate professional growth, I suggest you turn around and run the other way.

    This place will advertise the myriad technologies you will get to use, with my interviewer even telling me, "If you don't like what you're working on, wait a week!" (aka, you won't learn anything about the development life-cycle because all we get is mundane work from other companies), they'll show you the nerf guns they proudly display in the open office (aka, the oldest trick in the book for luring in unsuspecting recent grads), and they'll force you to endure noisy and inane conversations every day, most of which will inevitably devolve into shouting matches.

    Gossip and general disparagement are common here, meetings are inefficient and unprofessional as can be, and if you're a woman, you will receive a lot of unwanted attention.

    You can probably squeeze industry standard compensation out of them if you try, but they WILL try to undercut you. Demand more than you think you deserve, and if they refuse, consider it a bullet dodged.

    Advice to Management

    When you were kids, did you dream about managing a company like this? Of course not. Stop doing this and go back and pursue your dreams!

    If that's not doable, stop accepting any and all last minute assignments from other companies and take some time to practice communication and organize teams and development cycles.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Not a good place to be"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sagepath full-time

    Pros

    - Worked on some high-profile projects with big clients.
    - Worked with some very talented people.
    - Learned to balance several tasks and projects at once.
    - Learned to manage client expectations from a technical side.

    Cons

    - Work/life balance was nonexistent. Received calls after hours regularly.
    - No overtime or comp-time. Very rarely received time off from working long hours.
    - Too much developer-to-client interaction. Weekly standing calls or face-to-face meetings with several clients were required for creative and development teams.
    - The owners of the company were the point of contact for every project and every client. All client requests went through the owners first. By the time it gets to a creative or technical person, the request is usually late.
    - Owners have the final say on creative and technical decisions. There is no creative director or lead developer.
    - Extremely high employee turnover.
    - Unnecessarily stressful work environment.

    Advice to Management

    - Hire some project managers, and let them do their jobs.
    - Don't make developers attend every single client meeting or conference call.
    - Don't try to manage every single project. That substantially lowers the quality of work of your employees.
    - Get a creative director. The agency's designs are going to suffer without one.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Enter at your own risk"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sagepath (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great and talented employees actually work here, too bad they are overlooked.

    Cons

    First of all, there is a strong lack of understanding where they want to be as a agency, and how an effective agency should be run from process to culture. A lot of egos from most of the executives that results on unprofessional and disrespectful actions that people have to tolerate in order to maintain their jobs. "Follow in line, or get out" mentality. Talent turnaround is out of control, a strong indicator that is…


  9. Helpful (11)

    "creative"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Do your research on this organization before taking a position here. Most recruiters in town will not place people here and for good reason. They have a very nice looking office.

    Cons

    Most of the negative reviews on this company are very accurate. Many of the very positive reviews are actually posted by the owners in an attempt to distract from the truth.

    What you should expect: Long and late night hours are expected with little notice given, owners are a husband and wife team that go way beyond dysfunctional, don't be distracted by big brands-you'll be doing PowerPoints!

    Advice to Management

    Hire and empower an outside person to come in and run the company.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "A good place but has issues."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Pay is industry standard.
    I think the reviews you see here about the high pay are
    people that have been underpaid at previous employers.

    - Benefits are fine, once again nothing that I didn't have anywhere else.

    - Personally, I had a great experience with the owners.
    Eric, especially, has a great heart and does what he
    can to keep people happy.

    - Staff is very easy to get along with for the most part.
    Management is very approachable and will help you out with
    any issues you may have.

    Cons

    - Will take on any project they can get their hands on.
    The company doesn't seem to have a true focus which leads them
    to accepting any work they can get. This forces you to jump around
    a lot, which can be frustrating. They are mainly a .NET shop however
    with some Java technologies. Don't come here expecting cutting edge.

    - Culture is odd.
    Sagepaths culture is love it or hate it.
    It's like a 90's sitcom about an ad agency - casual to a fault.
    Also has typical agency cliques.

    - No telecommuting policy.
    Ridiculous in this day and age. You will need to work out
    an agreement before you accept a position if you want
    to telecommute at all.

    Advice to Management

    More personal and professional growth opportunities.


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