Sapient Reviews in Boston, MA | Glassdoor

Sapient Boston Reviews

Updated March 18, 2017
76 reviews

Filter

Filter

Boston, MA Area

4.0
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Sapient President & CEO Alan J. Herrick
Alan J. Herrick
37 Ratings

76 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
  • Great culture & work life balance (in 62 reviews)

  • Good work culture and environment in Sapient (in 101 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance is not very good (in 314 reviews)

  • In most of the projects there is no work life balance but the leadership tries to fix it (in 71 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Associate Technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Technology Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Contractor - Technology Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sapient as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Culture, Helpful people, Made extremely good friends

    Cons

    Dirty Politics, little work pressure


  2. "Finance aAssociate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great working environment and team

    Cons

    odd shift timings and extreme work pressure


  3. "An employee friendly company to work with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Associate QA in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate QA in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Sapient (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Employee friendly
    2. Fun activities and outings
    3. Open culture

    Cons

    Long working hours in few of the projects


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Open culture and employee friendly policies"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sapient (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very employee friendly, Open culture

    Cons

    Sometimes there are Location constraints, but sometimes they are unavoidable.


  6. "Lovely"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best Place to work in Consulting

    Cons

    None that i can think of at this time

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  7. "Finance senior"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Finance in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Finance in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Interesting products
    - Good collaborative office environment
    - Low turnover meant lots of knowledgeable people
    - Public company, good exposure
    - Management does a good job mentoring / training
    - Ability to work flexible (occasionally from home, off hours, etc)

    Cons

    - Team is deadline driven, often forced into long hours depending on how the calendar falls each month / quarter.
    - Comp & benefits seemed slightly below average


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Was Great - Then Publicis Showed Up"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dedicated people who really enjoyed their work. Everyone was on a mission to do their best work. Many managers gave you great freedom to explore new things within your group or even shadow other people outside of your group.

    Cons

    Then Publicis purchased us and management was completely duped. Leaders within Sapient are smart, but have grown up in an agency world of smoke and mirrors. Leadership meetings rarely showed any growth targets, strategy of how we were going to get there, or even how well we did in the past quarter. It was as if the artsy kids were in charge of the business school.

    Then Publicis showed up with a big smile, but they wanted numbers with tight deadlines. The Sapient leadership was still showing them decks of pretty pictures without a number to be found. So the cuts came. Leadership still didn't have a clue and continued to show their pretty decks. Publicis was unimpressed and demanded more cuts. Then the Publicis auditors showed up to make sense of it all.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck. You are in over your heads. Look around at what happened to Digitas and Razorfish.


  9. "Awesome Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - You get to work on what you like
    - the company had 6 core values and you have to live by them
    - Compensation and pay structure is great

    Cons

    - In most of the projects there is no work life balance but the leadership tries to fix it


  10. "Good Place, ample Opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Program Management in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Manager Program Management in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ocean of Opportunities. Culture is awesome and nice work place

    Cons

    Very Aggressive, WLB is not good

    Advice to Management

    People should also be transformed with projects. Support functions need attention as processes are becoming rigid and situational flexibility and care for people are getting lost.


  11. "Recruiter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Profile-IT Recruiter in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Profile-IT Recruiter in Boston, MA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sapient (More than a year)

    Pros

    This organization has a good work life balance and culture.

    Cons

    Compensation offered is pretty less.



Showing 76 of 1,348 reviews
Reset Filters