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Updated January 17, 2018
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Pros
  • Great culture, work-life balance options (in 55 reviews)

  • The work culture plays an important role in making you stay at a workplace (in 60 reviews)

Cons
  • I think in few project Sapient need to improve Work life balance (in 81 reviews)

  • No work life balance, unrealistic goals push for late nights (or rather early mornings, 3 AMs), weekends etc (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome workplace !! Would like to join again !! Work culture is great !!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Sapient Global Markets full-time

    Pros

    Employee benefits are excellent!!
    Pay really well !!
    Awesome work culture !!
    Growth and learning opportunities

    Cons

    nothing I can think !!


  2. "Better stay off"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Sapient Global Markets full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you are lucky and ending up working with smart people, that is really awesome. But things may change in one day.

    Cons

    Client Executives are snobs, and their jobs just please the clients, never care what employees expectations. Watch out! Don't just promise on anything, be realistic! if you are lucky ending up with good projects, it's win-win, otherwise it's miserable.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Old boys club."

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    Current Employee - Director in North East, PA
    Current Employee - Director in North East, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sapient Global Markets full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you love challenges, this is the place to be . Varied exposure. Strong client satisfaction compared to other consulting firms

    Cons

    Highly Political and need very good survival skills. Appreciation is delayed in favor of business compulsions and narrow mindedness at the top.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on people not revenue


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Was a really good company once upon a time"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sapient Global Markets full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is industry standard. There are still some great people left

    Cons

    Company is selling its soul to anyone willing to give them some money. No more big projects, everything is just staff aug

    Advice to Management

    Focus on business development
    Be honest with your employees


  5. "Specialist Platform"

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    Current Employee - Specialist Platform in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Specialist Platform in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sapient Global Markets full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    above average salary and benefits

    Cons

    aggressive work culture, less number of clients, very high billing rate

    Advice to Management

    Employees should be given long term visibility and commitment


  6. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sapient Global Markets full-time

    Pros

    New Challenges in every project

    Cons

    All depends on the projects available


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Mgr"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sapient Global Markets full-time

    Pros

    Folks are friendly, especially within their creative/experience design practice of their Nitro side but no so much from within the Global Market's Business Consulting type of resources.

    At least a monthly happy hour drinks get together, sponsored by the company

    Billable client projects, for the most part, are challenging and exciting enough to work on, if your role was to lead the project's work-stream efforts. If your role was not at least at the Mgr career-level and not as the project team lead, then you might be treated as merely production/contributor-level bodies

    Cons

    Directors, at least within the practice/team that I was working with/for, were not as up-to-date in their own skills set nor tools that the industry has been adopting.

    Too much emphasis on pitching for proposals

    Insufficient career growth potentials while they kept on hiring/bringing in new folks at the Director career-level roles instead of promoting those who have proven their work ethics and performance throughout their years of being loyal to the agency.

    12 weeks of being "on the bench" without being staffed onto any actual billable client projects could ultimately spell being "lay off" from the agency, especially within the Global Markets.

    Those so-called "Account Executives" do exactly what again?

    The so-called "Directors" of certain practice only knows maybe one or two archaic tools to really be looked up to as thought-leaders within the practice...ridiculous

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Sapient Global Markets is in really bad shape"

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

    I have been working at Sapient Global Markets full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good leave policy,transport,good salary when compared to most of the companies of NCR

    Cons

    The future of Sapient Global Markets looks bleak.Since the takeover by Publicis the focus of the group has been only on Sapient Nitro.Thats the reason no new project has come in Global markets for the last 2 years.Current projects also getting downsized.Add to that the high billing rates of Sapient and things look really bad.
    Also can't understand why so much hiring happened in 2016 when you had no projects.As a result company has fired more than 700 people in the last 2-3 months.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire people if you have no projects in pipeline.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great overall"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, fun work, stimulating

    Cons

    Time on the bench was a lot


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Go back and forth on my feelings for this company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sapient Global Markets full-time

    Pros

    Extremely good work life balance, open to all different working styles

    Cons

    Extreme lack of diversity, hard to get back to main office from client site


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