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Updated January 23, 2018
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Sapient President & CEO Alan J. Herrick
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  1. "Great first job"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work environment. Perfect first job. Good core values. Good people and learning.

    Cons

    Not great for people who come with previous work experience from other companies

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sapient is really going to give you a use"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate Technology
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Technology
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People are generally nice. The company seems to know how they want to be organised and they are very ambitious. There is an interesting culture of openness that just reinforces they work more by good intentions than deeds and actions.

    Cons

    They will work you to death, too long hours and very low level of ownership, as people get more overworked the less they are able to help you. Very disorganised internally. Simply grew too fast.

    Jesus, we are sick and tired of getting that talk of getting relisted in the stock market.

    Advice to Management

    I don't know dude, keep it real, you guys have to decide if you are going to hire the best people in the market just to see them to go just after a year or rethink how you are distributing the load.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "How do you say "wisdom" in Hindi? Sapient is now primarily an Indian IT firm."

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate Project Manager in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Project Manager in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Openness. Most employees are very open and friendly, regardless of level in the company.

    Cons

    Very disorganized, poor infrastructure/internal teams. Finance was horrible--we didn't get our W-2s for the preceeding year until the second week of April! Promotions at the Associate/Sr. Associate level are a joke, they are completely unfair and all the associates joke about them, there are no real metrics; management openly says it's not about talent or capabilities, but getting a director to sponsor you, i.e. it's 100% political. Much of the great talent has left, the bar for hiring has lowered significantly to accomodate the "growth."

    Advice to Management

    Stock will never go beyond $10 again. Your P/E is already high. Wake up. Just sell-out already. 2/3s of the company is now in India, and you can probably get a nice premium on the stock price.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Sapient, a fast paced, forward looking company."

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    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are consistently high caliber, positive, and client focused.

    Cons

    Constant growing pains, from entrepreneurial in spirit to a larger consulting firm.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on growing the company, develop the size and shape of client relationships, seize the opportunites created by market shifts, and create internal infrastructure to support a large organization.


  5. "Sapient ist ok!"

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    Current Employee - Leitender Projektmanager in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Current Employee - Leitender Projektmanager in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Internationales Flair und wirklich nette Leute. Man hat die Möglichkeit, an global vertriebenen Projekten mitzuarbeiten.

    Cons

    Man wird von umständlichen Prozessen aufgehalten

    Advice to Management

    Die Geschäftsführung ist meiner Meinung nach in vielen Fällen viel zu leger


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunity growth...will stretch you to new levels everyday"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Extreme upside in growth and opportunity...every new project and role you take on will stretch you to grow.

    Cons

    Campus hiring and start of Sapient career was a bit rocky, uncertain...lack of resources for campus hires

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to continue to foster and mentor fresh campus hires.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Sapient - know what you're getting into first before signing on."

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager Technology in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Technology in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good initial training program. Get to master Agile methodology. Good reputation of company. Good client list, opportunities to work on projects for top companies in the world. Great interactive division.

    Cons

    It's becoming more like a body shop if you don't come into high enough level. Title Does Matter! A very swim or sink attitude toward new hire, not much help in terms of how to get started. People don't seem to be team-oriented. Not competitive against each other, more like folks just tend to get isolated in their own world. Seems to be hard to make friends given the environment/culture, if you're on the consulting side.

    Advice to Management

    Think about which direction the company really wants to go. Pick one, the concentrate on it. Don't be all over the place strategically.

  8. "Nice technology consulting organisation to work. Would like to work again for them if given opportunity."

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate Technology in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Technology in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Consulting firm, Nice experience in Client Facing.

    Cons

    No much transperancy for employees from leadership perspective.

    Advice to Management

    Have more transparency for employees from leadership perspective and giving more and more opportunity to all employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent experience but overly subjective growth opportunities."

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    Former Employee - Associate Project Manager
    Former Employee - Associate Project Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can gain a wealth of valuable experience in a short while. Working on a Sapient project almost ensures that one will learn the RIGHT way to approach and resolve almost any problem.

    Cons

    The performance measurement, feedback, review and growth process is extremely lop-sided and entirely too subjective. Your growth at Sapient is influenced far too much by the "luck of the draw."

    Advice to Management

    Improve your PPG process.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Interesting company, but varied experiences from project to project"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The ability to do alot of different things within a short period of time due to the relatively small size of the company. "Most" middle managers are very competent and overall the colleagues you get to work with are great and easy to get along with. This is important as some projects can become a death march

    Cons

    Inconsistency in all HR processes from different regions. No consistency in promotion criteria from 1 cycle to the next. Company has started taking on the "big company" feel.

    Advice to Management

    The core values need to be real again. Under previous leadership, the presence of this was evident in all communications, but is growing to be more and more just lip service. It used to start from the top down.


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