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Updated April 21, 2017
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SapientNitro President & CEO (Sapient) Alan Herrick
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  1. "Solid, large-size agency"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SapientNitro full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Work/Life Balance, Great people

    Cons

    Stale project opportunities, new merger with Razorfish has some growing pains/management shifts


  2. "Senior Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SapientNitro full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    collaborative, open and fast paced work evironment

    Cons

    long hours, weekends, time tracking...


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Really amazing co-workers, company has lost it's direction though"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SapientNitro full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people here have changed my life. So many excellent peers. The people are the main reason most people hang around here

    Cons

    The company has lost it's way since being acquired by Publicis and now merging with Razorfish. There is a sever lack of work in the Boston office and because of this, many of the great people are leaving. The office is much quieter and more empty and the culture has taken a massive hit because of this.

    You'll find yourself sitting on "bench" (you're not staffed to a project) for possibly months at a time and it's easy to fall through the cracks because of it. There are initiatives to keep people engaged when they aren't staffed but it's often busy work.

    There simply isn't work coming into the office and it honestly feels that the company is broken. There is barely any communication about the fact that so many people aren't on projects and there is a constant fake cheerleading attitude within the company to give the impression that things are fine when they simply are not.

    The company seems to have lost it's vision and values.

    Advice to Management

    You need to be transparent about the state of the company. Stop pretending like everything is fine. I'd rather be told that we are having a slow period or that we are having trouble figuring out where work falls in our new structure than to simply wait around hoping things take a turn for the better.

    Stop selling the company to the highest bidder and merging with competition and instead invest in the people you have and the work that you have. You are stretching yourself thin and you're losing great talent because of it.


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  5. "Manager Technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SapientNitro full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A very people centric company.

    Cons

    Working with the offshore teams is tedious at times.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the interviewing process.


  6. "Manager Business Consulting"

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    Current Employee - Manager Business Consulting in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Manager Business Consulting in Boston, MA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture and avenues to learn

    Cons

    Work life balance takes a back seat most of time


  7. "Sr. Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SapientNitro full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    people friendly company,it's great place to work and grow

    Cons

    expectations are very high from management

    Advice to Management

    there is no group manager position, after sr. manager there is only director position


  8. "Really bad for a true techie"

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SapientNitro full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can get paid just by talking rubbish and acting like you work hard in weekends (truth is this depicts non-competence at business hours)

    Cons

    If you really like programming(not just copy paste), then this is NOT a place for you. I have seen "Senior managers" title knowing nothing about technology and talking rubbish..Such environment only helps sycophants and there isn't any respect for a techie at such a place.

    Advice to Management

    Examine leadership in all project in depth and then evaluate a project. Relationship with clients is paramount but that shouldn't promote incompetency.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work, some great folks who have been with company for a while"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Program Management in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Program Management in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SapientNitro full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good folks, culture and core values.
    Some good retail clients and exciting work

    Cons

    Growth after a certain level depends too much on your relationship with management


  10. "Senior Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, good environment, wonderful clients

    Cons

    Not as much development for employees, have to find own path

    Advice to Management

    Truly help people map their path, or else they will leave


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Constant evolution, except where it matters"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting clients, company focus on new technology and innovation. Company change is normal and that allows for new approaches and opportunities to be explored with varying success.

    Cons

    Same kinds of projects over and over. Lots of staff org placement at the client/travel so there is little in office time. They cant keep middle managers for long so there is a heavy reliance on young, inexperienced staff with an uninvolved senior management layer. There are few opportunities for moving into director and up management positions from within the org. A scary lack of women in leadership positions.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify your leadership and your new business strategy.



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