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Sapphire Digital Reviews

Updated May 30, 2019

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Sapphire Digital CEO Heyward Donigan
Heyward Donigan
44 Ratings
  1. "Vitals"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Lyndhurst, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sapphire Digital full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work/life balance, nice office

    Cons

    Changing company from media to SaaS, different leadership, poor communication

    Sapphire Digital2019-01-28
  2. Helpful (6)

    "Middle mismanagement."

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    Former Employee - NONE in Lyndhurst, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sapphire Digital full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company's senior leadership and HR genuinely try to make the people doing the work everyday happy and respond to feedback when it is unhindered. There is a genuine attempt to be lively and have a startup culture. The people are very friendly. Teams have full freedom to self govern.

    Cons

    Teams have full freedom to self govern. The disconnect mentioned in other reviews is because since your relationship with your team is everything, the manager of your team has full authority over your satisfaction here, regardless of the direction of the company. If your manager isn't fond of you, good luck; if your manager is sexist, good luck; if your manager doesn't feel like you need the unlimited paid time off, flexible...

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    Advice to Management

    Honesty and transparency of management needs addressing. Information Doesn't leave the teams. Middle management is the issue at this company, 100%, when it has the freedom and empowerment from senior leadership to be it's strength. Facilitate better communication between the top and the bottom, the surveys are coached; People's team needs to be the channel. There are people who work from the office four days a week, three,...

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    Sapphire Digital2018-11-08
  3. "Law Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lyndhurst, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sapphire Digital part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great environment. Very Collaborative.

    Cons

    Pay was a little low, but I was just an intern.

    Sapphire Digital2018-07-17
  4. Helpful (17)

    "Bureaucratic startup"

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

    I have been working at Sapphire Digital full-time

    Pros

    So many reviews praise the snacks, work / life balance and unlimited vacation policy. That's really a "pro" at a start up? What about pride in the product / service?

    Cons

    Run like a large company, but repeatedly misses it's financial projections. CEO is pandering, disingenuous and inconsistent. Senior managers are usually not in the office and if they are, their doors are closed. Rewards "yes men" who don't rock the boat. Feels like an antiquated 1950's company with all sorts of soft incentives that miss the mark. Culture is weak. The proof is in the results.

    Sapphire Digital2018-01-17
  5. Helpful (13)

    "Glad I Left"

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

    I worked at Sapphire Digital

    Pros

    There werent many at all. Snacks (and not healthy ones) Time off. Most people nice in my location, not NY, or NJ.

    Cons

    No 401k match, health benefits high, coverage bad. Management top heavy, HR and CEO disconnected. No trust. Turned into political Game of Thrones.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on the producers mid and low level. They are the ones in the trenches getting it done. Let HR, CFO, CEO know that no one cares about snacks, and chair massages, cakes to celebrate and balloons. Waste of $. Bonuses and raises, along with the co. making money is what makes employees happy. And everyone should get stock.

    Sapphire Digital2017-12-31
  6. "Loving my time at Vitals."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sapphire Digital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Laid back, helpful, friendly, work at home opportunities, learning opportunities. Great work life balances. Usually okay deadlines to meet.

    Cons

    Maybe not a con, but embracing new technologies and dropping technologies just as fast. Be ready for a learning curve.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back cheaper insurance premiums.

    Sapphire Digital2017-11-17
  7. "A great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sapphire Digital full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Employee-centric company. Flexible hours. Comfortable work environment. Excellent work-life balance. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    Sapphire Digital2017-11-17
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent culture"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lyndhurst, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sapphire Digital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Vitals is committed to their employees. The engineers are well respected by the executive team. Teams are distributed and effective--wide array of languages and tooling. Engineers can look forward to an extremely generous PTO policy. Nobody is micromanaging you at Vitals. There is freedom to explore new technology while expecting to uphold best practices during development. The executive team is composed of veterans...

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    Cons

    Complex codebase can make onboarding challenging for new engineers as well as difficult to untangle and improve.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

    Sapphire Digital2017-11-14
  9. "Good Company"

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      Current Employee - Sales in Lyndhurst, NJ
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Sapphire Digital full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Flexible hours and nice environment to work

      Cons

      No 401k match and not much in terms of benefits

      Sapphire Digital2017-11-06
    • "A good group"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Sapphire Digital full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      growing business, good team, great benefits, various locations

      Cons

      The various locations made collaboration harder at times, though they have travel between locations, company events, etc to try to make up for it.

      Sapphire Digital2017-11-03
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