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Sapphire Digital Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated May 30, 2019

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Sapphire Digital CEO Heyward Donigan
Heyward Donigan
44 Ratings
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  • "No 401K match, no raises, health insurance coverage is terrible and very expensive(in 7 reviews)

  • "Upper management is clueless, out of touch(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great company, great mission"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Assistant in Bedford, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are what make this company. Sapphire Digital has a very positive culture, and everyone seems to enjoy their work. Salary is decent. Great work-life balance. They get the whole company together once a year in NJ for company updates, team-building and socializing. Gym reimbursement is nice. As a whole, the company cares about their employees and regularly polls them to make sure we're staying engaged. I love...

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    Cons

    Different departments within the company don't always communicate as well as they should.

    Sapphire Digital2019-05-30
  2. "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
  3. 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
  4. "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
  5. Helpful (8)

    "I hope they improve soon..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lyndhurst, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sapphire Digital full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance, flexible hours, free snacks and drinks

    Cons

    No real processes, low morale

    Advice to Management

    Stop pretending to not be aware of the problems going on with senior leadership and do something to fix it!

    Sapphire Digital2017-09-22
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great to their engineers"

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Vitals doesn't micro-manage its engineers, trusts their judgment, gives them a good team setup and light-touch management to produce some really great results. Also, no big egos - everyone works well together. Unlimited vacation, flexible time-off policy, excellent work-life balance.

      Cons

      E-suite people are a bit out of touch with what everyone else is doing/saying/thinking. We only get a "Here's how our company's doing" meeting once every 4 months or so. Also no matching on 401k.

      Advice to Management

      Get us a match on our 401k's already. And let us know what's happening - we shouldn't have to wait till company gossip gets to us to know whether or not we're doing well.

      Sapphire Digital2017-05-30
    • Helpful (7)

      "Company seems lost"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Sapphire Digital

      Pros

      Good work life balance.

      Cons

      Little opportunity for growth

      Sapphire Digital2016-09-02
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      "Enjoy working at Vitals"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Decent amenities/perks - not top of the line but way better than companies I came from. Great work life balance and flexibility which I appreciate as a parent with kids. Energetic CEO who is passionate about our mission. Pretty exciting industry and opportunity to make a difference in healthcare in the U.S.

      Cons

      Hear a lot that sales are "coming soon" but mostly don't. Appears that some people take advantage of the system and there is some favoritism at the senior level. A lot of different locations makes communication challenging and inefficient. Not sure why we need so many offices.

      Advice to Management

      I'm pretty happy with the way things are going and where I'm at. Would be nice to have a 401k match!

      Sapphire Digital2016-05-20
    • Helpful (5)

      "Real potential, but-"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Sapphire Digital

      Pros

      1) Very progressive startup feel with exceptional work-life balance (e.g., flexibility to work remote) and laid back work environment (casual attire and flexible hours). 2) On the bleeding edge of burgeoning business space and fervent about implications therein with cost of healthcare (e.g., create competitive provider market). Compelling to say the least. 3) Extremely high caliber individuals within engineering team...

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      Cons

      1) Lack of cohesion amongst the various office locations. Still very tribal and isolationist in nature. 2) Chaos tends to be more the rule than the exception. Much of the proverbial "who's on first?" syndrome. 3) Politics and siloing of expertise have tended to cause disruption with development and support initiatives. 4) Not exactly a clear path of progression for career growth. That being said, Vitals is still a...

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      Advice to Management

      1) LISTEN to your employees. Harvest ideas and input from these very talented constituents. You'll be surprised how much involvement of this nature yields positive morale. 2) Vitals is not yet a publicly-traded corporation (yet); trying to foster a big corporate culture before the requisite growth will drive out talent and introduce more inefficiency. 3) LISTEN to your customers instead of react to them. Give prospects...

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      Sapphire Digital2016-05-24
    • Helpful (3)

      "A Nice Place to Work"

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

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

      Pros

      Very casual environment and has a good work life balance. Everyone is friendly, not a lot of drama exists as with other companies. I have learned a great deal as an employee. When asked for more challenges they have given them to me. I am always learning. It is a good midsize company to build your resume. Once a month we are informed on how the company is doing which makes me feel apart of a team. Free gym membership...

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      Cons

      Would like to see upper management present in the office more. I think that would be motivational.

      Advice to Management

      It would be beneficial for more internal promotion. It would be nice to see your colleagues move up and the company to acknowledge it. It happens, but not as much as it should.

      Sapphire Digital2016-02-25
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