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Sapphire Technologies Reviews

Updated May 2, 2017
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  1. "Shameful Sapphire management in Woburn, MA continually lied and went against their own contract agreement"

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    Former Employee - Software Integration Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Integration Engineer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Automatic pay arrived on time.

    Cons

    Management was indifferent and repeatedly lied about pay rate. Sapphire agent lied about the pay rate at the time they were recruitment. After I began working for them under contract, they cut my pay rate by 10%, twice and refused their own contract agreement.

    Advice to Management

    Sapphire broke all reasonable labor practices; I intend to hold Sapphire Technologies a Randstad company accountable. I hope others will come forward to help stop these recruiting companies from abusing contract pay for Professional staff.


  2. "contract employees need info for growth opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay was good and on time.

    Cons

    No information, absolutely none. Treated as 2nd class and totally knew it.

    Advice to Management

    train the sub managers of each project to work with the people they hire as valued members NOT mushrooms.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Only care about billable hours"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    very automated pay system. Pay is like clock work. Pay hits your account within 2 days of your timesheet submission.

    Cons

    I only hear from them once every three months to see how it is going. I have had several promises of "let us take you to lunch. etc....without follow through. The only thing they care about is whether you are billing or not.

    Advice to Management

    Review contractor turnover


  4. "Worse Placement Company I've ever dealt with"

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    Former Employee - Contrator in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Contrator in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They pay in US dollars, they found work somewhat in my skill set and that I was capable of doing.

    Cons

    Hired me and left me. Nobody was there when I started; three hours of sitting in a lobby. Once I was showed to a desk neither the person who showed or Sapphire every came by to see it. I was in the middle of production support. The recruiter who got me never came by once despite promises other wise, and in fact would come on site and not see how a new person was doing. When this lack of communication and bad work environment lead me to leave, I was threatened being told I would never get a job in Denver CO again. To this day they obstruct new jobs opportunities. I would never recommend this place. It's the worse working experience I've ever had.

    Advice to Management

    You need to train you recruiters. It was quite clear I was just dollar signs to the one that worked me with. No even fake care about me as person was every given.


  5. "supervisor"

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

    I have been working at Sapphire Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Staff was easy to work with

    Cons

    Didn't stand up for their employees

    Advice to Management

    aadfd


  6. "This is a sweat shop with no corporate strategy on how to capture more marketshare."

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits
    They pay on time
    They will hire just about anyone

    Cons

    Executive leadership is overmatched
    Constantly changing directions
    1x4, Year of Execution are a joke
    No core-ideology
    There is no differenciator

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what makes us "better" and stick with it
    Stop the gimmick-laden slogans - "Year of execution" - Really?


  7. "It cost me money to work for these jerks"

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    Current Employee - IS Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - IS Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Their recruiters are very Friendly
    They are ready to promise the world
    They can get you contracts
    Their offices are very nice inside

    Cons

    The friendliness ends when you ask why you haven't been paid two pay periods in a row.
    They are completely disorganised, be prepared to receive numerous calls of "Oh, i forgot when i called 5 minutes ago, we need..." and then be prepared for them to lose, misfile, delay submitting, etc whatever you are asked to provide.
    They Collect enough information from you to get a passport and mortgage in your name but it still is not enough to process your pay..
    What other employer asks for a previous t4??????

    Advice to Management

    If you pay people the wages set out in the contracts they sign at the times in those contracts, they won' involve the labour board, the salaries you pay are much cheaper than the fines, save yourselves a buck or two.

  8. "There are many better staffing companies out there."

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Big Company. Stable. Young company to work for.

    Cons

    Salary and commission is very poor compared to competitors.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more incentives to make people work hard. No acknowledgement.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Sapphire: Another beltway bandit"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It was a job. I had very little interaction with the management. They are really just a body-shop for filling government contracts.

    Cons

    They are really just a body-shop for filling government contracts.

    Advice to Management

    I'm sure they have no need of my input. They weren't at all interested in it when I worked there.


  10. "Cheaters!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Sapphire Technologies Irvine pays on time.

    Cons

    Don't be surprised if they offer you "teaser rate" just to lower it after a few months. They always call from blocked numbers, always have their voicemail full (no way to leave a message), most of the time ignore you. At times can be rude. And Sapphire Technologies representatives from Irvine, CA won't have the slightest problem with signing a contract with a very good rate, just to lower it after a few months because of "bad economy" or "client lowering rate for us too". And I mean 30% + cut. I know they do it on a regular basis, so at least I'm not special case. They just do it - that's their way of conducting business... Worst consulting experience EVER! Stay away from them!

    Advice to Management

    Answer calls!


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