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Sapphire Technologies Reviews

Updated May 2, 2017
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Sapphire Technologies President Robert M. Dickey
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  1. "It's all about the leader."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sapphire Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Current CEO hired me years ago when he was a branch manager. I stayed for 12 years mostly because him. Great leader, great person, became a great friend.

    Cons

    Staffing is a commodity business. It is extremely hard to differentiate yourself from your competitors.


  2. "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

  3. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Office Manager/Executive Assistant in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Office Manager/Executive Assistant in Vienna, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sapphire Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the people I worked with and the work hard play harder attitude that people had. Definitely a work hard environment but still very fun and employees are given the opportunity to succeed if they so choose.

    Cons

    When I was there the Vienna, Va office had a lot of turn over with management which was difficult... The branch manager when I started was terrible but a new guy transferred from Richmond, and he was great...


  4. "Typical headhunting recruiting company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pays fast until end client pays. No paycheck delays. I had a good experience with theirs hiring managers, professional and helpful.

    Cons

    This is a bear-bone low level company if you're a contracting through them. No benefits, or let me say, you-pay-in-ful-out-of-your-pocket benefits. They dont provide good pay rates either.

    Advice to Management

    If you making a lot on a contractor, please provide at least a decent level of benefits, so people can stick with you.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty typical traditional staffing firm"

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    Former Employee - Business Development in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Business Development in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Was a good first staffing job. The training by the manager was decent. The offices were great. The tech support guy was awesome.

    Cons

    unprofessional branch manager. too concerned with numbers and margins. And she played favorites in the office which caused animosity among employees.

    Advice to Management

    Understand what is going on better in the branches. Don't just be concerned with the numbers.


  6. "Good company to work with"

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    Current Employee - Trainer
    Current Employee - Trainer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Attentive - prompt paying, pleasant staff

    Cons

    No help in securing follow-on work


  7. "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.

  8. 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


  9. "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.


  10. "Not bad for a consulting job. Benefits are marginal."

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Eqquitable salary, but management tends to be secretive.

    Cons

    Sometimes it seems they will hire anybody, so often mentoring is required that can interfere with job responsibilitiues.

    Advice to Management

    Making training and continuing education available would be a big plus.


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