Sapphire Technologies
2.8 of 5 38 reviews
www.sapphire.com Woburn, MA 150 to 499 Employees

Sapphire Technologies Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014

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53% Approve of the CEO

Sapphire Technologies President Robert M. Dickey

Robert M. Dickey

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34% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great Company

Office Manager/Executive Assistant (Former Employee)
Vienna, VA (US)

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

ProsI 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.

ConsWhen 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...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Associate Project Manager (Former Employee)
Miami, FL (US)

I worked at Sapphire Technologies as a contractor for less than a year

ProsProjects are very interesting and environment is very friendly. Central location and customer service is excellent - Great snacks

ConsSalaries aren't great. Not much to say here I really enjoyed my time at the company

Advice to Senior Managementnot much to say

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Typical headhunting recruiting company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Sapphire Technologies

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Pretty typical traditional staffing firm

Business Development (Former Employee)
Minneapolis, MN (US)

I worked at Sapphire Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand what is going on better in the branches. Don't just be concerned with the numbers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Wonderful place to work

National Accounts Recruiter (Former Employee)
Woburn, MA (US)

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

ProsSapphire invests in their employees with training, rewards etc.

ConsI left because I personally did not like recruiting and found it was not a job for me, but I loved my time at Sapphire. Loved the company the people and the culture just wish I could have had a different day to day job within the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fooled into promise of Full Time Employment

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Sapphire Technologies as a contractor for less than a year

ProsWages were on par with other contract companies.
Managers never communicated or discussed how you were doing aas long as you showed up or work and put in your card for the week.

ConsInsurance is horrible - You pay out the nose.
Contract to Full Time never materialized.
Relocation expenses - Sapphire never repaid expenses
If you have problems with the Company - they with the company.
They force you to provide password information or your check is garnished.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company to work with

Trainer (Current Employee)

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

ProsAttentive - prompt paying, pleasant staff

ConsNo help in securing follow-on work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Only care about billable hours

Senior Project Manager (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

I have been working at Sapphire Technologies

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

ConsI 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 Senior ManagementReview contractor turnover

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Worse Placement Company I've ever dealt with

Contrator (Former Employee)
Denver, CO (US)

I worked at Sapphire Technologies

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

ConsHired 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 Senior ManagementYou 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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contract employees need info for growth opportunities

Business Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
Washington, DC (US)

I worked at Sapphire Technologies

ProsPay was good and on time.

ConsNo information, absolutely none. Treated as 2nd class and totally knew it.

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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