Publicis Sapient FAQ

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38 English questions out of 38

20 October 2020

What is health insurance like at Publicis Sapient?

Pros

Work/life balance. Unlimited PTO for come employees. Good health insurance, benefits in general.

Cons

Detachment from teams due to remote culture, company size definitely makes you feel like a number, having to apply for positions adds to that - you're an employed contractor applying for positions for your own company. Feels like no one knows anything about you or your skill set.

Advice to Management

Establish a more robust relationship with tech in hopes of getting to know your workforce and giving benefits such as advocacy of career furthermost and growing interests. In some areas, the autonomy is incredibly secluded from any of the organization for tech personnel.

Good health insurance, benefits in general.

20 October 2020

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25 September 2018

Does Publicis Sapient offer unlimited holiday?

Pros

Unlimited vacation, easy going, nice people, flexible to work from home.

Cons

Tech problems all the time. Financial systems are terrible. Bad insurance.

Advice to Management

Invest in a new system.

Unlimited vacation, easy going, nice people, flexible to work from home.

25 September 2018

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30 September 2018

Does Publicis Sapient offer housing assistance?

Pros

This review is tailored to anyone considering the campus program, but perhaps others can gain from it. Learning experience: the work you’re given as a junior associate may not be challenging, but you’ll get to see the ins and outs of projects, and see what makes projects go good/bad and delivered at a loss. First week of training: you’ll meet coworkers from across the country as the first “orientation week” has new hires meet at one office, with travel/food/etc paid for you for this week. You’ll go out to dinner and drinks with them after and have career-long friends. Honestly my favorite week at the company to this day. PTO policies: good luck finding another entry level job that gives you an unlimited PTO policy. Many entry level jobs give you a terrible accrual rate, and that makes you count sick days against those accrued days. There is however, a con to this (see below). Being hourly: as a junior associate you are hourly. If you work over 40 hours, you are compensated accordingly, but don’t expect this to happen frequently. Office environment: varies by office, but there’s things like beer taps and some dog-friendly offices, ping pong/foosball tables, etc. People are generally great too. You’ll get to see people in your discipline at different points in their career, and potentially put yourselves in their place and think if you do/don’t want to be in their position in the future. Soft skills: in addition to being on projects developing whatever skills you got hired for, you’ll also get great practice on your soft skills. This is especially the case at this company because you may be the only one in your office on a particular project while everyone else is hundreds of miles away. Bench: it’s inevitable from time to time, but the nice thing is that there’s no penalty to you for being on the bench (which means idle/not on a project) as there is to salaried employees. That’s because you’re not bonus-eligible at the entry level.

Cons

Compensation: You will probably have a more competitive offer salary-wise. What you were offered by other companies is probably what you’ll get come time for your first promotion (~1.5 years, hopefully). It’s not uncommon for an entry level employee here to be paying over 50% of their take-home pay on housing, with the remainder going to student loans, food and other living expenses, with basically nothing left over to save for emergencies. You’ll hear people tell you in college to allocate your money as 30% housing, 20% savings, and 50% necessities. That just doesn’t happen here. On-boarding: after the first orientation week, varies by office. No uniformity. PTO: let’s be real. You’re an entry level employee, you can’t afford exciting/long vacations. So you may realize that you’d rather the extra salary at this point in your life. Tech policy: you won’t get the best equipment, probably something 3-4 years old with damage. During training, new hires couldn’t keep up with instructions because of slow computers. Even when given newer laptops, you’ll still see new hires bringing in personal ones so they can actually be productive. Longer term employees complain they can’t get new ones unless they genuinely do not power on, being “super slow” doesn’t cut it. Interview day: in the interview process, you’ll have to go to your office of choice for a day of interviews. Travel to that office is NOT REIMBURSED. If you have to fly and stay in a hotel, that’s on you. This policy shuts out candidates who can’t afford the travel. If you’re looking at an office near where you go to school, obviously this won’t be a problem.

Advice to Management

Pay what the market’s paying for new hires. Knowing some of the campuses personally that the program is trying to hire this year, the salary will deter many. Pay for travel to interview days just like competitors such as Deloitte do. Most college students can’t afford hotel and plane tickets unless it’s mommy and daddy paying for it.

You’ll hear people tell you in college to allocate your money as 30% housing, 20% savings, and 50% necessities.

30 September 2018

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6 January 2019

What is the retirement plan like at Publicis Sapient?

Pros

Perks wise, it’s a good company. 100% 401k match. Equal benefits you will find in a Big 4. Good travel allowances.

Cons

Hard to get staffed. I personally cleared a lot of client interviews, yet only a few came through in the form of signed SOWs. I feel that their ground sales team isn’t desperate or creative enough. Feels bad to pass 3-4 rounds of project interviews to hear that there were budget/billing rate related issues.

Advice to Management

You guys can do so much better with the quality of people you have

100% 401k match.

6 January 2019

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1 June 2018

Does Publicis Sapient offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Good career and learning opportunities. Latest technologies to work on. Great office and cafeteria. Employee friendly policies. Easy relocation policies across India.

Cons

Long working hours. No work life balance. Senior Management Bias. No transparency in appraisal process.

Advice to Management

Improve upon the way projects are planned and handled. Usually, the projects are poorly planned and rushed at the end. Ending up as a mediocre quality product.

Easy relocation policies across India.

1 June 2018

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