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, Great people, Great work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at Sapphire Technologies

ProsYou work as part of a team. Its competitive but motivating - well rewarding
Great benefits and perks in working for Sapphire
Socially responsible company

Cons- sometimes there is no work balance (depending on how badly you want the sale)
- sometimes the cash flow is low due to it being a recession

Advice to Senior Management- offer tips and techniques
- our success is your success!
- keep up the recognition / perks - well appreciated!!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It cost me money to work for these jerks

IS Analyst (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

I have been working at Sapphire Technologies

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

ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementIf 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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The first 5 years were great

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at Sapphire Technologies

ProsIf you are new to Recruiting, great place to learn
Not the best place for people with experience - you can get paid much more for the same job somewhere else
The people were good (not so much anymore)

ConsCan't trust anyone, especially management
Very fraternized (if you're "in", you can get away with anything)
Most people are treated unfairly
All they care about are numbers, and then only this month's numbers
Management treats employees like children

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees
Get rid of your current crop of middle management - horrible
Trust your employees, be flexible

No, I would not 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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