Sapphire Technologies

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Sapphire Technologies Reviews

Updated 24 July, 2014
Updated 24 July, 2014
41 Reviews
2.8
41 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Company, Great people, Great work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Sapphire Technologies

    Pros

    You 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It cost me money to work for these jerks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IS Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - IS Analyst in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Sapphire Technologies

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    The first 5 years were great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Sapphire Technologies

    Pros

    If 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)

    Cons

    Can'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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Smart and on ponit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Quality Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Quality Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA (US)

    I worked at Sapphire Technologies as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Recruiters are smart and pay attention to the client needs. This attention to customer needs allows them to find the best candidate for the need. Good team work!

    Cons

    I didn't any notice any issues with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing!

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    supervisor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sapphire Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Staff was easy to work with

    Cons

    Didn't stand up for their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    aadfd

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Very impressed with attention to employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Columbus Grove, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Columbus Grove, OH (US)

    I have been working at Sapphire Technologies as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good health benefits, keep engagement employees who are on customer sites, on time pay, I think it was weekly!

    Cons

    I was working at a customer's location so the cons were more of the client's than Sapphire. Per the terms of my hire, no pay for time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good benefits

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Manager/Executive Assistant in Vienna, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Office Manager/Executive Assistant in Vienna, VA (US)

    I worked at Sapphire Technologies full-time (more than an 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...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Project management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Project Manager in Miami, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Project Manager in Miami, FL (US)

    I worked at Sapphire Technologies as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not much to say

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Typical headhunting recruiting company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sapphire Technologies

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Pretty typical traditional staffing firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Business Development in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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