Société Générale

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Société Générale Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2014
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2.9 317 reviews

72% Approve of the CEO

Société Générale Chairman and CEO Frédéric Oudéa

Frédéric Oudéa

(82 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance isn't too bad in the right team, making a real push in some areas(in 70 reviews)

  • interesting working environment, global operations(in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • French top brass do not believe any NON French people(in 10 reviews)

  • Career advancement for those who don't come from the Grandes Ecoles / Societe Generale Paris office pipeline can be difficult(in 7 reviews)

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood teams, good experience, learned a lot.

    ConsSeems French is there working language.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great

    Analyst (Former Employee) Jersey City, NJ

    ProsGood company to work for.

    ConsDo no outsource bring jobs back.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the great people and not lay them off.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    SG was great company to work for until economy went down.

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat people - everyone helped each other.

    ConsEarly morning deadlines since HQ is in Paris. Many of the great people were laid off.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good

    Analyst (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Prosnice place to learn, grow

    Consnot a french person, hard to promote

    Advice to Senior Managementmore be more systematic and stramlined

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great

    IT Project Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsSociete Generale offers a great perspective in terms of careers mixing the culture of Europe and the US

    ConsSometimes the mix of all the cultures can be hard and the financial world can be a little bit too fast.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a great experiences, Soc Gen offers many internships to fresh grads!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsLearned a lot from my manager as well as my colleague

    ConsLong working hours for certain positions, but it was well compensated.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Grateful for the chance of having worked here

    Intern (Current Employee) São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    ProsGreat environment, great colleagues, great work life balance,great management .Another point is that since it's a small bank (at least when it comes to my country) you get the chance to see the whole picture of what an Investment Bank looks like.

    ConsOnly compliments to make. I didn't really experience any negative sides from this company. My review remains with only positive outcomes for this company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

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

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    International exposure

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI liked the sense of belonging to a large, well-tuned organisation. Colleagues were high-caliber professionals

    ConsSize means bureaucracy... Nothing dramatic but still

    Advice to Senior ManagementPerhaps too many layers of management

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

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    Great place to work

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsIts a great place to work for. Good job security, and even Job satisfaction if you can seize the opportunity.

    ConsPolitics. Of course, its a french company. They would want to call the shots, tell you that you know nothing. If you are good at what you do, you can remind them very nicely that Indians are already capable of exploring Mars. (You won't have to spoon-feed. They know Europe can't do it yet ;-)

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement can consider going the extra distance to recognize top talent from the better universities, instead of putting all colleges at the same level.

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    Work as a fulltime intern in trade finance department

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Beijing, Beijing (China)

    Prosprudent transaction
    professional business skills
    strong teamwork
    flexible culture

    Consnot hire a great number of employees

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

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