Société Générale Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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Société Générale Chairman and CEO Frédéric Oudéa
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15 Ratings

Pros
  • Good work life balance sometimes (in 75 reviews)

  • friendly and relaxed working environment (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • French top brass do not believe any NON French people (in 12 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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  1. Great Atmosphere

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Société Générale as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team, very welcoming and generous in terms of mentoring

    Cons

    not a lot career opportunities but that's more because of marco factors


  2. Risk

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Woodside, NY
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Woodside, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Société Générale (Less than a year)

    Pros

    environment is very good and work life is balanced

    Cons

    but the salary is just soso


  3. Not Bad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Société Générale full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Reasonable expectations and good quality of life

    Cons

    Some communication issues getting quick decisions made by HQ in Paris


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Technology Support Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - IT Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Intern - IT Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Société Générale as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great Team spirit - Good Work to life balance - Management is always willing to help - Flexible dress code

    Cons

    - Communication gap between US and Paris teams.


  6. Equity Compensation Analyst

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Equity Analyst in Randolph, NJ
    Former Employee - Equity Analyst in Randolph, NJ

    I worked at Société Générale (Less than a year)

    Pros

    First rate investment bank with engaging work environment and work life balance.

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Hire me again


  7. Helpful (1)

    good opportunity

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    work closely with upper management and interesting projects with an opportunity to learn a lot

    Cons

    work can be repetitive at times at the entry level

    Advice to Management

    more collaboration between groups


  8. It's a good experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You can learn a lot from your manager. You may get first-hand experience of the financial product of SG.

    Cons

    Your sit next to your manager and he can see whatever you are doing. It's may cause a little bit depressing.


  9. Great team focused company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Société Générale full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is to work with managers and directors who are committed to helping grow your career.

    Cons

    One of the challenges is that pay increases don't match what you can get on the open market at least not as fast as one would hope.

    Advice to Management

    Some advice to Upper management would be to continue to help make the NY office feel as important as the Paris office.


  10. Good firm

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They have a good culture and diverse group of people

    Cons

    Not one of the bulge brackets


  11. Helpful (2)

    Excellent experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Société Générale full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    many opportunities, training curriculum, people development...

    Cons

    compensation is below market (base and bonus)

    Advice to Management

    improve work/life balance.



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