Sogeti Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
389 Reviews
3.0
389 Reviews
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Sogeti Chairman & CEO Luc-François Salvador
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Pros
  • Decent benefits (150% 401k match, 12k Tuition Reimbursment, Training Opportunites) (in 28 reviews)

  • Great 401(k), Good Benefits-no premiums on med/dental co (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • Bonus program seems to have taken the place of raises (in 18 reviews)

  • Work life balance is what they promote but in reality, it does not happen (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    despite the propaganda, just another margin-focused outsourcer

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

    I worked at Sogeti full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best reason is the 401k. Health benefits are great if you're single and healthy. Get a good project and it's okay as long as you stay away from the back office politics.

    Cons

    Very few quality people in management. CEO is a joke. Stay away from the sales cycle. Just another volume outsourcer that claims expertise (that's really just the guy who came to the sales call) and then asks the client to pay for the developer tools.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Own up to your identity-- you're a low-cost outsourcer stuck in the gap between the real volume players and the niche rock stars. You can't be high value and low cost and still squeeze your people for 35% margin.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Staff Augmentation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Sogeti full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of your working will be independent with the client, so you have control over your day. Get experience at different companies, while maintaining the same job.

    Cons

    Sogeti is not a true consulting company there are few to no projects, and all of the work is staff augmentation. As a consultant you will not get the experience and methodologies present at other consulting companies. Sogeti is a staff augmentation or resource company.

    The structure of the company is based on selling resources (staff augmentation), the bonus structure and advancement is based on this. A technical resource will not have opportunities to advance, get training, and get the high bonuses at Sogeti. The only people who have been at Sogeti long term are the sales people who did not come up the consulting track, HR reps who have no technical or consulting background, the back office workers who came in as front desk secretaries, and senior managers who are selling resources. Technical people, project managers, and business analysts leave in 3 years after they are vested in the 401k plan and get very poor raises during those years, once you get to know people there it is well known that raises are not given out.

    The projects you will work on are rarely cutting edge or large enterprise project, much of the work is maintenance and support. Clients are generally not impressed with Sogeti and are vocal about it. As a consultant you will not grow within Sogeti, or within the client, your growth will be limited to what you do outside of Sogeti.

    Most of the non-consultants: low level HR reps, back office workers, and sales people have offices with window views and are vastly under qualified for their job. No one outside of billing consultants have consulting experience, which creates a difficult environment for conversations regarding clients and projects. The non-consultants are treated like gold, while the consultants are treated like a depreciating product. Also if you are a consultant and your client has a day off, you have to use PTO, unfortunately clients have significantly more days off than Sogeti does so go ahead and knock several days off your PTO as you will be forced to use them.

    If you read the other favorable reviews they are written as though it is an advertisement and I believe they are fake as I just learned Sogeti monitors the reviews here. Be wary of those reviews as I have not met another person at Sogeti who is actually happy with their work or opportunities that is on the consulting side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a track for advancement for technical people, project managers, and business analysts. Change the bonus structure to incorporate non-sales work. Remove the low level HR reps and back offices from the window offices and create more meeting rooms for consultants. Create training programs from outside companies for consultants. Give out raises based on performance at the client site as they are the customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's okay, but not the best.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Fellow consultants are very knowledgeable and willing to help with anything. There are many online materials to help you learn new things, and you are able to get a myriad of experience rather quickly.

    Cons

    They only go after clients that meet certain criteria. This is really hurting them in some markets as other consulting firms are simply getting the business. There isn't a lot of work for people in the Agile space (scrum masters, coaches, etc), so don't' bother signing up if you are interested in growing your agile career. The bonus plan is a crock. The only way to actually get a bonus is to work your butt off. This bonus plan seems to change every year, too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open the doors to a more vast array of clients so more work is coming in for the consultants. Get rid of the bonus plan and give meaty raises. You'll keep your people. Also, stop driving the good people out with command and control tactics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    So-So

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sogeti

    Pros

    Dallas office had personable consultants

    Cons

    Management is not at client sites and therefore promotions are given based off office politics rather than performance. Very bottom line company, they want you out and billable and don't care if your happy in that role. Very smooth talkers and will say they will try to get you moved to a different project but often times that doesn't happen and they simply tell you they are "aggressively" working on it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promotions should be based of performance not brown nosing.

  6.  

    Good people, mediocre leadership team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Sogeti full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They seem to pay ok relative to peers, profit levels support at market pay

    Cons

    Leadership is simply abysmal. We want to be Deloitte or IBM or Accenture is not a business strategy. This is your atypical IT company filled with smart engineers that understand computer code and cyberspace - and have no idea about human beings and behavior. Which is what makes Sogeti mediocre and an also-ran as a competitor in their space. They simply believe that money is the #1 an only factor that motivates people to do their jobs and fear of another guy getting more drives you to do it better. This is really what they believe

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Would serve no purpose

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Big Promises Small Results

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Sogeti as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a good foot in the door / developmental career stop. For those that are needing to build your resume and get some good experience then this is a decent starting point.

    Cons

    No real upward mobility. You can get promoted but rarely see anything reflected in your pay for the work you do. They only care about the bottom dollar and not the people that make up the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to respect the people that work for you in the same way that you demand their respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Make tough decisions

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

    I worked at Sogeti

    Pros

    Good benefits, good place to learn about consultancy and testing, innovation, full of people who are passionate about testing

    Cons

    Too many people in senior positions with egos who only care about their part of the business looking good/doing well as opposed to working together towards a bigger goal, flexible working does just not exist, no diversity in the leadership team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dear CEO: Make tough decisions, stick with them and fully implement them, even if it means being unpopular or risking senior people leaving - doing this will not only save your Company but also earn you the respect of your employees, who are your greatest asset. Business is business and you can't please everyone, nor change your mind because someone runs to you dissatisfied about something. Look beyond the next profit figures at the bigger picture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Staffing company with no vision

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

    I worked at Sogeti full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits - 401K
    Local Management was great but had their hands tied by HQ with over the top policies.

    Cons

    There are so many.
    Policies are restrictive, they do not provide you the tools to do your job (phone, useful computer).
    Executive Management is out of touch with what it takes to build a great organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to be a Consulting Company stop acting like a staffing company! Invest real $$ into your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    Ethics

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

    I worked at Sogeti full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits and if you land the right project you will be happy until you land on the bench.

    Cons

    Environment is fear driven and motivation is lacking. Not a place to inspire anyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could be such a great company if they just thought about decisions instead of reacting on what makes todays dollar. You miss the big picture of success when such short focus is used.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Worked as college hire for one year.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Sogeti full-time

    Pros

    Frequently new projects; may switch practices once a year; potential for growth.

    Cons

    If you decided to specialize in a certain area of IT consulting and there are no projects on the pipeline in that area you will be let go. Must hound account reps for job placements. Insurance benefits are minimal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that every entry level consultant has a competent advisor.
    Don't allow practice leads to tell consultants guarantees when this may not be true. This gives a false sense of security when one could be looking for another job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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