Sogeti
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Sogeti Reviews

Updated Apr 4, 2014
Sogeti – Chicago – “office lobby”

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59% Approve of the CEO

Sogeti Chairman & CEO Luc-François Salvador

Luc-François Salvador

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54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Formerly very talented employee friendly company approaching a low point

Manager Consultant (Former Employee)

I worked at Sogeti full-time for more than 3 years

ProsWork life balance
Self-driven career growth
No travel required, yet still consult and gain experience at big clients*
6% 401k match...1.5 to 1 so it's really 9%**
Long history with some loyal, talented vets
Things will eventually turn around for them if they fix their problems starting with change at the top
Good place for early career growth or for those looking not to travel assuming you are flexible about the work you do. Opens many doors to other companies.

ConsUS C level and corporate management is cutting costs to boost profits presumably to make up for overseas losses and is strangling growth
Corporate's general lack of investment in their IT infrastructure hinders consultant productivity
Benefits are slowly being cut
Salaries are stagnant and they do not grow
Morale is low as sales are down and turnover is increasing
Bonus system is convoluted and can be frustrating
The yearly review, promotion, and wage adjustment process is highly impersonal and not transparent at all
*You might have to travel to stay billable depending on your salary level
**401k isn't matched until Dec 21 and requires 3 years to be vested

Advice to Senior ManagementStop changing practices and unit structures every year. It generally upsets more people than it pleases and you don't give it enough time to see if these changes really work.
Make the process for pay and promotions more transparent where at least there's some explanation to the results.
Invest in your business, your people, and your infrastructure and be patient.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Sogeti

ProsHigh right out of college pay

ConsGet lost in the company by always being on client sites

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Solid team of people

Consultant (Former Employee)
Tampa, FL

I worked at Sogeti full-time for more than a year

ProsExposure to different client and technologies. Company internal web-based training programs enables you to be more marketable. Benefits package is pretty decent and they do offer a bonus program. I felt I was working with some of the best technical people in the business.

ConsSogeti is a 24/7 operation and usually doesn't offer a professional and personal life balance. You will be required to be at a client site then also build partnerships outside the billable time. This coupled with required skill training makes it difficult to maintain a balanced life.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Manager (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

I have been working at Sogeti full-time for more than 5 years

ProsNice benefits
Full pay on bench
People are nice

ConsSales very weak
Not aggressive in finding new clients

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to have long term vision & hire right candidates.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A nice place to visit but I couldn't stay.

Senior Manager (Former Employee)
Cincinnati, OH

I worked at Sogeti full-time for more than a year

ProsGood salary
Training opportunities (even while billing)
Big company means plenty of room for a rear growth if you're entrepreneurial
Local model (little if any travel)

ConsPerhaps too big. (You feel like a cog in a wheel)
Emphasis on revenue over ethics
Reactive leadership

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate proactively. It's easier to keep an employee happy than it is to try and fix things after the fact.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Overall, and good experience with Sogeti

Consultant (Former Employee)
Dayton, OH

I worked at Sogeti full-time for less than a year

ProsYou can get a variety of experience working on different projects for different clients. This includes the size of the team, from just 1 or 2 people to 20 people.

ConsCan feel lost and confused in the system. I was never sure what I was doing, or what I would be doing next. As long as your billing that's what matters.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Sogeti is very sink or swim.

IT Consultant (Current Employee)
Raritan, NJ

I have been working at Sogeti full-time for more than a year

ProsYoung consultants can quickly get a wide range of experience by working on a handful of different projects in a short period of time. Getting pushed into projects out of your depth can pay off if you end up doing well.

ConsThere's very little direction, especially for younger/newer employees. Management can be hard to get in touch with, and there are times that I at least felt kind of forgotten about. Younger employees are often pushed onto projects with little guidance for what they're expected to do, which is stressful.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry not to throw so many inexperienced resources at a project. It's stressful for the consultants and it makes the company look disorganized to the business, which I don't think reflects all that well on Sogeti.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Mediocre

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
Cincinnati, OH

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

ProsDecent benefits (150% 401k match, 12k Tuition Reimbursment, Training Opportunites)

ConsLower Salary compared to market rates, limited growth potential

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate Bill Rates to consultants

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Franklin Lakes, NJ

I have been working at Sogeti as a contractor for more than a year

ProsFair Payrate, the hiring process was easy avoiding the lengthy and tedious background check process. Capgemini's subsidiary hence can be considered.

ConsField people Not trustworthy, do not keep their promises. I was told that I will be converted to full time within three months of joining, but it has been a year now and the recruiter won't acknowledge emails at all. Plus the people onsite are more keen on selling to client and have no respect for the consultants interests

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company that could be great

Consultant (Current Employee)

I have been working at Sogeti full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat 401(k), Good Benefits-no premiums on med/dental co.paid ins: life, short/long term disability, start with 15 days vacation and increases to 20 days after 3 yrs, co. believes in training/learning, employees are passionate about services/technologies, co. offers self promotion ops and able to move up quickly, Entrepreneurial feeling in local office.

ConsVery inconsistent communication from corporate, can be difficult to reach bonus as a consultant, not impressed with c-suite/upper level - random decisions, poor presentation skills (CEO embarrassingly so), random policies changes and implementation without consideration for established policies.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your staff at the local level, re-look at upper level-are they "yes men" or really doing what is best for the co? Be consistent. Hire a communication specialist and get polished!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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