Sogeti Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. Making changes

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good for someone who wants to continue coursework or get another degree ($12,000 tuition reimbursement), good co-workers (when you see them), smart people, locations everywhere, good office staff (recruiter, HR).

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and unclear direction (or how to get there). If unhappy at a client they will listen to you but you will likely be stuck there or forced to resign. At the end of the day the sales people are more concerned with commission. Growth is possible, but mostly in sales. You may also be on a project alone from Sogeti so you lose a sense of identifying with the company. When I joined I thought I'd be working on a team of Sogeti people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through on what you say you're going to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Good Company to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sogeti

    Pros

    A good company to work with. Multiple clients are there.

    Cons

    Luck is a factor to get an appropriate role based on years of experience.

  3. Seems more like a staff augmentation company than real consulting.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

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

    Pros

    Some of the benefits are outstanding such as the 401k match. Healthcare is 'free' but the deductible is 12.5k for family each year. Free cell phone server but you have to buy your own phone.

    Salaries depend on your skill set and how well you negotiate the starting salary. Merit increase are poor at best.

    Cons

    Seems the bonus program is used as a substitute to merit increases. However, the bonus program is structured really for a select few. The rank and file folks - i.e. the consultants who do the work have a hard time getting a bonus. If you are lucky enough to have a good bill rate and spend little if no time on the beach, then you will get a bonus. Both factors though are beyond the control of the consultant which add to the frustration level.

    Consultants are not managed per se by local management. The model is 'you are in charge of your own career' sounds nice but what this really translates into is management is sales oriented not technical.

    Free training is available but the content is dated and hardly relevant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop selling the bonus program as a benefit. It is not. If you want to really retain employees in this very competitive market, then treat the employees better. Pay them, provide real feedback more often than once a year which is typically too late for correction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Reality not what they offered

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant SAP SRM
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant SAP SRM

    I have been working at Sogeti

    Pros

    Benefit package pays premiums; good bonus program; lots of locations to transfer to.
    Very diverse fields of work, primarily contract staff augmentation, much of it for the State of Florida.
    I saw very little effort at personal growth, most efforts was toward increasing bonus amounts via social and charity involvement - little input from actual work effort of accomplishments.

    Cons

    Highly "encouraged" involvement in charitable and social events, aimed at increasing bonus amounts. Margins were slim, resulting in several years with pay increases - not even COL amounts. While the position was represented as relatively short (6 month) contracts - in, do the job, turn over, and leave; in reality one contract lasted over a year and a half.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    More Transparency Needed

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    - The level of expertise of my fellow consultants
    - Opportunity to work on a wide range of technologies in an even wider range of clients
    - Reimbursement for certification tests

    Cons

    - Inadequate transparency with regards to what clients I will be placed at and when.
    - Completely broken bonus system that benefits only Managing Consultants and above.
    - Insufficient salary for what is expected of a entry consultant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delete the bonus system, and increase the base salary of all A level consultants to fair market value using some of the profits you brag about at all the all hands calls.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Experience

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

    I have been working at Sogeti

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Bonus Program, Promotion, Senior Management, Work life

  8. 2 people found this helpful

    manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Sogeti

    Pros

    good health insurance, relaxed environment

    Cons

    Comp off policies and sales focused on short term gain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change comp off policy. the comp off should be paid

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Great team mates & good for technical knowledge

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

    I worked at Sogeti full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    No Travel, work/life balance, MSDN developer license, Self training materials & courses available, Great for Junior consultants just starting out. 401(k) & profit sharing great. Able to self-manage career.

    Cons

    Corporate (CapGemini) changing PTO & bonus policies. Favoritism is a problem; great gig placement is the luck of the draw which can be frustrating. Must self-manage career;

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    The world of consulting...

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

    I have been working at Sogeti

    Pros

    In consulting, you can experience working in various industries....if you are lucky to get assignments.

    Cons

    In consulting, you have to move every 6 - 9 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None really.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 5 people found this helpful

    Knowing the trade-offs at time of hiring it can be a good place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    There is opportunity for career advancement, and opportunity to work with cutting edge technologies. Single biggest advantage is "bench" time of receiving a paycheck between projects.

    Cons

    The paycheck is smaller than other companies to compensate for the cost of bench time. The structure for allocating bonus is completely screwed up. Everyone is unhappy about 2015 pay raise, or lack thereof. Moral is declining rapidly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think strategically, and expect to spend money in a strategic plan, rather than worrying about the short term margin.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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