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Société Générale Interview Questions & Reviews in Paris France

Updated Jan 1, 2014
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Head of Marketing Interview

Anonymous Employee
Paris (France)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Société Générale in February 2013.

Interview Details – Most of the interviews are focused on behavioral questions: list instances when you had to do xyz, or can you list examples that proves your qualification in area xyz. There is virtually no problem solving during the interviewing process

Interview Question – Compared to the consulting type of interviews, there are no difficult questions during the process. Really.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Fairly efficient but it was driven by senior people.

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Structured Product Pricing Interview

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Paris (France)

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Société Générale in September 2011.

Interview Details – Presentation of myself and presentation of the company. I met 5 people. Question about option prince sensitivity, mental calculus, and logical.

Interview Question – Nothing difficult if you know options.   Answer Question

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Vice President Interview

Vice President
Paris (France)

I applied in-person and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Société Générale in April 2009.

Interview Details – transfer from Paris

Interview Question – Are you OK to work during the week-end (for free)   View Answer

Negotiation Details – no possible negotiation. It takes a month or two to get the "package" and its take it or leave it

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Marketing Assistant Interview

Marketing Assistant
Paris (France)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Société Générale in March 2010.

Interview Details – Had an interview with the hiring manager, nothing technical

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Structurer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Paris (France)

I interviewed at Société Générale in March 2013.

Interview Details – Phone interview

Interview Question – Basic "Heard on the street" questions   Answer Question

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Analyst M&A Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Paris (France)

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Société Générale in December 2012.

Interview Details – Apply at school, HR phoned and 2 rounds interviews. one is case study.

Interview Question – Cost of equity, cost of capital.   Answer Question

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General Inspection Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Paris (France)

I applied online and the process took 5 months - interviewed at Société Générale in April 2013.

Interview Details – 1. Online Application
2. Written Examination (About 1700 candidates around the world): logical test for 20 minutes and a writing task for 3 hours, in which we were asked to summarise about 12 different articles on a topic
3. Assessment Centre (About 180 candidates left): verbal test for 40 minutes and a classical HR interview which revolves around motivation, strengths and weaknesses.
4. Grand Oral (About 90 candidates left): we were given 15 minutes to prepare for a topic and then give a presentation to the jury. the jury will ask questions about the presentation and later about your motivation and other random questions.

Interview Question – What do you think of the banking industry in XXX (Country name)?   Answer Question

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Valuation Analyst Interview

Valuation Analyst
Paris (France)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Société Générale in November 2012.

Interview Details – graudate programm in Paris telephone interview

Interview Question – normal questions: Why Societe Generale? Skill, what skills make u outstanding? What skills make you an outstanding candidate for this position? What skills do you have to make you the best candidate?What do you want to gain from our bank? What do you expect to gain from our bank?Your long term career prospect/ long term career goal? What do you see yourself in next five years?   Answer Question

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Intern Interview

Intern
Paris (France)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Société Générale in November 2012.

Interview Details – 2 technical interviews
1 business case about an acquisition
1 numerical test

Interview Question – business case   View Answer

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Intern Interview

Intern
Paris (France)

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Société Générale in July 2010.

Interview Details – The ad for this internship came on the school intranet. After sending my resume at the given email id, I got call from HR next day and scheduled the first interview with HR.

I had to wait for 2 more days after this, and got further interviews scheduled with the associates and VPs from the team (in total 3 interviews).

After these 3 interviews, I waited for 2 more weeks and had 3 more interviews with MDs and team leader. For the final 3 interviews, I was told that they have to decide between 2 candidates. So in total 7 interviews over the span of 1 month and was awarded the offer.

HR asked some basic competency questions. Associates & VPs were checking technical knowledge, mainly focusing on the bond maths. MDs and team head asked fit questions and current affairs.

Interview Question – The interviews took place in summers of 2010 when Greece had already asked for its bail out and the next one could be Spain, Ireland, Italy or Portugal. VP asked me which country do I think will falter next and why?   Answer Question

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