Société Générale

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when I join in 2003 it was much better, situation is getting worse year after year

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Current Employee - Vice President
Current Employee - Vice President

I have been working at Société Générale

Pros

good support teams - clear separation between the different entities

Cons

no career evolution except if you masterize power point - mexican army of managers

Advice to ManagementAdvice

"fighting back" is a bunch of password policies and lead to a general suspicion of every employee, it is a disaster for team spirit and atmosphere and causes a lot of frustration

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Understand what you are getting into...definitely kick the tires!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Société Générale

    Pros

    Good benefits. In general, people are nice and many have been there for a long time. . Very multicultural work force. Location in NY is very convenient. Smaller bank in US which allows employees to be bigger fish in a small pond.

    Cons

    It is a 2 tiered bank- the french employees are treated differently than the rest and cannot be fired, which is not very good for morale. Although the workforce is diverse, the upper levels of the company are full of white French males who all happened to go to the same schools. Hard work is not recognized and the amount of red tape is unreal. Pay is far below that of other banks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize the talent pools in local markets instead of importing managers from overseas. It would be cheaper than moving someone's entire family over and setting them up in NYC and a local person is more likely to actually understand the market and have contacts. There are many talented people based in NYC, many of whom are out of work, and you should be taking advantage of that.

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

    Do not recommend.

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Société Générale

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn is still there - if you have time.

    Cons

    Middle Management lacking in professionalism and competence. Sometimes severely. Ridiculous share of decisions are made on purely political basis. That against the background of complete lack of focus or planning at these middle layers. Clear preference for quick and dirty solutions to meet arbitrary deadlines and "manage up" as opposed to professional ways of doing things. Employee morale is not anywhere near the top of the priority list. Not sure if it is on the list at all. Clear division between French and Non-French employees is not helping either - "French Connection" actually does have special meaning. Even if you admire and respect French culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase Infrastructure spending - consider that as Investment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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