Société Générale

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Great place for job stability

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Vice President  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

I have been working at Société Générale

Pros

At times of recession, as we just had, SG did not lay off nearly as many people as other financial institutions. As such, it's a great place for a stable income and job security

Cons

The price you pay for job stability is reflected in your paycheck. Also job stability implies that people should be let go are not, adding to you having to pull "deadweight". Couple that with a huge bureaucracy and you have one hard place to work

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Respect talent. Pay your performers. Cut the deadest of the deadweight. Don't assume a French person can do the job better just because he/she is French

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Perfect place to work for if you are not looking to build a career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Senior Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT Senior Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Société Générale

    Pros

    Good life / work balance.
    Good place to learn and open to employees to do a lot of trainings.
    Good vacation and sick days policy

    Cons

    Salary is fair but little bit lower than the market
    Bonuses are really smalls
    Promotions looks "stochastics"
    Few opportunities for career advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The career opportunities and promotions does not looks fair done within SG. And bonuses are really small compared to the market

    No opinion of CEO
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    Back-Office Securities Fixed Income

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst - Operations  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst - Operations in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Société Générale

    Pros

    Manager nice, and people are great. Everyone gets along. Benefits are good, not the worst hour, get out around 5:30 or 6, depending on the day.

    Cons

    Absolutely no career path. Higher Management blocks you if you want to move internally or develop your career. Only way to advance is to leave the company and come back in a higher position. They have just capped the salary threshold, which is bad news, because they do not judge on quality of work, but on politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees more. Do more cross training. Communicate changes. Promote within and judge on quality of work, not face time. Stop the politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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