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Good company for someone really wants a life/work balance. Not for ambitious and entrepreneur

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I have been working at Société Générale

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Generally good working environment as most employees are friendly. Good company benefits including defined benefit pension (though very low), good vacation time, work/life balance.

Cons

It really depends on what your job function is and which team you are in. Middle and back offices normally have good hours though relatively low pay. Front office has relatively less stress compared to top tier american investment bankers but it also shows in the pay check + bonuses. Huge turnover rates as it has hard time to retain the best performers.

Advice to Management

If your strategy is to expand in the US, you have to be ready to pay the $$$ to attact talents.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Good place to work- if you are French

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Société Générale

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility and independence given to employees (mostly due to the managers being totally hands off ...see Cons). Talented Analysts and Developers (lots of smart employees at that level)

    Cons

    It is not unusual for management positions to be given to persons who have no real experience or banking knowledge...solely on the basis of their being French. You wind up with the analysts doing all of the work, managers getting the credit for doing nothing except gathering status. Maybe. Employees given lip service about professional development. Performance reviews more for paperwork than actual study.

    Advice to Management

    Try to foster an environment where all employees feel as if they are part of the team- even if they are not French.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great place for job stability

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

    I have been working at Société Générale

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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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