Société Générale

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Good worklife but no growth

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst  in  Jersey City, NJ
Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

Pros

Good worklife balance.
All technologies exist in different groups.
Hopefully they will realise that they need to starting recognising talent even if they are not french and promote them.

Cons

Technology wise best practices not followed.
Talent unrecognised hence not retained.
Good Work not appreciated.
Just come and do stuff thats asked

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Recognise smart people within the firm even if they are not french. They can help the Bank grow. Retain smart people.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable with no mobility

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance with reasonable hours.
    Good benefits
    Vacation policy (five weeks after five years of service)
    Work environment and Coworkers are usually friendly

    Cons

    Two tier system - promotions and management spots are given first to expatriates, regardless of experience and skills.
    The Paris bureaucracy spews a steady stream of forms, status reports, processes, and KPIs. Powerpoint skills are highly valued.
    Lip service given to career development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are mixed messages on the future of the NY branch. Be clear and honest on its direction. The new management team talks about being global. The management org chart continues to be less global.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work- if you are French

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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