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Good worklife but no growth

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Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst  in  Jersey City, NJ
Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

I have been working at Société Générale

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

Other Reviews for Société Générale

  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

    I have been working at Société Générale

    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. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

    I have been working at Société Générale

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    No opinion of CEO
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