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Helpful (1)

Good company but could be better

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Sogeti full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

1) At Sogeti, you really own your career and they give you ample opportunities to do so ie Promotion Review Board, After-hours gatherings, Counselor, tools to help get certifications etc etc 2) They offer $10,000 for Tuition Reimbursement per year 3) The HR Personell are very responsive and will hear out any complaints that you might have 4) You gain lots of experience and skills, if you want to build your skills quickly 5) Front Office is very nice and professional 6) I personally felt that if you made good and cogent arguments for a wage increase, they were usually receptive and offered you something 7) They have a very good 401k matching program 8) The Counselor Program is very good and is definitely a bright spot at Sogeti 9) If you hit the bench, they are not quick to fire you (at least in DFW) 10) MSDN Ultimate Subscription

Cons

1) They do a ton of Staff Augmentation work 2) Being placed on an assignment that has nothing to do with your skill set or what you want to do career-wise happens quite a bit and these engagements can be long 3) The company has become extremely corporate and have made several poor decisions, when looked at from the perspective of the consultant 4) For the 401k match, they use to match per paycheck but now you have to wait until December 15 to get your match. So if you leave prior to this date, you don't get a match for that year 5) You use to get Comp Time for any hours worked over 40 in a week. Now, you have to work 47 Weeks (1880 hours) worth of billable hours for Comp Time to accrue and if you dig deeper, this effectively removes Comp Time 6) Recently, they implemented a policy that new hires get laptops with very limited permissions. So if you have to use your laptop at a client, be prepared to be on the phone with help desk, trying to get basic software installed 7) Many of the Account Executives are just salesman and really could care less about you and only care that you are at one of their accounts making money for them. Some can be very unethical as well. 8) If your client is closed and Sogeti is not, you must take PTO. Even if you want to hit the bench, you will not be able too, unless granted special permission 9) If you have a long commute to a client, they only pay .35 cents for mileage, if they cannot bill it to the client 10) Their HR System (Time, Expenses, PTO Monitoring etc etc) is one of the worst systems I have ever encountered. 11) Bonus is heavily tied to sales and your billing rate, which often times, you have no control over 12) You can get stuck doing Staff Aug for years at a client 13) You can have a known track record for upsetting clients and being kicked off engagements but as long as you are visible in the office, you can not only keep your job but get promoted as well, I saw this a few times

Advice to Management

I think the leadership at Sogeti should be more introspective. If there is no self-reflection, they will never understand why so many good people leave after they get vested in their 401k. Be more visible at client sites so you don't have so many consultants going "native". Also, get rid of the staff augmentation mentality and start going for solution based projects, even if it means losing some money in the short run.

Other Employee Reviews for Sogeti

  1. Awful culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sogeti full-time

    Pros

    People work hard here, and are overall quite nice. There are some good offerings in some markets and a great corporate parent company. Decent place for college grads or people early in their career.

    Cons

    There is a "one size fits all" corporate way of doing things for all locations regardless of how different each geography and it's clients are. Sogeti is notoriously cheap, focused solely on margin and bill rate but not the consultant. Management rules with an iron fist and seems to be related to one another (i.e. CEO and COO are brother-in-laws), for a firm of around 2,500 people I find that strange. The culture is outdated and people are generally frustrated.

    Advice to Management

    Fully understanding this is a business and everyone has to make a profit, don't forget about your employees. One week of 'employee appreciation' doesn't cut it. With so much competition for top talent, the days of ruling with an iron fist are over. Adapt to the modern workforce. Be more honest and transparent with your consultants.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Mismanagement of tech talent...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Consultant in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Sogeti full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many of the people are nice...

    Cons

    Tech people never get a bonus. The office is a revolving door... Tech talent is mismanaged and the people who are supposed to be "selling" your skill rarely have any Idea of what those skill are... Everything is a huge secret when it comes to jobs and management. The consultants are often kept in the dark about every decision including in many cases their own placement... I have even heard of consultants going to interviews without even being told the name of the client and having to discover it on the spot when they get there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your tech talent in the loop they are supposed to be your greatest asset.


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