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Excellent endroit pour travailler et développer ses compétences. Great place where to work and develop one's skill set.

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Former Employee - Coordonnateur de projet in Paris (France)
Former Employee - Coordonnateur de projet in Paris (France)

I worked at Sophis

Recommends
Recommends

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Pros

A toujours un esprit de startup mais avec des clients de taille et des challenges techniques incroyablement variés. Confie rapidement des responsabilités aux employés qui démontrent qu'ils sont dignes de confiance, quelque soit le niveau d'ancienneté offi

Still has a startup-like spirit, yet with huge clients and incredibly varied technical challenges. Quickly leaves responsibilities to employees who demonstrate they're trustworthy, regardless of official seniority.

Cons

Certaines parties du code base sont plutôt anciennes, avec plusieurs branches maintenues en parallèle (ce qui empêche de remanier le vieux code).

Some of the code base is pretty old, with multiple branches being maintained in parallel (which prevents from refactoring old code).

Advice to Management

Cela peut valoir le coup d'essayer de nouvelles approches pour employer des développeurs sénior (Sophis a une longue tradition d'embauche de développeurs juniors qui mettent du temps à se former), peut-être en utilisant de nouveaux canaux d'embauche…

It might be worth trying new approaches to hire senior developers (Sophis has a long tradition of hiring junior developers, who take time to train), maybe using new hiring channels...

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  1. Steep learning curve, old technologies, but good salary & benefits

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

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

    Pros

    For software devs: good introduction to financial services, above-market rate, not a pressured environment (though a different story for QA).

    Cons

    Some truly ancient code being kept on life support; almost impossible to grasp the big picture; you can only focus on a small subset and hope that it is professionally rewarding. Very little in the way of cutting-edge technologies - if you like to get things done fast this is not the place for you. Cliquish management.

    Advice to Management

    High turnover is due to employee realisation that corporate tax is the strongest incentive for the company to remain in Ireland rather than employee investment and retention. As ever, investment in people and better relations between team leads and devs would have led to better outcomes than the current end to the sorry saga.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "non French? don't stand a chance"

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant (Applications Integration Engineer) in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Consultant (Applications Integration Engineer) in London, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Helps strengthen your skills fast.
    fair benefit package. fair salary.

    Cons

    favors, good training and promotions can only be given to French white people.
    long working hours.
    very, very poor management who never face issues.

    Advice to Management

    learn the international way of management.
    bring in more diversity.
    invest in non French because they still human

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