Société Générale

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Société Générale Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 317 reviews

72% Approve of the CEO

Société Générale Chairman and CEO Frédéric Oudéa

Frédéric Oudéa

(82 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance isn't too bad in the right team, making a real push in some areas(in 70 reviews)

  • interesting working environment, global operations(in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • French top brass do not believe any NON French people(in 10 reviews)

  • Career advancement for those who don't come from the Grandes Ecoles / Societe Generale Paris office pipeline can be difficult(in 7 reviews)

317 Employee Reviews
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    Solution Dept. Intern

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood teams, good experience, learned a lot.

    ConsSeems French is there working language.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pay Rate Could be improved

    Associate (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood benefits but salary could be better. Excellent training offerings. Most managerial staff seems pleasant and easily approachable. Office space is nice too.

    ConsLittle management recognition. Limited opportunity for growth. No company cafeteria or pantry. Bonus pool could be better. Otherwise a nice place to work.

    Advice to Senior Managementbetter bonus rewards

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good job content and opportunities, decent work life balance

    Director (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Prosopportunities often pop-up due to the size of the company, it's still growing. management gives responsibilities if to performers.

    Conslack of culture in the US and complex organization.

    Advice to Senior Managementshould promote diversity and mix international culture with the french management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good work/life balance - long term career opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery deep financial expertise of SocGen employees
    Lot to learn because of their presence in multiple business lines
    Many career opportunities if you stick with them

    ConsComplex organization, multiple departments within each division of the group.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good experience as a contract professional

    Human Resources Project Manager (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsOpen access to other HR professionals, good collaboration, opportunity to grow and expand your responsibilities.

    ConsL&D is not fully respected by other parts of the organization, seen more as a support function. Working in the NYC office is sometimes like being a "second class citizen" to Paris HQ, but this is not unusual for a U.S. office of a foreign entity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen more, you have a lot of really smart people working there.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great

    Analyst (Former Employee) Jersey City, NJ

    ProsGood company to work for.

    ConsDo no outsource bring jobs back.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the great people and not lay them off.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    SG was great company to work for until economy went down.

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat people - everyone helped each other.

    ConsEarly morning deadlines since HQ is in Paris. Many of the great people were laid off.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTreated fairly with respect and able to have good work life balance. Mobility is not considered a negative by management.

    ConsThere are times when you can be overlooked because your are not French. Sometimes there are two sets of rules. The french rules and rules for everyone else.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Equity trading

    Trading (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prosgood reputation on some niche business . easy location. and easy to shine in a non always competitive environment . decent portfolio of clients, which brings business.

    Conshigh dependence to the paris headquarter, even when they don't understand the us business in France. Lot of politics games in this bank. salaries and bonus are non competitive.

    Advice to Senior Managementupgrade the salaries, upgrade some teams.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good luck getting ahead

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosinteresting projects, but that's about it.

    Conshard to feel any sort of progress

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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